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Associação de Plantas e Jardins     em Climas Mediterrânico

Mediterranean Gardening    Association Portugal

To promote Mediterranean plants and gardens, through education, cultivation, conservation and recognition of their communal, environmental and economic importance in our everyday lives.


Barrocal Botanic Garden Open Days

Wednesday 15 January, 13.00 - 16.00

Sunday 2 February, 10.00 - 16.00

Wednesday 19 February, 13.00 - 16.00

Saturday 7 March, pm, after the AGM

Quinta da Figueirinha, Silves

Open to all, there is no need to be a Member to participate.

We will also be making a start on developing the next phase of the garden using plants from other mediterranean climate zones.

For further details, directions and to let us know you are coming,

please contact Rosie Peddle on mgapsec@gmail.com

Illustrated talk - What Is a Succulent?

Thursday 13 February

Museu do Traje, São Brás do Alportel

10.30 to 12.30

The speaker, Alain Rzepecky, and his wife Marie, have been travelling extensively in the Indian Ocean and Arabian Peninsula to study and propagate succulents internationally. They now run a specialist nursery in the Algarve and will bring examples of what they propogate, for you to purchase.

The schedule will be as follows:

   10:30-11:00: Arrive. Coffee, tea etc. will be available at the museum bar.

   11:00 - 12:30: Talk, followed by questions and plant sales.

The event is free to members. Guests are invited to make a donation of €5.

Please let Tessa Hearn mgapevents@gmail.com know by Sunday February 9th if you plan to come so that we have an idea of numbers.



Barrocal Botanic Garden

Open Days

Dates shown in main panel

Quinta da Figueirinha, Silves

Visit the garden or help in its development

Contact Rosie Peddle mgapsec@gmail.com


What is a Succulent?

Thursday 13 February

Museu do Traje, São Brás do Alportel

10.30 Coffee,   11.00-12.30 Talk

Talk by Alain & Marie Rzepecky
of Afroplants specialist nursery. Plants
from the nursery will be available to buy!

Free to MGAP members,
€5 donation for visitors

Further information from Tessa Hearn


 2020 AGM / Assembleia Geral

Saturday 7th March 2020 -
Quinta da Figueirinhs, Silves

Join us to review what we achieved in 2019
and help steer our Association into the future.

For more information, contact Rosie Peddle mgapsec@gmail.com


MGAP 2020 Spring Garden Fair


Sunday 22 March, 10.00 - 16.00

 Escola Básica 2,3 Poeta Bernardo de Passos

São Bras de Alportel

For more information, contact mgapfairs@gmail.com


Visit to Colares / Cabo da Roca  

Early in 2020 - Date to be confirmed

Eunice and Carlos Barroso invite MGAP members to visit their garden and lunch at their home in Colares, Sintra. Nearby garden and plant nursery visits included

Further information from Tessa Hearn



News from our MGi  friends
 around the world

International news, new plants, new ideas,
new projects. You can find links to other groups in UKFrance, Cape Hort Soc S. Africa, Margaret River Australia, Chile  California USA, plus newly joined Okanagan Xeriscape Association in Canada, at:
 MGi Website

These groups extend a warm welcome to MGAP members - please contact them directly about their events.

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