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About Garden Organic

Garden Organic is the UK’s leading organic growing charity, is dedicated to promoting organic gardening in homes, communities and schools. Using innovation and inspiration, the charity aims to get more people growing in the most sustainable way. The charity believes an organic approach to gardening can help build a sustainable future for people and the planet.

Find out more at: www.gardenorganic.org.uk

Garden Organic is the working name of the Henry Doubleday research Association. Charity Reg No. 298104

About the Heritage Seed Library

What we do

Conserve and make available vegetable varieties that don’t feature in modern seed catalogues.

Once we have enough seed, all our seed will become available to our members. Currently about 200 varieties feature in our Seed Catalogue.

Why we do it

To ensure that these heirlooms don’t disappear and to safeguard our heritage for future generations.

How we do it

Between 1997 and 2000 a DETR funded Seed Search was carried out. Its aim was to seek out and save regional, family and historic vegetable varieties.
Our Seed Guardians take on the responsibility for growing seed for us. Their work is essential to maintaining and boosting our seed stock.

Where we are

The Heritage Seed Library is housed at Garden Organic’s Ryton Gardens, near Rugby.

How you can help

Support the Heritage Seed Library for just £20; or £15 if you’re already a Garden Organic member.
Volunteer and get hands on at our Ryton Gardens HQ. Help harvest, clean and package seed.


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