It is that point of 12 months when you should begin excited about shopping for the Christmas tree.
Backyard centres, Christmas tree farms and numerous different shops throughout the area at the moment are stocking a variety of spruces and firs for the festive season.
Many households desire an actual tree as a result of it appears to be like extra genuine and conventional – and it provides its personal recent perfume to the room.
About eight million actual Christmas timber are bought within the UK yearly – that means a couple of third of houses purchase one for his or her front room.
You would possibly assume chopping down timber is just not environmentally pleasant however the plantations present a house for wildlife and could be managed with out pesticides.
Additionally, locally-produced timber have a smaller carbon footprint than these shipped in from abroad – so it is best to purchase British.
So the place are you able to get an actual Christmas tree close to Birmingham? Right here we’ve up to date our information to incorporate all these companies providing timber for 2018.
Beneath, watch tips on how to get your Christmas tree into the automotive:
WHERE: Wednesbury or Coventry
You will get a Christmas tree for simply £5 at IKEA as soon as once more this 12 months.
IKEA is providing actual, domestically sourced Christmas timber for £25. For each tree you purchase, you may get a £20 voucher to spend in retailer after Christmas so, in impact, you are paying only a fiver.
The coupon could be redeemed in IKEA shops in January 2019.
Retailer bosses urge individuals to behave shortly as these Nordmann fir timber are widespread and are solely obtainable whereas shares final. You could find the IKEA timber on-line right here
IKEA has Midlands shops in Wednesbury and Coventry. Its Birmingham metropolis centre retailer closed in August 2018.
WHERE: B&Q, Dunlop Means, Citadel Vale, Biirmingham
B&Q has actual Christmas timber at a variety of costs, relying on measurement and species.
The bottom worth is for a Norway Spruce at £12. It is about 5ft tall.
Costs go as much as £62 for an extra-large Nordmann Fir.
There are B&Q shops in Erdington, Solihull, Wednesbury, Wolverhampton and Halesowen.
Store for timber at your nearest retailer or on the B&Q web site, the place you may as well discover equipment together with numerous sorts of Christmas tree stand.
B&Q additionally sells synthetic timber too.
Wyevale Backyard Centres
WHERE: Maple Street, Bournville, B30 2AE
Wyevale Backyard Centres throughout the UK promote actual and synthetic timber – however the actual timber are solely in the stores within the shops and never on-line.
Their actual timber embrace the Nordmann Fir, Fraser Fir, Swedish-style Nordmann Fir and Norway Spruce.
Nordmann timber vary in worth from £30 to £150, relying on top.
The Swedish-style Nordmann prices from £40 to £68, the Fraser Fir is £40 and the Norway Spruce £35.
The Nordmann is usually known as the ‘non-drop tree’ as a result of it sheds few needles. The Fraser Fir sheds few needles and has a citrus perfume, whereas the Norway Spruce must be stored well-watered to minimise needle drop.
After you have chosen your tree, employees will minimize it, internet it and carry it to your automotive.
Wyvale has a worth promise on its timber, too. It says: “Our actual timber are the easiest high quality and can keep wanting good till Christmas. If you happen to don’t love your tree, we’ll fortunately exchange it without cost any time earlier than Christmas Day.”
To purchase synthetic timber, and for extra info on actual timber, see the Wyevale web site.
Wyevale has Midlands backyard centres in Bournville, Coleshill, Solihull, Walsall, Lichfield, Clent, Coventry, Wolverhampton and Stratford.
Discover your nearest Wyevale backyard centre right here
Corridor’s Backyard Centre
WHERE: 211 Chester Street, New Oscott, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5BD
Corridor’s Backyard Centre has been promoting Christmas timber for greater than 60 years.
They’ve round 200 timber to select from in Nordmann, Fraser Fir and Norway Spruce varieties.
The timber vary in measurement from 5ft to 18ft and are priced from £40 as much as £200.
