Introducing the Heritage Seed Library
Why we grow heritage seeds
The Heritage Seed Library is a vital resource to connect people with seed, keep our heritage alive and increase biodiversity.
This year’s Heritage Seed Library seed trials
This year at Ryton, we are trialling four re-discovered heritage varieties to check for health, cross-pollination, and description.
How the seed library works
The seed library holds over 800 varieties of seeds, including rare landrace varieties adapted to specific growing conditions, heirloom varieties saved over generations and varieties no longer available to buy.
Get involved with HSL
Home growers, schools, communities, organisations and public gardens can support the work of the Heritage Seed Library by becoming a seed guardian and growing seed for us. You can also support us by becoming a Garden Organic HSL member and get free seed every year!