Come and see our rainbow of coloured bearded iris. Beautiful but so tough. Click to see our full range. And now reduced in price to just €3.50
We've gone totally potty - come and see them all!
New products: Ecological water retentive products
Save Water - Cut Irrigation by 50% - Help the Environment.
See our November article in Grapevine Magazine.
We now have these important organic products available in smaller packaging designed for gardeners - the perfect partner for our bare-rooted roses and fruit trees.
The Estepona Homes and Gardens Show was a huge success for us! Our Moroccan style garden was loved by all and TV gardening star, Charlie Dimmock, paid us a visit along with Marie of the Costa del Sol Newspaper.
New Stock: Fresh herbs just arrived and lovely strawberry plants. We've also got a very limited number of great looking loquat (nispero) trees at just €10 each - a very special price.
Credit Cards: We can now accept them.
We now have in stock wild strawberry plants - fragraria vasca. Their fuits ae tiny with intense fragrance and flavour. A scaled down version of hybrid strawberries, they make a lovely edging plant for veg. gardens and try them in pots and hanging baskets too. These are perennial plants that will carry on producing for years and children love them! Pricd at €1.25 each.
Big isn't always best!!
We've got plants to tingle your tastebuds!
The rhubarb is emerging and now on sale. And we've organically grown apple mint, strawberry mint, pineapple mint, chocolate mint and lots lots more. Lemon geranium, pepermint geranium, lemon thyme too.
At last we have a supplier of Bramley apple trees!
So we are now taking orders for bare-rooted trees which wll be available at the end of the year. The price will be €50 each as they are coming from England. If you'd like to order, drop me an email or ring me. We can also obtain oher desirables like Victoria plum, Beauty of Bath, Blenheim Orange and Russet apples, Black Worcestershire and Conference pears and other rarities. They will make fabulous Christmas gifts!
Don't forget we'll be at the Homes, Gardens and Lifestyle Show at the Palacio de Congressos, Torremolinos, Costa del Sol 27th and 28th April and at La Finca Golf and Spa Hotel, Algorfa, Costa Blanca 29th and 30th May. I'll be giving talks, answering all your gardening questions and, at Torremolinos, we will be setting up a show garden.
I will also be launching my new book - CITRUS, THE ZEST OF LIFE. Come and get a signed copy, hot off the press!
S.O.S. Save our Seeds!
Do you know that the EU is preparing legislation that will make it illegal to grow crops that are not on a list of approved seeds?
That list is currently 60% dominated by big corporations like Monsanto, AstraZeneca and Bayer. Anyone wanting to register a seed will have to pay and guess who will be squeezed out. Currently we have three lists; one for professional growers, one to protect endangered species and one for amateur gardeners/growers. Under these proposals, the latter two groups would be removed.
The professional growers list is basically only for hybrid seeds - which means that any seed from that crop will likely be sterile. Thus you become obliged to buy new seeds each year - and guess who sells the seeds? Monsanto, Bayer etc.
Furthermore, it will not only be forbidden to sell other seeds than those already mentioned, but also to grow them. This means that these giant Companies will influence what we eat. Historically important varieties, those specific to a range of climates, heirloom seed companies and our immense spectrum of seeds will be whittled down to just a few, controlled by ....
Huge monocultures will develop, a monopoly on varieties and prices - all controlled by them.
The Avaaz community are organising a petition to present to the European Parliament. Let's create a storm to save our seeds.
We feel strongly about this, do you?
2013 September. We're so excited to be back after our summer break that we wet our plants!!!
Our Bare Root Roses from England will be here in November/December. See photos on our
SHOP page. If you'd like to order in advance, please contact us.
For the first time, this year we will have a small number of bare-root David Austin Roses
@ €17.50 each:
Darcey Bussell, Gertrude Jekyll, Golden Celebration, Lady Emma Hamilton, Queen of Sweden, Winchester Cathedral
January 2014. Bramley Apple and Victoria Plum trees have arrived!
Bare rooted young trees. Supplies limited. Special revised price €35 each.
We now have plectranthus odoratus - the cat scaring plant - back in stock.
October 2013. Two New Fruits. We now have framberries - a divine strawberry/raspberry cross - and pineberry, a tropical flavoure of strawberry and pineapple. Easy to grow - just like strawberries.
October 2013. Just arrived, fabulous ginger lilies. Oh so beautiful and amazing tropical perfume, especially at night. We have two hardy varieties: hedychium coronarium, with stunning whote flowers and hedychium Dr. Moy with lush variegated leaves and soft peach flowers.
October 2013. We've lovely bushy plants of salvia microphylla wislizenii, baby sage, full of flower. This is a tough sun-loving and very drought resistant perennial ornamental sage with a long flowering season - ideal for our Mediterranean gardens. €5 per plant.
And now is an ideal time for hedging so we've big plants of myoporum, the well-known transparente at €2.50 each.
November 2013. All our bare-rooted roses have arrived - a huge range of Hardy Teas, Floribundas, Historic Shrub roses al at €6 each and Climbers at €7.50. Lots of lovely colours and all scented.
December 2013. David Austin Roses have arrived.
Oh so beautiful and romantic!
Because we´ve been so struck by the devastation caused by the recent fire we´ve decided at the Garden Centre to help you all we can. So, for those of you who suffered with the recent Cómpeta/ Torrox fire, we are offering through September, October and November 2014, a 20% reduction on all trees, shrubs and plants to help you re-stock your gardens.
