About the Garden

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The idea

Steffi presenting a fake grass ball

We love Open Source. The incredible power and speed of crowdsourced software development have an impact on each contributing individual. We have something in common ...

The events

Photo of Cebit booth

Our first project was the 90 sqm. booth at the international IT trade fair CeBIT in March 2013 in Hannover/Germany. It was a launch with a big bang: the media and the audience immediately understood the relevancy of such a project: Go there - compare! A non-profit booth with voluntary consultants means a real, unpersuaded choice ...

The book

Book cover

The CMS Gardener's Guide is the first dedicated publication to give a fair overview about strengths and weaknesses of the CMSs.

The Award

The international Open Source Sustainability Award by CMS Garden was intended to be annually given to a nominated client who explicitly ordered a (further) development in connection with an open source CMS. Because of a lack of volunteers, this project is paused.


Apart from the public relations activities, CMS Garden fosters dedicated projects since 2015. The focus is on the security of open source content management systems, partly in cooperation with other organizations.

Current projects

The team

Find out who the people behind this project are: Competent, active, community-oriented and very nice human beings ...