The Best Places to Buy a Real Christmas Tree in the North East and Yorkshire
There’s nothing that will get you in the mood for Christmas quite like going to pick out a real Christmas tree, but it can be tricky deciding where to go
Whelly Hill Farm
The family at Whelly Hill Farm have been selling real Christmas trees for the past 18 years, so they know exactly what they’re talking about. They supply a wide range of varieties and sizes, going up to 20 feet, and the selection consists of Nordmann Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce and Scots Pine. Once you have chosen your perfect tree it will be netted and loaded into your vehicle – what could be easier?
Whelly Hill Farm, Hartlepool TS27 3BH
Poplar Tree Garden Centre
Based in the village of Shincliffe, Poplar Tree Garden Centre covers all your plant-based needs, including your Christmas tree. Alongside an impressive selection of artificial trees, they sell fresh Norway Spruce in a range of sizes. Strong and sturdy, with an excellent shape and classic Christmas scent, these are as traditional as you can get. Make a day of it by stopping off in the Brambles Coffee Shop for cake and a hot drink or, to really get in the festive spirit, they’re even doing afternoon tea with Santa.
Hall Lane, Shincliffe DH1 2NG
0191 384 7553
East Grange Farm
For those looking for a Nordmann Fir Christmas tree this year, look no further than East Grange Farm. Known for their uniform shape and superior needle retention, East Grange get their trees from an award-winning grower in North Yorkshire and with a new supply cut and delivered each week, you know theirs are as fresh as can be. Alongside the popular trees, they also sell stands, decorations and homemade wreaths, as well as a selection of pot-grown trees.
High Shincliffe, Durham DH1 2TB
0191 384 2718
Northumbria Christmas Trees
A family-owned business in Northumberland, Northumbria Christmas Trees are dedicated to growing top-quality Nordmann Fir to the highest standards and practices. As a specialised low volume grower, they give maximum attention to each individual tree and as such they are all hand-trimmed, -shaped and -harvested. They also practice sustainable growing practices, meaning for every tree harvested another is planted.
Callerton Garden Centre, Westerhope NE5 1NL
Cowell’s Garden Centre
Family-owned since 1978, Cowell’s know how important Christmas is for families and as such want to help in making it the most wonderful time of year. With an impressive choice of trees, a covered shopping area, coffee cart and multiple Christmas helpers on hand, heading to Cowell’s is a festive treat in itself. Not to mention, they cut the bottoms off the trees and net them, before putting them into customers’ vehicles or offering local delivery.
Main Road, Woolsington NE13 8BW
0191 286 3403
Durham Christmas Trees
For a unique, festive family experience head to Durham Christmas Trees. Take your time to wander through the plantation before picking your perfect sustainably-grown tree – these zero-mile trees have never travelled before leaving the farm. Once you have chosen your tree, simply tag it and it will then be cut down for you to take home or for delivery, to keep it as fresh as possible. Their PYO fresh-cut trees are Nordmann Firs and sizes range from three to 11 feet.
Heigh Hall Farm, Bowburn DH6 5NJ
Stay warm and cosy this festive season by letting Wilde Farm bring your Christmas tree to you. With a selection of Nordmann Firs on offer – a tree with a lovely symmetrical shape, great smell and non-drop needles – ordering your Christmas tree couldn’t be easier – simply select the size and dates you need and they will deliver direct to your doorstep. Plus they will come back in the new year to collect your tree to feed to their rare breed goats and sheep. It’s a win for everybody!
Ponteland NE15 0AB
Broomhall Christmas Trees
Based on a farm on the outskirts of Newcastle, this family-run business has been helping people find their perfect tree for over 35 years, and if they’ve learnt anything over this time it’s that everyone’s perfect tree is different. Opening on 27th November this year, Broomhall Farm has a selection of real trees available ranging in height from four to 16 feet, as well as offering a same or next day local delivery service for those who have over estimated the size of their car!
Broomhall Farm, Newcastle NE5 1NS
Edelweiss Christmas Trees
There are usually thousands of trees on offer here so whether you’re looking for a Norway Spruce, Lodgepole Pine or Nordmann Fir, they’ll have something for you. With a grower exclusive to them, they always have plenty of stock, helping to bring the Christmas spirit to as many homes as possible. Why not collect some of their free off-cuts to take home and make your very own wreath?
Double Row, Seaton Delaval NE25 0PP
0191 237 7887
Croft Christmas Trees
This seasonal farm shop sells a range of decorations, firewood, local produce and the region’s largest choice of freshly-cut and sustainably-grown Christmas trees. With a wealth of experience in growing and looking after a broad variety of sizes, shapes and types, choose from a selection of Nordmann Fir, Norway Spruce, Blue Spruce and more. Plus, their new seating area is the perfect place to enjoy a hot drink and a selection of cakes while you’re there.