Just on planting time and just when you need it most!
September 2014. Winter Hours
From the 30th September we change to Winter hours, Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm.
October 2014. Bulbs for Autumn Planting. Just arrived - a huge range of bulbs for planting through autumn and winter. Narcissus, tulips, alliums, crocus, anemones, scillas, lilies, hyacinths, freesias and saffron crocus. Pick and Mix.
Comfrey - that magical plant.
Great green manure. We now have small plug plants.
Plus a huge range of other perennial plants in plugs/small pots.
Heuchera, heucherella, echinacea, kniphofia, choisya, cytisus battandierii,
ophiopogon, dierama, verbena bonariensis and rigida, verbenas, digitalis,
Enchanting echeverias. A great range now in stock.
2015 February 28. We will be at the Craft Fair at the Al-Andalus Hotel in Maro, near Nerja.
Starts at 11am. Entry to the Craft Fair is free with tea/coffee and cake for €3.
All proceeds to the British Legion.
February issue of Mediterranean Gardening and Outdoor Living Magazine now available, price €2.50
The first English language gardening magazine in Iberia and we are stockists.
Mediterranean Gardening and Outdoor Living Magazine
15th Anniversary of the Garden Centre
10th Anniversary of my book, Mediterranean Garden Plants
Join us for four special Open Days!
1st April Bee Day
3rd June Herb Day
7th October To be announced
9th December Wine Day
There will be special offers and discounts on all our Open Days - so come and have some fun with us!
Mediterranean Garden Plants will be at the special birthday price of €20 for 2015.
Celebration Time, 2015 is a very special year for us!!!
Our first Open Day was a huge success! Many of you turned up to take advantage of our special discounts on bee-loving plants and organic products such as neem oil and worm manure. Our bee hive is now up and running and we have lots of very contented bees working the flowers in our organic paradise!
Rare Citrus. We're delighted to have in stock the following rarities: kaffir lime and finger (caviar) lime trees. Check them out in the SHOP section.
The Mediterranean Fruit Fly - or Medfly - (ceratitis capitata) - is considered to be the most important agricultural pest in the world. It is a major pest of citrus and also deciduous fruits, such as peach, pear, plum, apple., apricot etc. The larvae feed upon the pulp of our fruits, eventually reducing the whole to a juicy, inedible mass. We've all suffered with it.
Now we've got the answer - Cera Traps. A totally ecological system, they work by attracting the female flies into the pot where they drown.
A pot will last for 3 months and protect an area of approx. 150m2. The traps are refillable and easy to set up. No more spraying against the fruit fly! Now in stock. Price: €8.50
If you like sweet, simple and sun-loving, come and see our fabulous array of daisies. They´re very different to the usual maragarita!
Mediterranean gardening and outdoor living magazing, May issue now available.
June Open Day
Our next Open Day is on 3rd June and Sue Rodgers of Nevada Naturales is our guest speaker.
As well as giving a talk on herbs in the garden and their usage in traditional medicines, she will also demonstrate how to make artisanal cheese. We will learn how easy it is to make goats cheese, ricotta, feta and Jben (Moroccan cheese). And there will be lots of home made cheese and membrillo to taste.
After the huge turnout we had for our Bee Day, we have decided to hold 2 sessions on the same day to ease numbers and parking!
So the first session will start at 11am and the second at 2pm
Our Alice in Wonderland Garden is finished! Look at photos in LANDSCAPING and read details in ARTICLES
Our bee hive has had a paint job and a lovely cooling green roof. The bees are so happy!!!
We have some very special young trees that have just arrived:
Albizia julibrissin ´Summer Chocolate´ The chocoalte silk tree is stunningly beautiful with its deep chocolate-coloured feathery foliage and scented pink crested flowers in late springtime. Deciduous and fast-growing up to 10m Young trees priced at €27,50 each.
Caesalpinia gilliesii The pretty Bird of Paradise tree is a very delicate-looking small tree which can be grown in pots too. The lovely flowers are produced through the summer. Deciduous to 4m tall.Young trees priced at €25,00 each
Paulownia tomentosa the spectacular Empress or Foxglove tree. A wonderful giant! To 15m high x 8m wide, this deciduous tree bears its lovely foxglove flowers in large clusters on the bare branches of the tree. Later the huge heart-shaped furry leaves unfold. Young trees priced at €20,00 each
If it´s too hot to decide, treat yourself to one of each!
New Arrivals - Three Absolute Beauties
We´ve the delightful and oh-so-pretty prize winning regal pelargonium Bermuda in stock.
Long-flowering, tough, compact & sun-loving, it is ideal for colourful pots or as ground-cover.
And whilst you are browsing around, try one of two super fresh home-made summer drinks - basil infused lemonade or ginger beer in our cool and leafy patio. It´s what summers are made for!
New and Fresh
Our Summer Sale starts at 9am on 21st July and will run through to 2pm 31st July 2015.Most plants will be at -50% to reduce stock levels for summer so come and grab a bargain!
We love our Moroccan terracotta barbecues - ideal for intimate barbecues for two!
Priced at €17,50 and think what you save on charcoal!
Open Day, 7th October 2015
We´re Going to Look a Picture!
