Gardening in the Minervois

High temperatures and limited water can make Mediterranean gardening a challenge. Come along to our garden visits or join in some of our winter workshops.

Our steering group of experienced gardeners can offer help and advice. We share ideas and tips on what to grow, with a plant exchange each spring.

You can also visit the garden we created at the Olonzac museum.

Who can get involved

This is a group for all gardeners and plant lovers, from beginners to green-fingered experts.

Even if you don’t have a garden or have just a small courtyard, you are welcome.


Gardening programme

We hold monthly meetings to find out more about creating gardens which flourish in our hot, dry summers.

When the weather is suitable we arrange visits to interesting gardens and specialist plant growers or hold workshops to learn about different techniques. On other occasions we organise botanical walks to learn from our rich local flora.

In the winter we hold indoor activities in local village halls, for example ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’ or illustrated talks on the wide range of plants from all over the world that are adapted to our climate. Each December we hold a popular workshop to make a Christmas wreath.

Some recent events:
Presentation on permaculture with demonstration of composting and mulching techniques
Talk on shrubs suitable for a Mediterranean climate
Visit to local olive producers with demonstration of pruning techniques


Visit our activities calendar for details of future events
Gardening coordinator Sue Shearer

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