April 02, 2015

Easter Opening Times

Please note that we will be open the following hours over the Easter weekend:

  • Good Friday: CLOSED
  • Easter Saturday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Easter Sunday: CLOSED
  • Easter Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: Back to normal. 10am - 5pm
March 24, 2015

Summer Trip 2015 - 2 spaces left!

Update:  We have only 2 spaces left on this trip!  Please get in touch...

We are running another Summer Trip this year! Like last year this will not only include the Steiff Summer Festival, but also another visit to Teddy Hermann. Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like more details or are interested in coming. We have only 2 spaces left on this trip! Please get in touch if you are interested. 

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March 15, 2015

End of Line/Retired Items Sale now on!

Our end of line/retired items sale is now on.  It means that we have lots of little characters looking for a good home...!

March 03, 2015

New limited edition Paddington Bear from Steiff

Following on from last year's unbelievably popular 28cm limited edition Paddington Bear, Steiff has just launched a smaller 17cm version.  

As you can see from the photo, this little Paddington Bear is absolutely gorgeous and he is going to be be more than a little bit popular!
January 19, 2015

Steiff's 1912 Teddy Bear Replica arrives!

Another new arrival! Steiff's handsome black limited edition 1912 Teddy Bear Replica (EAN 403200) has just come into stock.
January 09, 2015

Steiff launch two lovely new replica bears!

Steiff has just launched two wonderful new replica teddy bears. We can't wait for them to arrive!

There is a handsome jet black 1912 replica teddy bear and a gorgeous 1906 replica teddy bear called "Mr Vanilla"! They are part of Steiff's spring/summer collection. They are both filled with traditional wood shavings and are each limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide.


January 09, 2015

Charlie Bears launch today!

The new Charlie Bears catalogue is out today and most collectors should receive it in the post at some stage during the day.

We are taking orders on all the new items, especially the limited edition items. We know exactly how many we are getting, so collectors can order from us with the usual confidence!

Just one word of warning: our phone lines may be a little busier than usual today, but we will try to get to everyone as fast as possible. Our number is 014883 302581.

Pictured here is Fancy Pants.

December 24, 2014

War Child Christmas Eve 2014 Appeal!

"Last Christmas Eve The Bear Garden had its first appeal in aid of War Child, the registered charity who work on the ground in some of the world’s most dangerous countries. We raised £1,137.57. This year we are doing it all again, but I would like to beat that total.

Like last year, Andrew has promised to donate 20% of whatever The Bear Garden takes in the shop and online on Christmas Eve to the appeal. And I have set up a new JustGiving page for those that would like to make a little donation. So if you fancy being a superstar then please check the page out via the link below.


Andrew and I realise that many people get asked to make donations all too often, so apologies for asking for your help with this. Maybe it is because so many of our teddy bears go to children or that Margarete Steiff’s doctrine was “only the best is good enough for our children”, but we are acutely aware of the ongoing appalling situation that some children find themselves in around the world. Especially at this time of year.

Any help you can give will be appreciated.

So it just remains for me to say thank you to everyone for your custom and support over this last year. I wish you all a Happy Christmas and all the very “bearst” for 2015!"

Mr C

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