Potato Days And Seed Swaps 2012

Posted By On January 3, 2012 - 10 responses

Potato Days are great events for kitchen gardeners and allotmenteers to attend. There are a large number of different potato varieties available including heritage varieties and most potato days offer individual seed potatoes for sale which is ideal if you are growing in containers or space is limited.

Here is a list of potato days and seed swaps taking place across the country during January, February and March 2012.

Potato Days – January

  • Potato Day – Bridport

    St Mary’s Church House
    Bridport
    Dorset.
    DT6 3NN
    Saturday January 14th. 10.00am – 2.30pm.

  • Seed Potato Week – Wantage

    Charlton Park Garden Centre
    Charlton Road
    Wantage
    Oxon.
    OX12 8EP
    Starts Sunday January 15th.

  • Potato Day – Swindon

    Swindon Allotment Society
    Gorse Hill Community Centre
    Chapel Street
    Swindon.
    SN2 8DA
    Saturday January 21st. 11.00am – 2.00pm

  • Potato Festival Weekend – Cheltenham

    Dundry Nurseries and Garden Centre
    Bamfurlong Lane
    Cheltenham
    Gloucestershire.
    GL51 6SL
    Saturday January 21st, Sunday January 22nd.

  • Potato Fair & Seedy Sunday – London

    Sydenham School
    Dartmouth Road
    London.
    SE26 4RD
    Sunday January 22nd. 10.00am – 3.00pm

  • Potato Day – Bollington, Cheshire

    Bollington & District Horticultural Society
    Bollington Civic Hall
    Hurst Lane/Palmerston Street
    Bollington
    Macclesfield.
    SK10 5JX.
    Saturday January 28th 10.15am – 12.30pm

  • Potato Day – Chesterfield

    Transition Chesterfield
    The Pavements
    Chesterfield
    Derbyshire.
    Saturday January 28th 10.00am – 2.00pm

  • Potato Day – Nottingham

    Nottingham Organic Gardeners
    Sherwood United Reformed Church
    1 Edwards Lane
    Sherwood
    Nottingham.
    NG5 3AA.
    Saturday 28th January 10.30am – 2.00pm

  • Potato Day – Marshfield

    Marshfield Community Centre
    The Hayfield
    Marshfield.
    SN14 8PG
    Saturday January 28th. 10.30am – 2.30pm

  • Potato Day – Lancaster

    Transition City Lancaster
    The Friends Meeting House
    Meeting House Lane
    Lancaster
    Lancashire.
    LA1 1TX
    Saturday January 28th 12noon – 3.00pm

  • Potato Day – Hampshire

    Testbourne Community Centre,
    Micheldever Road,
    Whitchurch.
    RG28 7JF
    Saturday January 28th, Sunday January 29th 10.00am – 3.00pm

  • Potato Weekend – Wirral, Cheshire

    Gordale Nurseries Ltd.
    Chester High Road
    Burton
    South Wirral
    Cheshire.
    CH64 8TF
    Saturday January 28th, Sunday January 29th. 11.00am – 4.00pm.

  • National Potato Day & Heritage Seed Library Seed Swap – Coventry

    Garden Organic
    Garden Organic Ryton
    Coventry
    Warwickshire.
    CV8 3LG
    Members only – Saturday January 28th. 10.00am – 4.00pm.
    Open to the public – Sunday January 29th. 10.00am – 4.00pm.

  • Potato Day – Ramsbury, Wiltshire

    Ramsbury Horticultural Society
    Ramsbury Memorial Hall
    High Street
    Ramsbury
    Wiltshire.
    SN8 2PB
    Sunday January 29th. 10.30am – 2.30pm.

  • Potato Day – Middlesbrough

    Durham Organic Gardeners Association
    Nature’s World
    Ladgate Lane
    Acklam
    Middlesbrough.
    TS5 7YN
    Sunday January 29th. 10.00am – 1.00pm.

  • Special Spud Week – Wiltshire

    Courtens Garden Centre
    Romsey Road
    Whiteparish
    Wiltshire.
    SP5 2AN
    Monday January 30th until Sunday February 5th 10.00am – 4.00pm

Seed Swaps – January

  • Seed Swap – Hampshire

    Hampshire Organic Gardening Group
    Whitchurch Community School
    Micheldever Road
    Whitchurch.
    RG27 7JF
    Saturday January 28th, Sunday January 29th. 10.00am – 3.00pm.

