The Walthamstow Wetlands shop offers a carefully selected range of products which are all inspired by the unique nature of Europe’s largest urban wetlands as well as the area’s distinctive industrial heritage. Whether you need a gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself, there is something for everyone.
There is a selection of cards on offer for all occasions, including those illustrated by award-winning artist Daniel Mackie, local artist Carla Ferrari P and Sally Rich who uses 100% recycled envelope paper, compostable cornstarch bags, 50% recycled ‘coffee-cup’ card, vegetable based inks and alcohol-free print. The shop also offers a variety of books for all interests including the Fifty plants that changed the course of history by Bill Laws and further books on wildflowers, birds, trees, butterflies, leaves and plants.
The homeware section includes beautifully decorated tea towels by the Eden Project, nature-themed mugs and pillows by Sass & Belle as well as intricately engraved wooden boards by Scottish Oak whilst the fashion section offers Hazel & Pip bags, Walthamstow Wetlands-branded leather wallets and card holders and a selection of cotton and silk scarves and bags.
Local florists, the Borrowed Light Floral Studio, have also provided house plants for sale in the shop including terranium spheres, air plants and succulents. You can also purchase locally produced honey by BEE17, an award winning sustainable beekeeping project supporting local communities, whilst honey is also available from the Local Honey Man.
There are also educational and engaging toys for children of all ages with a selection of cuddly toys, stretchy insects, binoculars and magnifying glasses to help young visitors explore the site and discover all the creatures great and small. For our adult visitors, there are binoculars by Opticron for sale to get you started on your bird watching journey with us.
With a focus on minimising plastic consumption, the shop also includes a section offering reusable travel mugs by Bamboo Cup, lunch boxes and bottles, and also thermos flasks by black + blum.
The shop is open daily between 9.30am – 4pm. Every purchase supports Walthamstow Wetlands’ conservation work, events and educational projects. Gift vouchers for events can be purchased online.