Cologne: 06.–08.09.2020 #spogagafa

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Practical Garden Day for landscape gardeners and the executing companies

Practical day garden for planners and entrepreneurs at spoga+gafa

The older the garden owner, the more demanding the garden planning is. The garden is becoming the second living room, yes indeed the wellness oasis, even if the space available is extremely confined. The plants can be all the more exclusive to make up for this, but at the same time have to be easy to care for. And totally important: The garden should be easily adaptable to suit the physical and mental ability of the owner without extensive effort, in others words suitable for all generations.

Hence, selecting plants that are resistant to disease and creating spaces with them demands extensive expertise. However, expertise alone no longer suffices. Planners and executing companies must also know their way around planning and building laws. This is because, the more the garden develops into an extended living room, with embankments, a winter garden, outdoor kitchen, pool or sauna, the more often the question is posed whether these are subject to approval or not? The five speakers of the Practical Garden Day explain important basics and convey special knowledge from the realm of practice.

Please note: the event is only being staged in German

Lectures specialised programme on 2 September 2019

Participation is free of charge

  • 12:30 p.m.: Lunch buffet, arrival of the audience
  • 1:00 p.m.: The right plants for the right location (Jörg Pfenningschmidt, Naturdesign, Hamburg)
  • 1:45 p.m.: City Trop. Projects and plants for greener cities of tomorrow ((Jonas Reif, Foerster Stauden, Potsdam)
  • 2:30 p.m.: Gardens for the second half of life (Alexander Nix, landscape architect, Contur 2, Bergisch Gladbach)
  • 3:15 p.m.: Construction planning law in the private garden (Martina Stefens, Head of Department, Construction Supervision City of Wuppertal)
  • 4:00 p.m.: Success-oriented negotiating (Keynote lecture by Carsten Iwan, Nullkommaneun, Leipzig)
  • 5:00 p.m.: Get-together with snack and drinks

Host: Brigitte Röde (landscape architect, bdla, Cologne)

Rüdiger Sprave

Your personal contact person for the practical day garden at spoga + gafa

Rüdiger Sprave
Tel. +49 221 821-2336
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