Mediterranean Garden Society

The South Australian Branch of the MGS

We are a friendly gardening community group interested in promoting climate compatible gardening using plants from the five Mediterranean regions of the world. We are affiliated to the MGS and have close links with other gardening groups in SA, notably the South Australian Open Garden Scheme and the Garden History Society. We have a lively programme of meetings and visits and publish an electronic newsletter four times per year. We support the Garden of Discovery at the Waite Historic Precinct of the University of Adelaide: having undertaken a major refurbishment of the garden, we continue to donate plants and hold working bees.

Our Branch Head is Kate Chattaway. Please contact our membership secretary, Anne-Marie Holland if you are interested in joining the South Australia Branch of the MGS. For further information go to our website and follow us on Facebook.

The photograph at the top of this page shows Rhodanthe manglesii blooming at The Daisy Patch at Coonalypyn, South Australia, where the garden is almost exclusively Australian Native plants which have been selected for their ability to survive on rainfall alone. Photograph Chris Kirby.

Forthcoming Events

Friday 16 November
At Home with Winnie Pelz (details to follow)

Sunday 18 November
Garden of Discovery
A working bee will be held from 9.00 to 11.00am

Visit to the south-east of South Australia
A weekend trip to coincide with the opening of St Mary’s Vineyard. Details to follow.

Saturday 8 December
Christmas Party
This year we will be celebrating Christmas in the exceptional garden of Marg and Don Beard. Their garden represents 45 years of continuing effort to create an elegant yet sustainable garden.

Past Events

For older reports and articles please check out the archived (non-responsive) South Australia Branch page.


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