RHS Members’ Seed Scheme

Running since 1905, the RHS Seed Scheme draws upon the Society’s diverse plant collections and wealth of expertise to offer members the exclusive opportunity to buy seed harvested from RHS Gardens

Our seed list is produced each year by a small, dedicated team of staff and volunteers, based at Wisley, who collect, clean and pack seed for members. Covering 180 species, it contains a range of plants including annuals, herbaceous perennials, trees and shrubs, some of which are rare and unusual.

We hope you will be inspired to have a go at growing from seed, which can be fun and rewarding. If you’re not already a member, why not join the RHS to take advantage of this and many other fantastic benefits?

RHS Members’ Seed Scheme 2024

In line with our more sustainable operations, the RHS Seed Scheme is only available to RHS members online

Ordering seed packets

The closing date has now passed for RHS members to order up to 15 packets of seed from RHS Gardens, including annuals, herbaceous perennials and rare shrubs as part of the RHS Members’ Seed Scheme 2024.

RHS Members’ Seed Scheme 2025

Please join us again from 1 December 2024 when the 2025 Seed Scheme will open for RHS members to order seed packets online with their MyRHS account.

If you don’t have one, you can create an account and link your membership in just a few minutes.

Delivery of orders

We will began to dispatch orders for the 2024 Seed Scheme in December 2023 to addresses in the UK only and aim to send out all orders by 8 March 2024.

See the seed germination guide >

Please note: Due to the change in export regulations governing the sending of plant material overseas, we regret that we can no longer offer RHS seed to our EU members.

If you haven’t received your order by 8 April 2024, please contact our Seed Team by email: [email protected].

Learn more about our seeds

Open pollination

Our seed is collected from open-pollinated plants. Therefore seed may not come true and may be hybridised.

Toxic seeds

Whilst we make every effort to highlight those seeds which we know to be toxic, it should be assumed that ALL seed could be potentially harmful or cause skin irritation.

Invasive species

We endeavour to exclude seeds of potentially invasive species.

Plants for Pollinators

Those plants flagged with the bee symbol are ‘Plants for Pollinators’. This identifies plants that are good for attracting pollinating insects into your garden.

Please contact the RHS if you are seeking to commercialise the genetic material, its products or resources derived from it.

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.