To encourage the exchange of information and of gardening experiences in order to promote and share interest and knowledge in Mediterranean plants and gardening, particularly in climates relevant to this theme.
To include aspects of education and research with environmentally friendly ethics as a major goal.
To arrange events in Portugal and joint events with other international groups. This includes garden visits, field trips, educational visits, demonstrations, lectures and social events.
To promote a friendly, sociable and democratic relationship between our members and those of other geographical groups with the same interests.
We hold meetings and events relevant to members interests. These include visits to gardens and nurseries, workshops on technical and scientific aspects of Mediterranean gardening and talks from expert speakers.
The Algarve Group also organises an annual Mediterranean Garden Fair each autumn.
A newsletter is distributed to keep in touch with members and share our experiences.
All information is normally distributed via email but can also be posted on request.
The success of the group depends on the participation of members and should reflect their interests and needs.
If you are interested in taking a more active role in the organising of events or in the running of the Mediterranean Gardening Association, or if you still have any other questions, please contact Moira Thompson, Secretary APEJECM, who would love to hear from you -email me here
MGAP is a not for profit association, formally constituted in Portugal which acts as a forum for everyone who has a special interest in Mediterranean horticulture, gardens and plants.
We are also part of the wider network of like minded people from around the world.
Our association web site contains articles on diverse aspects of Mediterranean gardening as well as news, notices, practical information and comments.
Join us and share gardening experiences, information, events and photos of mediterranean zone gardening and have some fun along the way.
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Welcome to the Mediterranean Gardening Association Portugal
Dedicated to plants and gardens of the Mediterranean climate zones created by an international group of enthusiastic gardeners.
Some may have a residence in a Mediterranean country, and others who may not, but they all have a love of these places and their cultures.
The association was founded after the recent changes in national legislation. Earlier events and activities were part of the Mediterranean Garden Society.