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The following items are for sale. Click to view.

LED Light, Tea Towels, Seeds, Metal Key Rings, Sand Tortoises, Books, Necklaces, Seeds, Rubber, Pencil Case and Pencil Sharpeners, Stitchmarkers, Socks, Greetings Cards, Graters, Face Cloth

Lumisol is a clear material which has been developed to allow the penetration of UVB rays. It has the appearance and texture of thick polythene and is used in commercial polytunnels. It is especially valuable in the UK climate to keep tortoises healthy and comfortable and can substantially reduce the need for artificial heat sources. It is an inexpensive way to make portable ‘hot boxes’ or cold frames.
Seeds sown under Lumisol for tortoise food will germinated more quickly than seeds sown outside.
Lumisol has been independently tested for UVB transmission.
BCG sells Lumisol at £3.00 per square metre - it is 1 metre wide and maximum length is 7 metres.  Postage is £5 for whatever length you order.  We use postal tubes so the Lumisol is not folded - and if you order seeds, teacloths or other small items at the same time, these can be included in the tube without additional postage. 
Lumisol will also be available to purchase at the BCG Autumn and Spring Symposiums. Please email or call Ann on 01692 402687 to pre-order.

Face Cloth - Top

Face Cloth100% cotton towelling
Cotton decorative ribbon
Size 33 x 33 cm
Made in Portugal


LED Light - Top

LED Light
LED turtle/tortoise light with 3 bulbs
Push button to turn light on and off
Adhesive pad to stick to surface if required
Uses 3 x AAA batteries (included)
Size 10 x 7 cm approx

Greetings Cards - Top

Just arrived a set of five new greetings cards with matching envelopes to support the conservation work of the Nature Protection Trust of Seychelles (NPTS) and the BCG.

The original water colour illustrations are by Ron Gerlach, a co-founder of the NPTS. They are reproduced as 100 x 150mm size greetings cards left blank for your personal message.

They are priced at £1.20 each, £5.00 for a set of 5 (one of each design). Postage is £1.00 for one set or £1.50 for two or more sets.


Giant Tortoise 1Giant Tortoise 2
Giant Tortoise 1Giant Tortoise 2
Hermanns Tortoise 1 Hermanns Tortoise 2
Hermanns Tortoise 1Hermanns Tortoise 2
Hawksbill Turtle 
Hawksbill Turtle 


Tea Towels - Top

Green Teal TowelBurgundy Tea Towel
Tortoise print Bottle Green tea towel
100% unbleached cotton
Approx size 49 x 79 cm
Printed on one side
£6.00 each
Tortoise print Burgundy tea towel
100% unbleached cotton
Approx size 49 x 79 cm
Printed on one side
£6.00 each

Seeds - Top

Early English Vetch

Early English Vetch - £1.50
White Clover AberpearlPlantain - Endurance Ribgrass
White Clover Aberpearl - £1.50
Plantain (Endurance Ribgrass) - £1.50
Persian Clover Marco PoloRed Clover - Merula
Persian Clover Marco PoloRed Clover - Merula

We also have Nipplewort, Broad Leaf Plantain,Hawkbit, Corn Salad/Lambs Lettuce, Field Forget-Me-Not and Common Mallow, all £1.50, and Sow Thistle and Dandelion both £2.50


Books - Top

Wild Flower BookTortoise Book
Collins gem Wild Flower book: 256 pages, approximate size 12cm x 8cm - ideal for your pocket! £3.50Written by the BCG Veterinary Liaison Officer and are aimed primarily at the 8 - 15 year age group. Approximate size 15 x 23 cm. £4.00. 67 Pages.


Rubbers, Pencil Case and Pencil Sharpeners - Top


RubberPencil Case
Rubber - £0.75Pencil Case - £2.00
Round Pencil Sharpener TopRound Pencil Sharpener Base

Round Pencil Sharpener Top

Diameter 45mm, height 65mm


Round Pencil Sharpener Base

Diameter 45mm, height 65mm

Square Pencil Sharpener TopSquare Pencil Sharpener Base

Square Pencil Sharpener Top

Approximate size - 45 x 40 x 23 mm


Square Pencil Sharpener Base

Approximate size - 45 x 40 x 23 mm


Perpetual calendar

Wind Chimes

Perpetual calendar
Size 105 x 70 x 35 mm

Small Wind Chimes

Wooden tortoise approx 5 x 5 cm
Overall hanging height of chimes 30 cm (to top of tortoise)

Ethically produced gifts made from sustainable wood, individually crafted and hand painted.

Metal key rings - Top
75p each

Keyring Green and Yellow

Keyring Green and Yellow
Keyring Black and WhiteKeyring Black, Red and White
Keyring Black and WhiteKeyring Black, Red and White

Sand tortoises - Top
Synthetic fabric and wadding, filled with fine washed sand
Length 11cm
CE marked
Designed as a paperweight, not a toy.
£1.75 each
Please indicate number of the colour required when ordering


Sand Tortoise - Design 1Sand Tortoise - Design 2
Sand Tortoise - Design 1Sand Tortoise - Design 2
Sand Tortoise - Design 3Sand Tortoise - Design 4
Sand Tortoise - Design 3Sand Tortoise - Design 4
Sand Tortoise - Design 5 
Sand Tortoise - Design 5 


Necklaces - Top

Approximately 60cms, made of glass round and acrylic turtle/tortoise beads.

£3.00 each.

Necklace - BrownNecklace - Orange
Necklace - BrownNecklace - Orange
Necklace - PurpleNecklace - Red
Necklace - PurpleNecklace - Red
Necklace - PinkNecklace - Turquoise
Necklace - PinkNecklace - Turquoise

Tortoise Charm Stitch Markers - Top

£4.00 per set of 6 markers
6 markers per set, 5 silver coloured and one other colour for marking end of row when working in the round. Solid rings for knitting to prevent snagging, in two sizes:
Ring size 10mm for using with needles up to 6.5mm.
Ring size 12mm for using with needles up to 9mm.
Lobster clasps for crocheting to allow easy removal when working. 

Stitch Marker - CrochetingStitch Marker - Knitting
Stitch Marker - Crocheting
Stitch Marker - Knitting

Socks - Top

SocksPink Socks

Dark Grey Ankle socks

Pink Ankle socks

Blue Socks

Fawn Ankle Socks

Blue Ankle socks
 Fawn Ankle Socks
Grey Ankle Socks

Soft Cotton Blend

One size (fits 3-8)
Machine Wash at 40 degrees

Made In Turkey

Light Grey Ankle Socks 

Graters - Top

Tortoise graters available in four colours.
Ideal for parmesan cheese, citrus zest and chocolate.
Made of transparent hard plastic.
Approximate size 135 x 80 x 55 mm.
Not dishwasher safe.
£2.00 each.

Blue GraterGreen Grater
Blue GraterGreen Grater
Amber GraterPurple Grater
Amber GraterPurple Grater



Please send an email order to with the name of the item, colour choices if needed and the quantity. Please remember to include your delivery address clearly written. Please send a cheque made payable to The British Chelonia Group and posted to the address supplied in the email.


Payments can also be made by Bank Transfer.


Please note some items are limited and if more stock cannot be obtained then you will be contacted or the closest colour will be supplied.

Payment is required within 14 days of being contacted with the total cost or your order will be returned to stock.


Postage is now a flat rate of £3.00 per order with free postage on orders above £25.00.


Refunds are only available if the item is faulty. Please contact sales about your item as soon as you possibly can to inform them of the problem and we will resolve the problem for you. Email at