Kirstenbosch Seed Room: Seeds for Botanical Society Members

One of the perks of membership of the Botanical Society of South Africa is the annual allocation of free seed that members are entitled to. This seed is supplied by the Kirstenbosch Seed Room.

The number of packets that you may receive is determined by your membership category, i.e. an Ordinary Member can receive 15 packets, while a Family Member is entitled to 25 packets.

Members who are eligible for the free seed perk receive their seed catalogues in December. The sooner you place your order the better as the orders are processed on a strictly first-come-first-served basis. Although we only begin distributing the seed during February-March, we stockpile the orders in sequence of receipt.

If you are not a member and are interested in finding out more about the aims and objectives of the Society and other membership perks, check out the Botanical Society website at



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