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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...

A very successful first Midsummer Brunch was organised for the Mediterranean Gardening Association Portugal (MGAP) members and friends on June 25 by our events coordinator, Tessa Hearn.

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This year the Mediterranean Gardening Association in Portugal (MGAP) took the first positive steps towards establishing a botanic garden in the Algarve. The site of approximately 1,000sqm on the...

“Now in my 80th year I can look back on a journey that has taken me through some of the world’s most exciting wild and garden landscapes and brought me experiences that have been enriching as well...

Is the Algarve mediterranean? Good question, and one I often get asked at the Mediterranean Gardening Association. You will have noticed that there is a small ‘m’ and a large ‘M’ involved already...

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