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Handing on 

our Heritage

Wild Native
seed, plants 
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25 years+

Native Wildflower Seed Producers Pledge in brief

Conservation Section, Why we should grow native species. Design By nature - Handing on our Heritage. Design By Nature - Native Conservation Grade Wildflower Seed Producer: 

DBN (Ire) are Wildflower Growers who produce only native Irish wildflowers in Ireland collected from native Irish species. Where a species is extinct we may re-introduce from the most appropriate British native source. Where a crop fails, we may substitute a species with non native, usually E.U. Forbe forms approved for use as breed/improved from native European (esp Western British) wild flower.

International Verbal Agreement: 
There is an international (mainly UK) verbal agreement between many wildflower growers and users that only native seed should be used for conservation projects and large projects such as roadside and golf course planting. We all agree that non native seed should only be used in Gardens.  see Why we should grow Native Seed. Dr. Steve Waldron Trinity College Botanic Garden.

Native seed is seed that is grown from plants collected in the wild. Commercial seed is grown from the same source year after year without returning to the wild to renew stocks. (The 1987 ref on this web, as to why use native species, has been updated and the entire artical has been moved, toallow more space, search or see the header/footer and side bar links on the new web.)

It is accepted that small packets of seed provided they are Phytosanitary inspected (pest and diseases) are suitable for sowing in the garden of any country in the world where the seed is allowed entry through the appropriate Department of Agriculture.  Hence Design By Nature will not export out of Ireland, large quantities of bulk seed intended for sowing by the landscape industry.  We do export small packets of seed for garden use. 

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The rare Autumn Crocus

We Supply a Limited Range of Seed Mixtures & Special Seed Packets for Gardens World Wide. 


There is no limit to range of species we supply in seed mixtures in Ireland.... 

Design By Nature is the only grower of Native Irish Wildflowers


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Mr. Sandro Cafolla t/a   Design By Nature (Ire) 

Monavea, Carlow, Ireland. Eircode R93 T289

DBN is a Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, (DAFM) :

Registered Native Sourced Irish Wildflower Seed Grower, Harvester, 

Supplier, Processor, Mixer and Packer DAFM Registered No: IECS152

Vat No : IE 3656298P | Business Reg: 109182

EU Plant Health Pass: EUPP/IRL/DAFF/2684.

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