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Algarve gardens are theme of talk

A talk on Algarve Gardens by gardening expert Rosie Peddle is being held at the Municipal Library in Tavira on Monday, January 30 at 6pm.

Rosie Peddle will be talking under the theme Algarve Gardens:  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

Rosie says she was “transplanted seven years ago from a town garden in the middle of England to four acres of old farmland on the eastern Algarve” and is keenly interested in the conservation of plants and their habitats.

A fellow of The Linnean Society of London. She has also worked as a volunteer with the Plant Heritage charity which is responsible for the National Plant Collection scheme in the UK.

Currently, Rosie is the Portugal/Algarve contact for The Mediterranean Garden Society and is deeply entrenched in encouraging waterwise and appropriate gardening and landscape management techniques. 

Her talk on Algarve Gardens is a very personal viewpoint on some gardens encountered throughout the Algarve region.

The definition of a garden is “a managed space” and to her it is a constant source of both delight and despair to see how some gardens are managed here.

To reserve your place, please contact Lynne Booker from the Algarve History Association, organisers of the talk, on email [email protected].