La Petite Pépinière

de Caunes-Minervois


Welcome to La Petite Pépinière de Caunes

Plants for dry and Mediterranean climates 

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Hardy perennials

Ornamental grasses


Climbing plants


Rare and unusual plant collections of Salvia, Cistus, Phlomis, Origanum, Teucrium

Plants for wildlife

Show garden

Advisory and design service

Events and Open Days


La petite pépinière

21, Avenue de la Montagne Noire,
11160 Caunes-Minervois
Telephone: 04 68 78 43 81 or 06 85 96 65 72



After nearly 18 years at La Petite Pépinière I am retiring from operating a general nursery. That  side of things is being taken on by Imogen Checketts and Kate Dumbleton who are creating an exciting new garden and nursery on a piece of uncultivated land next door to La Petite Pépinière,  they will be offering a similar range of plants to La Petite Pépinière but introducing some interesting new grasses and perennials. They are  always open by appointment and will be opening again on Saturdays in March 2017. They can be contacted for more information at or or by phone on 07 80 43 32 62 and you can follow them on or Facebook at     

As a confirmed plantaholic I shall, of course, be continuing to experiment with new and unusual plants and will occasionally offer these for sale or exchange  via my mailing list and at events here. I shall also be offering occasional gardening courses and will continue to be available for advice and consultation about planting schemes and garden development.   The garden here will continue to be open by
appointment for individuals and always also with the possibility of guided visits for groups ( During 2017 we shall offer some events here - watch this space!

For plant and garden queries please don't hesitate to contact me; by phone 04 68 78 43 81 or email     


My thanks to all who have supported La Petite Pépinière over the years.


Gill Pound

March 2016