The world needs more gardeners
Rosie Peddle, a founding member of the Mediterranean Gardening Association, will be giving a talk entitled ‘The World Needs More Gardeners’ on Monday, June 11 in the Tavira municipal library and on Tuesday, June 12 in the Lagoa municipal library, both commencing at 6pm.
She worked as a volunteer with the UK charity Plant Heritage and besides having four acres of land where she ‘dry’ gardens, she finds time to give talks and to work as part of the Barrocal Botanical Garden Project.
The main aim of the project is to demonstrate the potential of the native plants of the Barrocal, particularly in a way which has low or nil water use. Rosie wants to raise awareness of the possibilities of this style of gardening to the benefit of gardening professionals as well as individuals who have land on the Barrocal.
The Barrocal is one of the three ecological areas of the Algarve – the others being the Litoral (near the sea) and the Serra (the mountains). The Barrocal Botanical Garden is based near Silves and, to accompany the talk, a visit to the garden is being organised.