Mediterranean Garden Society
The 2019 Annual General Meeting
The photograph at the top of this page shows the Mediterranean garden at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre which will feature in the main programme of visits. (Photo Niarchos Foundation).
The 2019 Annual General Meeting, which celebrates our twenty-fifth anniversary, will take place in Greece from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 October. It will be based in Athens with a focus on dry gardening and coping with the present climate challenges, with visits to Sparoza, the headquarters of the MGS, two gardens of renowned plantsman Lefteris Dariotis, the galleries and gardens of the Vorres Museum, the breathtaking landscape of the Mediterranean Garden at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre and more. Our guest speaker on Friday 18 October will be Thomas Doxiadis, the Greek landscape architect with world recognition for his innovative work.
A Pre-AGM tour will take place from Saturday 12 to Wednesday 16 October on the Ionian Island of Corfu, “Venus of the Isles” with lush vegetation, romantic coastline and a fascinating Venetian, French and British heritage along with its Greek character. We will be visiting a variety of private gardens as well as experiencing the autumn wildflowers and the island’s gentle countryside of olive groves, cypresses, ancient villages and tiny churches. Rachel Weaving, author of “Gardens of Corfu”, is working with us on the itinerary.
A Post-AGM tour from Monday 21 to Thursday 24 October will be in Pelion, a mountain region in the south-eastern part of Thessaly – a place of great natural beauty in autumn where we are fortunate to have MGS member, Sue Wake, who runs various botanical art and garden related workshops. She is working closely with us on the programme which will also include private gardens along with the wildflowers and autumn colours.
More information will follow here and in future editions of TMG Journal.
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