Ward End Gardeners Association is a member or affiliate of the following organisations:

Birmingham and District Allotment Confederation – BDAC

National Society for Allotment and Leisure Gardeners – NSALG

National Vegetable Society  (NVS)

The Conservation Volunteers – TCV

Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust

On-line suppliers of seeds

Here’s a selection of suppliers, from well-known multinational companies which also sell seeds through supermarkets and garden centres, to small family businesses which only do on-line sales, or are specialists or organic growers. The bigger companies usually sell plants and equipment too. Fellow plotholders may be able to tell you which companies they’ve tried and would recommend.

Kings Seeds;

Suffolk Herbs:

Thompson and Morgan

Unwins Seeds                  

Suttons Seeds                  

Mr Fothergill’s Seeds      


Chiltern Seeds                   


Marshalls Seeds               

Simpson’s Seeds              

Edwin Tucker and Sons Ltd

Moles Seeds                     

Nicky’s Nursery                

Plant World Seeds           

Plants of Distinction       

The Seed Co-operative             Seed Co-operative

Association Kokopelli      

Jekka’s Herb Farm                 Culinary herbs | Plants, seeds, herbal teas & experiences

Pennard Plants                 

Thomas Etty                      

Heritage Seed Library – members only.

The Organic Gardening Catalogue

Tamar Organics                 

The Real Seed Catalogue. 

Seeds of Italy                       

Other useful websites and contacts

Unity Hubb, St.Margarets Road Church

Partner organisation for New Shoots Gardening Club at St.Margarets Road site;

Kings Seeds and Suffolk Herbs

For seeds, plants and other items, with discount through NSALG membership

Royal Horticultural Society – RHS

For plant sales, advice and information on plants, and information and resources about the Campaign for School Gardening.

British Broadcasting Corporation 

Grow Veg

Garden Organic

Social Farms & Gardens

Learning through Landscapes

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Wildlife Trusts 

Woodland Trust

The Active Wellbeing Society    

Rewilding Britain

The Country Trust

Faith Pearson, artist for the Crick Project