Bring the pleasures of the Garden home!
At the Conservatory Gift Shop, you’ll find botanical and nature themed merchandise, including tea sets, playing cards, and clothing; along with houseplants, cacti and special seasonal plants, toys, scarves and jewelry; greeting cards for all occasions, wind chimes, bird baths and much, much more!
This holiday season the gift shop is featuring many special items for everyone on your gift list! Check out the photos below of a small sampling of what is available in the gift shop.
New this holiday season, we are carrying delightful woolen mittens created from recycled wool by a local crafter in Berne Indiana. These Smitten Mittens are sure to keep you warm and stylish all winter long!
The gift shop also features a wide selection of children’s books and books related to gardening, horticulture and nature. Cultivate your own private space with the help of our garden-inspired books and choose from our many tools, gloves, hats, and outdoor decor items. We have something to delight garden enthusiasts of all ages!
Enjoy a wide selection of toys and fun gifts for the children in your life.
The Conservatory is pleased to feature the work of local artist Austin Barton. Currently, the gift shop is carrying several of Austin’s wooden bowls created from a branch of a Fig Tree in the Conservatory gardens.
Austin creates handcrafted wooden bowls and items from wood reclaimed from native trees in and around Fort Wayne, often using wood from storm-damaged trees. Austin started turning wood eight years ago after finding a lathe at a garage sale.
“I like to let the piece dictate the shape ~ as I turn the character of the wood comes out and the shape and profile is determined by what the piece reveals. I often think the beauty of my work has existed from the seed of the tree ~ I merely attempt to give shape to the beauty that has always existed within the log.”
Leanin’ Tree is a 64 year old company based in Boulder, Colorado and enjoys immense popularity around the country. Leanin’ Tree prides itself on its earth friendly greeting cards and its presence in smaller, independent venues such as our Conservatory Gift Shop. Their many artists design cards that are sure to please every shopper and we’ve attempted to select a good variety for our shop. Leanin’ Tree cards are printed on recycled paper with soy-based inks and the company is a certified green printer.
We are now carrying DeBrands Chocolate Thoughts available in both dark & milk chocolate for Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Easter, Birthdays, Thank You’s and Mother’s Day. Just that perfect little gift to tuck in a card!
When you are looking for a unique gift idea, stop by our Gift Shop and check out our botanically inspired gifts! Discover Bonsai at the Conservatory. New to Bonsai? Check out the Bonsai link today!
Please stop in soon to browse our selection. Conservatory admission is not required to shop.