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MGF members are welcome to join activities organised by like-minded garden societies based in other countries. For more information and to request a place, contact the organisers directly.

Les membres de MGF peuvent participer aux activités dans d'autres pays organisées par des associations de jardinage qui partagent nos buts. Pour plus d'informations ou pour s'inscrire, adressez-vous aux organisateurs.

25 – 28 June, UK
Gardens of the Isle of Wight

A garden tour on the Isle of Wight including five private gardens, Ventnor Botanic Garden and the walled garden of Osborne House, a retreat of Queen Victoria. There will be a lecture from a local ecologist on the significance of the distinctive climate and geology of the area known as the Undercliff. Cost: £445 per person including standard accommodation, meals, garden entrances and transport between gardens. Click here for more information.

3 - 10 October MADEIRA
‘Blütenmeer im Atlantik’, Gardens and wild flowers of Madeira

A tour of Madeira led by MGF member Maria Sansoni, of Flora Mediterranea, a specialist Mediterranean plant nursery based in Munich, Germany. The main language on the tour will be German, but Maria also speaks excellent English. The base will be the Hotel Quinta Splendida in Funchal, and days out will include visits to botanical and private gardens, a food market, wine tasting, wild flower walks and a trip to the wild northern coast of the island. The price includes air travel from Munich, but for anyone wishing to make their own flight arrangements to Madeira, Maria can quote a price excluding air travel. For full programme details, click here.

Contact: Maria Sansoni

16 – 27 October, AUSTRALIA
Forests, flowers and private gardens of south-western Australia

This tour, which begins and ends in Perth, will be led by Julie Kinney of Mediterranean Gardening Margaret River. Julie is a long-standing resident of Western Australia and a keen gardener. The tour will include visits to King’s Park and the Botanic Garden in Perth, six wild flower walks in areas of outstanding natural beauty, a dozen private gardens with visits guided by the owners, four days in the Margaret River region, famous for its wineries, and a drive through the Stirling Ranges wild flower reserve. A detailed programme and a booking form can be found here.

8 - 15 November, GREECE
Autumn bulbs in the southern Peloponnese

This trip, led by John Fielding, will go to areas rich in narcissus, anemones, snowdrops, cyclamen, colchicum, sternbergia and other special plants. This is primarily a wild plant trip but includes visits to the garden of Patrick Leigh-Fermor, the beautiful town of Nafplio, the Byzantine site of Mystras, and Ancient Corinth.

May 2018 (date to be confirmed) ITALY
Villa gardens of the Veneto

A four-day tour of Veneto including the Brenta riviera, Padua, with the oldest botanical garden in Italy, and Verona where other important villas await. To request further information as it becomes available contact Angela Durnford.