What is PlantSwap?

PlantSwap is a regular meet up organised by Sarah and Fay to swap plants. We have plant swaps every two months so why don’t you come down to our next swap!

We are based in Sheffield however we are always looking for opportunities to swap in new and exciting places so get in touch if you have any ideas!

So how does PlantSwap work anyway?

It is very simple. All you need to do is bring plants that need new homes, cuttings, plant babies and seedlings to swap. We welcome both house and garden plants.

Picture of spider plants at a PlantSwap

We don’t charge an entry fee but we ask for donations to support the ongoing work of putting on PlantSwap. As PlantSwap grows there is a lot of work to organise, publicise and host each event.

Even if you are just getting started and have nothing to swap then you can still take a plant home if you make a donation. We are growing a community of plant lovers so each time we hold a PlantSwap we will all have more plants to share.

Want to know more?

If you want to know more about what to expect before your first PlantSwap, check out our FAQ’s.

You can also chat to us directly via social media or send us a message if there is anything else you want to know.

Come and say hello to us at PlantSwap!

And do come and say hello to us at PlantSwap. We have snazzy PlantSwap aprons so that you can spot us. I will be the one running around labelling plants and Sarah is the one snapping pics of happy swappers.

Picture of Fay and Sarah who set up PantSwap to swap garden and house plants

How did PlantSwap start?

In 2017, a casual request for plants to swap on Facebook led to a snowballing of requests. Friends, and friends of friends, all asking to share plants.

As the arrangements got increasingly convoluted we asked our friends at Hagglers Corner if they would host us. By the first plant swap we were blown away by how much of a community it had become.

Picture of our very first PlantSwap. It was held at Hagglers Corner in Sheffield in November 2017.
The very first PlantSwap in November 2017

PlantSwap has gone from strength to strength since then.
The online group brings folk together to talk plants. The swaps bring us together in person to exchange plants, chat and get to know each other.

Join PlantSwap

We are building a community of plant lovers so it doesn’t matter if you are an old hand or a complete newbie we’d love to get to know you.

Come to our next PlantSwap

If you live near Sheffield, we’d love to meet you in person! Sign up here and we’ll email you about when the next PlantSwap is.

Join our mailing list

If you live further afield, please do join our community of plant lovers for advice and encouragement. Sign up and we’ll email you plant care tips. We’ll also send you an invite you to join our facebook community.

Sign up to hear about the next PlantSwap and for tips to keep your plants thriving!