No trip to 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. Here you can explore 20 acres of organic heritage 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 apples and woodland trails dancing with an abundance of wild flowers.

Irish Seed Savers are Farming for Nature ambassadors and the farm is a conservation area for the native Irish honey bee and other wildlife that includes badgers, foxes, pine martins and hedgehogs.

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

At our Garden Gift Shop, you will find our collection of organic open pollinated vegetable and flower seed, selection of potted Irish heritage apple trees, 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.

Key Highlights

The National Irish Heritage Apple Tree Collection, Heritage Seed Gardens, 20 Acre Organic Farm, Woodlands

Self-Guided Tours

Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm. Register at Reception

Group Guided Tours

Available on request.  Please visit our Tours page for more details.

Event Days

Annual Community Seed Share (February), National Biodiversity Week (May), National Heritage Week (August), Orchard Tasting Tours (October) and more.

Opening Times

Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

Find Us

Our address is Capparoe, Scariff, Co. Clare

Eircode: V94V6W0