Eight of the best seed boxes for storing and organising seeds in 2023

Gardener's Alphabet Metal Tin

When it comes to gardening, organisation is key, and a seed storage box is a great first step, enabling you to easily access all the different seeds you hope to sow.

A garden seed box will keep all the different varieties in one place and make great gifts for keen gardeners. 

There are plenty of seed boxes on the market, from classic wooden designs to handmade options that can be personalised. There are simple designed boxes with a single space, or boxes with different sections inside to divide up your different seeds.

We’ve curated a list of various seed storage options, from vintage-style tins to durable wooden boxes, and even seed organiser boxes with filing systems to help you organise the contents according to sowing date, so you’ll always know what you need to sow next.

If you’re interested in other ways of staying orderly in the garden, we have shed storage ideas you may find useful, as well as a roundup of plant labels and the best outdoor furniture covers.

And as seed storage boxes can be as stylish as they are practical we have more ideas for creating an attractive outdoor environment with our list of the best garden clocks and unusual garden ornaments.


The best seed boxes in 2023

Browse our list of the best seed boxes below;

 

Gardener’s Seed Storage Box

Gardener's Seed Storage Box - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Gardener’s Seed Storage Box

This wooden seed box from Not on the High Street is made by an independent seller from solid birch plywood. The box is ideal for keeping seeds in order, as there are four wooden dividers inside which read Veg, Herbs and Flowers plus a blank one to add your own label to. This seed organiser box would also make an ideal gardening gift idea as it can be personalised with a chosen name and message.

Price: £45

Buy Gardener’s Seed Storage Box at Not on the High Street


Burgon & Ball Seed Packet Storage Tin in RHS British Bloom Design

Burgon & Ball Seed Packet Storage Tin in RHS British Bloom Design - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Burgon & Ball Seed Packet Storage Tin in RHS British Bloom Design

This stylish seed storage box from Burgon and Ball is decorated in the Royal Horticultural Society’s floral design featuring British flowers. The black and red box is made from powder coated, galvanised steel, so it should stand the test of time and it features a lift-up lid with two metal clasps to seal it securely shut.

Price: £22.33

Buy Burgon & Ball Seed Packet Storage Tin at Amazon


Suttons 1806 Red Seed Tin

Suttons 1806 Red Seed Tin - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Suttons 1806 Red Seed Tin

This classic seed storage box from Suttons has a traditional design taken from the Suttons archives for a truly vintage feel. The metal tin is a compact, no-nonsense solution to keeping your seed packets in one easy-to-reach location.

Price: £14.99

Buy Suttons 1806 Red Seed Tin at Suttons


Calendar Seed Storage Box

Calendar Seed Storage Box - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Calendar Seed Storage Box

This seed organiser box is designed for year round gardeners with its internal dividers which allow the contents to be categorised according to sowing date. Made from powder coated, galvanised steel, the box should be robust and is available in either green or grey.

Price: £27.99

Buy Calendar Seed Storage Box at Crocus


Gardener’s Alphabet Metal Tin

Gardener's Alphabet Metal Tin - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Gardener’s Alphabet Metal Tin

This rectangular seed storage box is a great multi-use tin, perfect for storing packets of seeds as well as any string, tags or other bits and pieces prone to going missing. The metal tin also features a charming gardener’s alphabet design on the lid.

Price: £14.99

Buy Gardener’s Alphabet Metal Tin at Etsy


Engraved Seed Packet Storage

Engraved Seed Packet Storage - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine
Engraved Seed Packet Storage

This contemporary seed storage box is made from plywood, with a sliding polycarbonate lid. The lid can be engraved with a chosen name for a personal touch and the box is finished with luxury touches including leather handles and brass plated fixings. There are also three packets of seeds included with the box.

Price: £65

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Burgon & Ball leather handled seed packets storage tin

Burgon & Ball Leather Handled Seed Packets Storage Tin
Burgon & Ball Leather Handled Seed Packets Storage Tin

This vintage-style tin is just the thing for keeping your seeds safe and secure, while adding a touch of style to your garden shed. It features natural leather handles on both sides and two strong metal clasps to hold the hinged lid tightly fastened. Inside, there are three separate compartments to make sure everything is kept neat and orderly, including one that runs the whole length of the tin so there is space for a variety of packet sizes. 

Price: £21.19

Buy Burgon & Ball Leather Handled Seed Packets Storage Tin at Harts of Stur


Personalised wooden gardening box

Personalised wooden gardening box
Personalised wooden gardening box

This wooden gardening box is ideal for storing a selection of seeds and can be personalised to make it a special gift for any gardening enthusiast. Request your name of choice and it will be added to the top, finished with a pretty flower and garden tools design. The box is finished with varnish to protect the design and has a metal clasp to open and close it.

Price: £17.99

Buy Personalised Wooden Gardening Box at Etsy


How long does grass seed last in a box?

On average, the lifespan of most seeds, if stored in optimal conditions, can be between three and five years. To ensure its longevity, ensure you store the seeds in a cool, dry and dark place, ideally in a specially designed seed box. Look for boxes made from UV-resistant materials and airtight seals and ventilation to protect from moisture, temperature changes and pests.


This Product Guide was last updated in October 2023. We apologise if anything has changed in price or availability.

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