Seeds and sundries £2
Fruit or potatoes incur an additional £3.50
Fruits and potatoes are sent separate from seeds.
Society Orders – Simply collect all the green order forms and payment from your members, collate the data and enter on the summary sheet. Send all the forms along with the top three copies of the summary sheet and payment to Kings. Please include the £1.30 per head fee for individual packing.
Individual and Life Members – Complete the green order form and return with payment. Please remember to include postage. If your order contains seeds or sundries and fruit or potatoes your total postage will be £5.50.
Postage and Packing
Individual packing for association affiliates £1.30
These items are for direct delivery to your affiliate member and have a lorry symbol against the product, and although their cost should be added with your total remittance on the summary sheet, they will be despatched straight to your member’s address, when the goods become available. Please ensure we have your member’s full name, address and telephone number and any specific delivery instructions.
National Society of Allotment & Leisure Gardeners Ltd
Individual and life member orders
You can now order seeds via our website at anytime and over the phone from Monday to Friday 9am t
Delivery can take up to 14-21 working days.
Kings have been following that process for over a hundred years. On our farm of some 300 acres, we have been selecting and maintaining seed stocks longer than most. We are now unique in that Kings is the last surviving wholesale horticultural seed merchant in the country.
Essex has been the centre of English seed production for many centuries. Its climate and rainfall are ideal for raising plants and taking them through the growing cycle to obtain the highest quality of seed.
Although some agreement has been reached between the UK and EU regarding import/export requiremen
If you’ve visited this iconic garden, you’ll have been delighted by its sheer exuberance, colour and range of plants through the season. The nursery offers flower seeds from its own stock chosen by the staff and students as notable. Seed is then harvested fresh by hand and supplied in glassine bags.
If you’re finding you’re spending more time at home at the moment, take the opportunity to plan. Seed buying can bring hope and enjoyment and with careful planning you’ll have the perfect lot of seeds for the garden next year. We’d recommend always checking the seed suppliers’ organic credentials and trying to pick seeds which will grow into plants that are perfect for wildlife.
Where to buy flower seeds
Heritage Seed Library
Run by Garden Organic, the Heritage Seed Library is a members-only resource that offers a selection of rare, hard-to-get-hold-of, heritage vegetable seed – many of which have been lost to standard seed catalogues.
Here we’ve put together a list of our favourites, divided into flowers, vegetables and wild flowers to give you a head start on your gardening year. And here’s our list of garden centres open for business over lockdown.
A good all-rounder, with plenty of choice covering a range of different vegetables. The duo packs, with two complementary cultivars, are a great way to discover more of the variety available within one vegetable type and benefit from an extended harvesting season or variations in flavour.