Mediterranean Garden Society

The Mediterranean Garden Society (MGS) acts as a focus for everyone who has a special interest in the plants and gardens of mediterranean-climate regions. The MGS is a non-profit-making association founded in Greece in 1994 and now has members throughout the world. Branches of the society organise meetings and activities locally. The MGS is a place for discussing mediterranean plants, cultivated and wild, as well as every aspect of gardens and gardening in a mediterranean climate. The society publishes a quarterly journal The Mediterranean Garden with articles contributed by its members. The garden at Sparoza, just outside Athens, is managed by the society to demonstrate gardening that is in sympathy with the natural surroundings and our philosophy of waterwise gardening. MGS members may also join in the Seed Exchange.

The photos at the top of this page show spring blooms at Sparoza garden: Fritillaria imperialis 'Lutea', Bartlettina sordida, Euphorbia characias, Globularia alypum, Thapsia garganica, Fritillaria obliqua, Prunus dulcis, Freesia viridis, Ferraria crispa (Photos Lucinda Willan)

What's On
All MGS members are welcome to attend events held by any branch, annual meet-up, AGM, General Assembly, excursion or Zoom talk wherever they may be. Here is our current programme of forthcoming events around the world.
In Bloom Now
With nearly 1,000 different plants in the collection, you can always find something in bloom in the MGS garden at Sparoza. Lucinda Willan, Head Gardener at Sparoza, shares her favourite plants as they come into flower throughout the year.
Membership
The Mediterranean Garden Society welcomes everyone interested in the plants and gardens of mediterranean-climate areas. Members receive quarterly journal The Mediterranean Garden, join a branch and the Seed Exchange.
Andalucia Branch, Spain
Branch Head is Sibylle Mattern: members and prospective members are welcome to contact her. Andalucia has some of the sunniest, hottest or driest, even windiest, parts of Europe which pose many challenges to gardening.

Attica Branch Past Event
Day Trip to Evia - After six years we returned to the magnificent Villa Kasteli garden designed and planted by Jennie Gay. Following Villa Kasteli we then visited James Brown’s property at Paximadi nearby. A super day out.
Journal TMG 116
We discuss how we interpret the idea of 'mediterranean' in our gardening style, and whether we all use 'grey' and 'silver' plants in the same way? Plus the second part of the article by Sibylle Mattern on a very special garden in Andalucia.
MGS 30th Anniversary
A celebration of 30 years of the MGS with events by the Attica and Peloponnese branches. Garden visits to Sparoza and Patrick Lee Fermor's house; botanising on Mount Kithaironas; visits to Delphi and Kardamyli; and lots of food.
Annual Meet-Up Oct 2024
The South Australian Branch of the Mediterranean Garden Society invites you to join us on a “Garden Tour Down Under” where we will showcase South Australia at its best. Pre Tour 9 to 13 October; Main Tour 14 to 20 October.

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