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Kew's UK Native Seed Hub

The UK Native Seed Hub aims to enhance the resilience and coherence of the UK's ecological network by increasing the quality, quantity and diversity of native plants and seeds available for conservation and habitat restoration.

Photo of UK native wildflower Adonis annua, Pheasants eye in flower

pheasant's eye (Adonis annua)

    We do this by:

    • providing high quality UK native plant material for conservation and habitat restoration use

    • supporting UK native seed and plant producers, conservation organisations and others through the provision of training, technical advice and research

    • building awareness and demand for best practice habitat restoration and conservation using high quality UK native plant materials

    Digitalis purpurea (foxglove) seeds

    foxglove (Digitalis Purpurea)

    The UK Native Seed Hub makes more than 700 collections of quality-tested seed (held in the Millennium Seed Bank) available for conservation and habitat restoration in the UK. 

    Seed is made available for genuine conservation or restoration use only, in quantities from 100 to 100,000s of seeds.


    You must read and adhere to our UK Native Seed Hub licence agreement.


    Seed collection

    Expert services and consultancy 

    We offer a range of specialist services to support all those interested in the use of native plants in UK conservation, biodiversity enhancement and habitat restoration activities..

    Our support ranges from seed harvesting to vegetation surveying, from approppriate planting plans to seed processing and storage.

    Our consultancy services