Mediterranean Garden Society

MGS in the News

The photos at the top of this page are taken from articles about the MGS in Kathimerini, House Beautiful, Sydney Morning Herald, Vogue Greece, l’art des Jardins, Portugal Resident, The Age

Financial Times - 9 March 2024 - Robin Lane Fox
The horticultural marvels of a Mediterranean spring. It is magical to leave behind Britainís sodden crocuses to be immersed in a topsy-turvy Greek February.

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Gardens Illustrated Magazine - February 2024 - Jennifer Gay and Richard Bloom
Tough stuff. A series of dedicated women have transformed a scrubby hillside near Athens into a remarkable, experimental garden filled with resilient Mediterranean plants from all over the world

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Gardens Illustrated Magazine - January 2024 - Richard Bloom
Lucie Willan - a self-professed plant addict and head gardener at the Mediterranean Garden Society’s garden at Sparoza

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SALIFE Gardens & Outdoor Living magazine - 15 December 2023 - Elizabeth Marie
From the ashes: the restoration of Highcroft garden after it was hit by the Cudlee Creek fires in 2019

Financial Times - 29 July 2023 - Robin Lane Fox
Garden lessons from a warm climate: Two Greek gardens show the wisdom of Mediterranean plantings in an age of global warming
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Greek Herald - 19 May 2023 - Anjelica Smilovitis
Greek-established Mediterranean Garden Society group tours garden in WA: a private viewing of the Rivergum Garden in Balingup

Vogue Greece - May edition 2023
Cover features the amazing Haris Alexiou and her son Manos on the South Veranda at Sparoza (with Roger the dog)

Athens Insider - 26 April 2023 - Anjelica Smilovitis
Meet Lucie Willan of Sparoza, a secret garden paradise on the outskirts of Athens: Interview with Head Gardener Lucinda Willan

Greek Herald - April 2023 - Anjelica Smilovitis
Mediterranean garden design: Protecting Western Australia’s water resources: Interview with Margot Tobin, Branch Head MGS Western Australia

Country Life International - March 2023 - Ben Lerwill
'Floral Muse': Interview with MGS Treasurer Jill Yakas about founding the Society and Sparoza
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Luncheon Magazine - Spring/Summer 2022 - Lizzy Douglas
Sparoza, Hill of Little Birds
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La Repubblica - 23 July 2022 - Giuditta Mosca
Il "giardino senz'acqua" è bello e sostenibile anche d'estate. Interview with Angela Durnford, Branch Head, MGS Italy

Sur in English - 4 March 2022 - Denise Bush
A Gardener with a passion for succulents - MGS member Andrew Sloan has created an outstanding garden using a wide variety of drought-resistant succulents
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BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine - February 2022 - Monty Don
‘The Road Less Travelled’: Monty seeks out the lesser-known gardens of Europe, down the dramatic Adriatic coast, in the footsteps of artists, aristocrats and oligarchs - exploring what gardening means in different cultures. Sparoza is his 'garden not to be missed' in Episode 3 of BBC Monty Don's Adriatic Gardens.
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House Beautiful - 7 January 2022 - Olivia Heath
Monty Don's Adriatic Gardens: new three-part series on BBC Two

Portugal Resident - 4 November 2021 - Rosie Peddle
12th Mediterranean Autumn Garden Fair attracts record number of visitors

Financial Times - 15 October 2021 - Robin Lane Fox
When the rain doesn’t come: how to plant for a dry future
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Kathimerini - 30 September 2021 - Pagóna Lapsáti
Gardens of Peania. We visited three gardens in Eastern Attica, where Mediterranean vegetation and ecological gardening have the first say

The Weekend Australian - September 2021 - Helen Young
'Bring it on - this garden was made with the future in mind'. Garden in SA created by MGS member Virginia Kennett
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L’Art des Jardins - été 2021 - Marianne Lavillonnière
Le Jardin de Sparoza dédié à la flore Méditerranéenne
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BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine - July 2021 - Monty Don
‘The Full Monty’: Monty shares lesson learnt from a beautiful drought-tolerant Grecian garden on how we can adapt to the challenges of climate change
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The Sydney Morning Herald - 25 March 2021 - Megan Backhouse
Hear us out: doing less in your garden can actually yield more

Vogue Greece - 28 February 2021 - Ariana Labed by Rosanna Georgiou
The Creative flow: Cover and main fashion feature photographed at Sparoza

The Age - 16 August 2019 - Megan Backhouse
A Greek garden bearing gifts

The Sydney Morning Herald - 8 December 2017 - Megan Backhouse
Mediterranean approach a model for our thirsty gardens. The local president of a global gardening society says it's time to drop the English model

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