About Us

The Southern Seed Exchange is a charitable trust with about 250 members and run by a small team of volunteers. We facilitate the exchange of seeds between gardeners by receiving seeds from seed saving gardeners and producing seed lists for members. We provide information on seed saving.

We are interested in local cultivars (cultivars which have adapted to their locality), occasionally finding seed saved by individuals for years and years. We are also interested in lesser known nutritious food plants. Most of the seed on our seed lists would be classified as local cultivars, and some as heritage or heirloom cultivars, seed that is no longer available commercially, some of which have been saved in a family for a number of generations.


Latest News...

SPRING SEED SWAP - Sunday 3rd September
The spring seed swap aill be held at the former Seven Oaks School site, 35 Hassels Lane ,Opawa Christchurch. In the tunnel house. The seed swap will run from 2.00pm to 3.30pm. Admission is by gold coin donation. Please bring along any surplus seed or plants that you may have for the swap table.

AGM - Sunday 3rd September
The Annual general meeting will be held on the same day, before the seed swap, at 1.00pm