About Boston Seeds
Boston Seeds is an independent seed merchant founded in 2002 by Andrew Wallis, after 25 years working for some of Europe’s leading seed houses. Initially, trading as a traditional seed merchant, Boston Seeds was one of the pioneers to start selling grass seeds, lawn seeds and wildﬂower seeds on the internet.
The ﬁrst website was launched in 2003, achieving annual sales of £600, with a landmark in 2014 when annual online sales exceeded £1m for the ﬁrst time. In 2021, sales surpassed £5m and continue to grow each year. The same Boston Seeds philosophy applies as much today as it did in 2002:
'Providing quality products, fit for purpose and at competitive prices. Customer service second to none.'
Facilities and Future Investment
Investment has followed the increase in both retail and trade sales, to consumers and businesses alike. A major improvement in service and product availability happened when the company established its own distribution centre in 2008 and acquired land for trials and product development in 2010. More recently in 2021, Boston Seeds expanded both oﬃce and distribution facilities, including a 25,000sqft warehouse and a temperature-controlled store for wildﬂower and specialist seeds.
Celebrating the company's 20th birthday on 1st March 2022, Boston Seeds announced the appointment of George Wallis as its new Managing Director, to secure the company's bright and independent future. George Wallis joined Boston Seeds in 2013 following a successful career in FMCG and was most recently its Commercial Director.
At Boston Seeds, we're passionate about the quality of our products and delighting each and every customer - find out more about how we ensure our products are only of the highest quality by visiting our quality page.
Boston Seeds imports products from around the world to ensure the most appropriate products are available at the most competitive prices. But, ever conscious of supporting British farmers and industry, we produce around 1000 hectares of seed crops in the UK each year, and our exports usually exceed imports. Boston Seeds aims to bring its customers the latest products and has acquired a signiﬁcant portfolio working with some of the most successful breeders in the world, and have UK Marketing Rights from a number of these leading breeders.
The Boston Seeds business goes from strength to strength and we don’t ignore our responsibility to support some worthwhile causes along our journey. From 2019-2021 we made contributions to a broad range, including:
- Marie Curie
- Gillead Foundation
- Boston in Bloom
- Boston Marathon UK
- Addaction, Boston
- Butterfly Hospice, Boston
- Lincolnshire Road Victims Trust
- Save the Children
- John Fielding Special School
Every Christmas, we are pleased to donate chocolate selection boxes and other sweet treats to the Boston Foodbank, and more recently we are proud to have donated thousands of nappies and baby wipes to the Ukraine Disaster Emergency Fund.
Boston Seeds Ltd operates through a number of diﬀerent brands, each oﬀering their own product mix to diﬀerent market sectors. Amateur and professional customers are served the same; with expert advice, professional quality and low price, backed up with prompt delivery and world-class customer service.