50 Best Seed Merchants and Catalogues

Since I put this list together 7 years ago but I have now started to favour Kings Seeds (Suffolk Herbs) for my vegetables. I also get many more seeds from clubs and organisations rather than merchants.

Seed catalogues

 

My Regular Suppliers

Thompson-Morgan have 2206 different packets of seeds. Their catalogue is one of the most colourful and once on their list you get regular offers. They are a good partner to Gardeners Tips and if you buy via our link we get a small commission that helps with our costs – Searchable T&M site.

Wallis Seeds have a new web site and are based in   Chelmsford Essex . I like buying by weight for some varieties that I can scatter willy-nilly so 15 gms of Calendula ‘Pacific Beauty’ and ‘Art Shades’ are on the way .

Chiltern Seeds of Ulverston Cumbria   www.chilternseeds.co.uk have  a 220 page densely packed catalogue.  They are good for providing Latin names and  flowery comments on each variety.

Vegetables Seed Suppliers

Heritage Seed Suppliers

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High Street Supplies

Other Specialist Seed Companies

Overseas Suppliers

 

Great Seed Catalogues for Gardeners

  • I keep all my seed catalogues in an old box. Periodically old ones get thrown out but I find they are a great source of information and inspiration.
  • I regularly buy from Wallis Seeds and Chiltern Seeds, neither catalogues  have  gone to the expense of glossy photographs.
  • I am more selective when buying from the bigger well know suppliers on the grounds of cost and I am just as likely to pick up a packet at a supermarket or  own brand.
  • The best germination however comes from fresh seed so you need a company with fast turnover:

Other Links

Heritage seed suppliers list from Gardeners tips
Best mail order seed suppliers.

The RHS, AGS, Auricular society, Cyclamen club and Hardy Plant Societies offer seed exchange and supply arrangements for members.

Good luck with your seed purchases or just hunting for information.

 


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