The 2023-2024 Seed Exchange is ongoing!  Our 30th year!

Since the fall and winter of 1993-94, the Seed Exchange has been one of the activities that makes HPS/MAG stand out from all of the other plant societies in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Each year, as the fruiting season for a plant comes to an end, dedicated Society members collect the seeds and forward them, along with a description of the plant, to the Seed Exchange Team.  The information is then used to create the Seed Exchange Catalog.  This annual edition (see link below) of the Catalog included 881 seed donations generously contributed by 62 gardeners, from beginners to professionals and included approximately 101 new seed varieties never before offered in our catalog.

Ordering from the 2023-2024 Seed Exchange Catalog is now over.  Seeds ordered will be available later in February.  

Seed Donations

The Seed Exchange relies on members (like you) to collect seeds from favorite or unusual plants to provide to other members.  Seed Donation Forms will be available in the July newsletter and on the website by August 1st.  Seed Donation Forms are submitted by October 31st and more information will be available on this website, as well as the newsletter, in July and August.

Seed Exchange Catalog

The 2023-2024 Catalog for reference only, click here to open the catalog.  

To learn more about the Seed Exchange, read "A Seed of an Idea and How it Grew" and "The Power of Seed" from past HPS Newsletters. Also visit the Avant Gardens Blog, Garden Foreplay, for their 2014 posting titled "Collecting Seed for Seed Exchanges." 

Working with the Seed Exchange is a fun way to meet fellow plant lovers in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.