Mediterranean Garden Society
Canary Islands 3 to 10 February 2019
This tour is being arranged and led by Chris and Basak Gardner who have organised some excellent trips for us in the past. The tour is currently fully booked but interested members are asked to contact John Joynes to register their interest in the event of possible cancellations.
The Society’s aim is to provide members with at least one trip per year, usually during the Spring. Watch this page for details of future tours.
What makes an MGS excursion so special? The fabulous wild flowers searched out in advance? The wonderful gardens, some opened particularly for MGS members? The magnificent scenery of the locations chosen? Yes, yes and yes, but the ingredients that give these trips their special zing is the quality of the participants. MGS members gathered from all over the world, friends old and new, enjoying a few days together as they absorb new experiences, share their love of plants, eat, drink and make merry. It’s the members who transform a holiday, which might have been organised by any travel company, into an MGS happening – a super-excursion for friends.
All these trips are by their nature for a limited number of participants, usually between 12 and 30 people, but if demand is great enough then trips can be repeated in following years to include everyone.
Let us know
Join in the discussion about where would you like an MGS excursion to visit, what skill you would like to learn/hone while you are there? Could you teach any of the skills? All ideas are welcome. Please email.
If you are living in, or know very well, a beautiful locale within a mediterranean-climate area, with beautiful gardens and/or wild flowers and you would like to share its delights with other members, please email.
Some past trips
Lazio and Umbria - May 2018
A delightful mix of visits to gardens, both private and public, nurseries and small, medieval towns in central Italy. The week-long tour included Ninfa, considered by many to be a contender for the most beautiful garden in the world. Abridged report from The Mediterranean Garden No. 94 by John Joynes.
To see illustrated descriptions of other previous trips click here to go to the (non-responsive) MGS Archive.
The photographs at the top of this page show past trips to: Jordan (Photo by Jorun Tharaldsen); Epirus (John Joynes); Israel (Jorun Tharaldsen); Sardinia (Alisdair Aird); Morocco (Alisdair Aird) and South Africa (Sergio Ungaro).
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