The international event for 2019 will take place in Portugal, in April. Mediterranean Gardening Association Portugal extends a warm invitation to all members of Mediterranean Gardening International partner associations to join them for the conference, entitled ‘Bringing the Mediterranean Landscape into your Garden’.
The event will start with a pre-conference tour in the Algarve from 2 – 5 April and the main event will be from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th April in the university city of Évora. Keynote speakers will be Olivier Filippi, author of several authoritative books on gardening in a Mediterranean climate, and James Basson, Chelsea gold medal-winning garden designer, based in the south of France.
A programme of visits to private gardens, vineyards, historic gardens and wildflower walks in the Algarve and the Alentejo is being developed, including a visit to the Barrocal Botanic Garden. The MGAP committee hope that this will be an opportunity for people to enjoy the beautiful gardens of Portugal and to meet and socialise with fellow Mediterranean gardeners from around the world. The organisers are working closely with Évora University for this event and hope to attract students on relevant courses to join in. Residential packages available.