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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 ….

Keep checking in and let us know what you think, we welcome your comments, garden stories and photos!



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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 2019 MGAP Spring Conference

Evora - 5 to 8 April 2019

Planning is now nearly complete for our major International Conference, taking place in Evora from Friday 5 to 8 April 2019. There is also an Optional Pre-Conference Tour in the Algarve from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 April and Optional visits from Evora on Friday 5 and Monday 8 April.

Our Conference Hotel


Full details available from the following links:

PLEASE NOTE - The Residential Booking Form includes both Conference attendance and rooms. You ONLY need to complete one Booking form.

Please reserve RESIDENTIAL places as soon as possible, ideally by Monday 17 December to help us confirm hotel rooms, which will be allocated on a first-come first served basis.

Saturday 7 April Conference
sessions at University of Evora

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


Barrocal Botanic Garden Open Day

Sunday 9 December
Guided Visit and Practical Workshops

Following the event, you can see More information by clicking here

Find out


No. 15
July 2018

Latest News

& Events

Click Here for our current list of events

John Lavranos Memorial Lecture

By Tim Harvey, supported by Alain Rzepecky.

January / February 2019

Topic, date and location to be announced

For more information, contact Tessa Hearn 

[email protected]


MGAP Plant Sales & Gardens Open
20 January 2019

Moncarapacho area

3 different gardens to visit,
plus plants for sale

Contact Rosie Peddle [email protected] for more information


Organic Gardening Visit & Talk - POSTPONED from 26 September

Watch this space for new date

with Ana Arsénio, from InLoco

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

  Various dates to be confirmed

For more information, contact Tessa Hearn 

[email protected]


Dates for your diary

- MGAP Spring Plant Fair

  Saturday 16 March 2019 (TBC), Silves

 Contact  Sue Findlay ([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

Details to be confirmed


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 joined Chile from:

  MGi Website

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