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.
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
- King Seeds
- Mammoth Vegetable seeds
- Medwyns Seeds specialist in Exhibition vegetables
- Suffolk Herbs
- The Herbary
- Jekkas Herb Farm
- Moles Seeds
- Original Touch
- Roberts Plants RP seeds
- Tozer for larger volumes
Heritage Seed Suppliers
- Association Kokopelli (UK/France)
- Real Seeds
- Heritage Seed Library (UK)
- Edwin Tucker
- Real Vegetable Seeds (UK)
- Heirloom Seeds
- Simpson Seeds
- Seeds Trust
- Victoriana Seeds
- Simply Vegetables Plants of distinction
High Street Supplies
- Unwins, and Elm House
- D T Brown
- Marshalls seeds
- Johnsons Seeds
- Own label suppliers including B&Q and Wilko
- De Ree a value for money supplier via the Range amongst others
Other Specialist Seed Companies
- Nicky’s Nursery
- Chilli Seeds
- The Organic Gardening Catalog
- Tamar Organics
- Seeds of Italy Franchi
- Shelly Seeds
- Select Seeds Exhibition
- Terwin Seeds wild flowers
- Bountiful Gardens (US)
- Baker Creek Seeds (US)
- de Nieuwe Tuin (Dutch Language)
- Salt Spring Seeds (Canada)
- Sand Hill Preservation Center
- Synergy Seeds (US)
- The Garlic Store (US)
- The Victory Seed Company (US)
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:
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.