Christmas tree time

Yay It’s that time of year again, Halloween is a distant memory and the kids are nagging to put the Christmas tree up….Now!

I do try to hold out for December before getting into the festive spirit if the kids will let me. However the one essential item, the Real Christmas tree needs to be sourced and wrestled into the car before Christmas can really get started.

I have been busy asking my photography clients and friends where they would recommend shopping this year for the perfect tree. Here are the top places that have been recommended to get that all-important Christmas Tree.

christmas scene

Moors Valley Country park.

Open 10am to 4pm daily for tree sales, from the 1st to the 16th Dec (or until stocks last).

Trees range from 4ft to 8ft depending on the type you choose , Traditional Norway Spruce or non drop Nordmann Fir.

Why not make a day of it and have some fun in the park with the kids before buying that all important Christmas tree. No time to play, then there is no car charge if you just want to buy a tree and go.

Moors Valley is a forestry commission site, the trees are felled and replanted responsibly meaning there will be Christmas trees for many generations for come.

Brothers farm 

Open from Sat 30th Nov

Dorset grown Nordman Fir from the Cranborne Estate.

New kids on the block are the Benson Brothers, I have been following the transformation of their Blueberry PYO with lots of interest over on Instagram and just love this pairs enthusiasm and ethics.

Their moto this christmas is “Christmas is for giving”, so when buying your tree you get to make your very own christmas deccy ( kids will love it) and also make one for Poole Hospital staff as a special thank you for their dedication.

Why not pop along grab a warming cuppa Organic coffee and a homemade mince pie before wrestling the tree in the car.

Christmas present opening

Trinity St Trees

Available in Dorchester and Weymouth have a great selection and long opening hours. Open till 8pm  in Dorchester and 6pm in Weymouth.

This year is their 30th Birthday and to celebrate they are gifting baby potted Christmas trees with every tree purchased. Fab fun for the kids to  try their hand at decorating , and if cared for will last for years to come. Pop over to their website to see just what goes into making the perfect shaped tree.

New Park

Situated in Brockenhurst, the heart of the New Forest New Park is another popular forestry commission site. Open from the 29th to 18th Dec and offering Spruce and Fir trees from 4-8ft.

Why not head the beautiful New Forest for a breath of fresh air, pub lunch and spot of Christmas tree shopping. The kids will love seeing some local wildlife. There are plenty of pony’s, cattle and deer roaming freely in the forest.

Here are my top places for the best tree hunting , good luck with the search for the perfect tree. I have been persuaded to put my tree up on the 1st of Dec so i think im going to head over to Brothers Farm to pick mine up.

Dont forget if you are looking for gift vouchers then check out my top 10 here. 

My own gift vouchers make the perfect gift that lasts a lifetime .

Bye for now and happy tree hunting

Karen