Category: shopping

Working together for great days out

In these troubled times the unconscious and conscious connections we make with each other and the urge to help each other out is a real and heartwarming positive.

Visits to the Gardens truly do seem to be providing people with the healing moments we all need.

Over the last few months children, whether or not they are aware of the implications of the pandemic, are also visibly relieved to be out in a space where they can express their feelings and drink in the inspiring sights and smells.

For us running the charity, this helps us remember why we are doing it.  As a charitable business we are also aware of  our interdependencies with other small businesses. Artists, performers, makers have all taken a hit and we are proud to be able to offer a space and some business for them.

Equally we are indebted to all the online organisations out there connecting us to each other. Over the last few months there are some who have been particularly helpful

Here are a few… please follow and use them too #wegrowtogether  @Familyfuninbham   @visit_birmingham


Time to shop…

The high street is opening…

If that urge to shop is strong, we have some lovely goodies in our shop you may not find elsewhere.

…And of course you can feel good about buying from the Gardens because every purchase helps the charity survive for another day to preserve and keep the Gardens open.

Jams and pickles

All our jams and pickles are homemade – with love – by our volunteers. There is a whole range to choose from.

Rhubarb and Ginger and Rhubarb and Fig New in this week uses the rhubarb from the Gardens – who’d’ve guessed a bumper crop this year!

Also maturing nicely is our  Tongue Tickle Chilli Pickle. It is said that once you’ve tasted a cheese sarnie with Tongue Tickle, you’ll never eat another cheese sarnie without it.


Sending a word of support, thanks or greetings through the post has become- once again – ‘a thing’ in these zooming days.

We have a small selection of the most lovely cards, including 4 seasonal views of the Gardens. These cards benefit more than one charity; us and the NGS  (National Gardens Scheme) nursing charities.

New in this season too are cards by the, until recently local, artist Ruth Green. Each has a charmingly simple and direct graphic of your favourite animal…

Our little shop in the Orangery also has a range of beeswax goods and honey produced locally, a small range of good quality affordable toys. We hope as the season progresses to increase our range.

We have lost the use of the visitor centre for now, but we love our new space in the Orangery .. .come and browse.