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Associação de plantas e jardins em climas mediterrânico  -  Mediterranean Gardening Association - Portugal

Our Barrocal Botanic Garden has now become a member of BGCI (Botanic Gardens Conservation International). Membership will allow us to develop the Garden following their well established sustainable guidelines.

Dedicated to plants and gardens of the Mediterranean climate zones created by an international group of enthusiastic gardeners ….

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Our latest newsletter

The Mediterranean Gardening Association Portugal - MGAP


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

Click to download our latest Newsletter Newsletter No 15 Summer 2018.pdf

Barrocal Botanic Garden

Now a Member of BGCI

Roses, succulents, trees

We have a collection of articles on different plants and gardening techniques suited to mediterranean gardening  

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Saturday October 27th

Mediterranean Garden Fair

Muséo do Traje, São Bras de Alportel

Once again in the historic and leafy courtyard of the
museum in São Bras

 An opportunity to buy the most appropriate plants for your garden and benefit from the advice and guidance of the knowledgeable nursery owners and MGAP members present.  The usual programme will be provided, plus new attractions. Open to MGAP members from 10am,
open to the public from 11am to 4pm.

You can enjoy the following free talks :  

11.30, Fernanda Botelha, the well known Herbalist and writer will talk about “TROPICAL MEDICINAL PLANTS FOR USE IN YOUR GARDEN OR KITCHEN”

14.30, João Gomes from Sements de Portugal will talk about “THE 20

Also at 11.30, Semente de Alfarroba will run a special workshop for children aged 8 -11 yrs where they can create a “Portable Garden” using native seeds, that they can then take home with them.
Places are limited so to
book a place contact TM: 966545635

        Capparis spinosa                   Succulents for terrace or garden

For more information click here

As ever, VOLUNTEERS are needed to make the event a success, so for more information or to offer help, please contact Sue Finlay - sitting down jobs available !  email mgapfairs@gmail.com

Find out


No. 15
July 2018

Latest News

& Events

Click Here for our current list of events

MGAP Autumn Plant Fair
Saturday 27 October 2018

11.00 to 16.00

Museu do Traje, São Brás do Alportel

Join us at our wonderful Autumn Plant Fair.This is the 10th year of this annual event, so come and join the PARTY!

 Don’t miss the opportunity to get the plants you need for autumn planting in your mediterranean gardens  !

MANY new nurseries and stalls for you to enjoy

Contact  Sue Findlay (mgapfairs@gmail.com) for more information


Organic Gardening Visit & Talk - POSTPONED from 26 September

Now in November - watch this space

with Ana Arsénio, from InLoco

For more information and Registration, contact Tessa Hearn mgapevents@gmail.com


Barrocal Botanic Garden Open Day
Sunday 9 December

Quinta da Figueirinha, Silves

Guided walks, Books and Seed sales

 Contact Rosie Peddle rosie@thebtf.net for more information


MGAP Plant Sales & Gardens Open
20 January 2019

Moncarapacho area

3 different gardens to visit, plus
plants for sale.

Contact Rosie Peddle rosie@thebtf.net for more information


Dates for your diary

- MGAP Spring Plant Fair

  Saturday 15 March 2019 (TBC), Silves

 Contact  Sue Findlay (mgapfairs@gmail.com) for more information

- MGAP Spring Conference 2019

Friday 5 to Sunday 7 April 2019

Based in Evora with pre-tour (2 to 5 April)
in Algarve

Contact Rosie Peddle rosie@thebtf.net for more information


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, plus newly joinedChile from:

  MGi Website

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