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MGF members are welcome to join activities organised by like-minded garden societies based in other countries. For more information and to request a place, contact the organisers directly.

Les membres de MGF peuvent participer aux activités dans d'autres pays organisées par des associations de jardinage qui partagent nos buts. Pour plus d'informations ou pour s'inscrire, adressez-vous aux organisateurs.


25 February to 5 March, ISRAEL
Wild flowers and holy sites

This is a Mediterranean Plants and Gardens tour in Israel led by Oron Peri who has recently led trips to Jordan and Tenerife, and is the author of Bulbs of the Eastern Mediterranean. Participants will stay in hotels on the coast in Haifa, on Lake Galilee in the city of Tiberius, by the Dead Sea, in Mitspa Ramon and near Jerusalem. The cost of the trip is expected to be £1,440 for those sharing a room. This includes all accommodation, main meals, guiding and transport within Israel. See the itinerary for full details.

21 – 27 April, The Maremma, ITALY
Wild flora and scenery of Southern Tuscany

This walking tour, organised by Mediterranean Plants and Gardens and led by Professor Goffredo Filibeck of the University of Tuscia, is for those who enjoy hiking. The habitats of wild flora will include macchia, woodland, beaches, grassland, canyons and hilltop villages. The first five nights will be spent in Porto Santo Stefano, Monte Argentario, and the last two nights inland in the picturesque ancient village of Sovana, an area of volcanic tuff rock.
The itinerary and links to a plant list and booking form can be found here.

29 April – 6 May, Evia, GREECE
An MPG trip to see the wild flowers

This visit to the second largest island of Greece will focus mainly on wild plants. You will also visit churches, a vineyard and wine cellar, an ancient castle and examples of Evia’s extraordinary dragon houses. The group will be led by Graham Kendall, who has specialised in the wild flora of Greece for 40 years. Hotels will be in the southern town of Karystos and Rovies in the north-west.

8-15 May, Sicily, ITALY
An MPG tour of Eastern Sicily

This seven-night trip includes both public and private gardens in and around Taormina, Mount Etna, Catania and Siracusa, together with two wildflower walks, visits to two nurseries and an archaeological site and a historic site; staying in both Catania and Siracusa. The trip will be led by local horticulturist, Sergio Cumitini, who will introduce us to his area, with the assistance of local gardeners and other specialists.
A provisional itinerary can be seen here. A booking form is available here.

Contact: Maddy Hughes

August-September, SOUTH AFRICA
A Visit to the Fairest Cape (MGi event organised by the Cape Horticultural Society)

The Cape Horticultural Society extends an invitation to their fellow members within MGi to visit the south-western corner of Africa – from the Namaqua National Park to Cape Agulhas. The main event will be a four-day conference in Cape Town with visits to public and private gardens. In addition, there will be optional pre- and post-conference tours to Namaqualakand and Agulhas. For full details, see here.

Contact: Glenda Thorpe