Protecting the Natural Algarve

The future of our water, soil and biodiversity are of importance to all of us and PROBAAL works in the Barrocal region of Southern Portugal in order to help protect the environment of the beautiful Eastern Algarve.

Environmental studies have demonstrated the ecological and water values of this area and we assert that this land is of greatest value when in it’s intact state and should be preserved into the future.

Working together for nature & biodiversity

Fundraising Event – april 2024

Enjoy an inspiring 
dry garden visit
with lunch or refeshments included

Join PROBAAL, in partnership with MGAP (Mediterranean Gardening Association Portugal) with for a day of fun and fundraising at Quinta das Sesmarias near Moncarapacho;

Saturday April 20th between 10 -17h

Garden tours at 11h & 15h

Quinta das Sesmarias is a Barrocal garden located in the classic limestone bolder landscape which runs along the length of the Algarve.

Rob and Rosie Peddle have approximately 2 hectares of dry garden with wild areas, demonstrating use of the rich and diverse local flora in a garden setting. This garden provides an insight into what nature will do if you leave it well alone.

The result are that beautiful displays of wild flowersand rock roses grow happily amongst native shrubs and trees. There is also the chance to see the wonderful natural swimming pond. This garden has no lawns and no irrigation systems and yet, is rich and beautiful at all throughout the year.

Food & MORE

Eat a tastey 
 on the terrace or buy books & plants

Hot and cold drinks, with cake and snacks will be available ALL DAY, and are included in the basic ticket price of 10 euros.

A self-service lunch will be available from 12-14h for a ticket price of 18 euros.

You can attend either the moring or afternoon garden tours at 11h or 15h on either ticket.

There will also be stalls selling gardening books and drought tolerant plants, as well as information on dry gardening.

During lunch there will be a raffle with botanical themed prizes and a few words from PROBAAL about their continuing conservation work in the area.

For full details visit the booking wedbsite.

Recent PROBAAL campaign

In September 2023 the Portuguese Environment Agency granted an unfavourable decision to the Estoi Fotovoltaic Project

Between 2021-23 PROBAAL worked with the community to neutralise the threat of a proposed solar power plant of 83 megawatts on ecological land in the Cerro do Leiria area of the Eastern Algarve in Portugal.


PROBAAL works in the locality of the Eastern Algarve, Portugal, to protect and preseve nature and biodiversity; Follow our journey in the media.