  • Seedy Sunday – Trumpington, Cambridge

    Trumpington Allotment Association
    Trumpington Village Hall
    Trumpington
    Cambridge.
    CB2 9HZ
    Sunday January 29th. 1.30pm -4.00pm

Potato Days – February

  • Potato Day – Shropshire

    Shropshire Organic Gardeners Potato Day
    Montford Parish Hall
    Montford Bridge
    Shrewsbury
    Shropshire.
    SY4 1AD
    Saturday February 4th 9.00am – 3.00pm

  • Potato Day – Urchfont

    Urchfont Potato Day
    Urchfont Village Hall
    Urchfont nr. Devizes
    Wiltshire.
    SN10 4QU
    Saturday February 4th 10.30am – 2.00pm

  • Potato Day – Eggsford

    Eggesford Garden and Country Centre
    Eggesford
    Nr Chulmleigh
    Devon.
    EX18 7QU
    Saturday February 4th 9.00am – 5.00pm

  • Potato Day – County Durham

    Durham Organic Gardeners Association
    Bowburn community Centre,
    Durham Road,
    Bowburn,
    County Durham.
    Saturday February 4th 10.00am – 1.00pm

  • Potato Day – Stroud

    Transition Stroud
    Merrywalks Shopping Centre
    Stroud.
    GL5 1RR
    Saturday February 4th 9.00am – 2.30pm

  • Potato Day – Leeds

    Joe’s Potato Day
    The Armscliffe Hall
    Harrogate Road
    Huby
    Leeds.
    LS17 0EG
    Sunday February 5th 11.30am – 3.30pm

  • Potato Day – Abergavenny

    McDonalds Nursery Garden Centre
    Evesham Gardens
    Church Lane
    Llanfoist
    Abergavenny
    Wales.
    NP7 9LF
    Tuesday February 7th 10.00am – 4.00pm

  • Potato Day – Dorset

    Drimpton Potato Day
    Drimpton Village Hall
    Drimpton
    Nr Beaminster
    Dorset.
    DT8 3RF
    Saturday February 11th 10.30am – 3.30pm

  • Potato Day – Cambridgeshire

    Cambridgeshire Self Sufficiency Group
    Huntingdon Commemoration Hall
    High Street
    Huntingdon
    Cambridgeshire.
    PE29 3AQ
    Saturday February 11th from 10.30am

  • Potato Day – Shropshire

    Shropshire Wildlife Trust
    Visitor Centre
    Abbey Foregate,
    Shrewsbury.
    SY2 6ND
    Saturday February 11th 10.00am – 3.00pm

  • Potato Day & Seed Swap – Exeter

    St Matthews Church Hall
    (by the triangle car park off Heavitree Road)
    Lower Summerlands
    Exeter.
    EX1 2LW
    Saturday February 11th 11.00am – 2.00pm

  • Potato Day – East Anglia

    Suffolk Organic Gardeners
    Mid-Suffolk Showground
    Stonham Barns
    Pettaugh Road
    Stonham Aspal
    Nr Stowmarket
    Suffolk.
    IP14 6AT
    Saturday February 11th 9.30am – 1.30pm

  • Potato Weekend – Buckinghamshire

    Buckingham Garden Centre
    Tingewick Road
    Buckingham.
    MK18 4AE
    Saturday, February 11th 10:00am – 4.00pm
    Sunday, February 12th 10.00am – 4:00pm

  • Potato Day – Nelson, Lancashire

    Pendle Community High School
    Pendle Vale Campus
    Oxford Road
    Nelson
    Lancashire.
    BB9 8LF
    ( in aid of Pendle Community High)
    Sunday February 12th from 9.00am

  • Potato Day – Somerset

    The Constitutional Club
    Station Road
    Castle Cary
    Somerset.
    BA7 7PF
    Sunday February 12th 10.30am – 2.30pm

  • Potato Day – Mold

    Church Hall
    King Street
    Mold
    CH7 1LA
    North Wales.
    Saturday February 18th 9.30am – 1.00pm

  • Potato Day – Codford

    Codford Village Hall (off A36)
    Codford
    Warminster
    Wiltshire.
    BA12 0LD
    Saturday February 18th 10.30am – 2.00pm

  • Potato Day – West Yorkshire

    West Yorkshire Organic Group
    Shipley College
    Exhibition Hall
    Exhibition Road
    Saltaire
    Shipley
    West Yorkshire.
    BD18 3JW
    Saturday February 18th 10.00am – 2.00pm

  • Potato Day – Manchester

    Hulme Community Garden Centre
    28 Old Birley Street
    Hulme
    Manchester.
    M15 5RG
    Sunday February 19th 11.00am – 4.00pm

  • Potato Day & Seed Swap – Mere, Wiltshire

    The Grove Buildings
    Church Street
    Mere
    Warminster
    Wiltshire.
    BA12 6DS
    Sunday February 19th 10.30am – 2.00pm

