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A wonderful aspect of living in a Mediterranean climate zone is the upside-down seasonal rhythm. The Algarve is completely Mediterranean, in the same way as California, parts of Chile and the Cape...

Many Algarve gardeners do not have the luxury of a garden and are confined to growing plants on a balcony, paved courtyard or a roof terrace – so container gardening offers plenty of scope and...

The Mediterranean Gardening Association-Portugal (MGAP) has been contacted by the team updating the IUCN* Red Data List of plants for Portugal. They are asking for help in the detection of some...

Using the Barrocal Botanic Garden to promote sustainable gardens in the Algarve

Although much conservation work is the responsibility of government agencies and global organisations, local...

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...

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