Mediterranean Garden Society
The Balearic Islands Branch of the MGS
The members of the Balearic branch are as diverse as our Islands. The Balearics are a melting pot where people from all over Europe and abroad enjoy the Mediterranean climate and cultural diversity.
We are amateurs, professionals or absolute beginners, but we all appreciate learning about gardens and landscapes, sharing knowledge or simply having good conversations under the shadow of a tree.
Activities and challenges
Global warming is happening and these Islands can play and important role to exchange expertise. The increasing environmental protection is fostering their role as a scientific crossroad. For this reason, we are promoting educational activities in addition to garden visits, plant exchanges, botanical outings and other meetings. The aim of the Balearic branch is to promote the interaction and networking in a friendly atmosphere. Eveybody can observe, comment, ask and enjoy!
The photograph at the top of this page shows Finca d’Ariant, Mallorca. These waterwise gardens were created by former MGS President Heidi Gildemeister; her 1,000-hectare estate here has been made over to the Fundación Vida Silvestre Mediterránea - FVSM, dedicated to preservation of the rare black vultures. The MGS visited during the 2018 pre-AGM tour. Photo: Alisdair Aird.
For older reports and articles please check out the archived (non-responsive) Balearics branch page.
Saturday 21 March - Can Beya, s'Arracó - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
"Talking trees", a talk by Salvador Cañís
MGS member Salvador Cañís is one of the best tree specialists on Mallorca he will give a talk about trees. Starting at 10.00. Salvador will tell us about the complexity of these amazing living beings, the giants of our vegetal landscape, themselves complex ecosystems. The talk includes points like how to take right decisions on species, position, soil and how to choose the suitable individual trees. Care and pruning will complete the all-around speech, and he will then show us some examples on site. We are sure that in this enriching talk, Salvador is able to change some of our preconceptions!
MGS Members Sally and Graham Beale will host the talk in their enchanting terrace garden, Can Beya. This garden always evolving and now Sally is experimenting with native plants. For those who know the garden, the upper terraces offer inspirational surprises... Please email Pacu Segalà if you would like to attend.
Saturday 4 April - S'horta - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Plant exchange at Diana Levinson's garden
Please bring three (or more) plants to exchange with others and get inspired by Diana's garden, a wonderful design in a magical valley. Meet at 11.00. Please email Pacu Segalà if you would like to attend.
Saturday 25 April - Palmanyola - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Visit to Circle-carbon biochar farm and to Son Amar Green project
An event about soil regeneration, carbon capture, ecological management and delicious gastronomy!
Branch Head Pacu Izard Segalà writes: "My passion is to share and disseminate knowledge about landscapes. As the fifth generation of a gardening family, I believe that the core feature of our profession is to accept that nature always wins and to enjoy the entailed constant change. With my wife Katharina, we deliver plants and cooperate with landscapers, helping them to find the right plant palette. We have an experimental nursery at the driest area of Mallorca, where we regenerate a degraded landscape and propagate native and endemic plants. Finally, we also enjoy designing and slowly executing a very few gardens."
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