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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.

MGAP Spring Garden Fair

Sunday 22 March , 10.00 - 16.00

             Escola Básica 2,3

       Poeta Bernardo de Passos    

          São Bras de Alportel


The ever-popular MGAP Spring Garden Fair is back in São Brás at a new venue

and for the first time, it will take place on a Sunday

This allows us to provide more space, better parking and less crowding.

You will continue to have the opportunity to visit many nurseries all in one place,
take time to talk with the people who grow the plants,
visit the indoor stalls and attend free talks.

Refreshments and hot food will be available

An entry donation of €1 is requested,
with accompanied children under 16 free

This event is only possible with the support of

Câmara Municipal de São Brás de Alportel

Further details, directions and more information contact mgapfairs@gmail.com

                                                                                            Com Apoio de  

We have unfortunately had to cancel the Spring Fair due to be held on
Sunday March 22. The Município de São Brás de Alportel confirmed that they will cancel all events, fairs and markets associated with the Camara Municipal  until the end of March, in the first instance.  

At the moment the schools remain open but they have cancelled all outside activities and travel for visits etc. We were hoping that we would be able to go ahead with the garden fair but as the cancellation refers to all large group events then we cannot relocate to another venue. We were notified of this decision this afternoon, Thursday March 12.

A full list of all the nurseries and other participants is now available from the link below and we would recommend that you make arrangements for your own private visits to any plant nurseries. Always contact the nursery before visiting and check that the plants you want to buy are available.


In addition to this, you will find a full listing of all the MGAP books and publications we have for sale on our online book shop pages on the web site - https://www.mgaportugal.org/BooksGB.html



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


Open Gardens, Bordeira, Loulé  

Sunday 15 March

Visit two private gardens in Bordeira, near Loulé, one open for the very first time.
See how others create interesting and
beautiful gardens in our climate

Further information from Tessa Hearn



Visit to Colares / Cabo da Roca  

Spring 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



Regenerated Native Woodland Walk

May 2020 - Exact date to be confirmed

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!

Further information from Tessa Hearn




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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No. 18 Winter 2020

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Communicado à Imprensa - Portuguêse

Press Release - English

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Poster 2020 spring fair A4 PT.pdf Poster 2020 spring fair A4 EN.pdf