Associação de Plantas e Jardins em Climas Mediterrânico
Mediterranean Gardening Association Portugal
To promote Mediterranean plants and gardens, through education, cultivation, conservation and recognition of their communal, environmental and economic importance in our everyday lives.
How can I Support APEJECM / MGAP ?
Your support (no matter how small) will make a huge difference.
Why support us?
MGAP is a not for profit, volunteer run association. We are formally constituted in Portugal and act as a forum for everyone who has a special interest in Mediterranean horticulture, gardens and plants. We aim to promote sustainable Mediterranean plants and gardens, through education, cultivation, conservation and recognition of their communal, environmental and economic importance in our everyday lives.
So far, we have been mainly funded by memberships, organising events and selling books. We have already done a lot with these limited funds, but we are now at a point where to do more, we need additional funding. A key focus of our educational remit is the development of our Botanic Garden in Silves, on 2.2ha of land held under a 10-year partnership agreement with Quinta da Figueirinha. This needs additional funds to develop new demonstration areas and facilities, ongoing maintenance, development of educational resources and hopefully purchase the land to ensure its continued use in this way. More information and an outline of our plans can be seen at this link.
We are grateful for all donations to support our work: no matter what size,