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Explore the orchards and seed gardens at Irish Seed Savers

Scariff, East Clare

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Irish Seed Savers, located in a beautiful tranquil landscape in East Clare, was established to protect Ireland’s food crop heritage for future generations.

No trip to County Clare is complete without a visit to Irish Seed Savers, located in the beautiful tranquil landscape of East Clare. Established in 1991 to protect Ireland’s food crop heritage for future generations, Irish Seed Savers is an oasis of biodiversity for the whole family to enjoy.

There you can explore 20 acres of organic seed gardens where Irish Seed Savers organically grow vegetables and flowers for seed. Marvel at the heritage orchards that comprise the National Irish Heritage Apple Tree collection, with over 180 apple varieties from the whole island of Ireland. Let your senses guide you through polytunnels brimming with flowering crops, orchards filled with blossoms and apples and woodland trails dancing with an abundance of wild flowers.

Bring a picnic and select an idyllic spot under the shade of a heritage apple tree or treat yourself to the magnificent views in their heritage seed gardens.

At their Garden Gift Shop you will find a collection of organic open pollinated vegetable and flower seed, a wide selection of adult’s and children’s books on topics including the environment, seed saving and organic growing, and a selection of gift items.


  • 20 acres of heritage seed gardens and orchards
  • Houses Ireland’s National Heritage Apple Tree Collection
  • Woodland trails
  • Picnic facilities

Good to Know

Admission: Admission fees apply. Free visitor information leaflet and map on entry.

Operating months: Open year-round

Duration: 90 to 120 minutes

Suitability for Younger Children: Ideally suited

Rainy days: All outdoor.

Gift shop: Gift shop selling Irish Seed Savers organic open-pollinated seeds, carefully selected adults and children’s books on gardening, nature and biodiversity, organic cotton Fair Trade T-shirts, and tote bags, locally made gift cards plus a selection of small gifts.

Picnic Facilities: Picnic tables on-site.

WiFi: Yes

Toilets: Yes

Baby changing: Yes

Accessibility: Partially accessible with accessible toilets.

Groups: Guided group tours available through advance booking for 15 or more people.

Parking: Free car parking on-site.

Details are subject to change. It is always advisable to check the opening dates and times, prices, and other information on their website, or directly with the attraction before booking. 

About Scariff


Situated at the heart of the Lough Derg Blueway, in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands, the market town of Scariff is known for its rich heritage.