Finding the right Christmas tree for your home takes a lot of consideration. The height is the easy decision but finding a picture-perfect tree with a wide base and symmetrical shape can be less-straightforward. For decades the traditional cut Christmas tree in Britain was the gorgeously pine-scented, bushy Norway Spruce and we were happy to forgive it for dropping spiky needles.
Christmas Tree Farms in the Michael Graham region
Today sales of 'non-drop' varieties such as the Nordmann Fir, Fraser Fir and Blue Spruce have soared and the Nordmann Fir is now one of the most popular Christmas trees in the UK.
Regardless of which variety you choose, provided the tree is positioned away from a radiator and well-watered it should survive for more than four weeks, according to the British Christmas Tree Growers Association. The following family-run Christmas Tree Farms are all members of the BCTGA and will be delighted to help you choose your perfect tree. They’ll even throw in some mulled wine, punch or mince pies too. Wrap up warm, take your wellies and enjoy choosing a tree fresh from the field, supporting local farmers at the same time:
NORTHAMPTON: Welford Christmas Tree Farm on the Northamptonshire and Leicestershire border grows a staggering 60,000 trees. A Christmas shop, mulled wine and resident reindeer make this a fun tree-buying trip for all the family. Choose your tree and then check out handmade wreaths for a festive front door that will make you the envy of your neighbours - The British Christmas Tree Growers Association host annual awards and the Farm’s wreaths have won and adorned 10 Downing Street multiple times. Santa is also expected to be flying in - check the website for details. Open 9am -5pm from now until Christmas Eve, and until 8pm on Thursdays. Read on for the chance to win one of their magnificent 6ft trees.
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE: Stoke Goldington Christmas Trees in Newport Pagnell have traditional Norway Spruce and Nordmann Firs available to choose straight from the field. They are now open every weekend until Christmas and have the accolade that clothing retailer Urban Outfitters visited the farm for a photo shoot of their winter clothing range a few years ago. Claydon Christmas Tree & Reindeer Farm on the edge of Steeple Claydon sell British non-drop and traditional trees. Located between Buckingham and Bicester, promise sensibly priced trees up to 6ft in height. Take your wellies and choose a fir from the field.
BEDFORDSHIRE: Fred’s Christmas Trees at Grange Farm, Sunderland Hill is a family run Christmas tree shop selling great value trees, baubles and bows. Badger Hill Christmas Tree Farm is a Wind-in-the-Willows sounding family-owned farm with over 10,000 trees growing in six acres of central Bedfordshire countryside. Choose to walk through the fields and cut your own tree like they do in Christmas movies or have it cut for you. There are also trees cut and ready to choose as well as those growing in pots.
HERTFORDSHIRE: Littlefield Farm in Harpenden is a family-run Christmas Tree farm open seven days a week from 1 December. Choose from traditional Norway Spruce and needle-retaining Nordmann Firs from 3ft to 30ft high. Pot grown trees are also available. Over in Berkhamsted, The Real Christmas Tree Farm is a family run business with over 30 acres of Christmas trees ranging from 3ft to 35ft in height. All their trees are freshly cut so you can be confident that with the right attention your tree will keep its needles for the entire festive season.
We have an early Christmas gift on offer for one lucky person - Welford Christmas Tree Farm are offering a free 6 ft tree (for collection only)! All you have to do to enter our giveaway is click here and enter the competition on our Facebook page (competition ends Friday 6 December). Good luck!
If you’re thinking of moving house in 2020, all Michael Graham properties for sale or to rent are available to view by clicking the property search button. The three homes shown below all have entrance halls perfect for a show-stopping tree: