This annual Autumn Mediterranean Gardening Fair will this year be open two days in order to give visitors more time to enjoy the variety of plants on offer and also give nurseries an opportunity to bring more plants for Sunday. It will be possible to make a pre-order to collect at the event. We are very grateful to the nurseries for their support of this initiative.
Following the success of the spring event, we have been invited to hold the autumn fair in the dedicated FISSUL exhibition centre in the town centre of Silves, next to the river. There will be more space for exhibitors and all under cover. Free extensive car parking. Our partner for this event will once again be the Freguesia of Silves, and we are very grateful to the President, Sr Tito Coelho da Sousa and his team, for their enthusiastic support.
A special new feature at this event will be an extensive display of ornamental orchid species suitable for your Algarve garden and shady terraces. We are pleased to welcome the Orchid Society of Portugal with a talk at the event by their President, expert and author, José Santos.
As a new attraction for this event MGAP will also have an MGAP Plant Sales table organised by our members with plants from their gardens and good advice about how to use them. There will also be a selection of Mediterranean bulbs for sale suitable for naturalising.
Native plant nurseries and seeds for sale as well as ornamental and container plants. There will be rare and unusual plants from arid and tropical zones. A Display Garden and fruit trees and herbs. There will be a wonderful range of succulents available both for the garden and for containers. An opportunity to buy the most appropriate plants for your garden and benefit from the advice and guidance of the knowledgeable nursery owners, speakers and MGAP Members. High quality botanical art and card sales also available. A programme of free talks, workshops and demonstrations will be provided.
After completing their purchases, or if visitors want some time to consider the choices available, they can take in one of the free talks and take advantage of the plant créche where purchases can be left in safe hands while continuing to enjoy the many attractions of the day.
Hot refreshments and bar facilities will be available. There will also be a range of organic produce and products for sale and the MGAP stall offering new and second-hand specialist gardening books, wildflower seeds, advice and information.