With garden centres, farm shops and many outdoor venues able to remain open during the second Coronavirus lockdown, it’s never too early to start hunting for your perfect Christmas tree.
SoGlos has handpicked 18 places to find your real Christmas tree in 2020, 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.
The Nursery at Miserden is offering a vast range of traditional and non-drop real Christmas trees from Saturday 28 November 2020 – from smaller firs to trees towering over 12 feet, with seasonal plants on sale, too.
What’s more, the nursery is selling its quality Christmas trees at Painswick Rococo Garden’s Christmas Cheer Weekend from Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 December 2020. Add a sprinkle of festive fun to your family tradition, sipping on mulled wine and soaking up the season while picking out the perfect tree at this exciting pop-up event.
Pick up a Christmas tree from The Fairview Gardener in Birdwood, near Gloucester, with pot grown Nordmann firs and fresh cut blue spruces available from late November.
Also selling a lovely collection of seasonal decorations, the family-run garden centre is set up for safe, socially distanced shopping with everything visitors need to bring Christmas cheer into their homes.
Combine a visit to the stunning Batsford Arboretum with a shopping trip for your Christmas tree this season, with both cut and pot grown options available from Saturday 28 November 2020.
Choose from Norway spruces, non-drop Nordmanns and Fraser firs, with a selection of beautifully handcrafted wreaths, decorations and mistletoe available too. Plus, children can take part in the annual Big Batsford Elf Hunt, spreading festive cheer throughout December.
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 Friday 4 to Thursday 24 December 2020.
Westonbirt’s expert tree team will be on hand to help visitors pick 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.
Order your Christmas tree from Cotswold Farm Park, Adam Henson’s popular family attraction, with premium Nordmann firs available for click and collect every weekend from Saturday 21 November 2020.
The team will have your tree ready and waiting, so why not make the most of your time on the farm, where little ones can meet friendly animals and run wild on the play areas – with a new, festive Enchanted Light Trail running throughout December, too.
From Saturday 21 November 2020, Winstones Ice Cream in Stroud will transform into a magical Christmas tree store for the festive season, stocking locally-grown, fresh cut Norway spruces, Nordmann firs and blue spruces.
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!
Families will be able to click and collect their Christmas tree from the Over Farm Market car park from Saturday 28 November 2020 – with the full retail experience set to return to the Gloucester farm when lockdown restrictions are lifted.
Ranging from three to 14 feet tall, Over Farm has a huge variety of Christmas trees from Norway spruces to Silver, Fraser and Nordmann firs, with many grown on the farm. And for those who haven’t got the space for a tree, there’s a choice of fir-shaped wreaths, lovingly handmade and decorated with festive lights.
Search for your perfect Christmas tree at Pamington Farm’s popular Christmas Tree Centre, opening on Saturday 28 to Sunday 29 November 2020, and then again from Wednesday 2 December 2020.
Choose from traditional Norway spruces and needlefast Nordmann firs, with adorable animals to meet, too. And with a new tree planted for every festive shrub sold, shopping at Pamington makes a positive difference this festive season.
Family-run garden centre, The Dawn Nurseries, will be stocking its marquee with home-grown Christmas trees from Monday 23 November 2020 – with its retail sales area opening at the end of the month.
Plus, with holly, mistletoe, lights and Christmas accessories also on offer, the Shurdington nursery has all you need to transform your home into a winter wonderland.
An enchanting festive wonderland, Cotswold Reindeer Herd’s site in Cirencester will be open from Saturday 21 November 2020, with a fantastic stock of freshly cut Christmas trees available to take home.
Fun for the whole family, choose from non-drop Nordmanns, citrus-scented Koreanas and classic Norway spruces – before heading into Santa’s forest for the chance to meet his magic reindeer.
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 Friday 27 November 2020.
Head to the Christmas yurt to stock up on hampers, gifts and produce galore, along with placing your turkey orders at the upmarket farm shop.
Officially opening on Friday 27 November 2020, 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 2014.
Promising the full festive experience, families can tuck in to homemade mince pies while choosing from its fresh stock of cut and pot grown trees – with plenty of Christmassy treats for children, too.
Stocking a range of trees from Saturday 21 November 2020, including needle-retaining Nordmanns and Noble firs, Cirencester Christmas Trees has an impressive selection of sizes and shapes to suit any home.
Beautifully-scented dried fruit wreathes, mistletoe and decorations can also be found at the nursery, which has been supplying Gloucestershire with festive trees for over 30 years.
Independently-owned Tewkesbury Garden Centre will be selling home-grown, British Christmas trees from Friday 27 November 2020, with hardy Nordmann firs and classic Norway spruces cut daily.
There’s also a choice of festive floral arrangements for decking out your home, as well as plenty of Christmas gift ideas for garden lovers.
Cheltenham’s Primrose Vale has teamed up with Cotswold Fir Forestry to offer a range of trees spanning non-drop Nordmanns to traditional firs and spruces of all sizes, available from Saturday 21 November 2020.
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 from Saturday 5 December 2020.
In addition to selling free-range meat, eggs, veg and store cupboard staples, Court Farm Shop near Cheltenham has a range of freshly cut and pot grown Christmas trees on offer from Saturday 28 November 2020.
Choose from Norway spruces and Nordmann firs up to eight-foot-tall – and pucker up, as free bunches of mistletoe will be handed out with every tree!
Cheltenham’s Dowdeswell Forestry has been selling Christmas trees since 1985, and from Friday 27 November 2020, you can choose between five different varieties to take home.
From Lodgepole pines, Fraser firs, Norway spruces and resilient Nordmanns, the trees span from three to 15 feet tall – and those stocking up on logs can take advantage of its free, socially distanced delivery service.
Offering premium, ‘pick your own’ Christmas trees at consistently low prices, the Forest of Dean-based F Pritchard Coal Merchants is opening on weekends from Saturday 28 November to Sunday 20 December 2020.
Families are encouraged to don their wellies and find their perfect tree in the lovingly cultivated forest of Nordmann firs – with a collection-only service running until lockdown restrictions are lifted. Please note, time slots must be pre-booked online.
Friday 27 November 2020
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