As many of you know, this year at the Garden Centre we are celebrating our
15th birthday and my book, Mediterranean Garden Plants, has its 10th birthday –
a double celebration! Because it´s such a special year, we´d like to share it with
you all too, so four Open Days have been scheduled throughout the year when
there will be lots of special offers and discounts. Our next Open Day is coming up
soon, on 7th October, and we think it´s going to be rather special.
Following on from the success of our Bee Day and Wild Flower/Cheese-making Day,
we have a visiting group of artists from the Alhaurin El Grande area on the
Costa del Sol. The group is called ‘The Finca Vida Painters’ – after the name of
the finca where it all started 6 years ago! They are an international group of
retired ‘youngsters’ who come to their artwork with enthusiasm and open minds!
They work in mixed media which includes pencil, charcoal, chalk and oil pastels,
oil bars, acrylics, inks and collage to say nothing of the odd dollop of sand or
cement! Brushes, spatulas and credit cards are some of their customary tools.
For the exhibition at the Open Day at Viveros Florena, the theme will be flowers and plant life and there will be artwork for sale nestled between plants and under the trees throughout the Garden Centre. We´re going to look a picture! Some of the artists will have their sketch books on display and will pitch their easels in the dappled sunlight so that you can watch them at work, pick up a few tips, maybe, and share knowledge.
To increase the enjoyment, any plant in the Garden Centre that has a flower on it will be at 20% discount – how crazy is that – so come and fill your garden and pots with colour and, perhaps, add a very personal and ‘fond memories’ picture to your collection.
We´ve also added into the Garden Centre some unusual chickens. My daughters said they couldn´t buy me a plant or flowers for my birthday so they bought me chickens instead! Did I say we´re all mad here?! Bring the kids and grand-kids to see them.
This is an informal fun day with free tea, coffee and refreshments and Maddie´s very special home-made cakes. And, of course, the Viveros Florena Team will all be there to answer your gardening queries and questions.
I know that many of our readers will not be able to attend simply because of the distance involved but we want to involve you all. So any on-line order received during the week of 5th October to 12th October will be subject to 20% discount – flowering or not! And, don´t forget, my Mediterranean Garden Plants book is at a special offer price of €20 for the entire year, 2015.
From 29th September we have changed to Winter Hours, 10 until 4 and the Open Day will start at 11 o´clock.
Protect your Pines
We now have in stock Ynject to protect your pines against the processionary caterpillar.
Our Final Open Day for this year is on 9th December 2015
and on the run-up to Christmas we have a very seasonal offering – a talk with free sampling of Spanish wines to start the festive month with style.
Our qualified sommelier for the day is Lara Silaghi and she is as bursting with personality and character as the wines she´ll be telling us about. This is a mustn’t-miss occasion and is sure to be popular so we are having two sessions; the first starts at 11am and the second at 2pm.
Mark it in your diary - only one week to wait!
There will be special offers on the day at the Garden Centre too
and a dazzling array of poinsettias, Christmas trees etc.
Our sommelier Lara Silaghi in full flow!
A huge thank you to Lara for her super informative chat about Spanish wines on 9 December.
Her presentation was just magical.
For those of you who missed it, she will be back!
Cool Winter evenings are good for sitting by the fire, glass of wine and reflecting on the year just gone. As a Team we´ve had lots of high points in 2015; our highly successful Open Days, which we shall repeat, gardens lovingly planned and executed, meeting lots of great people through the Garden Centre, sharing coffee, cake, knowledge and always a laugh! And, of course, striving always to be better. We hope you can see the changes and improvements we are making and we´d welcome your input, ideas and suggestions. These are some of our more unusual crops we have harvested through the year. Home grown organic tobacco, red penis peppers and luffas! If you missed out on them, we shall have plants available again in the Springtime. We hope the year was as kind to you as it has been to us! And, hopefully, this one will be even better.
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Humans and Plants take a holiday during August so we have a massive sale during July to drop stock levels.
Great bargains – almost all at 50%
From 19 th to 30 th July inclusive
Sorry, we cannot post during July & August so collection only.
We had a fun day yesterday with the crew from Channel 4 TV filming in Viveros Florena for the series A New Life in the Sun. Hugs and thanks to Donna and Derek Riseborough - wishing you loads of luck in your new venture, Villa Santuario in Nerja. May the sun always shine on you!
Catch us all on TV in February 2017!!
Viveros Florena is closed for the month of August - siesta and fiesta for plants and staff!
We will re-open on 6 September with lots of new and exciting stock!
Our spring-flowering bulbs have arrived
- for planting now - fresh from Holland and bursting with life!
We have a huge array, jewel brights and dramatic or pretty and dainty.
Plant them in groups in your garden or in pots to bring a special delight to your springtime.
Our new stocks of bare-root David Austin roses have just arrived. These are the creme-de-la-creme of roses, stunningly beautiful, heavily scented, repeat flowering and disease-resistant.
At the super low price of €12 bare-root.
Stalls will be set up all around the Garden Centre; here are just a few:
- Don´t we all adore sausage rolls and mince pies? Well look out for Kim's, they're extra special!
- Carina has cheeses you'll crave for.
- Carmen will make your nails look stunningly beautiful.
- Vanessa is selling gorgeous jewellery.
- Don't buy Christmas cards, paper, planners & notebooks until you've seen Amandas'- they're lovely (and cheap)
- Christmas jams and chutneys, knitted scarves and babies bootees all from Nia.
- Mercedes has very special gluten and lactose-free cakes and biscuits. Yummy and healthy.