  • Potato Day – South East Essex

    South East Essex Organic Gardeners & Leigh-on-Sea Allotments
    Growing Together Gardens
    47 Fairfax Drive
    Southend-on-Sea.
    SS0 9AG
    Saturday February 25th 10.00am – 2.00pm

  • Potato Day – Hebden Bridge

    Calder Valley Organic Gardeners
    The Church Of The Good Shepherd
    Royal Fold
    New Road
    Mytholmroyd
    Hebden Bridge.
    HX7 5DZ
    Saturday February 25th 10.00am – 3.00pm

  • Potato Day – London

    Garden Museum
    Lambeth Palace Road
    London.
    SE11 7LB
    Saturday February 25th 10.30am – 4.00pm

  • Potato Day – Ross-Shire

    Transition Black Isle
    North Kessock Village Hall
    North Kessock
    Ross-Shire.
    IV1 3XN
    Scotland
    Saturday February 25th 1.00pm – 4.30pm

  • Potato Day – Pewsey

    Pewsey Garden Club
    Bouverie Hall
    North Street
    Pewsey.
    SN9 5ES
    Sunday February 26th 10.00am -2.00pm

  • Potato Day – Cumbria

    The Parish Hall
    Caldbeck
    Wigton
    Cumbria.
    CA7 8EU
    Sunday February 26th 10.00am – 3.00pm

  • Potato Day – Glasgow

    Glasgow Allotments
    The Pearce Institute
    Govan Road
    Glasgow.
    G51 3UU
    Sunday February 26th 11.00am – 3.00pm

  • Potato Day – Edinburgh

    Bridgend Allotments
    41 Old Dalkeith Road
    Edinburgh.
    EH16 4TE
    Sunday February 26th 11.00am – 3.00pm

  • Potato Day – Gateshead

    The Hop Garden
    1 The Crescent Allotments
    off Bute Road South
    High Spen
    Gateshead.
    NE39 2AW
    Sunday February 26th 1.00pm – 3.00pm

  • Potato Day & Seed Swap – Frome

    Cheese & Grain
    Market Yard
    Justice Lane
    Frome.
    BA11 1BE
    Sunday February 26th 11.00am – 3.00pm

Seed Swaps – February

  • Seedy Saturday – Lewes

    Lewes Town Hall
    High Street
    Lewes
    East Sussex.
    BN7 2DQ
    Saturday February 4th – 10.00am – 3.00pm

  • Seedy Saturday – Alton

    Alton Methodist Church Hall
    Draymans Way
    Alton
    Hants.
    GU34 1AU
    Saturday February 4th 10.00am – 12.30pm

  • Seedy Saturday – Totnes

    Birdwood House
    Totnes
    Devon.
    TQ9 5SQ
    Saturday February 4th 11.00am – 3.00pm

  • Seedy Sunday – Brighton & Hove

    Hove Town Hall
    Norton Road
    Hove.
    BN3 3BQ
    Sunday February 5th 10.00am – 4.30pm

  • Super Seed Swap Sunday – Bristol

    The Cube Cinema
    Dove St South
    off King Square
    Bristol.
    BS2 8JD
    Sunday February 5th 12noon – 5.00pm

  • Kingston Seed Swap & Seed Potato Fair

    Kingston Permaculture Network
    Kingston Market House
    The Market Place
    Kingston upon Thames
    London.
    KT1 1JP
    Sunday February 5th 12noon – 3.00pm

  • Seedy Saturday Spring Fayre – Carmarthenshire

    St Peter’s Hall
    Carmarthen
    Nott Square
    Carmarthen.
    SA31 1PG
    Saturday February 11th 10.00am – 3.00pm

  • Seedy Saturday – Nottingham

    Stonebridge City Farm
    Stonebridge Road,
    St. Anns,
    Nottingham.
    NG3 2FR
    Saturday February 11th 11.00am – 3.00pm

  • Seed Swap -Whitstable

    Whitstable Farmers Market
    St Mary’s Hall (Umbrella Centre)
    Oxford Street
    Whitstable
    Kent.
    Saturday 11th February 9.30am to 2.00pm

  • Annual Seed Exchange – Cambridge

    Bottisham & District Annual Seed Exchange
    Queen’s Court
    Downing Close
    Bottisham
    Cambridge.
    CB25 9DD
    February 11th 2.00pm to 4.00pm

  • Seedy Saturday – Minehead & Alcombe

    Methodist Church Hall
    38 The Avenue
    Minehead
    Somerset.
    TA24 6AZ
    Saturday 11th February 10.00am to 12.00noon

