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12 Best places to get your Christmas tree

Brace your baubles and release the fairy lights! It's time to find a Christmas tree. No idea where to go? Let Muddy help you find 'the one' with our fabulous round-up of where to get a tree this year, from 7ft stunners to carbon-neutral rentals.

Where to head for a Christmas tree this year? Don’t worry, we’ve done the legwork for you with our go-to guide on where to find a gorgeous tree this Crimbo.

Let’s go …

Jolly Nice Magical Christmas Forest, Frampton Mansell

Every year the Jolly Nice paddock transforms into an enchanting forest of over 1000 trees, lit with festoons and smelling of pine needles. Super sustainable, with most grown in Gloucestershire, Hampshire and Herefordshire, the forest has trees of all sizes, from tiny little ones to majestic trees of 16 feet (I’m aiming high). This year there’s also a beautiful range of tree decs in the Christmas Shop, and to make picking even easier the Tree Team will be on hand to net it for you and explain about tree care and recycling after Christmas. Choose from Nordmanns, pot grown Spruces and some unusual varieties, such as Fraser Fir. Plus if you are a loyalty card holder get a lovely 25% off too. Load up and get one of their legendary hot chocs and flapjacks from the drive-through on your way out.

Westonbirt Arboretum Real Trees, Tetbury

Give back with your tree by choosing one from Westonbirt Woodworks at Westonbirt Arboretum, with money from each sale going towards maintaining Forestry England woodlands for future gens. Price start from a very reasonable £25 for a 4ft one (up to £65 for an 8 footer if you’re feeling daring!) Experts will be on hand to advise and help you choose from the hundreds on offer. Plus, don’t miss the magical Enchanted Christmas on selected dates too, it’s a fabulous festive experience with a dazzling light trail from 26 November to 21 December. Get your tree from 26 November to 24 December (but we know you can’t wait THAT long).

Winstone’s Ice Cream Parlour, Stroud

Winstone’s has transformed into a magical Christmas tree parlour for the festive season, stocking locally-grown, fresh cut Norway spruces, Nordmann firs and blue spruces. The well known stop off for the best ice-cream in the Cotswolds also offers environmentally-friendly, living rental trees, which you can return again after the festive season! They come in different sizes with 4ft live tree costing £48, which includes a £15 deposit that is returned to you when the tree is brought back. They also deliver to the surrounding area if you don’t have transport. Get yours from 20 November.

Cotswold Reindeer Herd Christmas Trees, Ampney Crucis, Cirencester

At the fantastic Cotswold Reindeer Herd site you’ll get a huge stock of freshly cut trees, set out in marquees and a large viewing area. Bring the family, choose your tree, and browse the Christmas gifts, including handmade reindeer antler jewellery from the herd’s very own antlers! The herd lives here permanently, so why not take a walk through Santa’s Forest to see the reindeer. You can spend as long as you like with them so the kids will love it. Choose from non-drop Nordmanns, citrus-scented Koreanas and classic Norway spruces. Plus you can book in to visit Santa in his grotto too, for £9, Open from 20 November to 24 December.

Miserden Nursery, Stroud

Pick your tree with the wintery backdrop at Painswick Rococco Garden

Snap up your traditional and non-drop trees from bijou firs to 12 foot timbers from The Nursery at Miserden. There’s a huge range to choose from here. Not only that you can add some seasonal plants to basket too to cheer up the garden. Warm your cockles with some mulled wine while you choose the biggest tree you can haul home

Top Barn Farm, Holt Heath Farm, Worcester

The trees at Top Barn have been grown here for an average of eight years (and tended lovingly by farmer John) which that means zero tree miles! So a great choice if you want a bit of your Christmas to be carbon neutral.  And if you can’t find your dream tree from the ones out you can even choose your tree whilst it is still in the ground, one of the team will chop it down for you. Choose from Nordmann Firs and Blue Spruces.

Little Monksfield Farm Trees, Malvern

This farm shop is a tree treasure trove of minimal-drop firs and spruces. All home-grown so they’re super fresh, the farm is open every day from 8.30am until dark. A great one-stop-shop if you want to pick up a lovely festive, hand-made wreath or foliage and why not pick up a pot of their famous honey from the farm bees too (perfect for those Christmas day parsnips).

Christmas Trees and Wreaths, Over Farm, Gloucester

This brilliant farm has a size for every budget and desire. Want to go big whopper? They specialise in 8ft plus trees, but equally if you are looking for something for the kids room, hallway or even a table? Why not consider one of their ‘log trees’?! These trees would not make it into full trees and rather than casting them out, they have fit the tree to a log to stand it up! Priced from £6.50, these are excellent value for money. And of course there’s everything in between. One of the biggest Christmas tree selections in Gloucestershire with a Christmas tree delivery service in the local area for £25. 

Campden Christmas Trees, Chipping Campden

No imports here, just locally grown Narrow Nordmann fir trees. The prices have been kept at the same prices as last year, so you can get a 5ft for £45 and an 8ft for £95. There is free collection and delivery on all trees too.

Prince Albert Christmas Trees, Rodborough

We love the idea of helping our pubs while we get festive, so why not pop into the Prince Albert (Muddy’s award-winning pub and recent star of Tom Kerridge’s Save Our Pubs on BBC2).They will have Nordmann Firs in and trees coming in in batches to make sure you have the freshest possible. Call 01453 755600 if you need something bigger than 8ft otherwise pop in, why not get a pizza and a beer carry out at the same time too. Dates still to be confirmed for when the tress will be arriving so stay tuned.

And finally … want to be oh so eco this Christmas?  Cotswold Fir Christmas Tree Company offers a rental service, with pick-up in Bentham, Cheltenham (only delivers locally). There’s even the option to reserve the exact same tree for next Crimbo too, should you become deeply attached to your fir.

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