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  • Catering for all types of stock.

    We can provide advice and mixtures for many different types of stock, from Sheep and Cattle, to Pigs, Horses, Chickens and Alpacas!

  • Martyn Hebson - Cumbria

    "Last year the first silage cut was taken in mid-May and by June it was ready to be cut again." - Mix used: Special Pochon Grazing Mixture

  • We're here to help

    For advice please call us on 01608 652552, or use the wealth of seed info on our site. We are always happy to offer our help, and happily create bespoke mixes.

  • Yeo Valley Farmers - Somerset

    "The drivers for change were the benefits of herbal leys in terms of soil improvement and nutrition for cows, anthelmintic properties and the benefits of herbs for mining minerals." - Mixes used: Herbal Grazing and Cutting Leys

  • Seed for all situations

    We also supply root crops, green manures and grass seed mixes for lawns, sports turf and landscaping projects. For those in ELS and HLS we provide crops that promote biodiversity and restore habitats.

  • Michael North - Oxfordshire

    "It worked very well, so we grew some more, and it's taken off from there." - Mix used: Two Year Ryegrass/Timothy Ley

  • Legumes and complex mixes

    We advocate the use of complex herbal mixes and traditional legumes such as white clover, lucerne and sainfoin, which benefit animal health and soil fertility.

  • Mr Edward Cook - Buckinghamshire

    "We get a lot fatter lambs straight off the grass" - Mixes used: Special Meadow Fescue/Timothy Ley, Dual Purpose Mix including Alsike Clover

  • Maximise Grass Production

    Our mixes can help dramatically reduce expenditure bought in feed by making the most of the latest plant breeding technology.

  • Philip Langton - Derbyshire

    " The Sward is as thick as an old pasture field. Quite Unbelievable." - Mixes used: Special Maximum D-Value with Clover and Over-seeding Longer Term

  • Honeydale Farm - Centre for Diverse Farming

    Honeydale offers visitors and the local community the opportunity to learn about sustainable farming systems, natural flood management, pollinators, orchards and more.

  • Welcome to Cotswold Seeds

    We believe that good grass and forage starts with good seed. Established in 1974, our knowledge has been gained working with over 8,000 farmers and growers.

Latest Updates

Filling the Forage Gap: How short term root crops can help to ease the pressure on forage stocks this winter

Filling the Forage Gap: How short term root crops can help to ease the pressure on forage stocks this winter

Following the long and wet winter of 2017/2018 which exhausted forage stocks on some farms, we’ve had a spring and early summer…

Understanding Winter Dormancy in Lucerne Varieties

Understanding Winter Dormancy in Lucerne Varieties

Lucerne varietal choice can be confusing.  This is mainly because Lucerne is not native to UK soil, and therefore picking the right…

Groundswell: A Fresh Perspective on Herbal Leys

Groundswell: A Fresh Perspective on Herbal Leys

Ian will be presenting a fresh perspective on herbal leys in the Soil Tent on 27th June at 12.30pm. This article is featured in the…

Tickets for Sainfoin Experience Day 31st May

Tickets for Sainfoin Experience Day 31st May

There are few forage crops like sainfoin. This legume is seeing a resurgece in popularity thanks to the recent EU-funded research that has…

Honeydale Planning Approval

Honeydale Planning Approval

We are delighted to announce that the plans for the Centre at Honeydale Farm have been unanimously approved. We are now in the process of…

Sowing Trees at Honeydale

Sowing Trees at Honeydale

19th Apr 2018 -

Yesterday, Ian and Danny, Champion of Trees, were busy at Honeydale sowing half an acre of tree seeds, a project being run in conjunction…