spoga+gafa – Photo: Koelnmesse
This year, too, an exciting event programme will be offered at and around the international garden trade fair in Cologne. Prior registration is required for some events. Here is an overview with direct links to registration.
It is possible for trade visitors, who would like to get to know spoga+gafa through other eyes for once, to take part in guided tours. There is a choice between three different 45-minute tours: "Inspiration and solutions for the POS", "Trends in furniture and decoration 2020" and "Plants, cultivation, care – everything to do with the garden". Participation is free of charge.
Practical Garden Day for landscape gardeners and the executing companies
Practical Garden Day – Photo: Koelnmesse
"Planning with plants - 50+ formats" – this is the motto for this year's Practical Garden Day on 2 September. Five top-class speakers will hold lectures on themes like "Construction planning law in the private garden" or "Gardens for the second half of life". The event will be hosted by the landscape architect from Cologne, Brigitte Röde. Participation is free of charge. Please register here .
Garden center and home improvement retailer tour
On 2 and 3 September, garden centres and home improvement retailers around Cologne will be opening their doors especially for the trade visitors of spoga+gafa. The guided tour lasts around three hours. They will also be offered in English. Participation is free of charge. Please register here.
Congress Centre North – Photo: Koelnmesse
The German Association for Home Improvement, Construction and Gardening (BHB - Handelsverband Heimwerken, Bauen und Garten e.V.) is welcoming the industry to attend a trade congress in the Congress Centre North of Koelnmesse on 3 September. "The garden trade today. The future is now." is the motto of the event. Among others the list of speakers includes Wilhelm Josten (BUTLERS GmbH & Co. KG), Dr. Alexander Becker (Gardena) and Jürgen Schuster (Garten-und-Freizeit.de). Information about the program and price as well as the registration form can be found here.