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Monday, 30 March 2015

Mediterranean Gardening Association – Portugal Spring Garden Fair - Saturday April 11

From: rosie@thebtf.net

Hello everyone,
Here is the latest information on our first Mediterranean Gardening Association – Portugal Spring Garden Fair, and our first major event held in the western side of the Algarve.
Your members and contacts are very welcome and are invited to join us for this special day.
Spring Garden Fair
Saturday April 11th 11.00am – 5.00pm

Quinta da Figueirinha, Silves

Entry €
1 (accompanied children free)

Directions at
Facebook see Mediterranean Gardeners – Portugal


Following the wonderful response to the annual autumn Garden Fairs in recent years we have decided to take the big step of holding our first Spring Garden Fair and take this event to the western side of the Algarve. With new specialist nurseries and a big range of plants for sale there should be something to inspire spring fever in every gardener.  

There will be specialist advice available on spring planting and care for long term survival including feeding and watering advice. Our full range of Mediterranean gardening advice leaflets will be available at the fair. 

Nurseries will be offering drought tolerant plants suitable for Mediterranean gardens, ground cover succulents, fruit trees, shrubs and trees.

There will be tours of the Quinta and refreshments on site with free car parking. 

The Spring Garden Fair will be held at Quinta da Figueirinha, a 36 ha family-run bio-agricultural farm with agroturism facilities which has fruit orchards, themed gardens and natural vegetation. It was founded in 1988 by the agronomists Dr. Gerhard Zabel and Uta Zabel. The Quinta works towards sustainable development of the rural area and in agriculture and environmental protection, there are formal trials on site for drought resistant and fire resistant tree species and also a botanical fruit tree collection.     

There will be a Plant Clinic for your garden queries, new & second hand book sales including the new book by Sue Parker on The Orchids of the Algarve and a full range of Algarve wild life and natural history books. The recently published Kew Guide to the Wildflowers of the Algarve will also be available.

Members of the Mediterranean Garden Association look forward to sharing their experiences of gardening with visitors to the Fair. Membership of the new Association for those joining at the fair through to December 2015.

For more information please contact Rosie Peddle, 289 791 869.

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