Events

Events

SEED SWAP 2022

Bletchley Garden Club is due to host its 14th annual Seed Swap and Plant Sale.

Unsurprisingly, we have had to modify our plans, and make this an outdoor event, as it was last year.

So, on 12th February 2022 from 10am to 2pm, our Seed Swap will take place on the forecourt of 72 Stoke Road, Water Eaton, Bletchley, MK2 3AD, which is just by the 40/30 mph road sign. Please park in nearby side roads.

Please refer to our website, bletchleygardenclub.org for last minute postponement due to any adverse weather conditions.

About Seeds Swaps

Seed Swaps can offer varieties that do well in the local environment.

Commercial seed companies must pay a fee to register each seed variety that they sell. Understandably, they choose to sell the seeds that will be most profitable. It is illegal to sell seeds that are not registered on the European or National Seed Lists.

It is also illegal for Seed Swaps to sell seeds as they are not registered, which is why we usually ask for donations for packets of seeds.

Organised Seed Swaps began in Canada in the 1980s, but gardeners have been swapping seeds informally for centuries.

The first seed swap organised in England was in Brighton, in 2001, and, known as Seedy Sunday it has grown and flourished (rather like the seeds themselves, one hopes!)