Shopping at The Firs
Find some beautiful items for your home and garden, along with thoughtful gifts for all, including unique Elgar memorabilia
Whoever you might be looking for, there are gifts to suit everyone. For those foodies, we've got local ales, chutneys and preserves.
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.
What not take home a plant from our plant sales area to remind you of your visit to the Elgar Birthplace garden.
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.
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.