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The best places in Essex to buy your Christmas tree

The French family have been growing Christmas Trees for three generations. Photo: Bullbanks Farm
The French family have been growing Christmas Trees for three generations. Photo: Bullbanks Farm

Time to spruce things up! We love nothing more than setting out with the family to find the perfect Christmas Tree. Here we share some of Essex's best farms to help you find a stunning one fir sure!

Fred Smith Christmas Trees

Boxted, Colchester

Open 7 days a week, from dawn until dusk.

The Smith family have been selling Christmas trees for over 50 years. The farm is well-known for its warm welcome and personal, friendly service. Discover your perfect tree from their range of Norway Spruces, Nordmann Fir and striking Blue Spruces. You can also call and arrange for the tree to be delivered to make your Christmas planning a little bit easier. With a few kind words and tips from their unique tree care plan, it’ll be easy to keep your tree looking fresh so you can stay rockin’ around it throughout the festive period! fredsmithxmastrees.com; 01206 272346

Bullbanks Farm

Aldham, Colchester

Open from November 18 to December 22, 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm.

The French family have been growing Christmas Trees for three generations and are well-known for their Nordmann Firs and Norway Spruces. Understanding that choosing a Christmas tree is an important family tradition, the team at Bullbanks aim to make it as fun as possible – often the highlight (especially for kids) is putting on their wellies, walking through the Christmas tree forest and finding the perfect tree. As you wait for your tree to be cut and fitted, grab a family photo in the Instagram frame before heading home to have yourself a merry little Christmas! bullbanksfarm.co.uk

Great British Life: The team at Christmas Wrapped Up go above and beyond to ensure your visit is an enjoyable one. Photo: Christmas Wrapped UpThe team at Christmas Wrapped Up go above and beyond to ensure your visit is an enjoyable one. Photo: Christmas Wrapped Up

Christmas Wrapped Up

Dunmow

Open November until December 22, from Mon – Wed 9am – 4pm, Thurs 9am – 7pm, Fri – Sun 9am to 4pm.

Aiming to ensure your Christmas is all wrapped up and catered for, the team at the farm go above and beyond to ensure your visit is an enjoyable one. Trees are available in a variety of sizes from four to 30 feet and your chosen one can be delivered directly to your door. As well as finding the perfect tree, discover everything you need to deck the halls, including cosy Christmas lights, delightful tree decorations, handmade wreaths and garlands to fill your home with holiday cheer! christmaswrappedup.co.uk

Leigh Trees

Southend

Open 7 days a week from November 14 to December 23. Monday to Wednesday 8am – 7pm, Thursday to Saturday 8am - 8pm and Sunday 8am – 5pm.

As well as offering magnificent real trees to purchase, owner Bob Woolf, offers a Christmas tree rental service, perfect for helping to reduce the family’s carbon footprint over the holidays. You can borrow your choice of tree from the farm to take home and decorate. Then after Christmas return it to the farm to be replanted - you can even choose the same tree again next year! It’s the perfect way to spread joy and celebrate the time of the giving. leightrees.co.uk

Alsa Wood Farm

Stansted Mountfitchet

Open from November 23, every day except Wednesdays, from 9am – 4pm.

Current owners Jess and Rob Andrews took over the farm from the previous owners in 2020 and have since planted thousands of new trees. Customers can explore the farm’s eight acres, viewing the extensive range of Nordmann Fir, Norway Spruce, Serbian Spruce, Blue Spruce and Douglas Fir to pick which one they’ll be taking home. At Christmas, the farm is a very special place to be. The team love welcoming new and old faces and ensuring everyone leaves with a smile on their face (and a beautiful tree of course). alsawoodfarm.co.uk

Great British Life: At Christmas, Alsa Wood Farm is a very special place to be. Photo: Alsa Wood FarmAt Christmas, Alsa Wood Farm is a very special place to be. Photo: Alsa Wood Farm



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