Shopping at Birling Gap

New homeware stock in our shop

Visit the shop at Birling Gap this spring and support the National Trust countryside in the South Downs with every purchase you make. We have a varied selection of books, gifts, cards and decorations for you and your home. Speak to one of our helpful shop staff who can advise on the perfect gift for someone special.

Gift ideas for gardeners

Gifts for gardeners
Plants for sale outside the shop
Gifts for gardeners

There’s plenty of choice for garden gifts in our shop. Hand crafted garden sculptures, made in Zimbabwe from recycled oil drums make a great garden feature. Sculpture designs include bright kingfishers and seasonal robins. We also have a selection of small tools and equipment for keeping your garden in shape. Follow this with a product from our rosemary leaf and orange hand and body lotion range made exclusively for the National Trust by The Somerset Toiletry Company. Bring this all together in an oakleaf branded terracotta pot as a unique way to present your gift.

Connecting with nature

Help kids to enjoy the great outdoors with our new den pack
Childrens den pack in our shop this Christmas
Help kids to enjoy the great outdoors with our new den pack

Engage your little explorers with the outdoors by gifting them a book or activity pack from our nature range. They can get crafty and create a 3D woodland scene or make some nature origami indoors. Get outside with them and discover the wild with a den pack or bird spotting kit. If you’re currently working through the National Trust 50 things booklet you’ll find lots of helpful tools to find creatures and connect with nature.

Delicate and inspired

Feel the light and delicate fabric of our exclusively designed scarves. Choose from designs inspired by National Trust places including the collection at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire and botanical illustrations at Blickling Hall, Norfolk. The sea green and blue Jo Downs glass range is inspired by the coast and handmade in Cornwall. Each is embossed with copperised sea creatures and hundreds of tiny bubbles that express the movement of the sea. Every purchase made in the shop at Birling Gap helps us maintain access to the South Downs into the future.

Latest updates

18 Mar 19

Be green AND stylish!

We’re proud to be partnering with Woodspex, the British brand behind these stylish, durable, eco-friendly wooden sunglasses. To support reforestation they plant 10 trees for every pair of sunglasses purchased in locations such as Ethiopia, Madagascar, Haiti and Nepal. So be green AND look cool!

Woodspex eco-friendly sunglasses

11 Mar 19

Mother's Day ideas in store

Pop into the shop for some great Mother's Day gifts. The shop at Birling Gap has scarves inspired by grasslands at our properties. We also have a selection of gift ideas including books, home accessories, garden products and tempting treats from our food range. You can also choose a card from our selection or if you're stuck for ideas a National Trust gift card makes a prefect gift. Whatever you're doing, have a very happy Mother's Day.

Mother's Day gifts available in store

25 Feb 19

Delicious gin tasting

Ed and Clare from Generation 11 visited the shop on Saturday 23rd February 2019 to talk with visitors about their Sussex produced gin and offer tastings. This was a great success with many happy customers and a great display of spices and aromatics which give the gin it's distinctive flavour. Generation 11 gin is available from the shop at Birling Gap now with all profits supporting our conservation in the South Downs.