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Shop Local: New shoots at Histon's Topiary Tree

New home and gift store Topiary Tree is the place to go for interesting and independent brands - and the prettiest Easter decorations

Here’s some nice news: Histon is home to a new home and gift store. Called Topiary Tree, it opened on the edge of the green just before Christmas and is already becoming known for its careful curation of interesting and independent brands, with lines ranging from card and wrap to clothing, cushions, scarves, jewellery, baby gifts and seasonal decor - including a wide selection of Easter decorations, pictured.

One corner of the shop - Artisan Corner - showcases solely the work of local designer-makers; based in Histon, Cambridge and necklace villages, some are members of the Histon Handmade marketplace.

“The last few months have reinforced the importance of shopping locally and supporting smaller independents, local communities and artisan producers,” says owner Alison Douglas, formerly of Daisy Chain, which ran in the same premises but closed its doors last year. “It's a trend that's gathering real momentum across the UK - and I'm confident this will keep on growing over the coming months and years.”

Until retail shops reopen, hopefully this month, Alison is showing and selling her wares via her shop window, website and social channels, running a call, pay and collect service. To celebrate spring’s arrival, she has just filled the window with Easter decorations, all of which are now half price.

“I’m looking forward to having people back in the shop, in a Covid-safe way, as soon as we are allowed; and to showing customers old and new the refurbishments that have been made, along with our exciting new stock,” adds Alison. “I’d like to thank everyone in the local community for their support and kindness, and my friends and family for helping with the launch of Topiary Tree.”

To find out more and to shop, visit topiarytree.co.uk, follow @topiarytree on Instagram and call (01223) 928084.


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