alpinE garden club Seed Exchange

The Seed Exchange is an exchange of seeds collected by our members worldwide in cultivation and in the wild. The Club also subscribes to seed collecting expeditions to mountain regions overseas. Seeds are for sale at meetings, particularly early in the year.

 Members are encouraged to send seed for the exchange. If seeds are wild collected please send information about where they were collected and any information about flower colour, height, etc., especially for unusual plants or plants that cannot be completely identified.

 Any club member may order seeds but donors receive special privileges. To qualify as a donor, a minimum donation of five different species is required. North American members should donate this minimum in seeds native to North and South America. After that seeds from any region are welcome. Overseas members receive donor status for seeds from any area. The success of the exchange depends on the donors so they do receive special privileges. They are able to order up to 60 packages (30 for non-donors) and receive priority where seeds are in short supply so it does pay to make the effort to become a donor. Detailed ordering information will be sent out with the Seed List in the Fall Bulletin.

We are now acepting donations for the 2014 seed exchange.  Please send the seed to:

Linda Verbeek,
5170 Sperling Ave
Burnaby BC, V5E 2T4,

It is a great help to us if you can include with the seed an alphabetical list of what you are sending. Also, if you have wild collected seed, please include the location where you collected it, and if you are not sure of the species, some details of height, flower colour (if you know it), possibly growing conditions, etc. Seed is much more likely to be interesting if it is described as: Penstemon sp., 20 cm, compact, small leaves, flowers pink, growing at 8000ft, than if it is described as: Penstemon sp., and no more. The seed should be mailed in a package labeled: flower seeds of no commercial value, and mailed to arrive before 26 October 2014. This gives us barely enough time to complete the seedlist by the time the fall bulletin is due. If this is impossible, please make sure I do at least get a list by that date of what you are plannining to send. This can be e-mailed to:  More information HERE.

To view the 2013 seed list click HERE