Eight of the best places to buy real Christmas trees in Suffolk for the 2021 festive season
Christmas fans out there will already be chomping at the bit to put up their tree for the festive season.
With that in mind, we've researched some of the top places across Suffolk to buy real Christmas trees in 2021.
And while we would never dare to stipulate an ideal date for putting up your tree, here at Suffolk News we think anywhere from December 1 onwards is fair game (but given the past two years, we quite understand if you want to put yours up earlier).
1. Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham
Blackthorpe Barn offers something a bit special when it comes to buying a real Christmas tree.
As always the barn will be selling pre-cut Rougham Estate trees (Nordmann Fir from November 19 and Norway Spruce from early December), but you can also visit the Christmas tree plantation to choose your own tree.
On November 13, 14, 20 and 21, from 10am-4pm, slots are available to wander through the plantation and see thousands of trees of all varieties, shapes and sizes until you find your perfect specimen.
It costs £10 extra per tree to choose in advance, with your chosen tree then being cut just hours before your chosen collection day, when it will be ready to take home.
Book a slot to pick your own at www.blackthorpebarn.com/christmas/pick-your-own-christmas-trees/
For more information on Rougham Estate trees at Blackthorpe Barn, go to www.blackthorpebarn.com/christmas/christmas-trees/
2. Elveden Estate, Elveden
At Elveden Estate, tree connoisseurs can get their hands on Norway spruce, Nordmann fir and Fraser firs cut fresh to collect from the farm.
From the end of November/beginning of December the estate will be selling trees from four to eight feet in height.
3. Church Farm Christmas Barn, Church Farm, Bradfield Combust
Christmas trees have been grown on this family farm for 28 years, during which time the growing process has been perfected to ensure 'the loveliest trees for your home'.
While at Church Farm Christmas Barn choosing your tree you can also warm up with a coffee and mince pie and take a look at the decorations for sale.
The barn opens from November 28-December 19, 9.30am-5pm.
For more information, go to www.churchfarmchristmasbarn.com/
4. Hollow Trees Farm, Semer
From 30cm pot-grown trees to magnificent four-metre specimens, Hollow Trees Farm will have a full selection of sizes and varieties this festive season.
Once you have chosen your tree it will be wrapped, while help is on hand for loading it into your car.
Christmas trees will be available from the end of November, while holly and pine wreaths and swags will also be for sale.
For more information, go to www.hollowtrees.co.uk/christmas/
5. Rougham Hall Nurseries, Rougham
From November 20, visitors to Rougham Hall Nurseries will be able to get into the spirit of the festive season and buy their Christmas trees.
Customers will have Norway spruce's and Nordmann fir's to select from, with heights ranging from 4ft to as high as 12ft.
A delivery and collection service is available to customers, although a 72 hour notice period is required.
For more information, go to www.rhn.me.uk/festive-time-12-c.asp
6. Field Farn Wrentham
Field Farm Wrentham will be selling its Christmas trees from November 24 until December 24 this year (8am-5.30pm daily, 8am-2pm Christmas Eve).
Ranging from three to 20ft, customers will be able to choose from Norway spruce, Nordmann fir, Blue Spruce and Serbian firs.
For more information, go to www.wrenthamchristmastrees.com/christmas-trees
7. Red House Christmas Barn, Sternfield
At Red House Christmas Barn 18 acres are dedicated to growing Christmas trees, with cut trees replaced every year.
Potted and cut trees will be available this year, ranging in height from three to 15ft.
The shop is open daily until Christmas Eve – 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sundays.
For more information, go to www.redhousechristmas.com/trees.html
8. Raydon Christmas Trees, Blackstump Cottage, Woodlands Road, Raydon
Reydon Christmas Trees is open at weekends from October 30 for all you early festive planners, while it opens daily from November 23, 10am-4pm (selected dates 9am-4pm).
In addition to the 7,000 Nordmann fir and Norway spruce trees available – wear your wellies and choose your own tree – potted trees and wreaths are also available.
For more information, go to https://raydonagricultural.co.uk/