Members' Seed Pack Request
Once each calendar year, members of the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation may request free packets of seed from approximately 30 native species. This membership benefit is available to members at the Individual level and above. Not a member or need to renew? Join or renew your membership now to receive free native seeds.
Orders will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and will take a few weeks to be filled. You may choose to pick up your order at the Garden or have it mailed to you. Seed distribution will run through October or until supplies last.
Explore the available species online here (click on “Common” to sort alphabetically by common name, and click on “detail” to the right of a plant’s photo to read a longer description.)
Many native seeds require a period of cold stratification before they’ll germinate: you can let nature do the work in late fall, or you can start them now by stratifying them in the fridge. Read more in our Growing Instructions.