  • Seed Swap, Sowing & Growing – Worthing

    Transition Town Worthing
    Oak Grove College
    The Boulevard
    Worthing.
    BN13 1JX
    Saturday February 11th 2.00pm – 5.00pm

  • Seed Swap – Southampton

    The Art House Gallery Café
    178 Above Bar Street
    Southampton.
    SO14 7DW
    Saturday February 11th, Sunday 12th Noon – 5.00pm

  • Seedy Sunday – Wiltshire

    St Margaret’s Hall
    Bradford On Avon
    Wiltshire.
    Sunday February 12th 11.00am – 1.00pm

  • Seedy Sunday – Sheffield

    Heeley City Farm
    Richards Road
    Sheffield.
    S2 3DT
    Sunday February 12th 12noon – 4.00pm

  • Seedy Saturday – Horsham

    Friends Meeting House
    Worthing Road
    Horsham.
    RH12 1SL
    Saturday February 18th 10.00am – 2.00pm

  • Seed Swap – Hereford

    St John Methodist Church
    St Owen Street
    Hereford.
    Saturday February 18th 10.00am – 2.00pm

  • Seed Swap – Faversham

    Foyer of Faversham Library
    Newton Rd
    Faversham
    Kent.
    ME13 8DY
    Saturday February 18th 10.00am – 12.00noon

  • Seed Swap – Walberswick

    Village Hall
    Walberswick
    Suffolk.
    Saturday February 18th 10.00am to 1.00pm

  • Seed Swap – Bletchley

    Freeman Memorial Methodist Church Hall
    Buckingham Road
    Bletchley
    Milton Keynes.
    MK3 5HH
    Saturday February 18th 10.00am – 2.00pm

  • Seed Swap – Holywood, Northern Ireland

    Redburn Community Centre
    Jackson’s Road
    Holywood
    North Down
    BT18 9EZ
    Northern Ireland.
    Sunday February 19th 2.45pm – 5.00pm

  • Seedy Saturday – Cardiff

    Chapter Arts Centre
    Market Road
    Canton
    Cardiff.
    CF5 1QE
    Saturday February 25th 10.00am -12.00p.m

  • Seed Swap – Powys

    The Community Garden
    Cwm Harry
    Newtown
    Powys.
    SY16 1DZ
    Saturday February 25th 10.00am – 2.00pm

  • Seedy Saturday – Buxton

    Spring Gardens
    Buxton
    Derbyshire.
    Saturday February 25th 10.00am – 12noon

  • Seedy Sunday – Machynlleth, Powys

    Dyfi Valley Seed Savers
    Ysgol Bro Ddyfi
    Greenfields
    Machynlleth
    Powys.
    SY20 8DR
    Sunday February 26th 10.00am – 3.00pm

  • Seed Swap – Arundel

    Norfolk Hall
    Mill Road
    Arundel
    West Sussex.
    Sunday February 26th

Potato Days – March

  • Potato Day & Seed Swap – Newsome, Huddersfield

    Growing Newsome
    Newsome Scout H.Q.,
    Newsome Road South,
    Newsome,
    Huddersfield,
    HD4 6JJ
    Saturday March 3rd 10.00am – 3.00pm

  • Potato Day – Rushall

    Rushall and Charlton Potato Day
    Rushall Village Hall
    Rushall
    Devizes.
    SN9 6EN
    March 3rd 10.00am – 2.00pm

  • Potato Day – Kelso

    Borders Organic Gardeners
    Springwood Hall
    Springwood Park
    Borders Union Showground
    Kelso
    Borders.
    TD5 8EH
    March 4th 11.00am – 3.00pm

  • Potato Day – Cheshire

    The Marple and District Allotment Association
    Marple Senior Citizens Hall
    Memorial Park
    Marple
    Cheshire.
    SK6 6BA
    March 4th 10.00am – 3.00pm

  • Potato Day – Blandford

    Blandford Museum Victorian Garden Club
    Pimperne Village Hall
    nr. Blandford Forum
    Dorset.
    DT11 8UJ
    March 4th 10.00am – 2.00pm

  • Potato Day – Dunblane

    Dunblane Gardeners Group & Dunblane Allotment Society
    Dunblane Cathedral Halls
    The Cross
    Dunblane
    FK15 0AQ
    Scotland
    March 10th 2.00pm – 4.00pm

  • Potato Day & Seedy Saturday – North East Somerset

    Farmborough Memorial Hall
    Little Lane
    Farmborough.
    BA2 0AE
    March 10th 10.00am – 2.00pm

