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Celebrating 47 years


Logo GentianBeing able to grow plants of scientific and educational interest is one of the central aims of botanic gardens. An important part of a botanic garden is the sharing of seeds, particularly of rare and endangered species of plants. 

This is done every year by the gardens through the Index Seminum, a seed list only available to other botanic gardens and the Friends of Ness Gardens' Seed List.

This year's Friends seed list is available to download below as a pdf, in addidtion to a free guide to sowing seeds.

In order to receive your seeds, please fill in the order form included at the back of the seed list including your Friends' membership number. Return the order form and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the Seed Department at Ness either by post or at the admission desk on your next visit.

Seed orders are limited to a maximum of 20 packets of seed per Friend


Seed List 2017     Seed List Order Form     Download your free guide