Algarve Mediterranean Garden Show

June will see the first ever major gardening show in the Algarve. The show ground will occupy 2.5 hectares of the grounds of the 5 star Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa at Porches.

Spread over 2 days, Saturday the 11th & Sunday the 12th of June 2016 the event will see some of Europe’s top garden designers going head to head in a competition to win the Anneliese Pohl Award for the Best Show Garden. In addition there will be flower arranging competitions and demonstrations, art and sculpture exhibitions, live musical and theatrical entertainment as well as live cooking demonstrations from VILA VITA’s own Michelin starred Executive Chef, Hans Neuner. World renowned gardening celebrities will introduce and compare the internationally televised show, the like of which has never been seen before in Portugal.

Among the names speaking at the event that you may recognise are:

  • Joe Swift – BBC’s Gardeners World/Comic Relief/Alan Titchmarch’s show etc.
  • Pippi Greenwood – Radio 4’s Gardener’s Question time
  • Charlie Dimmock – BBC’s Groundforce
  • Tommy Walsh – BBC’s Groundforce
  • Plus many more eminently accomplished media gardeners.

Current list with bios available by clicking this link

 All around the show ground will be stalls by all kinds of related suppliers to be perused as you can see below:



The event has been conceived and organised by the English language magazine Mediterranean Gardening and Outdoor Living which strives to unravel the complex and often confusing world of gardening here in the Mediterranean, in cooperation with Vila Vita Parc.

The Show’s website can be visited by clicking here

We wish the event every success, David Norton

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