The countdown to Christmas has officially started – and it’s never too early to start hunting for your perfect Christmas tree in Gloucestershire.
SoGlos has handpicked 18 places to find your real Christmas tree in 2022, spanning family-run garden centres, beautiful arboretums and independent nurseries, along with ideas for days out to make choosing your tree a truly festive occasion.
Real Christmas trees at Exedra Nursery
Exedra Nursery is offering a vast range of traditional and non-drop real Christmas trees from Saturday 26 November 2022, as well as seasonal plants, handcrafted wreaths for festive front doors and all kinds of gardening-inspired gifts.
Run by the former owners of The Nursery at Miserden, the business has brought its full range of festive firs to its new home at Painswick Rococo Garden – all supplied by an expert family of growers, who have been cultivating premium Christmas trees for more than 50 years. Expect to find classically-shaped trees ranging from smaller firs to 9-foot giants, with a handy click and collect service, too.
Plus, anyone visiting on Saturday 3, Sunday 4, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December 2022 can tie their tree shopping in with a visit to Rococo Garden, where there's a fun family trail and festive treats in the café.
Real Christmas trees at Batsford Arboretum
Take your pick from Norway spruces, non-drop Nordmanns and Fraser firs, alongside a selection of beautifully handmade wreaths, decorations and mistletoe. New for this year, Batsford also has a range of premium artificial trees to choose from in its garden centre.
Real Christmas trees at The Fairview Gardener
Pick up a Christmas tree from The Fairview Gardener in Birdwood, near Gloucester, with pot-grown and fresh-cut Nordmann firs available from the end of November 2022.
The family-run garden centre is also selling a lovely collection of seasonal decorations, with everything visitors need to bring Christmas cheer into their homes, and hosting Santa Claus in his grotto every weekend up until Christmas from Saturday 25 November 2022.
Real Christmas trees at Westonbirt Arboretum
As well as offering a wonderful day out for the whole family, Westonbirt Arboretum near Tetbury is home to hundreds of sustainably-grown Christmas trees – available from Saturday 26 November 2022.
Westonbirt’s expert tree team will be on hand to help visitors decide on the perfect tree – and the money raised will help to maintain Forestry England’s woodlands for future generations. Plus, don’t miss the magical Enchanted Christmas on selected dates, too.
Real Christmas trees at Over Farm Market
Spoiling families for choice, Over Farm Market near Gloucester is offering its homegrown Christmas trees from Saturday 26 November 2022.
Ranging from three to 14 feet tall, there’s a huge variety of options available, from Norway spruces to Silver, Fraser and Nordmann firs. Those short on space can pick up a handmade wreath, lovingly crafted with foliage from the Christmas trees that struggled to grow.
Real Christmas trees at Dobbies Tewkesbury
Catering for every kind of Christmas tree shopper, Dobbies' new flagship garden centre in Tewkesbury has festive pines in all shapes and sizes — with an impressive selection of decorations and ornaments to dress them with available in-store, too.
Ideal for a festive family day out, children can pay Santa a visit in his grotto or join him for breakfast in the restaurant; while dog parents can even bring their four-legged friends along to meet him!
Real Christmas trees at Far Peak
Promising plenty of choice for families looking for the fir of their dreams, Far Peak on the outskirts of Northleach will be selling a wonderful selection of Christmas trees from Dowdeswell Forestry from Saturday 26 November 2022.
Make the most of your tree-choosing tradition by visiting on Saturday 10 December 2022, to browse a Christmas market of independent, local vendors and catch sight of Santa abseiling down the Far Peak climbing wall!
Real Christmas trees at Winstones Ice Cream
Winstones Ice Cream in Stroud is transforming into a magical Christmas tree store for the festive season, stocking locally-grown, fresh-cut Norway spruces, Nordmann firs and blue spruces from Saturday 26 November 2022.
The famous ice cream parlour also offers environmentally-friendly, living rental trees, which you can return after the festive season. And if you find the tree of your dreams, you can even rent it again next Christmas!
Real Christmas trees at Goulding’s Christmas Trees
Trusted by families from all over the Forest of Dean, Goulding’s Christmas Trees near Dymock has been growing and selling its festive firs for three generations – welcoming tree-hunters back from Friday 25 November 2022.
