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Free Seeds


Logo GentianAn important part of a botanic garden is the sharing of seeds, particularly of rare and endangered species of plants.  The Friends were offered surplus seeds for the first time in November 1970.

Today, this is still offered to members thanks to a small team of volunteers who collect, clean and pack seeds for distribution.

As a Friend, you can order up to 20 packets of free seeds for collection at Ness Botanic Gardens.  

Should you wish an order to be sent to you, please send an Order Form* and Padded Stamped Addressed Envelope to:-

The Seed Department

Ness Botanic Gardens

Ness, Neston

Cheshire CH64 4AY

*Order forms are available from the Admissions Desk in the Visitor Centre or by E-mail to