The gift shop has begun to grow, and the holiday season is where it has been most lovely. The staff and volunteers at the HCP spend a lot of time gathering and making such beautiful things. The wreaths and the snow people are our most popular items but let’s not forget we have plenty of resources for you to make your own! Greens including Eucalyptus, Cedar, and fir are all available as well as large, small, and medium pinecones.

We’ve had many new additions to our gift shop.  Ann Newman, who makes our stone art, has added her beautiful earrings and ornaments – perfect for something unique to add to someone’s stocking!

Our newest addition includes teas from Earth’s Herbal made by the lovely Lilly- who has also taught classes here at the HCP! Her teas are made using locally foraged and hand picked wildcrafted herbs whenever available. 

We are now the only place to sell specialty tools from the gardener’s kit! A selection of high-quality, specialty gardening tools with unique and extremely useful features for the professional gardener. Robust and durable, designed for frequent use and a long life.

There are now gift baskets in the gift shop- unique only to this holiday season and for a limited time. They range in price and are nicely packaged and unique as the person you’d like to gift them to! And please don’t forget about our gift cards! You can put any amount on them from $10 up. They can be used on anything at the HCP including gift shop purchases, classes, memberships, and more!

We have so many lovely things in our gift shop; seeds, wood works, teas, pottery, cards, and more all made with love. We are trying our best to get as much local as we can, and it’s been such a joy to do. We are making so many new wonderful connections and meeting the people who create these things is a joy in and of itself.

Please reach out to us to let us know if there’s anything you’d like to see in the gift shop- items, creators, etc. We would love to have your input so we can make our gift shop as unique as our gardens! Please send us an email at [email protected] or give us a call at 250-479-6162 if you’ve got any suggestions.

Enjoy this holiday season and stay warm, stay safe, and be happy!

By Barbara Pack