Their finest vendor is the 6ft Nordmann Fir costing £46.99.
Most timber are pre-cut and on blocks, although potted timber are additionally obtainable.
Employees will internet the tree after which carry it to your automotive. It’s also possible to get it delivered for an extra cost.
Corridor’s says: “We’re captivated with providing high-quality, responsibly sourced timber, lots of which have the added property of needle retention, resulting in hardly any mess and one much less factor to fret about.
“We’re proud to solely provide timber which have be grown and cared for from sustainable growers, the place for every tree that has been minimize down, two or three new timber are planted as an alternative.”
Corridor’s is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to five.30pm, Sundays from 10am to 4.30pm. Additional info from the official web site or name 0121 354 6858.
WHERE: Payments Lane, Shirley, B90 2PP
With greater than three million timber from a number of completely different species, Woods Farm claims to be the most important provider of enormous timber within the UK. Its timber have adorned places of work, colleges, retailers, public locations, civil buildings, outside and indoor shows, even No 10 Downing Avenue.
You will get Norwegian spruce, blue spruce, Nordmann, Frazier fir, noble fir, Douglas fir or Scots pine.
They usually additionally present actual timber all 12 months spherical for occasions, events and movie/TV corporations. Woods additionally produces and sells wreaths and garlands – with one wreath proudly displayed on the door of No 10. Guests can meet the reindeer on the farm too.
Open seven days per week till Christmas Eve. Opening occasions 9am to 5pm till November 30, then 9am to 7pm day-after-day. Lower your personal on weekdays throughout sunlight hours. Additional info from the official web site or name 0121 733 2633.
Friezeland Farm Christmas Timber
WHERE: Wellesborough Street, Market Bosworth, CV13 6PD
It is a family-run farm in Market Bosworth which is among the many largest growers of Christmas timber within the Midlands. It claims to be the UK’s greatest pick-your-own-tree farm.
Friezeland has been producing home-grown timber for greater than 25 years and proudly holds the 2015 Finest Norway Spruce title accredited by the British Christmas Tree Growers.
The farm has 300,000 timber in a number of varieties and is open seven days per week from 9am to 5pm. You may exit on to the plantation and tag a tree for workers to chop for you, and even dig or minimize it your self.
There’s additionally an enchanted grotto on website the place children can meet Santa, reindeer and the gingerbread household.
Friezeland now not has a retail outlet in Marston Inexperienced, Birmingham, so you should get timber immediately from the farm in Market Bosworth.
Additional info from the Friezeland Farm web site or name 01455 291912.
WHERE: Bescot Retail Park, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4SB
Low cost warehouse JTF is promoting potted Nordmann Fir timber – the 4ft tree is £12, the 6ft tree can also be £12 and the 8ft model is £24. New for this 12 months is a 10ft tree priced at £36.
It additionally sells Christmas tree stands.
JTF has Midlands shops at Bescot Retail Park, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4SB; Ninian Level, Ninian Means, Tamworth, B77 5DE; and Hoo Farm Industrial Property, Kidderminster, DY11 7RA.
Get your tree on the JTF web site.
WHERE: Highgate Frequent, close to Stourbridge, DY7 5BS
One of many oldest Christmas tree farms within the area, Highgate has been operating for over 35 years and affords an enormous number of environmentally-friendly timber, with many various varieties.
The farm has free parking, good wheelchair entry – and in addition has a Christmas Barn store promoting festive lights, decorations, wreaths and hand-made items – in addition to a Winter Wonderland grotto with animals together with Rupert the donkey.
Additional info from the official web site or name 01384 221479/221226.
Churchill Forest Nursery
WHERE: Churchill Lane, Blakedown, DY10 3LX
The Christmas tree farm is open each weekend in December from 9am to 5pm, with a alternative of Norway Spruce, Scots Pine or Fraser Fir. All timber are grown on website.
