Collection of wild stock seed

To be certain that the wild flower and grass seed we offer for sale is genuinely wild we collect stock seed ourselves from wild plant populations around Britain.

We collect stock seed by visiting high quality, well documented, native wild populations and make hand collections of seed of individual species. Detailed records are maintained on the origin of all stocks, and increasingly we are propagating stocks from more than one origin for the species most used.

The county origins of the stocks we offer are listed within the species accounts.

Sufficient stock seed is collected to ensure a representative sample of the genetic variation in the wild population, and after 3-4 generations of seed production the stocks are replaced with fresh collections from the wild.