The Cottage Gardener

Heirloom Seedhouse & Nursery

Preserving the Past. Protecting the Future

The Brittain Family

The Cottage Gardener

Helping home gardeners and market growers grow beautiful and productive gardens since 1996. Our customers tell us they love our seeds because of their high germination rates, generous quantities and fair prices! And when you plant Cottage Gardener seeds, you are helping to preserve genetic bio-diversity and save old, tried-and-true varieties from being lost forever.

We sell only open-pollinated seeds. We do not carry modern hybrids or GMO seeds.

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Retail Locations

You can find a selection of our seed packets at the following locations across Canada.


In 2015 you’ll find us at the following seed shows:

  • Guelph Organic Conference - Guelph, ON. Jan 31 & Feb. 1
  • Picton Seedy Saturday - Feb. 21. 10–3. "Books & Company", downtown Picton, ON
  • Peterborough Seedy Sunday - Sunday, March 1; 1-5pm. George St. United Church, Peterborough
  • Ottawa Seed Saturday – March 7. 10–3. Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, Ottawa
  • Lindsay Seedy Saturday – March 28 10–3. Queen St. United Church, Lindsay
  • Sault Ste Marie Seedy Saturday - March 7. 10 – 4. Sault College, 443 Northern Avenue Sault Ste Marie (our seeds will be there)
  • Sudbury Seedy Sunday - March 8. 10 to 3. Parkside Centre, 140 Durham St Sudbury(our seeds will be there)

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You’ll also find our seeds at these shows in Saskatchewan & Alberta, at the LaBrash Organic Veggies booth:

  • Regina Seedy Saturday – Feb. 28. 10 – 2. St. Mary’s Anglican Church
  • Moose Jaw Seedy Sunday – March 1. 1-4 pm. Legion Hall on High Street
  • Saskatoon Seedy Saturday – March 7. 10-4. St. Mary’s Wellness Centre
  • Yorkton Seedy Saturday – March 14. 12:30 – 4. Yorkdale Central Public School
  • Estevan Seedy Sunday – March 15. 1-4 pm. Estevan Public Library
  • Calgary Seedy Saturday – March 21. 10-3. Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association





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The Cottage Gardener

4199 Gilmore Rd., RR#1, Newtonville ON, L0A 1J0


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U.S. Customers Only Due to recent U.S. changes in import regulations, we regret that we cannot ship seeds to the U.S. at this time.