It’s that time of year again, time to get the decorations down from the loft (including the straggly tinsel you’ve had since 1991, there’s another year left in that), stick the Christmas playlist on and indulge in your first mince pie of the season and a glass of sherry.
But where to get the tree from? Fake one’s are pretty real looking these days but the good ones aren’t cheap, we think there’s no substitute for a real tree at Christmas so here’s our guide to what’s on offer in Bristol this year.
And if you’re picking one up after work, why not book a Slide home for you and your new tree; there’s enough room for a couple of modest trees in our more-than-modest boot!
Whether you’re after a Nordman Fir or a Norway Spruce, A Fraser Fir or the King of Trees; the Noble Fir, the forestry has them all, there’s even a handy tree guide on their website: frenchayforestry.co.uk/tree-species so you can pick the right one for you.
Head to one of their four outlets around the city including two near the Frenchay Cricket Club, and one at Cribbs Causeway next to Saracens Rugby Club.
Nordman Fir – £8 per foot; Noble Fir – £7 per foot; Fraser Fir – £6.50 per foot; Norway Spruce – £5 per foot
For all the information visit their website: frenchayforestry.co.uk/
Mon-Fri 10AM – 8PM
Sat-Sun 9AM – 7PM
Harry and his team can sort you out with a freshly cut tree locally grown in the mendip hills as well as the Norway, Nordman, Noble and Fraser. You can even buy a smaller potted variety.
Find them at Bristol Zoo Car Park (West), College Road
They can even deliver if you’re too busy to collect give them a call on 07561 184 546 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon-Fri 9:30AM – 7:30PM
Saturday 8:30AM – 6:00PM
Sunday 10:00AM – 4:00PM
White Christmas Tree Farm
A local business which has been supplying trees to Bristol since 1995.
You’ll find non-drop Nordmann firs in a range of sizes as well as traditional spruce trees, and what’s more, they’re even throwing in a FREE sledge, FREE wooden stand and FREE netting with every purchase
Head to one of their outlets Superstar Fireworks, 42 Gloucester Road or White Christmas Tree Farm, Filton Rd, Frenchay
Prices range from £20 for a 3ft tree
Call 0117 373 1422 / 07811 576405 or visit the website: whitechristmastreefarm.co.uk
Mon-Sat 9AM – 6PM (Gloucester Road)
Mon-Sat 8AM – 8PM (Frenchay)
Bristol Christmas Trees
Based south of the river in Booth Road, Southville (next to Bedminster Swimming Pool) they’ve got a range of trees on offer and offer delivery to most of Bristol and North Somerset.
Prices range from £5.50 per foot for a standard spruce up to a 6ft Double A Graded Norway Spruce Tree with Water Holding Stand for £50 including Free Delivery!
And if you’ve got the ceiling space, give them a call and they’ll source you a giant fit for a palace!
Give them a call 07754 622 638 or visit their website bristolchristmastrees.co.uk
Mon-Fri 9AM – 8PM
Sat-Sun 10AM – Late
Windmill Hill City Farm
Not on sale until Saturday 10th December when their Christmas Fair starts they’ll be selling Norway Spruce at £25 or Nordmann Fir (the non-drop variety) at £35.
Pre-order your tree from reception, call 0117 963 3252 or email email@example.com
For more information visit the Winter Fair page. windmillhillcityfarm.org.uk/winter-fair
Frenchay Christmas Tree Farm
Get the freshest tree by picking your own whilst it’s still growing the ground from Saturday November 19th to Sunday 11th December. After that you’ll be able to buy them pre-cut up to Christmas Eve (subject to availability)
All the main tree varieties on offer including Blue Spruce and Douglas Fir and they can deliver for £10
Every day from 10am
This Bristol institution has got a range of trees in their garden centre, handy for those working in the city.
Visit their website for opening times: gardinerhaskins.co.uk/about-us
We saw bargain small trees in Sainsbury’s for £10 and slightly larger trees in Wilko’s for £12
There should be enough there fir everyone to spruce up their living rooms with!
For the Christmas period we’ve extended our evening hours to 8:30pm so you can book a Slide home for you and your Christmas shopping (or tree)