Spoga+gafa is a large garden trade show that’s on right now in Cologne in the heart of the German Rhineland.
Held at Koelnmesse (Crystal Palace), a vast exhibition venue on the eastern side of the city, it is packed with more than 2000 exhibits. If you want to discover new products for gardens from just about anywhere in the world this three-day show is the place to be. Hot trends are BBQs and elegant outdoor living, vibrant colours and gardening in small spaces. If you visit next year, bring your business cards and most comfortable shoes. And give yourself three days to explore what’s on offer. It’s held in early September each year with all the details at www.spogagafa.com
Jennifer Stackhouse, Cologne