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Santolina chamaecyparissus


  Plantas de terra seca - Dry land plants
Vivieros Jardimseco in the Asseca valley, Tavira

Jardimseco is a small nursery in the East Algarve specialising in plants for dry mediterranean gardens. Here we propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.

Many years of practical experience and experimentation have taught us what will and will not grow in these varied and sometimes harsh conditions.


Euphorbia rigida in biodegradable fibre pots

The way we produce plants has evolved through necessity over the years. Our clients wanted plants secured in advance and long before the limited (and often unreliable) planting seasons. As more clients asked for plants in advance we realised we had time to produce a more diverse and extensive species list, offering many species that otherwise would not be commercially viable. Advance orders gave us the opportunity to produce small numbers of a species for gardeners, at the right size, age and growth stage for planting in dry land conditions.


Our plants are grown on until they are well established and tough, so we are confident they will transplant and grow well in the Algarve and southern Portugal.


Jardimseco shade tunnel

We have no retail outlets or garden center. If you wish to order plants please take a moment to read about the pots and growing media we use. It may be different to what you are used to buying from garden centres - more information here

We do not produce large numbers of any species, just enough for our clients needs.  You can order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.


Mixed border of Salvias, Phlomis, Santolina & thyme

Our plants are generally pretty tough and need little water once established. We think it takes two years to get a plant fully established and during that time you will have to water when the plant needs it. So much depends on the depth and quality of your soil as well as the plants exposure to the sun and wind.

If you have any questions please use the online facility to contact us at the bottom right of any of the websites pages.

For more information please look at our Frequently Asked Questions

Please note our nursery is not open to the public.
We welcome visitors but if you wish to visit us please arrange an appointment using our contact form here 
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