frequently asked questions
Reserving a tree
When can I reserve a tree?
You can reserve a tree at anytime that we are open – just ask at the barn for some reservation ribbon and a tag. Reservations stay open while stocks last. Read more about reserving a tree here.
Do you have an early bird reservations weekend?
Every year, we open for an early bird reservations weekend – this is usually the first weekend in November but check our website for the date or sign up to our mailing list to receive an email notification. Come to the farm and choose and reserve your tree, and come back nearer Christmas to take it home.
Do I need to book?
There is no need to book before you visit, but weekends are busier than week days.
Visiting the Farm
Do I have to cut my Christmas tree myself?
No, once you have chosen your tree, one of our staff will be on hand to cut your tree for you.
Do you sell pre-cut trees?
You are welcome to walk around our farm and choose the tree you would like cut, but we also have a really good selection of Nordmann Fir, Fraser Fir and Norwegian Spruce trees for sale in our yard that have been cut already. Read more about our ready-cut trees here.
Is it environmentally friendly to buy a tree?
We work hard to make our farm as environmentally friendly as possible. When you buy a Christmas tree from us, you can rest assured that we replant a sapling tree for every tree we cut down. And after Christmas, you can bring your tree back to the farm to be mulched and returned to the soil here. Read more the carbon-footprint of a real Christmas Tree here.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, well-behaved dog are welcome to come and enjoy a walk around our farm. For safety reasons, please keep your dog on a lead as we have staff operating saws and chainsaws.
What sort of footwear should I wear?
Although we have created mulched paths into the fields, the grass growing around the trees can be wet and the ground is uneven in places, so wear sensible outdoor footwear.
Can I pay by card or cash?
Yes, we accept payment by card (except American Express) and cash.
Can I book a delivery at the farm?
Yes, choose your tree and we can arrange delivery for you. Our delivery rota gets very full, so we ask that you be flexible about the delivery day. We don’t deliver at weekends as we are all busy on the farm. Read more about deliveries here.
Trees and Foliage
What types of Christmas trees do you sell?
We grow Norwegian Spruce, Nordmann Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Blue Spruce and Silver Spruce on our farm. We also sell pot-grown Christmas Trees. Find out more about our different tree varieties here.
What variety of tree should I choose?
Every tree is unique but certain varieties are better suited to different environments – for example, the narrow Fraser Fir will suit a smaller room; the Norwegian Spruce has a lovely fragrance but can drop its needles; the Nordmann fir has a full skirt and a perfect Christmas tree shape.. Here’s some advice from the British Christmas Tree Growers Association about choosing a tree.
Do you sell foliage?
Yes, we try to keep bags of foliage available daily. If you need a few sprigs, you are welcome to help yourself. If you need larger quantities for wreath making workshops, for example, we have larger bags available for £15 on a first-come first-served basis. Please ask at the barn.
Do you sell mistletoe?
Yes, we sell sprigs of fresh mistletoe but they sell out quickly so we can’t guarantee availability.
Can I recycle my tree at your farm?
Yes, if you bring your tree back to our farm after Christmas, just pop it over our gate and we will mulch all the returned trees in the spring. We will use the mulch on our fields. See more about recycling your tree at our farm. And you can find out more about recycling Christmas trees on the British Christmas Tree Growers website.
How long does it take a Christmas Tree to grow?
Trees can take around 8 years to achieve a good height for cutting – we plant baby trees every spring and autumn and we tend them carefully over these years to grow the best Christmas trees for our customers.
How long will my Christmas Tree last?
Our fir trees hold their needles the longest, so can be put up inside earlier than the spruces – we advise not putting your Nordmann or Fraser fir tree up until the last week in November, if you want it to last well until Christmas Day. Norway Spruce can be displayed from the first week in December. Keep your tree away from radiators and under-floor heating and keep it well watered. Find out more about looking after your Christmas tree at the British Christmas Tree Growers Association website.
What sort of Christmas Tree Stand will I need?
It will depend on the tree you choose, as you need a stand that can support it’s height and weight. We sell a wide variety of stands and can help you choose when you are buying your tree. We can also trim tree trunks to make sure they fit in your current stand.
Do you sell trees in log stands?
No, we don’t sell trees in log stands – all our trees are freshly cut from the fields and will benefit from being in a stand that can be kept watered.
How do I look after my pot-grown Christmas Tree?
Please see our page about looking after your Christmas tree
What is the best way to take my tree down?
When the time comes to take your Christmas Tree down, it helps to have a hoover at the ready! Here are some tips about taking your tree down from the British Christmas Tree Growers Association.