Immerse yourself in Irish Seed Savers orchards, gardens and living seed bank through our newly launched Virtual Reality 360˚ experiences where you will discover Ireland’s food crop heritage.

Orchard Manager, Jeremy Turkington, takes you on a journey through our orchards to explore the National Irish Heritage Apple Tree Collection and narrates the fascinating story of The Irish Pitcher apple tree tradition. Access this 3D Virtual Experience here

Deirdre Morrissey, Seed Officer, takes you on a journey within our living seed bank, offering intimate views of our open-pollinated heirloom seed harvests and narrates the story of the native Irish Buan Onion. Access this 3D Virtual Experience here

For optimal viewing experience please use a Head Mounted Display (HDM) unit such as VR headset.

These engaging virtual reality experiences will inspire an awakening of Ireland’s orchard traditions and age-old tradition of seed saving.

Funded by The Heritage Council Community Heritage Grant Scheme, this project aims to help school-children and the community engage with and learn about the living cultural tradition of Irish heritage apple tree growing, heirloom seed saving and conservation and evoke an appreciation of Ireland’s food crop heritage.

Visit to learn more about our work conserving and protecting Ireland’s food crop heritage.