Kelowna Seedy Sunday Seed Swap

Looking forward to Kelowna’s 2024 Seedy Sunday? Our local seed swap will be held on March 10th, 2024, from 10 AM – 3 PM at the Parkinson Rec. Center just east of downtown Kelowna.

Event details

Seedy Sunday is presented by the Okanagan Master Gardeners. The Okanagan Master Gardeners have collected seeds for swapping and will also have an advice clinic table set up at the seed swap. Local seed vendors will also be in attendance, as well as a limited number of plant sellers and gardening suppliers.

Admission to Kelowna Seedy Sunday is a $2 donation. Kids 12 and under get in free. Free parking is available at the Parkinson Rec Center.

Here are the details you need to know about the 2024 Kelowna seed swap:


  • Date: March 10, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Location: Parkinson Recreation Center, 1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna


  • Kids under 12: Free admission
  • Everyone 12 and over: $2 each

Parking is free

About Kelowna’s Seedy Sunday event

Kelowna’s Seedy Sunday event in March is the best place to buy seeds for your garden this year. You can also bring and trade seeds, and there are some free seeds up for grabs too! It’s also a great spot to purchase plants and to network with other Okanagan gardeners.

Seedy Sunday is presented by the Okanagan Master Gardeners.

Here is the organization’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KelownaSeedySunday

How to get to Kelowna’s Seedy Sunday event

The easiest ways to get to the Parkinson Recreation Center (1800 Parkinson Way) include:

  • Driving: If you have access to a car, you can simply use a GPS or map to navigate to the center’s address (1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 4P5)
  • Public transportation: Kelowna Regional Transit provides bus service to Parkinson Recreation Center.
  • Walking or biking: If you live close enough to the center, you may be able to walk or bike to get there.
  • Taxi or ride-sharing services: You can use local taxi or ride-sharing services to get to the center.

It’s always best to check the schedule and plan your trip in advance and check for any potential delays or construction.

How to bring seeds to the seed swap

Here are some general instructions on how to make packets of garden seeds and label them for trading at a seed swap:

  1. Gather your seeds: Collect the seeds you want to trade from your own garden or purchase them from a reputable source.
  2. Make the seed packets: Cut small pieces of paper or use pre-made seed packets. Write the name of the seed variety, the date the seeds were harvested or purchased, and any other relevant information, such as germination rate or special growing instructions.
  3. Fill the packets: Carefully measure out a reasonable number of seeds for each packet, making sure not to overfill or underfill them. Fold the packet and seal it with tape or a staple.
  4. Label the packets: Using a permanent marker or label maker, write the name of the seed variety and any other relevant information on the front of each packet.
  5. Store the packets: Keep the seed packets in a cool, dry place, such as a refrigerator or a seed storage container, until you are ready to trade them.
  6. Trade the packets: Bring your seed packets to a seed swap event and trade them with other gardeners. This way, you will be able to try out new seed varieties and save some money.

It is important to trade only seeds of varieties that are appropriate for your area and have been grown and harvested in a responsible way.

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