A Gardening Tradition
Since 1959, the American Horticultural Society has sponsored and coordinated a Seed Exchange among AHS members so that gardeners throughout the United States have an opportunity to try growing a wide variety of new and heirloom plants.
Each fall AHS members send in seeds collected from their gardens to share with other members. AHS staff and volunteers compile a list of the submitted seeds along with information about how to grow and care for them. The seed list and order form are then posted on the AHS website in late January the following year..
The 2016 Seed Exchange for AHS members is over. Thanks to our Corporate Sponsor, Botanical Interests, for its support. Thanks as well to AHS Corporate Member, Corona Tools, for donating prizes. We also appreciate the seed donations from Cornucopia Seeds, D. Landreth Seed Company, and Renee's Garden.
All AHS members can order seeds from the exchange, but those members who sent in seeds get first choice when ordering. This can be an advantage because some rare or uncommon seeds can be in short supply. There is no charge to order seeds, but a donation is requested to cover the costs of shipping and handling.
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