Tower Hill Botanic Garden Library’s Seed Library collection provides seeds to Tower Hill members to encourage and enable people to begin gardening; to promote awareness of the importance of seed saving; to preserve organic and heirloom varieties of plants; and to create positive experiences with plants. The Seed Library collection focuses on vegetable seeds, and works to provide solely seeds that are not treated with pesticides, with an emphasis on locally-native, organic, and/or heirloom seeds. However, the Seed Library collection may contain any type of garden seeds as long as they are appropriately labeled and cleaned.
Seeds from the Seed Library Collection check out for one growing season. We request you save seeds from your plants and return them for others' use the next year--but if you aren't able to return seeds, that's all right too. The list of seeds is currently only available on-site in the Library.
To check seeds out at Tower Hill, you must be a THBG Member or part of a group that is an organizational member of THBG. If you don't fall into one of these two categories, please see the list of Other Area Seed Libraries below for more options!
While we try to keep this list up to date, we are not always successful. Please contact the individual organizations for more information or to make sure they are still operating a seed library before going to check out seeds.