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.

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At our new premises: Avebury House, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Avenue
We'll be set up with a table outside the shed in the carpark area (look for the Southern Seed Exchange banner). If wet, we will be inside one of the rooms in Avebury House (look for signs from the main door entrance)

Seed swaps are a great way to meet and swap seeds and plants with other gardeners. All sorts of seeds and plants turn up on the day. If you don’t have anything to swap but would like to take away some seeds/plants then a gold coin donation would be welcome.