Winter meeting and Hanbury Gardens

Saturday 21 January 2023 10.30 for 11am start on Zoom

The annual winter lecture will take place via Zoom. The lecture will be preceded by summaries from the management committee, updating members on MPG business and activities since the July AGM and going forward. The accompanying lecture sees us delve into a garden with historical connections to the Lost Gardens of Heligan with Head of Gardens and Estate Alasdair Moore.

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Euphorbia characias above Trogir

Plant hunting in Croatia

Saturday 22 to Saturday 29 April and the week following

Members will have a tour of Croatia in two minibuses, starting in Dubrovnik and ending in Zagreb. The event is primarily botanical with some sightseeing in old Dubrovnik and a visit to a school with an interesting botanical garden further north. As well as exploring Mediterranean-climate areas near the sea, there will be days in the Velebit highlands and Plitvice National Park. The trip is timed to catch interesting orchids and bulbs.

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Gardens of western Sicily

Monday 8 – Monday 15 May 2023

This trip to western Sicily will feature visits to public and private gardens in Palermo and western Sicily, including Palermo Botanical Garden, gardens of historic villas close to Palermo and a historic family-owned villa garden restored by MPG member Alison Richards. We will also visit the ancient Greek sites of Segesta and Selinunte. The trip will be led by local horticulturist, Sergio Cumitini.

Accommodation for the first four nights will be in Palermo, followed by three nights in Trapani.

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Essex summer garden tour

Sunday 25 – Thursday 29 June 2023 

Next June’s trip is to Essex, the driest county in the UK so ideally suited to our interest in Mediterranean plants and gardens. We will stay at Wivenhoe House, a delightful 18th century four-star hotel in historic parkland near Colchester. Each day we visit a variety of gardens.

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