7 of the best places to buy a Christmas tree in Cornwall
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With Christmas quickly approaching, its now the ideal time to think about choosing your prized Christmas tree for the festive season. We’ve picked seven places in the county to pick up a luscious real tree
Goonhavern Garden Centre, Goonhavern
Located just outside the quaint rural village of Goonhavern, the Goonhavern Garden Centre offers a generous selection of real trees, with the bushy premium Nordmann and Frasier trees taking centre stage.
This garden centre also boasts a variety of related accessories and trinkets making it perfect for a one-stop shop for all your new holiday decorations.
Cedar Croft Nurseries, near St. Tudy
While shopping for a tree is normally a habitual affair, Cedar Croft Nurseries offers a more interactive shopping experience. Customers are invited to walk the nursery Christmas tree trail before selecting their own unique tree out of the thousands available by marking it with a ribbon.
Various species are available, including fragrant Noble Firs, traditionally sprawling Norway Firs, dense Fraser Firs and many others. In addition, all plants are available up to sizes excelling 15 feet - perfect if you're after a festive tree for the garden.
Healeys Cyder Farm, near Penhallow
While the locally revered farm is well-known for it's award-winning cider, wines and spirts, Healeys Cyder Farm has also become a great place to pick up a lovingly-grown Nordmann Firm.
Each tree is freshly cut, resulting in a lush and delicate texture. Complete your visit with a trip to the Christmas market followed by a festive roast with the sounds of the choir in the background. You can't get much more Christmassy than that!
Cornish Garden Nurseries, near Truro
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This family run business and garden centre has been a popular destination for many a green-fingered gardening enthusiast. The nursery boasts a wide array of shrubs, plants and fruit bearing trees, but what sets them apart from the competition is their huge variety of home-grown Christmas trees available coming in all shapes and sizes.
Be sure to visit the Olive Grove Tea Room for a spot of afternoon tea following the search for the perfect tree. Dogs are also welcome in the nursery and tea room.
Trevena Cross Garden Centre, Helston
Trevena Cross isn't one to be outdone when it comes to Christmas. The centre boasts a 32-acre nursery, where Christmas trees from every species available are grown and cared for by the dedicated team onsite. The end result is a tree that has been cared and loved for long before it becomes the centre piece for your front room.
There's also a massive selection of festive decorations available too, with many of the items for sale being spotted for double the price in London's Selfridges.
Newquay Garden Centre, Newquay
If you're after a true festive experience when it comes to selecting this year's Christmas tree, Newquay Garden Centre may be the perfect spot for you. This year, Newquay's premiere garden centre will be stocking Nordmann firs, Picea and Lodge Poll Pines, trees famed for their classic festive appearance and fragrance.
Santa himself will also be making himself home here this December, and children will be able to visit him in his grotto every weekend leading up to Christmas Day. The upmarket Café Quint will be cooking up a selection of delicious festive treats too; fantastic for a spot of indulgence.
Trevisker Garden Centre, Padstow
A stones throw from the picturesque harbour town of Padstow, Trevisker is a independently run business that holds itself to its environmentally aware ethos. All water is sourced from a crafted bore hole and all electricity is comes from the sites solar panels. With this in consideration, you will be safe in the knowledge that the Christmas trees at Trevisker are some of the most loved and of the highest quality available anywhere.
All trees and produce are also sourced from local growers, meaning that your prized Christmas tree for the season have been lovingly grown by independent gardeners and enthusiasts.
Read on to see more of Cornwall at Christmas...