When you see packets of "wildflower" seeds for sale there's a good chance they won't be British.
The species in the packet might not naturally occur in Britain either, or they might include an odd balance of unlikely flowers. Does this matter? We think it does.
All of the seed in the mixes we sell has UK origin and provenance - it is from UK stock and harvested in the UK.
Our community of small scale specialists harvests seed in a completely sustainable way from beautiful and often ancient donor meadow sites around the UK. These mixes have very high floral content and diversity of wildflower and meadow grass species. They offer exceptional value for money.
We also sell some mixes which are made up of pre-determined percentages of species, appropriate for different soil types or situations. All the wildflower and grass species in these are native to the UK and the wildflower seed is originally from wild populations here.
We love the aesthetic appeal of traditional wildflower meadows, which are not only one of our most beautiful and biodiverse habitats but one of our most threatened. Amazingly, they are poorly protected and we are still losing them.
British Wildflower Seeds is operated by Habitat Aid Ltd. If your meadow project is larger than 250 square metres please contact us for pricing and availability or head over to Habitat Aid’s own website to buy larger quantities than are available here.