In the gardening year, spring is inevitably a busy period. It's easy to get caught up in the rush and lose track of the seeds you need to sow and when you need to sow them - especially if you have an enviable collection of packets! Enter the seed organiser.

We’ve rounded up the best seed boxes and storage tins available on the market right now. Not only do they offer safe storage for your packets, but many also come with a filing system and separate compartments to help you keep on top of your sowing schedule.

Best seed boxes and tins for storing packets

Gardening-Naturally Stylish Seed Packet Storage and Tools Tin

Gardening-Naturally Stylish Seed Packet Storage and Tools Tin

Complete with a smart message on the front, this seed box would make a stylish addition to any shed or greenhouse. It comes with a hinged lid, which closes shut with two secure clasps to keep out any inquisitive animals.

Inside, you’ll find three separate sections to help you keep your seed sachets organised throughout the year.

As for construction, the tin is made from powder-coated steel for protection against rust, and comes with useful handles on both sides, which makes it easy to carry around.

We love this neutral French grey colouring, but you can also buy the seed box in ‘midnight black’ and ‘vintage cream’.

Tarlton Storage Tin, Small

Tarlton Storage Tin on a work bench with a gardening knife and twine

Although it’s not specifically designed for seed storage, this smart tin from Garden Trading would be ideal for keeping your packets neat and tidy. Plus, you can use it for other bits and bobs like twine and gardening knives if you have space to spare.

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The box is only 20cm across, so it won’t take up too much room on your potting bench.

Included in the design is a powder-coated steel box with a minimal beech wood handle. The lid lifts on hinges for easy access.

Calendar seed storage box

Calendar seed storage boxes on a work bench

If you’re looking for a seed box with a comprehensive filing system, this is the one for you. It comes with sections for each month of the year, stored in two separate compartments. So, there’s no excuse for missing a seed sowing deadline!

The box can even hold some of the larger seed sachets on the market, to keep everything neat and tidy.

The box is made from powder-coated steel and available in either warm grey or green.

Gardener's Seed Storage Box

Gardener's Seed Storage Box

This seed box is a special option, as it’s customisable. Add your own name to be printed on the front - or include someone else’s for a thoughtful gift.

Each seed box is made by hand and comes with four useful dividers: ‘veg’, ‘herbs’, ‘flowers’ and a blank tab for any extra packets.

As an added bonus, you can even include a personalised message on the back of the box, making it extra special for your recipient.

Garden Seed Box

Garden Seed Box with seeds and lid

Anthropologie is always worth a check if you’re looking for beautiful gardening accessories - and it doesn’t disappoint with this seed box.

At 15cm in height and 12cm across, it’s one of the smallest seed boxes on our list, which makes it ideal for anyone who’s just starting out collecting sachets.

With its sweet stoneware design, this box would look at home in a potting shed or greenhouse, or even on a conservatory windowsill.

Lockable galvanised calendar seed trunk

Lockable galvanised calendar seed trunk

If security is a priority for you, try this lockable seed box from Crocus. Once you’ve added a padlock, you’ll be able to keep the contents safe from hungry pests.

With its galvanised sheet metal exterior and brown card month dividers, this seed box has more of an industrial look than some of the other options on our list. So, it’s a great no-fuss option to keep in your shed or greenhouse.

Thompson & Morgan Tin and flower seeds

Thompson & Morgan Tin and flower seeds on a work bench

Anyone with a love of vintage design will be drawn to this sweet seed tin from Thompson & Morgan. But plump for this box and you’ll get more than just retro styling - it comes with 10 packets of flower seeds, ready for sowing, as well as care instructions.

This seed box is relatively small, just 21.9cm by 17.6cm across and 5.9cm deep. So, once you’ve used all your seeds, it’ll make a great storage solution for anything lying around your shed or greenhouse, from twine and label markers to fresh seed sachets.

Sarah Raven Seed Tins

Sarah Raven Seed Tins

For a pop of colour, why not go for this cheerful seed tin from Sarah Raven? It comes in two sizes, so you can choose the best one for your storage needs.

Along with the bright blue colouring, the boxes come with ‘seeds’ written on the top, so you’ll never struggle to find your packets amongst your other gardening tools and accessories.

For more storage solutions, see our favourite tool organisers and outdoor boxes.


Alice TufferyDigital Writer

Drawing on a love of gardening and countryside walks, Alice works across Countryfile and Gardens Illustrated magazines to find and review the very best products for life in the great outdoors.