From the first day of March seed collection points will be launched from community gardens and projects all over the borough as we prepare for the growing season with a great community seed swap. All our partners are going to make this a Covid-safe event and we have come up with a plan.

If you have surplus seeds you can deposit them at your nearest community garden seed collection point.

There should be an outdoor collection box you can put them in. Please make sure seeds are well sealed and labelled.

From 1st March Kingston Environment Centre will have a box outside the Centre   (or post through the letter box).

Collection points around  the borough

Details are still coming through and will be listed here. So in the meantime you can find out more at

Seedy Sunday – Save the Date

The main event where Gardeners will be able to collect seeds is on Sunday 4th April. Tables of seeds will be set up outside Kingston Environment Centre.  We expect a great supply of different vegetable varieties, flower seeds, herbs  and garden plants. We love to share local  and bee friendly varieties.

We expect to have Heritage seeds as well thanks to the continuing support of Garden Organic, Ryton Gardens.

Why Save and Swap Seeds?

  • help conserve local varieties suitable for our soil and climate
  • increasing biodiversity in your garden
  • helping to maintain genetic diversity for the future
  • increase your ability to use open pollinated crops that breed true to type
  • the pleasure of communicating with other gardeners and growers

Thanks to all seed savers including Cath, Brian, Pat, Julie, Marilyn, Simone, Tariq, Des, Roland, Robin and Sam