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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.

Update on MGAP Activities

Summer 2020

We hope that everyone is keeping well in these extraordinary times. Our plants and trees are fortunately not affected, so Spring is progressing as normal and our gardens are proving to be both a pleasure and a consolation whilst we are all ´locked-down`. Such a pity that this year we cannot go out into the wild to fully enjoy it. But, as gardeners know, there is always next year ……

You will already be aware that following the announcement of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, we had to cancel our 2020 Spring Fair, due to be held in São Bras on Sunday 22 March. With much regret and until we know when restrictions will be lifted, we have also decided to cancel all events planned to take place during the Spring and Summer.

The next Event we are planning is therefore our Autumn Garden Fair to be held at FISSUL, Silves, on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October. We hope to make this a special event to celebrate coming through what will be a difficult summer.

Once we know how long the current restrictions will last, we may be able to organise something before then, but as we all know, we will have to wait and see how long the current situation continues.   

Further details or more information contact mgapfairs@gmail.com

Some things to do from home …

Download (34MB) and see the slides used for the MGAP Botanic Garden presentation made at the 2020 AGM/Assembleia Geral on 7 March.
An outline of work to date & future plans are in last couple of slides


A full list of nurseries and other participants who were due to be at the Spring Fair is now available from the link below. Feel free to contact the nursery to ask if the plants you want are available:


Two new videos of presentations at the 2019 Spring Conference have now been completed and are available on our web site at:

Whilst you are there, take a look at the other streamed talks available:


You will find a full list of all the MGAP books and publications we have for sale, which can be posted, on our online book shop pages on the web site: https://www.mgaportugal.org/BooksGB.html

Read the on-line versions of “Tudo sobre Jardins”, in Portuguese and English:
February/Fevereiro 2020 -

March/Marco 2020 - https://www.tudosobrejardins.com/revistasdigitais2020/dig96/

April/Abril 2020 - https://www.tudosobrejardins.com/revistasdigitais2020/dig97/

See the Latest Newsletter from Associação MilVoz (MGAP is a member):

Click here


We will try to reschedule the following events that
we have had to cancel

Further information from mgapevents@gmail.com


Visit to Colares / Cabo da Roca  

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


Regenerated Native
Woodland Walk

Join us for a guided walk near the West Coast.
See an are where Eucalyptus has been
removed to allow native woodland to regenerate. A fascinating insight into how nature fights back!


Our next planned Event …


Early notice for your diary

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October

FISSUL, Silves

Having had to cancel the Spring Fair,
we will now start to plan for an even better
Autumn Garden Fair this year

Further information from



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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