|Mediterranean Garden Society|
24th Annual General Meeting
The whole AGM programme and the optional trips are now fully booked
Further enquiries about a waiting list, or attendance at the GA only, should be directed to Alan Hawes, Costa Blanca Branch Head.
All members are invited to attend the 24th General Assembly of the Mediterranean Garden Society which will be held at the Parador de Javea Hotel, Avda. del Mediterraneo, 233 Playa del Arenal, 03730 Javea, Alicante, on Sunday 28 October at 11.00 a.m.
Members can register for participation for the full AGM programme of events and for the optional Pre-AGM tour in Mallorca and Post-AGM tour in Valencia. If you are not registering for the AGM programme but wish to attend the General Assembly, please contact Alan Hawes. The General Assembly is free for members.
Alicante – An attractive coastal city in the southeast of the Costa Blanca, and the capital of the province, is the base for the AGM tour. The main hotel, where the evening events will be held, has stunning sea views and is close to the old town, castle and many friendly restaurants.
Alicante Province covers an area of about 5000 square kilometres and has a climate which is strikingly diverse for its small area. The true mediterranean climate is found only in the most northern parts and the more mountainous regions. Most of the province, along the coastal plain and in the flat lands in the south, has a semi-arid climate, with very long hot summers, dry mild winters and very scarce rainfall, typically below 300 millimetres per year. Thus, natural vegetation varies widely, from pine woods in the north to matorral scrublands in the south. However, long-established irrigation systems mitigate, to some extent, the difficulties in the cultivation of crops and garden plants in the fertile soils of the south. The aim of the programme of events is to illustrate this variety of landscapes and the gardens that have been created amongst them.