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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.


7 – 21 February, Drakensberg and Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
Wild flowers of the Sani Pass and the Drakensberg and gardens around Cape Town

MPG is organising a 10-day tour of the Drakensberg with an extension to Cape Town. The guide in the Drakensberg is Elsa Pooley, an inspiring leader and author of books on South African wild flowers. This sector is a field trip and will entail plenty of walking in beautiful scenery, sometimes on rough terrain. The second sector is a 5-day visit to gardens in Cape Town and the surrounding area. An outline of the itinerary for the Drakensberg sector can be found here. Applications for places can be made on the MPG website.

21 - 28 March, Southern Peloponnese, GREECE
Plant hunting in Greece – a trip organised by Mediterranean Plants and Gardens

Professional horticulturist John Fielding will lead a one-week trip to see the great variety of wild plants in flower in spring in the beautiful contrasting habitats and landscapes of the Peloponnese. Participants will stay in hotels in Sparti and Kardamyli, and the itinerary will comprise a mix of plant hunting and sight-seeing including visits to historic Mystras, the slopes of Mount Taygetos, and the valleys and hillsides above Kardamyli, together with Monemvasia, the slopes of Mount Parnon and the Outer Mani.

Contact: Maddy Hughes

2 – 7 April, International Spring Conference, Évora, PORTUGAL
‘Bringing the Mediterranean Landscape into your Garden’

Mediterranean Gardening Association Portugal extends a warm invitation to MGF members and friends to come to Portugal for the 2019 MGi event, featuring Olivier Filippi and James Basson as keynote speakers. A programme of visits to private gardens, vineyards and historic gardens in the Algarve and the Alentejo is being developed. There will be a pre-conference tour in the Algarve, followed by the main event in Évora.

Contact: Rosie Peddle

5 – 11 May, Tuscany, ITALY
Wild plants and flowers of south-west Tuscany and northern Lazio

This Mediterranean Plants and Gardens trip to an area of stunning scenery with many endemic wild plants, is being led by botanist Goffredo Filibeck of Tuscia University. Click here for the provisional programme which includes walks off the beaten track. Accommodation is in a hotel right beside the sea and in an inland fortress in the hills.

15 – 17 June, Regensburg, Bavaria, GERMANY
Parks and Gardens of Regensburg – a tour

The main language on this tour will be German, but María Sansoni, the organiser, speaks excellent English. The trip will include visits to the gardens of Herzog Park and of the Nepal Himalaya Pavilion, plus two private gardens, a Bavarian wine tavern and a specialist plant nursery. Accommodation will be in the Münchner Hof, situated in the historic centre of Regensburg. More details here.

Contact: Maria Sansoni

5 – 9 July, London and the Home Counties, ENGLAND
The Hampton Court Flower Show and gardens around London

The main language on this tour will be German, but María Sansoni, the organiser, speaks excellent English. Maria has organised visits to some of the most well-known and iconic gardens situated in the counties surrounding London. Included will be the Savill garden at Windsor, the Royal Horticultural Society’s garden at Wisley, Great Dixter, Sissinghurst, Nymans and the Chelsea Physic Garden. A full day will be spent at the Hampton Court Flower Show, which has over 50 specially created gardens and a huge variety of stalls. More details here.

Contact: Maria Sansoni