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Leeds Needs Seeds!

LAUNCHING LATE SEPTEMBER - PLEASE NOTE: We're really thrilled by the amount of interest we've already had in seed collection. However, please do not drop off your seeds to The Arium. Our scheme will be launching by the end of this month, when the seed collection boxes will start appearing in various locations in Leeds parks. Please deposit your collected seeds in those listed locations. Please keep an eye out for this information.Thank you.

Through the months of September to November, seed collection boxes with accompanying interpretation will be provided in some of our local parks. People of all ages can get involved and gather seeds to be planted at the Arium.

We are looking for beech nuts, conkers, sweet chestnuts and acorns! Use our tree flyers to familiarise yourself with what they look like, and then deposit them at one of our collection points shown on our flyer.

Our ranger team will also be running seed collection days with schools and volunteer groups, collecting a broader mix of seeds to be added to our woodland species mixes.

Growing our own

We have increased growing capacity at The Arium to help achieve our goals, with new equipment and seed collection points.

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We will make sure a suitable mix of trees, including native broad leaf species and other resilient species are planted in a way that maximises the benefits for habitat creation, wildlife and recreation, as well as helping to combat climate change.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​By locally sourcing our seeds, we are reducing the potential spread of disease from outsourcing thousands of trees from across the country. 

To find out more about our incredible plant nursery and its role in the initiative, please reference our public information pack. 

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Shop

The Arium Shop boasts a range of plant and gardening supplies including tools, bulbs, seeds, pots...

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Horticultural Nursery

Ours is the largest local authority nursery in the country. It's capable of growing three million plants a year...

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Arium Café

Take in your surroundings whilst tucking into a selection of locally-sourced food and drink...

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Gallery

Visit the Arium Gallery page to see our gallery of photographs, from seasonal images to a pictorial history...

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Plan your Visit

The Arium is so much more than a plant nursery. We can supply everything you need for your gardening project...

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The Shop

The Arium Shop boasts a range of plant and gardening supplies including tools, bulbs, seeds, pots and bird boxes. 

Make the most of our friendly and knowledgeable shop staff who collectively have over 300 years of horticultural experience. 

Garden Shop

Make the most of our friendly and knowledgeable shop staff who collectively have over 300 years of horticultural experience...

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Wholesale Plants

We have literally hundreds of different varieties of plant dependant on the season.

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