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Spring Garden Fair is back in Silves

Gardeners gearing up for the imminent spring planting season will delight in the Spring Garden Fair this Saturday, March 5 from 11am to 4pm at Quinta da Figueirinha to the east of Silves.

An array of native and Mediterranean plants suitable for Algarve gardens will be offered by selected specialist nurseries including succulents, robust perennials, trees and shrubs, and plants for cheery containers.

A plant clinic run by experienced Algarve gardeners will tackle specific questions and problems individually, and give practical advice.

Discover how to dry your own fruit using the sun, enjoy a guided tour of the mature sub-tropical orchard and fruit garden, treat the children to a pony ride and the family to lunch from the BBQ or, for those thirsting for more than knowledge alone, relax in the bar area.

Algarve gardening and natural history books will be for sale as well as the new Olivier Filippi book ‘Planting Design for Dry Gardens’. Daisy Mae will be talking about ‘The medicine of our tasty aromatics’ at 12.30pm.

Free irrigation water salinity tests will be available for anyone bringing a sample.

Entry to the fair costs €2 with free parking.

Directions to Quinta da Figueirinha can be found at www.qdf.pt