- Natural and organic soaps from Rosa, and they smell divine.
- Rafa and his gang from La Teteria will be selling a delightful range of Moroccan gifts.
- Katie and Katja are sharing a table - bean to bar can't-resist chocolate and beautiful macramé bracelets.
- Rachael bakes organic stollen cakes (to order please), pasties, quiches and will have pots of jams and chutneys. Homemade organic, vegan mincemeat, pulses, seeds, spelt flour etc.
- Mike is bringing his fabulous outdoor sculptures made from scrap metal.
- Wicked lotions and potions made from natural products, just right to treat yourself and friends, from Sue
- Janet paints evocative and beautiful landscapes.
- Dulces El Cedro make fabulous Lebanese cakes and sweets and savoury empanadillas.
- Tania is showing us 'Playmais' a natural, biodegradable craft material. Great fun for kids and the child in us.
- Fran is bringing a wide range of giftware, windchimes and lovely ducks!
- Sally and Gemma make wonderful Christmas baubles, hand-painted glass, jewellery and recycled gifts.
- Fabulous Cómpeta pictures and flamenco scenes from Mitch.
- Book swap. Bring in books you've finished with and swap them. Stock up with Christmas reading. No charge.
And we've more stalls entering daily - we'll keep you informed.
Also planned, special talks and demonstrations:
- At 11am Sue is giving a talk and demonstration on how to make her wonderfully wicked lotions and potions.
- At 12noon Tania will demonstrate her wonderful Playmais - fantastically creative for the kids and grand-kids but also great for more adult projects. Decorate your own plant pots?
- At 1pm Lara is back! Suggestions for rosé wines, red wines and cava for Christmastime. With free tastings.
- At 1,30pm Jukebox Bandits. Live music - after wine and cava we'll all be dancing around the Garden Centre.
- At 2,30pm Katie will show us how to make her fabulous chocolate. Drool. A sweet end to a sweet day.
Throughout the day tea, coffee and water will be free - as always.
To keep your strength up, a wedge of tortilla with beer/mulled wine for €2.
Worried about parking? Don´t. Our car park at garden centre level will be retained for those with poor mobility and for loading. Roadside parking, as always. And NEW - our overflow car park - just across the road on the big bend.
A huge array of plants, as always. Poinsettias, Christmas trees, gift items, organic products, gift vouchers (if you don´t want to show a value, name a plant - eg. gift a David Austin rose, a Bramley apple tree, the book Mediterranean Garden Plants by Lorraine Cavanagh. Or why not gift an hour or two of Lorraine's time? She can visit gardens giving masses of invaluable advice - what a magnificent gift!)
We think we've thought of it all - so how can you resist?
Christmas Crafts Market at Viveror Florena on 7th December, between 10am and 4pm.
To celebrate this wonderful season and all things Spring-like we are holding a Spring Craft and Food Fair at
Viveros Florena, Cómpeta, Málaga on 3rd May 2017.
It’s going to be a celebratory and fun day with African drumming,
talks and demonstrations, homemade cooling ginger beer and a giant paella
and barbecue cooked on the spot!
We’ve a really exciting potpourri of stalls lined up with one-off craftspeople
displaying their unique skills.
There will be artisanal cheeses and craft beers, Lebanese and Moroccan delicacies,
gluten-free produce, rustic cakes and breads, mushroom sacks, unusual chutneys
and jams, home-smoked salmon, irresistible bean-to- bar chocolate,
all sorts of organic fresh fruit and veg, nuts, pulses and seeds, and the best
coffee and honey from Asturias!
There is shabby chic, vintage and simply super cool!
We’ve all sorts of giftware, pretty greeting cards and papers, artworks,
wonderful crochet-work, embroidered sandals, cosy doggy beds,
hand-made paper and notebooks, Indian block prints, pebble art,
fabrics and clothes, henna tattoos, rustic wooden furniture and bottle racks,
leatherwork and jewellery to make you drool and sublime totally natural soaps.
The Garden Centre is brimming with colour, new rare plants, pots to
get potty about, stunning ranges of antiqued Buddha figures, statues
and recycled metal work.
We will be operating a courtesy minibus service between Cómpeta and the Garden Centre, to avoid the stress of parking.
It will leave Cómpeta main car park on the hour every hour, picking up at Parque Arroyo Lara (opposite bar Lorena).
The return from Viveros Florena to Cómpeta will be on every half hour.
It’s a day not to be missed so come and have a Spring fling with us!
OPEN BETWEEN 10am and 4pm
Live music at 12 noon and 2pm
Demonstration and talk on bread making at 1pm
Paella and bbq between 1pm and 3pm
SPRING CRAFTS AND FOOD FAIR AT VIVEROS FLORENA, CÓMPETA 3rd MAY 2017
We will be operating a courtesy minibus service between Cómpeta and the Garden Centre, to avoid the stress of parking.
It will leave Cómpeta main car park on the hour every hour, also picking up at Parque Arroyo Lara.
The return from Viveros Florena to Cómpeta will be on every half hour.
All day between 10am and 4pm.
Tel: 689928201/681168400/633884096 for more information.
Our Super Summer Sale starts 9am Tuesday 18 July and runs until 2pm Saturday 29 July.
Nearly all plants reduced by HALF.
Trees, fruits, shrubs, perennials, bedding, climbers, cacti, succulents, grasses, palms, herbs and veg. And all our potted roses will be at bare-root prices!
