What is a Seed Swap?

The most important thing you need to know about a Seed Swap is that everyone is welcome!

From novices gardeners to expert growers, allotmenteers, those a tad intrigued, windowsill gardeners, people who started a bit of planting during lockdown and those Bristolians with a small walled front garden, known colloquially as a 'Barton', you are welcome.

Bring your seeds, friends, family & kids.
Seed tables, advice, talks, stalls, café and more

 

 

 


Seed donations. any company or shop which can donate seeds please let us know, and of course any
individual can bring seeds on the day, if you can't make it let us know and we can arrange a pick up.
We can be contacted on Bristolseedswap@gmail.com for all the above
What to expect at Bristol Seed Swap
Seed swapping! - Bring seeds to add to the trays (or just give a cash donation) and select those seeds you
need to grow in your garden or allotment. Our friendly volunteers will be on hand to give you a warm
welcome and answer your questions.
Cafe - Come and eat delicious homebaked cakes, savoury snacks, drink tea, coffee or squash. The
proceeds from the cafe fund future activity, so you're not being greedy by having two pieces of cake,
you're being selfless :)
Kids activities - keep the kids occupied making seed bombs & other creative gems while you get
your seeds!
Stalls - find out about local projects, growers, green spaces, eco activity and more from all over the city
For sale - wild flower plugs courtesy of Feed Bristol and fruit trees from local growers.
Advice Desk - There will be a space where some local garden experts and seed savers will be happy to
offer advice on sowing, growing and saving seeds..
Talks
To be confirmed

SEEDS GALORE- The event is early in the year - so you can get seeds for all your crops including
tomatoes & chillis. We have an amazing array of seeds and people will bring many more on the day. Take
what you need, give what you can get growing early in the season!

SEED DIVERSITY! There will be a diverse range of seeds to share/take- from our bank of seeds
gratefully donated by Heritage Seed Library, RHS, Tucker & Sons, Jekka's, Gardens' Illustrated,
Thompson & Morgans & others - as well as all those brought by yourselves and many a keen local
grower/ gardener/seed savers! DON'T FORGET YOUR SEEDS!
ANY KEEN BAKERS? PLEASE DO BRING A CAKE TO DONATE to the cafe - doing this helps
secure next years event - many thanks!

FOR SALE ON THE DAY
- Wildflower plants for sale from FeedBristol/AWT
- Fruit trees from local growers
- Delicious Cake, refreshments & snacks!
Want to get involved?

If you would like to volunteer at this or future events or help with the organisation that would be
amazing! Please email - brisseedswapvols@gmail.com.
All other enquires bristolseedswap@gmail.com
Questions? FAQs here
Bristol Seed Swap is an annual event and is being held in a city centre venue for the 2nd year running to
be accessible to all Bristol's gardeners.
This is a free event and everyone is welcome whether an experienced gardener or someone just thinking
of growing their first pot of herbs. Come and join in the fun, meet other gardeners, learn about the how
and the why of seed saving and eat great cake.
Thank you for coming to learn more about the Seed Swap! Read all the latest news/archive on our blog.

Have a stall, plant stalls, those promoting growing projects, wildflowers, those making organic, plant
based products, eg jams and honey, natural cosmetics, wool etc.
SEEDS GALORE- The event is early in the year - so you can get seeds for all your crops including
tomatoes & chillis. We have an amazing array of seeds and people will bring many more on the day. Take
what you need, give what you can get growing early in the season!

SEED DIVERSITY! There will be a diverse range of seeds to share/take- from our bank of seeds
gratefully donated by Heritage Seed Library, RHS, Tucker & Sons, Jekka's, Gardens' Illustrated,
Thompson & Morgans & others - as well as all those brought by yourselves and many a keen local
grower/ gardener/seed savers! DON'T FORGET YOUR SEEDS!