At spoga+gafa 2011, sports and garden on display

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SpogaGafa_Cologne

The massive, international lawn and garden show, known as spoga+gafa, drew to a close Sept. 6 in Cologne, Germany. The Koelnmesse trade fair attracted some 36,300 trade visitors from 106 countries.

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“Time to Grow” was the theme of spoga+gafa 2011, organized by Koelnmesse. It "was the appropriate motto for this outstanding trade fair," said Koelnmesse VP Metin Ergül. The fair will be back in 2012.

 

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Translated into English, spoga+gafa means sports/leisure and garden. Pools and pool supplies were well represented in Cologne.

SpogaGafa_Beer

Germany is known for its beer. Floating beer bottle holders? Not so much. 

SpogaGafa_Pots

Planters made in Germany were on display. Including German companies, spoga+gofa attracted 1,774 suppliers from 57 countries. 

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Stanley was one of the major international brands on display at spoga+gafa. Others include MTD/Wolf-Garten, Weber-Stephen, Freund Victoria and Neudorff.