We want to reduce stock levels for our August holidays - come and help us and grab a bargain!
SUMMER SALE 2017
Last few days of our sizzling summer sale - only until 2pm Saturday 29th July.
Then we are closed for the entire month of August; re-opening Tuesday 5th September.
Almost all plants at half price
A date for your diary Christmas craft market at Viveros Florena, 6th December 2017
We are now organising our Christmas craft market, due to be held on the 6th of December. Various stalls are set up throughout the garden centre with all sorts of crafts and food created by unique people. Live music and food will be served. A fun day out for all ages and perfect for christmas shopping!!!
If you would like a stall please contact us for more information.
Viveros Florena is one of the sponsors of this event and it promises to be a great fun day out! All proceeds go to help the animals.
Annual Dog Show
We are Open on All Saints Day
Because we know that you are planning and preparing your gardens ready for the long-awaited rains, we’ll be helping you by staying open usual hours on Wednesday 1 st November, 10am until 4pm.
Come and have a coffee with us and pick our brains on suitable plantings!
And we’ve got some great NEW STOCK Try some of these very special plants, many are tough and uncommon Mediterranean climate lovers.
Plectranthus argentatus, silver spurflower
Verbascum bombyciferum ‘Arctic Summer’, silver mullein
Hibiscus acetosella, red-foliaged hibiscus
Centranthemum intermedium, pineapple sangria
Tetrapanax papyriferus, rice paper plant
Iochroma coccinea, red bells
Tagetes lemonii, Mexican marigold
Dicromena latifolia, white-top star grass
Angelica pachycarpa, Portuguese angelica
Thymus pulegioides Foxley
And we’ve a great range of climbing hoyas just arrived.
To name just a few ……
Winter Crafts & Food Fair 10am-4pm Wednesday 6th December
Uncommon craft stalls nestled in the greenery of the garden centre, walkway
of fantastic foodstuffs, talks and demonstrations, Paco’s special winter barbecue,
Merlin’s mulled magic and the Axarquia Gospel Singers to enliven the day!
Free mini bus service leaves Cómpeta on the hour every hour,
so no parking problems!
It’s going to be a magical day!
11,15 Talk and demo by Julie from Reiki San Andreas on making a soothing
and organic balm from common flowers and herbs
12,00 Axarquia Gospel Group, rhythmic, spiritual music
and cheery Christmas carols
13,00 Learn all things Sherry with Lara - free tastings
14,00 Axarquia Gospel Group, rhythmic, spiritual music
and cheery Christmas carols
14,30 Christmas delights from Rachel of Casa Montes Negros Cookery School
And Paco from Taberna Casa Paco in Cómpeta will be stoking us
with delicious barbecued food.
Stalls including all things Christmas – cards, paper, gift boxes and decorations. Hand-carved wooden boxes and tree hangings, eco-friendly clothes and gift items, shabby chic furniture, lavender filled cushions and hearts, Indian textiles, scarves, baby bootees, argan oil products, Moroccan ceramics, jewellery, gifts and Desert Diamonds, books of local interest, personalised gifts, key-rings, teddies, dog-beds, dream catchers, organic soaps, balms and flower waters.
Stroll down our Food Walkway, a treat for the eyes, nose and belly with cheeses, craft beers, a huge range of fair-trade products, olives and olive oil, honey and jams, chocolate, fudge, Lebanese pastries, cakes, gluten-free sweets, mince pies, chutneys, flours and pulses and natural household products.
Our free mini bus will leave Cómpeta Main Car Park at 10am and on the hour, every hour until 3pm. On the half hours it will do the return trip. It will also pick up/drop at Parque Arroyo Lara, Cómpeta.
Any queries? Talk to us on 689928201/681168400 Or email to firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com
Winter Crafts & Food Fair
It takes a lot to make a market work. Vision, a good site, lots of planning and hard work but the most important of all are PEOPLE.
People who work lovingly to make the crafts and food and set up their stalls so it all looks so magical.
And the people who come to buy, browse, eat, drink and enjoy it all.
It's a big loving circle, one couldn´t work without the other - and that is what makes it work.
SO THANK YOU ALL.
Big hugs and thanks to all our stall-holders, you are all very special people. To Paco of Casa Paco for the magnificent barbecue, to the Axarquia Gospel Group for livening the day, to our guest speakers Julie and Robert of Reiki San Andreas and Lara our favourite sommelier, to Dani and Ainhoa who valiantly manned our extremely busy cafe and to Patrick and Mateo who, through the afternoon, jammed so delightfully.
And to my very close gang, the market was almost double the size of the last one, it was an immense task
- we did a great job! Love you all.
We only failed in one aspect - we were all too busy, once the day warmed up, to get photos of all the action!
Fresh from Florena, Every Wednesday
Weekly Fresh Food Market! Support local small businesses, buy really fresh and organic products in the lovely, leafy surroundings of Viveros Florena!
GREEN IS GREAT. Market open from 10,30 am until 2 pm
A Special Invitation To You
and a sneak peak at our Spring Fair on Wednesday 2nd of May
It's going to be as lush and exuberant as all those weeds in your garden
and a lot more fun!
We've a scrumptious selection of stalls for you - some of your old favourites
and lots of new ones too - and we can´t wait to show them to you!
