Summer at Upton Stores
Take a peek in the Upton Store when you visit. There's a new range of wartime memorabilia and unique Upton House mementos. With wonderful National Trust bags, jams and china, as well as our special themed gifts about our Banking for Victory story.
Plants from Upton's Gardens
If you like what you see growing in the gardens why not pick up a plant to take home and cherish. The plant centre has lots of the same varieties we grown in the gardens; Wallflowers, Lupins, Delphiniums, Salvias and dahlias, not forgetting the Asters on display in September.
You’ll find something for your garden at Upton Stores. From range of culinary herbs and lavenders for a small window box to a variety of shrubs and perennials which change with the seasons.
Set off your garden display with one of our animal sulptures sourced from international co- operative businesses, they also make great gifts.
Locally produced cooking and dipping oils
Brand new to Upton Shop this summer is a fantastic range of locally made Rapeseed oil. The cold pressed rapeseed oil has a gentle nutty flavour and is a healthy, tasty and versatile oil for dipping and cooking.
The Granary Oil Company is a family run farm situated at the tip of South Warwickshire, bordering with the Cotswolds. The farm comprises mostly grassland, on which they run 300 breeding ewes along with a small flock of Cotswolds. As well as sheep they produce specialist hay crops. They have extensive orchards containing a mixture of apple, pear, plums and slowly maturing Walnut trees. The farm is owned and run by the Tame family who are now into their fourth generation on the farm.
Make do and mend
As clothing was rationed throughout the war, women had to be increasingly creative with their old dresses and blouses to liven up their wardrobe. Start your own wardrobe make over with a clothing ration sewing kit, tape measure, pins or buttons in a tin, all finished with authentic designs of the period.
We also have a selection of red, cream or blue rag rug kits, for cushions or lavender bags. Perfect for a little vintage flare around your home.
Digging for Victory
You can start digging for victory in your own garden with our selection of heritage vegetable seeds from Parsnips, Tomatoes, Peas, Broad beans to Broccoli and many more.
There is also our brand new range of products to kit out your potting shed; dibber, kneeler, herb pots, gloves as well as our usual quality National Trust branded product.
1940s books and music
You'll also find a selection of period books including Ration Book cooking. Several CD’s featuring some of the comedy songs of the era and the classic Glen Miller. There is also a great range of special Upton's souvenirs to remember your visit.