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Where to get your 2020 Christmas tree

Know the difference between a Fraser, Nordic Pine or a Norway Spruce? No, me neither. Here's my top five picks to make it easier, just get there and ask!

SALLE ESTATE FARM

Manor Farm, Salle is a mile or so outside the market town of Reepham with over 34 hectares of land just for Christmas trees, so there’s plenty to pick from. It’s a festive delight to drive up as dusk falls and see the open barn twinkling with lights, pick your favourite, sling it on top of the car and scoot home. Naturally, before this you’ll have at least three family disputes over which tree / how to get it in or on the car / who forgot the stretchy things to hold it on etc, but that’s all part of the tradition;)

Manor Farm, Salle, Reepham NR10 4SF email: tom@sallefarms.com  Mobile:  07717 575965

9am – 5pm November 28 to December 23 and 9 – 12 on 24 December

ELVEDON COURTYARD

Choose from Norway Spruce, Nordmann Fir and Fraser Fir – check out the super helpful guide here. The pride of East Anglia and pinning Thetford firmly on the map, Elvedon provides sustainably grown quality trees, and is the main UK supplier for all commercial festive events. Elvedon is home to (love it or loathe it) CentreParcs and the Courtyard has a Farm Shop, Butchery and Homeware shop. Perfect for a spot of Christmas shopping before you choose the tree.*

Elvedon Courtyard, London Road, Elveden, Thetford, IP24 3TQ tel: 01842 890423

Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday 10am-4pm *Check opening times for the shops this year due Covid.

AYLSHAM GARDEN CENTRE

New owners Gary and Brenda are sprucing (sorry) this centre up and already have a great reputation with their sister garden centre over in Wymondham, which has living pot grown trees for those who want to go the sustainable route. Both centres are offering free delivery on trees within 10 miles.

Aylsham Garden Centre, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6UD tel tel 01263 687 005 / Wymondham Garden Centre, Tuttles Lane East, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0EP tel 01953 600 282

Monday – Friday 9 – 5pm Sunday 10 – 4pm

TAVERHAM NURSERY CENTRE

Taverham Nursery attracts gardening enthusiasts county-wide and has a full range of just picked and potted trees, including Nordmann Fir, Norway Spruce, Serbian Spruce and Pines. The website is pretty helpful on the differences between the trees, so worth having a look first before you aim to get a huge potted tree and discover you can’t lift the beast to the car. Expect to pay more for a potted tree.

Fir Covert Road, Taverham, Norwich tel 01603860522  info@taverhamnursery.co.uk

Monday – Friday 8.30 – 5.30 Sunday 10.30 – 4.30

NORFOLK CHRISTMAS TREES

Last minute rush? At Norfolk Christmas Trees you can get the whole thing; tree, wreath, mistletoe, stand, lights and decorations. Job done! Choose from cut Norway Spruce and Nordmann Fir, plus lots of pot grown trees.

Great Melton Estate, Hall Farm, Pockthorpe Road, Great Melton, NR9 3BW tel: 01603 810269

28 November – 22 December / Monday to Saturday 9am-6pm
Sundays 10am-4pm

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