The worldwide biggest garden lifestyle fair looks back upon a successful year 2022. After decades of the fair being staged in September and a two-year break due to Covid restrictions, the fair celebrated a fortunate re-start on 19 June in 10 exhibition halls in Cologne, successfully launching the first phase of its digital matchmaking platform spoga+gafa 365 at the same time. The industry is now actively paying back its leading global trade fair for the success of the exhibition year 2022 with a strong rebooking rate and the registration of new and returnee brands for the coming trade fair in June 2023. The “Global DIY-Summit” (EDRA/GHIN, HIMA), that ends in Berlin just two days before spoga+gafa is also having a positive influence on the increasing number of exhibitors, since its participants are subsequently invited to attend spoga+gafa in Cologne. Staged from 18 to 20 June 2023 in Cologne and online all-year-round, the worldwide key theme of the coming spoga+gafa year is "Social Gardens - Places of encounters".