This web site is a focus for gardening activities and information for gardeners living anywhere in Portugal.

Irene Shepard had set up and has been hosting an Algarve based native plant web site but, on her move back to the USA, has handed over management of this site for use by Portuguese gardeners

http://www.geocities.com/algarveflowers2002/homepage.html

This was the springboard for the concept of this web site. We are very grateful indeed to Irene for permission to use her original art work and information as part of this site. Members of the Mediterranean Garden Society in Portugal are involved in the management of the site and occasional information on all MGS activities will be included

Content – will be kept simple at first but growth will be encouraged and an editing group formed to keep content up to date. Our aim is to use Portuguese and English to share our experiences, both successes and failures, of gardening in Portugal.

Multi-lingual items will be welcomed and actively encouraged. It is hoped that contacts may offer to help with translations or checking submissions before they are put on the site.

New pages will be added via the editing group.

The following sections can be incorporated: contributors gardens, Q & A page, Nursery List for feedback, Plant identification,   seed exchange, links to other sites, organisations, plant of the month, nursery recommendations, regional pages.

This independent website is intended to provide a means of communication for gardeners and gardening organisations in Portugal.