Seed Swap

Flex your green fingers and take home your very own piece of Knightshayes by joining our annual seed swapping event.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

You'll be helping us support local and heritage fruit and veg varieties as we look to preserve, protect and share more varieties. Join us for the opportunity to add something new to your garden from our collection of heritage seeds. Perhaps you even have a little known heritage gem that you could contribute to help support the work we do to champion these unusual, dying varieties, for future generations to enjoy.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.10 £11.00
Child £6.10 £5.51
Family £30.30 £27.50
1 adult, 3 children £18.20 £16.50
Group Adult N/A £10.25
Group Child N/A £5.15

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
16 September 2017 11:00 - 14:00 Available

Upcoming events

Summer holiday fun

Mon 21 Aug 2017
Navigate your way through the school holidays with mazes, trails, games and puzzles to keep the kids' brains, and not your patience, stretched this summer.

Heritage Open Day

Sat 09 Sep 2017
Join us for a taster of Knightshayes, with free entry for Heritage Open Day. Find out what's special about this gothic house and its acres of garden and parkland- and discover what you're missing.

Seed Swap

Sat 16 Sep 2017
Flex your green fingers and take home your very own piece of Knightshayes by joining our annual seed swapping event.

Hospiscare Breakfast Run

Sun 17 Sep 2017
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Curious creepy crawly quest

Sat 21 Oct 2017
Keep the bogeyman of boredom away with our creepy crawly activity trail in the garden this October half term.

Build a wooden bug hotel

Tue 24 Oct 2017
Join us to build a special bug hotel to take home and help the local bugs in your garden.