British Wildflower Seeds sources and supplies the seed mixes here from specialist small scale harvesters and producers around the country. We've had relationships with most of them for many years, and we're confident about the quality and provenance of the seeds they supply us with. Many of the seed mixes are harvested directly from wildflower meadows, many of them ancient. The seed packets are packaged and dispatched by All Things Rural, who send them out by Royal Mail. We have also started selling seed packets through a small number of independent garden centres - let us know if you might be interested in joining our network!
British Wildflower Seeds is run by Habitat Aid Ltd.
Habitat Aid is based in Somerset, where it was founded by Nick Mann in 2008. It promotes and sells British native trees, hedging, aquatic plants, wildflower seed and heritage fruit trees, sourced from a community of small specialist UK nurseries and growers. Habitat Aid also offers groundwork, planting and seeding and a range of ecological services through a network of specialist partners.
In addition to supporting and promoting our suppliers we have close links to a number of UK conservation charities, to whom we donate money and services.
We think local origin and distinctiveness isn’t just important for biodiversity, but also socially and culturally. Wildflowers are a perfect expression of that locla distinctiveness.