  • Potato Day – Damerham

    Damerham Village Hall
    Damerham
    Fordingbridge
    Hants.
    SP6 3HQ
    March 11th 10.30am – 2.30pm

  • Potato Day – Dumfries

    Gardenwise Garden Centre
    Castle Douglas Road
    Dumfries.
    DG2 8PP
    March 11th 10.00am – 4.00pm

  • Potato Day – Co. Leitrim, Ireland

    The Organic Centre
    Rossinver
    Co. Leitrim
    Ireland.
    Sunday March 11th 11.00am – 5.00pm

Seed Swaps – March

  • Seed Swap – Argyll

    Kilmartin Museum Cafe
    Kilmartin House Museum
    Argyll
    Bute.
    PA31 8RQ
    Saturday March 3rd 10.00am – 4.00pm

  • Seedy Saturday – Forest Row

    Transition Forest Row
    The Riverview Cafe
    Station Road
    Forest Row
    East Sussex.
    RH18 5DW
    Saturday March 3rd 10.00am – 1.00pm

  • Seed Swap – Oxford

    Barracks Lane Community Gardens
    Barracks Lane
    off Cumberland Road
    Oxford.
    OX4 2AP
    Saturday March 3rd – 11.00am – 5.00pm

  • Seedy Sunday – Foxton

    Robert Monk Hall (Foxton Village Hall)
    Middle Street
    Foxton
    Leicestershire
    LE16 7RE
    Sunday March 4th 2.00pm – 4.00pm

  • Seed Swap – Colwall

    Colwall Village Garden
    Old Church Road
    Colwall
    Herefordshire
    WR13 6HB
    Sunday March 4th 2.00pm – 4.00pm

  • Seedy Saturday – Ermington

    Ermington School Hall
    Ermington
    Ivybridge
    South Devon.
    PL21 9NT
    Saturday March 10th 1.00pm – 4.00pm

  • Seedy Saturday – Glastonbury

    United Reformed Church
    High Street
    Glastonbury.
    BA6 9DZ
    Saturday March 10th 1.30pm – 4.00pm

  • Seed Swap – County Mayo, Ireland

    The Good Life Network
    Curam
    Main Street
    County Mayo
    Claremorris
    Ireland.
    Sunday March 11th 2.30pm – 4.00pm

  • Seedy Sunday – Sugnall Hall

    Sugnall Hall
    (The Old Hall Kitchen)
    Sugnall
    Stafford.
    ST21 6NF
    Sunday March 11th 10.00am – 2.00pm

  • Seed Swap – Dolgellau

    Eldon Square
    Dolgellau
    Gwynedd
    LL40 1PS
    Sunday March 18th 10.00am to 2.00pm

10 Comments Below to “Potato Days And Seed Swaps 2012”

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  2. Hazel on

    One more for the list!

    Super Seed Swap Sunday- Bristol
    The Cube Cinema,
    Dove St South
    BS2 8JD
    5th Feb 12-5 pm

  3. Lesley on

    Thank you Hazel !!

    I have added the Bristol Super Seed Swap to the list !!

    Lesley.

  4. val jolliffe on

    Could you please add our special spud week to your list. Thanks, much appreciated.
    Courtens Garden centre at Whiteparish, Wiltshire. SP5 2AN From Jan 30th – Feb 5th. 10am – 4pm. Special offers and vouchers all week; raffle, competition and over 40 varieties of potato all sold loose.

  5. Lesley on

    Hi Val, your special spud week is added to our list !!

    Thanks !!

  6. Diane on

    Hello,

    Please could you add our event too?

    Growing Newsome Seed Swap and Potato Day – Huddersfield
    Newsome Scout Hall
    Newsome Road South
    Newsome
    Huddersfield HD4 6JJ

    Saturday 3rd March 2012 from 10am to 3pm.

    More info at:
    http://growingnewsome.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/seed-swap-and-potato-day-3rd-march-2012/

    Thank you.

  7. Lesley on

    Hi Diane,

    Thank you !!

    I have added the Growing Newsome day as a Potato Day & Seed Swap – I hope that is okay !!

    Lesley.

  8. Hazel Green on

    Thank you, Lesley, for doing such a comprehensive list. I ‘Googled’ National Potato Day and found my way here. This is such a help – only 2 near us, but we visited Shropshire Organic Gardeners Potato Day at Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury last year for our first Potato Day outing and had a lovely day out. Any we had extremely good results from the seed potatoes we purchased there, so we are looking forward to going on a Potato Day forage again this year.
    Thank you again, for putting so much effort into this list.

  9. Lesley on

    Hi Hazel,

    Thank you so much !!

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