With non-drop Nordmann firs and traditional Norway spruces, as well as homegrown potatoes and festive wreaths, the family-run Christmas tree farm prides itself on providing a personal service that includes free sweets and chocolatess for the little ones!
Real Christmas trees from Cotswold Reindeer Herd
An enchanting festive wonderland, Cotswold Reindeer Herd’s site in Cirencester is open from Saturday 19 November 2022, with a fantastic stock of freshly-cut Christmas trees available to pre-order.
Fun for the whole family, collect your non-drop Nordmanns and classic Norway spruces before heading into Santa’s forest for the chance to meet his magic reindeer.
Real Christmas trees at Jolly Nice
Discover a delightful forest of Christmas trees between Stroud and Cirencester, as Jolly Nice transforms its paddock into a festive store, with a bumper crop of firs and spruces for sale from Saturday 26 November 2022.
Head to the Christmas yurt to stock up on hampers, gifts and produce galore, not forgetting to place your turkey orders at the upmarket farm shop. This year, there’s the chance to meet two reindeers on selected dates, too.
Real Christmas trees from The Natural Christmas Tree Co.
Officially opening on Friday 25 November 2022, The Natural Christmas Tree Co. is a small and passionate family business, which has sold high-quality and sustainably grown Christmas trees from Prestbury Farm in Tibberton since 2013.
Promising the full festive experience, families can tuck into homemade mince pies, while choosing from its fresh stock of cut and pot-grown trees – with plenty of Christmassy treats for children, too.
Real Christmas trees at Cirencester Christmas Trees
Stocking a range of trees, including needle-retaining Nordmann firs and aromatic blue spruces, Cirencester Christmas Trees has an impressive selection of sizes and shapes to suit any home — with its retail site opening from Saturday 19 November 2022.
Beautifully-scented dried fruit wreaths, fresh mistletoe and decorations can also be found at the nursery, which has been supplying Gloucestershire with festive trees for over 30 years.
Real Christmas trees at Pamington Farm Christmas Tree Centre
Search for your perfect Christmas tree and meet some adorable farmyard friends at Pamington Farm’s popular Christmas Tree Centre near Tewkesbury, opening daily from Saturday 26 November 2022.
With traditional Norway spruces and needlefast Nordmann firs to choose from, Pamington’s trees have been lovingly grown by the Brown family for over 40 years – with the farm becoming one of the first serious Christmas tree growers in the whole country.
Real Christmas trees at Primrose Vale Farm Shop
Cheltenham’s Primrose Vale has teamed up with Cotswold Fir to offer a range of trees, spanning non-drop Nordmanns to traditional firs and spruces of all sizes, available from Saturday 26 November 2022.
The popular farm shop, situated off Shurdington Road, also specialises in pot-grown trees – with its environmentally-friendly rent-a-tree service available for collection or delivery.
Real Christmas trees at Court Farm Shop
In addition to selling free-range meat, festive hampers and deli platters, Court Farm Shop near Cheltenham has a range of freshly cut and pot-grown Christmas trees on offer from Saturday 26 November 2022.
Pick from Norway spruces, Nordmanns and Fraser firs up to eight-foot-tall – and pucker up, as free bunches of mistletoe will be handed out with every tree!
Real Christmas trees at Dowdeswell Forestry
Spanning three to 14 feet tall, Dowdeswell Forestry in Cheltenham has been selling Christmas trees since 1985 – with popular Nordmann firs and Norway spruces, as well as American varieties like noble firs and lodgepole pines, available from Saturday 26 November 2022.
Those stocking up on logs for the winter can take advantage of its free delivery service. It also offers a Christmas tree collection and recycling service when the tinsel is stripped off in January.
Real Christmas trees at Minchinhampton Christmas Trees
With freshly cut Nordmanns, glossy Norway spruces and citrus-scented Fraser firs, as well as living potted trees, Minchinhampton Christmas Trees sources its festive pines from sustainable plantations across the UK.
Returning to Minchinhampton Scout Hut from Friday 25 November 2022, its selection of Christmas trees and hand-dressed wreaths are available to order for local delivery or collection by Monday 12 December 2022.