FOOD and FUN AREA : Artisan cheeses and craft beers, Lebanese pastries, olive oils, spices
and herbs, pies, sausage rolls, wine, vermouth, smoked salmon, organic fruit and veg,
local Axarquian delights, chutneys and jams, delicious home-baked cakes and desserts,
fudge and chocolates.
FOOD TRUCK: We're thrilled to be the first outing for the exciting new Chiki Beach Club
CHIKI ON THE ROAD with bio street food. Eat real.
LIVE MUSIC: to make you move from our fabulous local group, AIRE FLAMENCO.
CRAFTS and HAND-MADES: We've items from around the globe and crafts lovingly made
on our doorstep. Funky and junky, shabby and chic, cool and hip.
Jewellery for all tastes, clothes, sandals, macrame, beading, wood carving, glassware,
gift cards, leatherware, throws, bags, wraps, denim, ceramics, candles, books,
bonsai and all class of curiosities.
And tea, coffee and fresh-pressed natural juices from our cafeteria.
We're full to the brim and ready! Awesome Shopping, Good Food, Great Music and Nice People!
Make sure you don´t miss it and tell all your friends!
Catch our free mini-bus running between Cómpeta and Viveros Florena all day between 10 and 4.
(Collects at main car park and park Arroyo Lara)
Our Weekly Food Market Is Growing!
Because of your support we now have more stalls at our weekly food market. Come buy artesanal cheeses, craft beers, organic fruit and veg, and fair trade products like olives, oils, herbs, spices, flours, wine, natural soaps etc. And this week, for the first time, we are welcoming Lou Lou's Bakery from Sayalonga. If you are nostalgic for great sausage rolls, steak pies, pasties, apple pies, crumbles etc. come and buy them here! Now that the road is repaired, we are welcoming back Nia with her delicious chutneys, jams, marmalades and home-made cakes. And, from Wednesday 16 May, we will have two more additional stalls, one with freshly cooked Indian street food and the other with home-cured salmon WOW.
Meanwhile, come and enjoy a cup of coffee in our lovely leafy patio and check out our Shabby Shed Shop. We have natural soap nut products. And our roses are looking wonderful - come and breathe them in!
Fresh from Florena, Every Wednesday
Market Magic on 5th December 2018
Market Magic on 5th December 2018 at Viveros Florena, Cómpeta.
We love our Market Days.
Dripping with passion and love, they are exciting, enchanting and exquisite.
We’ve a cacophony of crafts to delight you.
From India, South America, Morocco and Europe.
Felt slippers, woven scarves, leather belts, chic jackets, olive wood carvings, bags, gloves, hats and Christmas decorations. Hippie, denim, shabby and boho. Watches and jewellery, silver, sparkly and ceramic. Luxurious hand-crafted leather.Boo ks, Christmas cards, stained glass and ceramics.
Organic lotions, potions and soaps, cbd oil, aloe vera products, natural therapies and healthy products for your animals.
Our round-the-world food and drink area will tempt you with Indian, Caribbean and Moroccan street food.
Artesanal cheese dishes. Energy balls, soups. Cakes, organic bar chocolate and elegant boxes of chocolates. Jams, chutneys, sauces and mince pies.
With craft beers, organic wines, hibiscus punch and more.
The fabulous Juke Box Bandits to jiggle, jive, razzle and dazzle.
And come and experience the thrill of knife and axe throwing with demos and training from Dan the Man.
We can´t cram much more into a day.
Make it a special day. Join us, 10am until 4pm.
Mini bus service to/from Viveros Florena/Cómpeta. €1 trip/person. Pick up points: Main Car park & Parque Arroyo Lara.
On Wednesday 23 January at 11am at Viveros Florena, Cómpeta we will be holding a very special workshop on everything
to do with roses!
Learn how to prune correctly, aftercare, feeding, and how to identify and deal with insects and fungal diseases.
This is a hands-on class so please bring your own secateurs (and gloves if wanted).
It is essential to book as space is limited.
Free class with coffee included.
Everything is coming up rosy!
Workshop Roses, 23rd January 2019
Spring Garden Party
On 1st May you are all invited to our Spring Garden Party at Viveros Florena.
Between 10 am and 4 pm.
It's going to be a very special day and, to make it really easy for you, we have a free mini-bus service between Cómpeta and the garden centre. Leaving on the hour, every hour, from Cómpeta main car park with a stop at Parque Arroyo Lara. Returns to Cómpeta will be on the half hour. From 10am until 4,30pm.
We've live music from the much-loved Aire Flamenco and street food and drink from around the planet!
Crafts and artesanal creations, recycled goods, old, new, shabby chic and pre-loved - we have it all!
All day demonstration from Alan Barker, air-brush artist extraordinaire!
Come and watch this remarkable craft and buy some of his amazing creations.
Enjoy the happy vibes, soak up the atmosphere!
Have a glass of organic wine, a craft beer or home-made ginger beer with friends.
Eat, drink and be merry!
It's a day you just cannot miss!
And the Florena Team will be wearing new t-shirts!!
Look out for us!
If you'd like a stall, please contact us on or
Spring Garden Party at Viveros Florena, Cómpeta
On Wednesday 1 st May 2019
Open 10am until 4pm
With Live Music from Aire Flamenco.
Dance, Eat, Drink and be Merry!
BBQ, Caribbean food, paella, tapas and artisanal cheeses. Organic fruit and veg, homemade bread with vegan alioli. Jams, chutneys and sauces. Fudge and scrummy cakes. Craft beers, organic wine, vermouth, ginger beer, tea, coffee. Even doggy food!
