Seed Library

What is a Seed Library?

A Seed Library is a free community resource for all things related to gardening and horticulture. All of our seeds are available to the community, all we ask is you try to save seeds at the end of the year to return to us. Our Seed Library promotes the growth of heirloom crops and eco-friendly Wisconsin native plants.

What seeds are available at the Seed Library?

Featured seeds list currently available at our Seed Library.

Reserve seeds available by request.

Stop by the Adult Reference Desk to pick up featured seeds or click here to fill out an online request for reserve seeds.
Contact Gabriel at (414) 321-9595 ext. 4101 or for more information.

Master Gardener Workshop Series

One Thursday a month at 6:30 p.m.
September 13: Learn all about growing late season crops and about natural stratification of Wisconsin native plant seeds.
October 18: Join us for our 2022 Seed Library Season Wrap-Up! This will be your last chance to grab free native and heirloom plant seeds until next season, get answers to any final questions, and celebrate a successful launch year.

Planting Native Seeds in the Fall

End of Season: How to Harvest, Store, and Save Seeds

Find valuable information in our seed harvesting guide.


Special thanks to the organizations that donated seeds and made the Seed Library possible.