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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 16 Winter 2019 v2b.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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 2019 MGAP Spring Conference

Evora - 5 to 8 April 2019

Bringing the Mediterranean Landscape Into Your Garden

Our major International Conference will take place in Evora from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 April 2019, with Optional visits from Evora on Friday 5 and Monday 8 April. There is also an Optional Pre-Conference Tour in the Algarve from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 April.


Our Conference Hotel


Full details available from the following links:

Informações em Português - clique aqui

PLEASE NOTE - Bookings are ONLY now available for the Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday morning sessions and the Optional Day Visits. Afternoon visits are FULLY BOOKED.

Please use the Non-Residential Booking Form to reserve your place at  these morning sessions

Saturday 7 April Conference
sessions at University of Evora

For queries and more information contact Rosie Peddle [email protected]


John Lavranos Memorial Lecture

Thursday 28 February
10.00 - Albufeira Library

“Discovering John Lavranos:

Our Travels in Namibia and Madagascar

For information - click here & here

This is a joint event with the Algarve Succulent Appreciation Society (ASAS) to commemorate and remember John Lavranos, who died just a year ago. John was a traveller and plant collector, particularly in Africa, and an expert in succulents, especially aloes. Places are limited so contact Tessa Hearn [email protected]

Find out


No. 16
Winter 2019

Latest News

& Events

Click Here for our current list of events

Planting Day at the Barrocal
Botanic Garden, Qdf, Silves

Sunday 24 February 2019 - 10.30 - 16.00

Come along any time

Bring a spade, crow bar and strong shoes!

For more information, contact Rosie Peddle [email protected]


John Lavranos Memorial Lecture

By Tim Harvey

28 February 2019 - 10.00am

Albufeira Library

“Discovering John Lavranos:

Our Travels in Namibia and Madagascar

For more information, contact Tessa Hearn 

[email protected]


Spring 2019 Garden Visits

See how other members are putting the principles of Mediterranean gardening into practice

  First  visit in March (date to be confirmed)
is to Kelvin & Lynn Carpenter’s garden in Estoi.

Other dates and gardens to be confirmed

For more information, contact Tessa Hearn 

[email protected]


MGAP Spring Plant Fair

  Saturday 16 March 2019 - 10.00 TO 17.00 New Venue, FISSUL Silves

 This year our annual Spring Fair is being run in Partnership with the Freguseia de Silves and Silves Camara. It is all under cover, at the FISSUL Exhibition building in Silves, so whatever the weather you are ensured both a dry and interesting visit.

Click for More details

English        Português       Français

Contact  Rosie Peddle ([email protected]) 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

For more information see the panel on this page or contact Rosie Peddle [email protected]  


2019 AGM/Assembleia Geral

Saturday 27 April 2019

Quinta da Figuerinha, Silves

Our formal business meeting will be followed by a guided visit to the Barrocal Botanic Garden. Full details to be confirmed.

For more information, contact our Secretary, Moira Thomson, [email protected]


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.