With Christmas fast approaching, we’ve taken the executive decision to gently force the public of Birmingham to start thinking about where they will make one of the most important purchases they’ll make this Christmas and arguably, this year. Are we talking of places to buy gifts for loved ones you ask? No sir, we’re talking the crème de la crème of your festive home, the happiest place to be on Christmas day. You got it, none other than… your Christmas tree(s)!
To those of you still clinging on to the artificial & somewhat withered friend kept in the attic, I’m sure this blog and the art of persuasion will soon have you pine-ing for that fresh Christmas tree fragrance you’ll only ever find from the real thing.
Here’s our guide to the local farms and plantations you can grab yourself a fir friend in and around Birmingham this Christmas. Once you’ve found the chosen one, feel free to share on Instagram and tag us at @visit_bham and use the #ChristmasinBham hashtag so we can share that momentous occasion with you (and regram it too!).
Wyevale Garden Centre Bournville
Maple Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 2AE
With both cut trees and potted trees on offer, Wyevale Garden Centres across the UK are expecting to sell tens of thousands of real Christmas trees.
Hall’s Garden Centre
211 Chester Road, New Oscott, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5BD
Having sold trees for over 60 years, some would argue Hall’s Garden Centre are the pinnacle of Christmas Tree connoisseurs.
Offering a large selection of real trees, from your non-drop Nordman Fir to a classic Norway Spruce, Hall’s Garden Centre can also arrange delivery within the local area for a small extra charge.
Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5.30pm, Sundays from 10am to 4.30pm. Further information from the official website or call 0121 354 6858.
Bills Lane, Shirley, B90 2PP
With over three million trees from several different species, Woods Farm claims to be the largest supplier of large trees in the UK – their trees and wreaths have even made it to No.10! Fabulous species available include Norwegian spruce, blue spruce, Nordmann, Frazier fir, noble fir, Douglas fir and Scots pine.
Woods Farm also provide real trees all year round for events, parties and film/TV companies – so you can be confident in the fact these are 5* firs. The Hairy Bikers have also been known to get their fir friends from here, so if that doesn’t twist your arm, I don’t know what will… but I’ll try again. You can also cut the trees yourself in daylight hours, so go get your lumberjack on! Woohoo!
Open every day until Christmas Eve, 10am to 4pm until November 27, then 9am to 7pm everyday.
Marston Green Christmas Trees
Bickenhill Road, Marston Green, Birmimgham, B37 7EL.
A new retail outlet for a family-run farm in Market Bosworth which is among the largest growers of Christmas trees in the Midlands. There are thousands of trees, all supplied direct from the farm.
Open from 9am to 5pm seven days a week. Further information from 01455 291912.
Highgate Farm, Highgate Common, near Stourbridge, DY7 5BS
One of the oldest Christmas tree farms in the region, Highgate has been running for 35 years and offers a huge selection of environmentally-friendly trees, with many different varieties. The farm also has a Christmas Barn Shop with festive lights, decorations, wreaths and hand-made gifts – as well as offering rides on Rupert the donkey and chance to meet old Belinda the sheep.
Open 8.30am to 5pm Sunday to Friday, and until 5.30pm on Saturday, free parking, good wheelchair access.
Churchill Forest Nursery
Lodge Cottage, Chaddesley Corbett, Kidderminster, DY10 4SD
The Christmas tree farm is open every weekend in December from 9.30am to 5pm, with a choice of Norway spruce, Scots pine or Fraser fir. All trees are grown on site.
Friezeland Christmas Tree Farm
Friezeland Farm, Wellesborough Road, Market Bosworth, CV13 6PD
Friezeland Farm is one of the largest Christmas tree growers in the Midlands, and offers a huge selection of trees. There are more than 300,000 trees growing in the plantation. Selecting and collecting your tree is easy: Take a walk around the field, choose the one you want to buy, then either dig it yourself or ask one of the staff to do it for you. They’ve been supplying home-grown trees for 20 years.
Friezeland Farm also specialises in the supply of large trees for public display. Its clients include local councils and big brands such as John Lewis, McDonald’s and O2.
Open 9am to 5pm seven days a week.
Leigh Sinton Christmas Trees
Leigh Sinton Farm is at Lower Interfield, WR14 1UU, and Grove Farm is at Rushwick Site, Worcester.
This family-run Christmas tree farm has been growing real Christmas trees since 1948. Set in 260 acres, it is supported by Festive Forestry Services who help with the growing and management year round to make sure the trees are in perfect condition for harvesting in December. Trees are sold at two retail outlets: Leigh Sinton Farm and Grove Farm.
Open from November 27. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 9.30am to 5pm; Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9.30am to 7pm. For further information, see the official website.