How Sow a Seed works

How the Sow a Seed appeal works


Choose a gift inspired by real plants we will be planting in the Gardens through Time.

Receive a beautiful Sow a Seed postcard and packet of sunflower seeds.

Give a friend or loved one the postcard with your happy birthdays, merry Christmases or messages of love.

Sow a seed and feel confident in the knowledge that you are helping us replant our gardens and return them to their former glory.

Where does the money go?

Your donation will go towards our full range of work replanting and landscaping the Gardens Through Time. The funds we generate are not limited to purchasing the specific plant you choose.

Are the products real?

The products are all based on plants that we will plant in the Gardens Through Time.


Sow a Seed gifts count as a donation so our returns and cancellation policy does not apply. Under Charity Commission rules we are unable to give you a refund.

Registered company address

The Geffrye Museum Trust Ltd, 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA
Registered in England No. 02476642
Charity No. 803052
VAT registration No. 609 8953 92

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