Grange Farm, Jolby Lane, Croft-on-Tees DL2 2TF
Bawtry Forest Christmas Trees
As Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire’s largest supplier of locally-grown premium Christmas trees, Bawtry Forest know what they’re talking about when it comes to these green giants. Situated in the heart of Bawtry Forest, their site boasts thousands of freshly-cut trees from the traditional Norway Spruce to the Nordmann Fir. Once you've chosen your tree why not head over to the bauble barn where they offer a huge selection of Christmas gifts, handmade wreaths, tree lights, hand decorated glass baubles and more.
Great North Road, Bawtry DN10 6DG
Raby Christmas Trees
From 26th November, you can take your pick from a large selection of freshly-chopped trees from Raby Estate’s Christmas tree plantation, alongside fresh wreaths and foliage to decorate your home too. While you’re there, make an occasion of it by enjoying a hot cocoa from the café and a browse around their Christmas shop. After the festive season, you can even return your tree to be recycled as either whole trees or sustainable chippings at Raby Castle.
Staindrop, Darlington DL2 3AH
Billingley Christmas Tree Farm
Award-winning Billingley Christmas Tree Farm are growers of a fabulous range of the most amazing real Christmas trees including the Fraser Fir, Nordmann Fir and Norway Spruce. Each year one of the barns is turned into a magical retail display for people to choose their tree, as well as enjoy a visit with Santa and meet the resident reindeer. Plus, as well as in-person at the farm, their trees are available online for nationwide delivery.
New Hall Farm, Back Lane, Billingley S72 0JF
Whether you wish to choose your tree in person, or would prefer to buy online and have it delivered to your door, Stockeld Park has the perfect Christmas tree for you. From 25th November they are selling real, non-needledrop Nordmann Fir Christmas trees from three to 12 feet, all grown on the Stockeld Park Estate. You don’t need a ticket or to pre-book an appointment to visit the Christmas Tree shop, just turn up and take your pick!
Stockeld Park, Wetherby LS22 4AN
The farm manager at Methley Estate planted their first Christmas tree in 1996. Fast forward to now and the farm has 18,000 trees being grown at any one time… so there are plenty to choose from! Whether you prefer to select from the pre-cut trees in the barn (all displayed without nets so you can see their shape) or browse the plantation before cutting your own tree from the field, getting your tree from Methley is a special tradition to start this festive season.
Home Farm, Methley LS26 9DU
Ripponden Christmas Tree Farm
Set up in 2007, Ripponden Christmas Tree Farm plantation was established from scratch with annual plantings, and since then have been re-planting to replace trees that are sold each Christmas. The Nordmann Fir non-drop tree makes up about 75 percent of everything that is grown here (reflecting its popularity with customers) while the remainder of the trees are a mixture of traditional Norway Spruce, Blue Spruce and Fraser Fir, with a scattering of minority species to give the plantation its colourful, mixed age and mixed species effect.
Hole Head Farm, Eccles Parlour, Ripponden HX6 4NU
Scampston Estate Christmas Trees
Growing Christmas trees takes years of investment, skill and careful management, and at Scampston Estate each year their young trees are meticulously hand shaped and pruned in order to encourage the tree to branch and gradually achieve the full appearance of a quality Christmas tree. From 26th November you are invited to pick one of these perfectly proportioned trees and for each one harvested another is planted in its place, ensuring the production is entirely sustainable.
Scampston Walled Garden, Malton YO17 8NG
York Christmas Trees
This family business have more than 25 years of experience growing and selling Christmas trees, and aim to provide good old-fashioned value for money, with a friendly and happy service. There are three ways to shop their trees: choose your tree, wreath and decorations from The Tree Barn, on their online shop where you can get local delivery, or pick your own direct from the field. Whichever way you decide, you’re sure to find outstanding quality, with prices to suit every budget.
Wigginton Lodge, York YO32 2RH
Newsholme Christmas Trees
Born of bad experiences (of buying trees that died before the big day even arrived), this family-run business is proud to provide home-grown quality Christmas trees direct from their farm. Whether you choose a tree in the field where it’s still growing or one ready cut from their barn, at Newsholme they only cut the trees they need to sell that week, meaning they’re fresher and will last longer. Plus with Norman Fir, Fraser Fir and Norway Spruce on offer, there is something for everyone.
Newsholme, Goole DN14 7JS
Woolley Edge Christmas Tree Farm
Established and grown from the roots up, this family-run Christmas tree farm it the perfect place to start Christmas. Take a stroll through their Christmas tree plantation where you can choose your perfect tree and watch it being cut. Alternatively select one of the pre-cut trees which are displayed in their floodlit barn, making choosing a beautiful tree for your home a special festive experience whatever the weather.
Beacon Hill Farm, Woolley Edge, Wakefield WF4 2LQ