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Friends Seed List has been published.

Every year, since 1970, a small team of volunteers collect, clean and pack over seeds from the gardens so members of the Friends of Ness Gardens can grow some of the plants they have admired at Ness in their own garden. The seeds are free, with members able to order up to 20 packets.

This year's list comprises of 158 types of seeds ranging from two types of Echiums, favourite of bees with their tall blue flower spikes. A range of primulas including orange-yellow flowering Primula bulleyana named after Ness's founder Arthur Bulley and red switch grass (Panicum virgatum 'Rubrum') from North America, a must have for late summer and winter interest. All three are pictured below.

This year's seed list can be downloaded here, together with our free guide to seed sowing.


The seed list is one of many benefits of joining the Friends, which includes free entry to Ness all year round and with 80% of your membership gifted directly to Ness supporting the Garden. 

Memberships start from as little as £25. You can find out more about joining the Friends here.


Friends Seeds List 2016

From left to right Echium pininana, Primula bulleyana and Panicum virgatum 'Rubrum'

17 January 2016