Please see the following important update published on 21 September 2022.
The seed exchange is open to receive donation of seeds until 31 October 2022. Seed ordering will be open from first thing (GMT) on 01 December 2022 until midnight (GMT) on 06 January 2023.
Some incoming seed is banned by the UK authorities. A list of the affected species is found on this list (pdf). Please do not send seed of these species as your shipment may be destroyed on entry to the UK.
Incoming seed donations this coming autumn will be partly affected by new phytosanitary regulations, as detailed below:
From UK members: seed donation is unaffected; please can you send seed in as normal.
From EU members: our current understanding is that implementation of these rules for seed from the EU has been delayed until 2023, and so donations from the EU will not require phytosanitary certificates this autumn, and you will be able to donate as normal.
From All other Overseas Members:
We have just heard that UK Environment Department officials have very recently said that there will be no checks on seed imported into the UK in 2022, even though there is nothing posted on government websites.
This means that Australian, USA and Canadian members can please ignore previous 'new' instructions
Once again, many thanks for your efforts in donating to SRGC.
Please send fresh clean seed as early as possible (no later than 31 October 2022) to:
Drs Ian and Carole Bainbridge, 01557 814141, Luckie Harg’s, Anwoth Road, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2EF, Scotland.
Late seed can be accepted if a list has been received by post or email by 31 October 2022. The seed list will be compiled on 1st November, so late seed may not make the exchange.
Details of the Seed Exchange are published in our Dryas Newsletter in July each year, issued to all of our members. However, this page will always show the most up-to-date information.