We are currently open as usual from Monday to Friday from 10am - 5pm.

PLEASE NOTE: We are not open Saturday and Sunday 

Visitors should please note the following, which enables us to continue offering our award-winning service, while keeping everyone safe.

    • We are not a big shop, so visitor numbers at any one time are still being monitored.
    • A face mask must be worn.
    • Please use the hand sanitiser by the door when entering.
    • All surfaces & the card machine continue to be regularly cleaned, as well as after each use.

We are sending out orders orders 6 days a week. Please note that there are still some pandemic-related delays in parts of the world, although things continue to improve.
Thank you for your continued support. Stay safe and take care!

Best wishes,
The Bear Garden Team
(Last updated: 4th January 2022)

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We first opened in Guildford town centre way back in 1992. As you can see from this photograph, we are a proper bricks and mortar business. So do feel free to come by and visit us in person!
For those unable to drop in, we offer the facility to order either over the phone or online.  In fact, we were the first UK teddy bear business to open an online shop in 1999.
You can order from us with confidence.  We are very proud of our award-winning customer service, having won Experience Guildford's Customer Service Awards in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019!


Happy New Year!

January 02, 2022


Wherever you are in the world, we hope that 2022 proves to be a good year for you.  We are excited here as The Bear Garden is celebrating 30 years this year!  Where did that time go?  Wow! 

Best wishes,

Andrew, Jen, Petrina & Kate

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Happy Christmas!

December 24, 2021

Wishing all our beary friends around the world a very peaceful, safe and, above all, Merry Christmas!
Thank you for having supported us throughout another challenging year.  We have really appreciated it.
Best wishes,
Andrew, Jen, Petrina & Kate
your Bear Garden team! 

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Christmas Opening Times 2021

December 23, 2021


Christmas Eve: 10am – 4pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
Boxing Day: CLOSED
Monday 27th December: CLOSED
Tuesday 28th December: CLOSED
Wednesday 29th December: 10am – 4pm
Thursday 30th December: 10am - 4pm
New Years Eve: CLOSED
New Years Day: CLOSED
Monday 3rd January: CLOSED
Tuesday 4th January: Back to normal!

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Christmas shipping dates!

December 05, 2021

We are being busy little elves wrapping up our Christmas deliveries and there is still time to have a bear delivered before the big day.

Please click the link to check the last posting dates. 

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