No trip to Lough Derg 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 for the whole family to enjoy.

Here you can explore 20 acres of organic 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 blossoms and 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 a heritage apple tree or treat yourself to the magnificent views in our heritage seed gardens.

At our Garden Gift Shop you will find our entire collection of organic open pollinated vegetable and flower seed, 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.