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.

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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.

  • Member Information

  • To make sure our seeds stay within their native range, we are only able to send seeds to the following states:
    North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.
  • Seed Selections

    You may select the same species more than once. If you want fewer than eight seed packs, you can leave the selection for the remaining packs blank.

    Want to review the options? See images and descriptions of each of the species on the list 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.

  • Alternates

    You may select up to three alternate seed pack options in case one or more of your selected species is out of stock.

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