An Extravaganza of Stalls.
Crafts, old and new, shabby chic, recycled and pre-loved. Olivewood crafts, Moroccan pots, rugs, lamps and antiquities, lots of beautiful jewellery, Indian clothes and fabrics, leatherware, hand-knitted goods, cool clothes, macramé, feathers, books, greeting cards and wrapping paper, handmade soaps, cbd oil, hemp products and delightful feathery birds from Skwirrel Heaven
Special: Bring your jewellery to Georgina for repair/cleaning!
And Demos all Day Long!
Have you ever seen airbrush art? It’s stunningly beautiful and funky. Come and see Alan performing!
Come and have a great day out! We’ve booked the sunshine and the minibus to transport you to the fun! FREE Leaving Cómpeta main car park on the hour, every hour, with an additional stop at Parque Arroyo Lara. Returns on the half hour. From 10am until 4.30pm
This is the biggest and best Seasonal Market/Fair in Cómpeta and we only hold them twice a year. Make sure you don´t miss it!
Need more info?
Tel: Lorraine:689928201 Maddie:681168400 Grace:633884096
We’re here to help you.
Spring Garden Party
Siesta Time! Viveros Florena changes to summer hours, 9am until 2pm and closed Sundays and Mondays, as always.
Summer Opening Hours
Due to popular demand we are repeating the May workshop
For more details Tel: 689928201/681168400
5 th June Workshop on hemp, cannabis and cbd oil.
For those of us that care about the living world around us and are aware of the challenges we all face, this is a painful and desperate time – but there is hope. We have waited too long for changes to from our leaders and politicians.
We cannot wait any longer.
The change will come from the ground up – it will come from us.
This is a call to step up and re-assess our management of every individual tiny patch of the earth possible. It’s a call to the guardians of the earth to
step forward and make themselves known, to raise their voices. We need to help the natural world and not hinder it. We have to invite nature and
wildness back into our gardens, parks and every tiny patch of this earth we can. To create sanctuary, food and habitat for the creatures we are
supposed to share this planet with and who in return will help us survive here within a truly natural and beautiful environment.
It’s up to each of us to re-wild our world, piece by piece until we have a patchwork quilt of sanctuaries that wraps its way around the globe.
One person, one patch of land, one decision at a time.
It’s up to us.
Guide your land, or a part of it, into becoming a thriving, living wild sanctuary for as many creatures as possible.
At Viveros Florena we are proud to be the first Ark in Spain
and the first business Ark in the World!
Come and join us!
Let’s build an Ark.
Wednesday morning, 16th October, 10am until 2pm, at Viveros Florena, Cómpeta, Málaga.
Better than ever! New to the market –
Martin with home-grown organic fruits and veggies, cakes and tarts and cut flowers.
Rafa is bringing mangos, custard apples and avocados from his finca.
Totally natural soapnut products, bar soaps and shampoos, deodorants, creams and salves, soapnuts for laundry and Castille soap.
And we’re so pleased to welcome back – Carina and Mitxel with their artisanal cheeses and organic wines.
Nia with jams, marmalades. chutneys, pickles and sauces.
Fran’s craft-made beers.
Free tea and coffee as always.
We’re full, fresh and frondy! The Shabby Shed is stuffed with chic And The Shambles is – well, interesting!
It’s a great morning out in the loveliest surroundings, so don´t miss it.
Viveros Florena, Cómpeta. Tel:689928201/681168400
The Market is Back!
Viveros Florena, Cómpeta have an exciting month lined up for you!
5 super workshops to teach you new skills and our Wondrous Winter Market
13 November: Chocolate Workshop. 11am – 1pm €10 Easy, healthy, vegan and with or without sugar. How to make it, tastings and
lots of recipes. Make some for Christmas gifts!
20 November: Creams, Lotions, Cosmetics. 11am – 1pm €10 For a great velvety skin use natural products – an easy modular method for
speed. Spoil yourself. Samples and lots of recipes.
27 November: EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique. 11am – 1pm €15 If you have any stress, come and learn to tap it away! Comprehensive instructions.
11 December: Soap Making. 11am – 1pm €10 Chemical free soaps with natural oils. Again, great Christmas gifts. Samples and recipes.
All workshops are in English a/o German. To reserve a place, ring Renate on 0049 1781302145 or Viveros Florena on 689928201
Or just turn up on the day!
Stroll around our food and health market, fall in love with beautiful plants, visit our new look Shabby Shed Shop which is looking fab and glam, and check out The Shambles, full of funky junk.
The 4 th December is the BIG day, mark it in your diaries! Viveros Florena is going wild with our Wondrous Winter Market.
Lots of stalls, foot-stomping music, fab food and drink – a great day out! Renate and Horst will be there selling cbd oil, soaps and creams.
And, by popular demand, between 11am and 12 noon they are repeating their talk on hemp and cbd Free!
Don´t miss it!
We're Off To The Winter Market at Viveros Florena
On Wednesday 4 December, 10 until 4. You Coming?
They’ve a storming day lined up – we’ve been peeking! And the setting is just magical.
Start the day right with one of the best coffees in Cómpeta or a cup of Merv’s mulled wine, served piping hot – worth coming out for!
MUSIC- Jazzyjools & Co from 12 till 3: Live and luscious – don´t miss this band new to Cómpeta.
