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Get ready for the eighth annual Seedy Saturday!

Seedy Saturday 2017

Seedy Saturday 2017

Another year, another seed swap and Seedy Saturday is back!

The seed swap, potato day and green fayre will be opening its doors for its eighth celebration of all things seedy at Timsbury Conygre Hall on Saturday 11 March 2017 from 10am to 2pm, and will once again prove to be THE local event that offers growers at all stages and ages the chance to share their own seeds, exchange tips and experiences, browse local products and learn about community activities.

Swap your locally grown seed varieties for something new and different for the coming growing season, enjoy browsing the usual wide range of stalls selling potatoes, onions, shallots, garlic, plants, local produce, crafts, gifts, books and more…

Nigel Hurst of Bath Beekeepers talks about honeybees

Nigel Hurst of Bath Beekeepers talks about honeybees
Photo: Kerry James

Listen in and ask questions of our experts on the subjects of: the role of honey bees; and growing something different to eat.

Get your children involved, with popular children’s art and craft activities.

Plus, take a break with something tasty and delicious from our kitchen café, which will be providing refreshments and homemade treats throughout.

By growing, saving and swapping seeds, you can help to keep some wonderful old varieties alive, conserve biodiversity and create locally adapted varieties.

So come and ‘Get Seedy!’ with us. Bring your family and friends, and let’s have fun swapping, sharing, growing and learning.

Adults £1 (on the door), children under 16 free. For more information visit:

What’s happening?

People bring their home saved seeds to swap

People bring their home saved seeds to swap
Photo: Kerry James

Seed swap all day – for exchanging home-saved and unwanted seeds (or make a small donation if no seeds to swap).

Stalls selling potatoes, onions, shallots, garlic, specialist seeds and plants – Beans and Herbs and Pennard Plants; handmade preserves and produce, crafts, gifts and books – Eco-logic Books, Jo Kelly’s plants, Timmy’s Chillies.

Free talks by expert growers:

  • 10.30am – “Honey bees: our buzzy benefactors – Nigel Hurst, Bath Beekeepers
  • 11.30pm – “Growing something different to eat” – Chris Smith, Pennard Plants
Kids are captivated by craft activities

Kids are captivated by craft activities
Photo: Kerry James

Free children’s art and craft activities with The Cam Valley Arts Trail where they can have fun making:

  • collage Blackbirds from 10.30am – 12.00pm
  • paper crafts: boxes and seed packets from 12.30pm – 2.00pm
An opportunity to meet and share tips and stories

An opportunity to meet and share tips and stories
Photo: Kerry James

A hub for sharing practical advice on gardening and growing your own.

Community-based information about gardening, horticulture, beekeeping, wildlife and sustainable lifestyles and communities Avon Wildlife TrustBath Beekeepers, Cam Valley Wildlife Group, FEED Bristol, Incredible Edible Timsbury, Recycling and Composting Roadshow, and Taste of Timsbury.

The Kitchen Café selling tea and coffee, soft drinks, bacon rolls and homemade cake, sponsored by The Connies Tea Rooms.

Download the programme

Download the programme

For more information, including full details about the event, traders and exhibitors, please visit: or download the Seedy Saturday programme (pdf, 1Mb).

Seedy Saturday is organised by a small group of local and dedicated volunteers and is sponsored by: Pennard PlantsBeans and HerbsSchool Cottages B&B, and The Connies Tea Rooms.


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    Posted 16 March 2017 at 3:46pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for organising this event. It means a lot to me that someone cared enough to make it accessible for me,as a disabled gardener. I managed to stock up on seeds,herbs,artichokes,spuds,greetings cards, jam and marmalade and it was good to catch up with people I spoke to last year and the one before,as well as bumping into other old friends over a coffee and delicious cake. If I can buy more of the fantastic marmalade,I would love to know how to get in touch!.

    • Posted 26 April 2017 at 2:56pm | Permalink

      Hi Sheila
      Thanks for coming again, it’s always great to see familiar faces year on year, and I’m glad that you find our event accessible. I do think of you having to get around the hall when I lay it out, so I’m glad it isn’t a frustrating experience, but is in fact something you keep wanting to return to.

      The marmalade I make is from Seville oranges, which are only available for a short time at the end of January. I do make quite a number of jars, but it has become very popular, so although I put aside about a dozen jars for the Seed Swap, I’ve usually sold everything I’ve made by the end of the event. If you do want more in future, let me know how many you’d be after and I will get hold of more oranges next year! 🙂

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