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Steiff 654824 Gardening Bear Limited Edition

Our Price: 79.00

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FREE UK Standard Shipping on this item If you like gardening or know a keen gardener, then this exceptionally special treasure, is just for you. Holding a basket full of beautiful red roses, it's Gardening Bear made exclusively for the UK, by the talented artisans at Steiff.

For every piece sold, Steiff donated 5% to the Horticulture and Gardening industry charity initiative, called - The Green Fingers Appeal. Monies raised will go towards the upkeep (maintenance, enhancement and provision), of 21 gardens belonging to Children's Hospice's throughout the UK, that are dedicated to the care and wellbeing of children, who are not expected to live beyond their 19th year.

The children themselves, also get an opportunity to 'have a go', by being encouraged and supported in this endeavour. There is a fabulous feeling of achievement, hope, interest and satisfaction, when something you have planted and nurtured begins to bloom. It's a living memorial and testament to those young people, leaving their mark in the world.

Gardening Bear is 21cm tall and fully jointed. He has been sewn from a luxuriously dense, blonde mohair with coordinating wool felt paws. His eyes gleam above his smartly stitched nose, whilst a dark green, cotton gardening skirt, has a stunning embroidery of a single red rose with stem, plus his name 'Gardening Bear' embroidered, so we don't forget. In one paw, a wonderful wicker flower basket is home to a red rose bouquet, with a concealed scent bottle amongst the petals. To finish, Gardening Bear mirrors his apron, by holding one perfect rose and offering it to you!

From 2000, this gorgeous delight is a UK Exclusive of 4,000 pieces and will come to you boxed with his numbered, certificate of authenticity.

The numbered piece 00001, was gifted by Steiff to the foremost british gardening expert - Alan Titchmarsh, who proceeded to sign the paw and donated it to a Christie's of London auction sale, with monies received to go towards The Green Finger Appeal.

Suitable for collectors only, This is NOT a toy