Buying your REAL Christmas Tree across Ryedale & Thirsk
We love Christmas in this house! I love getting the tree ready and making the wreath etc so hopefully this will be helpful!
As Ryedale is such a vast area, it partly depends where you live as to where you may go to buy your tree. Here are a few that sell really good trees in our area.
Saturday 25 November to Saturday 18 December (inclusive) 2023
Wrap up warm, pull on your boots and let the fresh winter air fill you full of festive cheer – it’s time to choose your Christmas tree!
Let our specialist tree teams help you pick the perfect Grown in Britain Christmas tree for your home and support Dalby Forest this Christmas. Spruce and Fir trees will be available with a variety of sizes to choose from. Our very own elves will help you decide which tree is right for your home and the money raised from your Christmas tree helps us maintain the forests for wildlife, for you and for future generations.
Available 10am – 3.30pm each day from the Dalby Visitor Centre.
What makes our Christmas trees so special?
Quality: Our Christmas trees are British grown – so you can be proud of your superior quality tree
Experience: Choose your tree from a beautiful forest location to kick off your Christmas celebrations
Expertise: With 100 years of forestry experience, our experts can help you choose the right tree for your home
Support your forests: The money raised from your Christmas tree helps us maintain the forests for wildlife, for you, and for future generations
We truly value what an integral part of the festive season picking the perfect tree can be. As always we will have a Christmas forest of Trees. These are all locally sourced and grown to be minimum needle drop trees – to save on the hoovering of course.
Our Trees can range from 4ft to a whopping 10ft tall, and from the bushiest Nordmann, to the sleekest Fraser Fir. The Nordmann Fir is your stereotypical Christmas Tree; bushy, long needles and branches which are a deep dark green. The Fraser Fir however, are just as stunning but a slimmer build with shorter needles which have a certain silvery sheen to them, these may be more suited to fit into corners as they take up much less space. In addition to this we do supply a range of potted trees. These are ideal for anyone who wants a tree for outside their house, or even to use inside and then plant in the garden once the festive period has reached a close.
Upon selecting your tree, our team will net it up for you and help you get it into the car… you’d be surprised the size of trees we’ve managed to get into small cars.
We have a selection of in house made wreaths by expert florist Caroline.
Do visit the shop where we can provide you with a bespoke hamper to please the most decerning of recipient (starting at £20), and of course, you can place your Christmas Food Order with us ready for the big day.
Wreath making kits (£30) – lovely way to personalise your own. With the basic kit – you get the base, ribbon, dried fruits, cinnamon, pine cones etc. Collection from the shop 1st December 2023 onwards. Kit numbers will be limited so please order early. Bookings now being taken.
Ready made wreaths are also available at sizes to suit your budget. Orders are now being taken so do get in touch.
On sale from Saturday 25th November 2023, we have a huge selection of premium quality non-drop Nordmann Fir and Norway Spruce trees in all shapes and sizes.
All trees are unwrapped for viewing to allow you to select the perfect one, once you have chosen we’ll wrap it up for you to take home to decorate. Whichever tree suits you, you’ll find the perfect set of lights and decorations from our extensive range to go with it.
Why not pick up a Christmas houseplant to add to your decorations this year? We have a gorgeous range to choose from… as well as English grown Poinsettia and Cyclamen, we have a selection of Amaryllis, Hyacinth arrangements, Orchids and Christmas Cacti too. There is plenty to choose from and a variety of colours too.
Our Garden Centre is open daily, 10am – 5pm and is offering a delivery service for local customers!
The Woodyard Gift, Home and Garden Shop at Sledmere will be selling Yorkshire-grown, premium, non-drop Nordman Christmas trees – both cut and potted, alongside it’s wonderful Christmas Barn. All trees will be in stock from Friday 24th November 2023!
The Christmas Barn – Brimming over with so many beautiful and carefully selected gifts, decorations, lighting and homeware the Christmas barn at Sledmere is the place to be to find all you need to create that cosy festive feel to your home. There are all sorts of unique items so you can bring that special touch to your Christmas dinner table, with festive crockery, table runners, napkins to match, designer Christmas crackers along with all the accessories you need to give your Christmas tree the wow factor this year. For more gifts, homeware and garden essentials pop into the Woodyard just next door.
Opening hours – Tuesday to Sunday – 10.00 am to 4.30 pm
Sledmere, Driffield. YO25 3XG
T: 01377 236637 Website Facebook
Christmas Trees are available from Monday 20th November 2023 alongside Handmade Christmas Wreaths.
Cedarbarn aim to bring you top-quality, healthy, fresh food with impeccable provenance and as few food miles as possible.
A great selection of Christmas Treats in the Farm Shop these include Christmas Cards & Tree Decorations, Handmade Local Gifts, Yorkshire Jigsaws, Candles, Local Gins & Beers, Hampers to order, Chocolate & Luxury Biscuit Gifts and not forgetting our delicious Cedarbarn Mince Pies & Homemade Christmas Puddings.
Our Christmas Order Forms is out now (CLICK HERE) and we will be taking orders until Wednesday December 13th 2023. If you would prefer to have your order form sent via post or email please call us on 01751 475614.
Café Bookings for the Christmas Festivities – details online or telephone 01751 475614 (Café Extn) for more details.
Preparations for Christmas are now in full swing for the Newburgh Priory Estate in Coxwold.
Enjoy some festive cheer and create a family tradition, choose the perfect real Christmas tree from the magical Long Gallery Ruins, all British grown on the Estate. In addition visit the pop up Christmas Shop in the Priory for tableware, tree decor and stocking filler gifts with coffee, mulled wine and cakes provided by Sublime Coffee at weekends.