TALK/DEMO- Renate between 11 and 12: Back for the 3 rd time by popular demand. Giving a talk on cbd oil, its history and its usage.
Stroll through the stalls of real crafts people. Help our small traders!
Reiki San Andreas with Julie and Rob: Home-made and enchanting, natural and organic lotions and potions.
Amanda: Cards, notepads, advent calenders, wrapping tissue.
Barbara and John: Beautiful items hand carved from local olive wood.
Horst and Renate: cbd oil and natural soaps and creams – don´t forget her talk on cbd oil at 11am.
Lara: artisanal wooden plates, necklaces, notebooks and clothes
Mignon Maria: original artwork
John: local author selling his books
Linda: glittering mosaics worked into a myriad of boxes, Christmas decorations etc.
Sam: hand-made chocolates to die for!
Katrina: and the best fudge to go with your chocolate!
Di: all things Moroccan
Debbie: fleecedreams, whimsical fleece creations
Federico: lovely leather hand-crafted items
Sybille: fabulous felt slippers, gloves etc.
Jayne: super sparkling jewellery
Andrea: everything shabby, stylish and super chic
Georgina Craig-Murray: jewellery and jewellery repairer. So bring all your
Mark: hand-printed t-shirts
Debbie, Glad Rags: all the glad rags you’ve ever wanted!
Nicola Tillett: hand-made adorable dolls and colouring books for grown-ups
Helidoro: our local wood carver
Keep up energy levels with fab food and drink. Sit and have a chat with friends.
Alison and Damian: Caribbean jerk chicken, rice and peas, crunchy coleslaw
Fran: always loved artisanal craft beers
Carina and Mitxel: Blessed are the cheese lovers! A big range of artisanal
cheeses with organic wines, there’s no better combination
Sue: all our favourite Christmas goodies, home-made
Mairead: Julia’s Kitchen Garden: Irish whiskey tea brack, Ballymaloe inspired Irish brown bread, mixed seed health loaf, 100% cotton tea towels
and original art work cards
Nia: jam, marmalade, chutney, relishes and home bakes
Miguel: empanadillas, hibiscus juice and virgin olive oil
Our cart is full but those lovely people at Viveros Florena have laid on a free mini-bus service from Cómpeta/Garden Centre. Pick-ups at
Cómpeta main car-park on the hour and Parque Arroyo Lara. And it will take you back when you’re tired! How kind!
Give them a ring if you need more info. Tel: 689928201/681168400/633884096
From January 2020, we will have access to a huge range of organically certified fruit and veg. Every Friday we will email/whatsapp the availability list for the following week with prices; send us your order by Monday morning and we will have it at the market for you on Wednesday for
collection (or the day after if you can´t manage Wednesday).
If you want to subscribe to this scheme, just send us your name with email address or whatsapp number.
Remember, it’s certified organic, it’s fresh and it’s on your doorstep.
Always something new at Viveros Florena!
Certified Organic Fruit & Veg Service at Viveros Florena
You warmed the cockles of our hearts with your massive response to our veg plants. We were swamped with orders;
it gave us a warm and fuzzy feeling that you all cared so much about us and showed it with your orders, requests for gift vouchers, money lodged with us against future purchases and lots and lots of lovely comments. It's been truly heart warming. Thank you so much for all your support.
Some were disappointed because our stocks of tomatoes and chillies ran out within hours so, this week, we have even more on offer for you.
This is the full range of ECO vegetable plug plants we will have available by the end of this week.
pak choi rojo, red pak choi €0,20
acelga multicolor, rainbow chard €0,20
lechuga hoja de roble, lettuce oak leaf €0,25
berenjena negra, aubergine black €0,30
melon amarillo, melon yellow €0.30
pepino, cucumber €0,20
pimiento lamuyo amarillo, bell pepper yellow €0,35
pimiento Italiano, Italian pepper, green, long €0,35
sandia negra, watermelon black €0,40
cilantro/coriander Caribe €0,25
mostaza Red Giant, mustard Red Giant €0,25
calabacín, courgette €0,40
cebolla roja, red onion €0,10
espinaca, spinach €0,10
pimienta guindilla amarilla, chilli yellow €0,25
tomate Jupiter F1, tomato Jupiter F1 plum €0,35
tomate Noire de Crimée, tomato Black Crimean €0,35
tomate Marmande, tomato Marmande €0,35
tomate cereza Star Gold, cherry Star Gold €0,75
And we've fresh herbs arriving too - basil, bay, borage, chives, chocolate mint, coriander, dill, lavender (3 types), lemon balm, lemon grass, lemon thyme, lemon verbena, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, purple sage, rosemary (creeping and upright), sage and thyme. And potfuls of strawberries!
Don´t forget we can also sell fruit trees - orange, lemon, mandarin, pink grapefruit, lime, kaffir lime, finger lime, pink lime, Buddha's hand. Apples, avocados, apricots, cherries, crab apples, donut peaches, dwarf almonds, figs, hazlenuts, mangos, mulberries, nectarines, pears, pineapple guavas, plums, pomegranates and walnuts.
And composts (universal, seed and marijuana compost), soil, worm manure and all our organic fertilisers, insecticides and other products.
Just drop us an order and we'll pack it up and leave it by the gate for you. No contact, totally safe and we'll give you a receipt.
Payment by PayPal, bank transfer or cash in an envelope.
Now let's get planting!