Shopping at Ashridge

A jug of leaves sits beside autumnal dry goods

Complete your day out to Ashridge Estate with a visit to our shop and discover a treasure trove of exciting products to treat yourself or a friend. Every penny that you spend in our shop helps us to look after Ashridge for everyone, for ever.

The Shop

Open daily from 10am to 5pm.                                                                                                 

We sell a wide range of products, from homeware, garden essentials, accessories, books, stationary, toys, jewellery to food and drink.  So if you’re looking for a stylish throw to brighten up your home, walking accessories to help you enjoy a walk in the beautiful Ashridge countryside, or you want to show your outdoor space some love with our garden sculptures, then step inside and explore.

If you need a tasty treat to sustain you on your afternoon walk, perhaps we can tempt you with our range of crunchy biscuits, tasty chocolate, and ice cream. We also work with a number of local artists, designers and craftspeople, to bring high quality local produce to the Ashridge Estate shop.

 

Plant Shop

Open daily from 10am to 5pm.

If your visit to the great outdoors at Ashridge has inspired you to update your own outdoor space, complete your day with a visit to our plant shop. Our beautiful and varied peat-free garden plant range is hand-selected by family-run supplier Pren Plants. From potted bulbs and herbaceous perennials to edibles, all plants come in recycled pots. Visit our plant area outside the Ashridge Visitor Centre to help you get your garden growing.  

Made locally

Bees on a hive producing local honey at Ashridge, Herts & Bucks

Berkhamsted Bees

Situated just outside Berkhamsted, the bees that provide the locally-produced honey that we stock in the Ashridge shop forage both gardens and countryside, creating a honey that reflects a broad spectrum of local pollens and flavours.

A pair of acorn earrings and three pendants (acorn and leaves)

Notion Jewellery

Handcrafted in Tring, this unique jewellery is inspired by the Chiltern woodlands. The simple designs are created from natural objects like oak leaves, acorns and herbs using sterling silver. The beech leaf necklaces available in store are cast from a beech tree on the Ashridge Estate.

A greetings card from a painting showing the monument at Ashridge

Mary Casserley

Local Berkhamsted artist Mary Casserley has been painting notable landmarks in and around the Chiltern hills in her unique 1930s travel art style since 2014. Greetings cards produced from Mary's vibrant gouache hand paintings of locations around the Ashridge Estate are available from our shop.

The Bookshop

Open daily from 10am to 5pm.

Our second-hand bookshop boasts a great selection of pre-loved books, kindly donated by visitors, and expertly organised by our volunteers. Browse the well-stocked shelves in the visitor centre, and pick up the next book you can’t wait to curl up with.

We’re always on the lookout for new donations, so if you have any good quality fiction and non-fiction books that you’d like to donate, please drop them in when we’re open.  The money raised from the sales of these donated books helps look after Ashridge by funding essential conservation work.

Second-hand bookshop at Ashridge, Herts

Second-hand bookshop at Ashridge Estate

By browsing our second-hand bookshop in the Ashridge visitor centre, you’re supporting our vital conservation work. Every penny you spend and book you donate helps us to look after the countryside here for ever, for everyone.

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