A family-run business offering a range of real cut trees and pot-grown quality Christmas trees from 25th November 2023. Trees range from 2ft to 15-20ft and include low needle drop Nordmann, Fraser Firs and traditional Spruce trees.
Open Daily from 25th November – 22nd December 2023.
Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturdays and Sundays 10am – 4pm
Freshly cut Christmas trees will be available from Wednesday 29th November 2023!
Santa will be there on weekends (10am – 4pm) and Wednesdays (1pm- 3pm) from 25th November 2023. This year we will be implementing a booking process for weekends. Book your visit by calling us on 01947 605212. Our booking line will be open 12pm-4pm everyday
Tickets are £10 per child and £1 per adult, this is payable when booking. Tickets include a short walk around Santa’s winter wonderland, before visiting Santa and his magic fire place where each child receives a quality age appropriate gift
Rocket the Reindeer Christmas Experience – BOOKING ESSENTIAL on the website HERE
Christmas wreaths and Christmas Trees available. They will have a variety of sizes available and your chosen tree will be netted ready for you to take home.
They also have Christmas treats covered and gifts too. Christmas hampers – both personalised for customers and prepared, starting from £15. Christmas order book covering meat, vegetables, fruit, treats and much more is now open.
At Stud Farm North Grimston we have a large selection of locally grown Nordmann Firs, we can deliver locally. We also sell eggs from our flock of hens, kindling and apple juice from our own Orchard. Coming soon.. we will be selling Mutton and lamb from our own flock of sheep
You can call, text or What’s App Peter on 07500 823 020
Stud Farm, North Grimston, YO17 8AX
York Christmas Trees – Wigginton
The award-winning York Christmas Trees has expanded its popular Christmas Barn at Wigginton near York and now offers even more outstanding locally-grown trees, handmade wreaths, decorations and tree stands. The extended barn showcases an indoor Christmas tree forest with a fantastic range of over 400 trees from 3 foot to 25 foot including Nordmann Fir, Norway Spruce and Fraser Fir, ready for sale having been grown in their own fields on the family farm.
🎄The Christmas Tree Barn open on 23rd November until Christmas Eve. Here you can choose your tree from the indoor forest and it’s where we sell our handmade wreaths and decorations. No need to book.
🎄Pick your own tree from the field – book your date & time slot online- details below.
A free recycling service is available to all customers in early January. The trees which are returned are put through a chipper and then spread in the Christmas tree fields to help keep the soil healthy, York Christmas Trees plants around 20,000 Christmas trees every year and has identified over 35 different species of birds that live in the trees alongside deer, hedgehogs, rabbits and field mice. Open on 23rd November 2023 and every day through to Christmas Eve.
York Christmas Trees – York’s family Christmas tree farm
Open from 23rd November 2023
Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm
Saturday 9am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm
Yorkshire-grown Christmas trees, good for the environment and beautiful for your home
Open 25th November to 24th December 2023 – Monday – Sunday
Stockeld Park is one of England’s largest and oldest growers of real Christmas trees.
Our award-winning trees are sustainably grown right here on the Stockeld Park Estate. We offer beautiful non-needle drop Nordmann Firs ranging from 3 to 12 ft, as well as wreaths, stands and a superb range of lights and decorations.
CHOOSE YOUR OWN
Come and choose your own tree at one of our three locations, all with free and accessible parking:
Stockeld Park, Harrogate Road, North Yorkshire, LS22 4AN (9am-8pm daily)
Our Christmas trees are a fully regenerative crop, meaning more Christmas trees are planted than are cut down. Every year, we plant 60,000 new Christmas trees. Our plantations are an invaluable habitat for wildlife, and every year our trees are absorbing some 600 tonnes of CO2, whilst producing enough daily oxygen to support 4,000 people.
Because a Stockeld Christmas tree is for life, not just for Christmas!
Or you can order your tree online and have it delivered to your home – available to order now! For more information visit the website HERE
Once you have got your tree home, it’s then really important to look after it to ensure it looks the best it can! Here are some care tips….
1. Encourage your tree to drink plenty of water, a Christmas tree with no roots will still drink water by capillary action through its trunk, in the same way a cut flower in a vase does.
2. Before placing your tree in water, saw the bottom 1” (3cm) of the trunk away as this will open up the pores which have blocked since harvesting. Don’t cut the trunk at an angle, or into a v-shape, as this makes it far more difficult to hold the tree in the stand. It also reduces the amount of water available to the tree. Drilling a hole in the base of the trunk does not improve water uptake.
3. If you are not decorating your tree immediately it will be best kept in a bucket of water, somewhere cool and out of the wind. By removing the net at this point you will allow the branches to relax and fall back into shape.
4. Place your tree in a stand that will hold water (a traditional reservoir type), as buckets containing sand or soil will cause the pores in the trunk to block and prevent your tree from drinking. Use a stand that fits your tree. Avoid whittling the sides of the trunk down to fit a stand. The outer layers of wood are the most efficient in taking up water and shouldn’t be taken off if possible.
5. Keep trees away from major sources of heat (fireplaces, heaters, heat vents, direct sunlight). Use of lights that produce low heat, such as miniature lights, will reduce drying of the tree.
6. Keep your real tree topped up with water, as they can drink anything up to 2 pints per day depending on size and room temperature.
7. Never allow your tree to dry out as this will create a blockage within the pores and prevent your tree from taking up further water.
8. Add a small amount of sugar to the water as this will convert it to a more sap-like solution and make it easier for the tree to take up (just like cut flower crystals). You can also add a little lemonade, but take care not to end up with a sticky carpet or presents!
9. Turn your Christmas tree lights off at night, not only for safety and to save energy, but also to help reduce the drying effect on your tree.
10. Ensure there are plenty of presents underneath it to keep it company, and have a very Happy Christmas!