Leslie Hemming on Sep 11, 2015
Love love love it. Can't wait to gift it to my friends new baby! Such fast shipping too! Great service.
VHumphrey on Sep 1, 2015
Beautifully made - thank you!
VHumphrey on Sep 1, 2015
Charming - my friends will love it.
The Wood Garden's Story
When our first son was born in 2004, Chris made some wooden toys for him just for fun, and enjoyed it so much he decided to create a small business with his woodworking, with Laura as his assistant. After having a frustrating time with craft shows, we decided to open up an Etsy shop in 2009 in order to reach a wider market.
We have had such a good time on Etsy. It's been so rewarding to have this chance to meet up with others all over who share our values when it comes to children's toys. We love all of our customers and we're so grateful for you all.
We strive to create wood toys that are simple and modern, yet have a classic feel. Rather than follow the trends, we create toys that will always be in style. We hope that our toys will be around for decades to come.
All of our toys meet the Health Canada safety requirements for children's toys. And they are finished with nothing but organic coconut oil and local beeswax. We are proud to offer products that are natural, safe for babies, and for the environment, too.
By day Chris is an industrial mechanic, and in the evenings he makes toys in the basement workshop of our old farmhouse. Laura runs the shop and home schools our four children. We live on a homestead with chickens and a flock of Shetland sheep.
Owner, Customer Service
I live on a 3 acre homestead with my husband, our four children, a cat, numerous chickens and a flock of Shetland sheep.
* We believe that unique, handcrafted items are superior to items mass-produced in factories.
* We believe in that using sustainable resources (like wood) to make things is a gift that we can give our children, because we are helping to leave a better world for them.
* We believe that natural wooden toys are healthier for children to play with than plastic toys, and that simple, classic toys are better fuel for the imagination than toys with lots of "bells and whistles."
* We believe that a business should be conducted with honesty and integrity.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Orders may take 3-5 business days to be shipped as the toys are often made to order.
AMERICAN CUSTOMERS: We ship our packages Small Packet, Air Mail, which can occasionally take up to two weeks for delivery. If you need your package sooner than that, contact us before ordering and we can arrange for a different method of shipment. We will then adjust the shipping charges accordingly.
CANADIAN CUSTOMERS: Canada Posts's rates vary wildly depending on where in Canada the package is going. Please contact us for exact shipping quotes.
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: International surface shipping can sometimes take up to 2 months for delivery. If you would like air mail please convo us before purchasing. Please note that all customers outside Canada are responsible for all fees, taxes, and duties associated with shipping to their respective countries.
AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMERS: We have found that surface shipping from Canada to Australia can take up to 10 weeks. If you need your package sooner, let us know and we can check the cost of airmail for your package.