Preserving Ireland's Seeds
True Harvest Seeds, Native Wildflower Seed Charity
True Harvest Seeds, based in Co Down is an ex-situ seed bank, safely storing seeds from the island of Ireland’s wildflowers, shrubs and trees through secure storage of their seeds in deep freeze. Part of the collections are kept in perpetuity and part are available for suitable local restoration projects. We also have an online shop where you can by individual species of native-origin.
This plant is in trouble along the coast between Strangford and Glassdrumman. We believe there’s only this one left. We would like to breed it back but to avoid a genetic bottleneck we need more individuals. If you see it, please let us know. We can then start proceedings to get permission from the department to work with it. Thanks!
By becoming a:
Or perhaps you’d like to:
- Get growing native species at our Production Unit in Kilclief, Co Down,
- Help out with the seed processing, ready for long term storage, in the lab
- Create native habitat restoration projects of your own with our help.
The charity is intended to:
by giving the people of the island native wildflower, shrub, tree, industrial and food crop seed security through public ownership.
we gather large amounts of information on plants and their seeds which we freely share.
Do you want to know how to make a seed collection suitable for seed banking? Or pick up your own seeds and keep them alive until spring? Many more learning opportunities available.