For additional particulars, telephone 01562 777746 or go to the official web site
High Barn Farm
WHERE: Woodside Farm, High Barn, Holt Heath, Worcester, WR6 6NH
The farm affords an enormous alternative together with Nordmann Fir, Norway Spruce and Blue Spruce. The overwhelming majority of timber are grown on the farm.
If you cannot discover the best tree within the store, you’ll be able to exit and select your tree on the plantation. Employees advise utilizing a water-retaining stand and never inserting your tree close to any direct warmth supply.
One of the best-seller is the Nordmann Fir which retains its needles and in addition has dense branches to carry a lot of ornaments. Handmade fir wreaths and mantle swags are additionally on sale or could be made to order.
For extra info, name 01905 622166 or see the official web site
Leigh Sinton Christmas Timber
WHERE: Leigh Sinton Farm, Decrease Interfield, Malvern, WR14 1UU; Grove Farm, Rushwick Web site, Worcester
A family-run Christmas tree farm in Worcestershire that has been rising actual Christmas timber since 1948.
The farm is about in 260 acres and is supported by Festive Forestry Companies who assist with the rising and administration 12 months spherical to ensure the timber are in excellent situation for harvesting in December.
Timber are bought at two stores: Leigh Sinton Farm and Grove Farm.
For additional info, see the official web site.
Bishops Offley Christmas Timber
WHERE: Rosemount, Bishops Offley, Staffordshire, ST21 6ET
This family-run enterprise in Staffordshire sells home-grown Christmas timber in a variety of varieties and sizes.
Select your personal or decide from pre-cut inventory, You may even tag the tree you need and return nearer to Christmas to gather it. Christmas wreaths are additionally made on website.
Varieties embrace Norway Spruce, Nordmann fir, Noble Fir, Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, Serbian Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce and Canaan Fir.
For additional info, see the official web site
Crocker’s Christmas Timber
WHERE: Oak Tree Cottage, Holt Street, Southam, CV47 1AJ
Crocker’s is a small, family-run enterprise with a Christmas tree farm in south Warwickshire, not too removed from Leamington Spa.
It additionally has a retail store promoting wreaths, garlands, decorations, lights, playing cards, wrapping paper and toys.
Crocker’s has been rising Christmas timber on its eight-acre website for 14 years and crops round 3,000 timber a 12 months. It affords Norway Spruce and Nordmann Fir.
The farm is promoting timber from now till Christmas Eve, opening hours are 9am to 7pm Monday to Saturday, 9am to five.30pm Sunday.
For extra info, see the official web site or name 01926 811809/811535
WHERE: Warren Hill, reverse Previous Johns Automobile Park, Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, LE6 0AL
The seven-acre plantation has been operating for over 40 years.
Go to with your loved ones and buddies, select your tree and luxuriate in complimentary damson gin, mince tarts and youngsters’ sweets whilst you wait in your tree to be netted and brought to your automotive.
The youngsters can discover leisure in search of Santa’s reindeer hidden within the woods (so carry the children’ wellies). Santa has some little spades to assist with the digging in addition to some candy treats from his treasure chest.
Select from Nordmann Fir, Norway Spruce, Blue Spruce or Danish Blue timber.
Open from 9.30am to 6pm up till Christmas Eve. Additional particulars on 01509 266489 or see the official web site
Leaton Forest Christmas Timber
WHERE: Leaton Forest, Leaton, Nr Bomere Heath, Shrewsbury, SY4 3AP
Leaton Forest, on the Leaton Knolls Property, has been rising Christmas timber for greater than 40 years.
They arrive ready-cut or you’ll be able to exit into the plantations to dig your personal.
Additionally obtainable within the website’s Christmas Tree Barn are mistletoe, holly, wreaths, greenery and stands. Timber over 12ft must be ordered prematurely.
Costs are round £20 for a ready-cut 4ft tree and go as much as £180 for a 12ft tree. The location is open seven days per week in December.
For additional info see the official web site or name 07598 377207 or 01939 291029.
- This text has been up to date for 2018