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It’s very early morning in downtown Loulé, almost the end of August, and I’m sitting on the low wall in my small town garden facing my ‘casa’ and appreciating the garden’s compactness and the...

In May last year, the Mediterranean Garden Association (Portugal) took the first positive steps towards establishing a botanic garden in the Algarve. The site of approximately 1,000sqm in the...

In Walnut Creek, California, north of San Francisco, is a magical garden where, for the last 47 years, succulents and cacti, interspersed with trees and native plants, have grown and thrived to...

Like the Algarve, a good-sized (and growing) area of the world has a “Mediterranean” climate. This means that during a large part of the year we have little to no rain, and these arid conditions...

The Mediterranean Garden Fair held in São Brás de Alportel on Saturday, October 28 was the most successful yet and attracted 1,800 visitors, a record-breaking attendance for the event in its...

There is now an association in Portugal dedicated to plants and gardens of the mediterranean climate zones: the Mediterranean Gardening Association Portugal (MGAP).

MGAP was created and is...

The Algarve has a Mediterranean climate – long, hot, dry summers with an average range of 20°-30°C, and cool, wet winters with an average minimum range of 4°-10°C. Its westerly location bordering...

David A. Bainbridge is professor emeritus of ecology and agro-ecology at Alliant International University in San Diego, California. He is the author or co-author of many books, including The Straw...

Rose of Jericho (Selaginella lepidophylla) is a desert plant noted for its ability to survive almost complete desiccation. During dry weather, in its native habitat, its stems curl into a tight...

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