Shopping at The Firs

Goods displayed for sale at the firs

Find some beautiful items for your home and garden, along with thoughtful gifts for all, including unique Elgar memorabilia

Gift shop

Whoever you might be looking for, there are gifts to suit everyone. For those foodies, we've got local ales, chutneys and preserves.

What will you take home today?
Goods displayed for sale at the firs
What will you take home today?

For anyone who enjoys home comforts, there are sumptuous throws and candles and to brighten up an outfit, we've got bags and scarves in beautiful colours.

Don’t forget to look out for our Elgar memorabilia and CDs. 

Did you know that every penny you spend is invested into the charity - helping us care for Elgar's birthplace.

Fancy an Elgar memento?
shelves of elgar related shop stock
Fancy an Elgar memento?

Plant Sales

What not take home a plant from our plant sales area to remind you of your visit to the Elgar Birthplace garden.  

Peat-free

Use of peat irreversibly damages one of the UK's most vulnerable habitats - peat bogs. We are proud to say that all the plants we grow and sell are propagated and grown in peat-free compost.

The National Trust is a peat free gardening organisation. The approach covers soil conditioning, propagation and the growing of plants and plants bought in from nurseries for planting in gardens and those for sale via our plant sales.

Peat is industrially extracted from peat bogs (mostly lowland, for horticulture, but also upland), causing irreversible damage to one of the UK’s most vulnerable nature conservation habitats and historic environments. Healthy peat bogs are crucial as carbon ‘sinks’ and ‘stores’ – locking away atmospheric carbon into peat that can survive for thousands of years. Damaged peatlands emit hugely more carbon than they sink, making our precious peat resources a priority in the management of climate change.  

The National Trust has therefore phased out the use of peat at its properties, and encourages amateur gardeners to use alternatives to peat.

Take a plant home from Elgar's garden
the plant sales area at The Firs
Take a plant home from Elgar's garden

Second-Hand Books 

 

To help raise money to keep The Firs open and accessible for all of Worcester and the world, we need your help.

One way you can help is to donate your old books, sheet music, LPs, CDs and DVDs for us to sell in our new Second Hand Book shop. Every penny from the shop will go to improving the exhibits, getting more musical interpretation and allowing us to open more often.

We have already had a generous donation of books from our volunteers and visitors which have already flown of the shelves but we need more. We accept any donations in good condition.

If you don’t have any books to donate then don’t worry you can play your part by perusing our donations and picking a new favourite to take away.

We have so many perfect reading spots at The Firs, our summer house for rainy days and picnic benches for the sunny ones, so why not spend a while reading your new find in our peaceful surroundings.

Fairytales at The Firs
Fairytales at The Firs
Fairytales at The Firs