Where can I get a real Christmas tree in West Sussex? 6 best places near you for Xmas tree collection and delivery

Christmas trees for sale and click and collect in the West Sussex area

Friday, 27th November 2020, 12:31 pm

The weather is getting colder, decorations are in shops and some people are already blasting festive music.

It seems like the country is looking forward to the Christmas season more than ever after an unprecedented and tough year.

As festive parties and work dos are inevitably off the table in 2020 due to the pandemic, families are looking to go all out in their homes to try and spread some Christmas cheer.

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And, of course, the most important decoration is the tree.

While some opt for artificial versions, which are usually easier to put up, buying and dressing a real tree can be an exciting festive activity with a magnificent end result.

But be warned, real Christmas trees have a short lifespan and typically last for about four weeks before they start to shed their pine needles.

For this reason, The British Christmas Tree Growers Association (BCTGA) recommends buying your tree at the beginning of December if you want it to last throughout the holiday season.

This means you should start planning where to buy your tree from now, and many outlets are already selling them, with the appropriate Covid restrictions in place.

Here’s where, and when, you can buy a real Christmas tree in West Sussex.

And don’t worry, as all the places we’ve picked out are Covid-secure.

Sussex Trees

Goddenwick Farm, Ardingly Road, Lindfield, West Sussex, RH16 2QX

Sussex Trees sell real, homegrown Christmas Trees nurtured year-round in the county, and with around 150,000 to choose from you’re sure to find the perfect one for your home.

They offer seven varieties of tree – like the Nordman Fir and Norway Spruce – including rarer species and their very own Sussex Fir; with a team of experts on hand you’ll come away with the perfect tree for your needs.

As an added treat, you can also visit the reindeer at their newer Goddenwick Farm location (along with the sheep, donkeys, peacocks, ducks, chickens, alpacas, dogs, and cats of course).

And if you find yourself in the east of the county, you could always take a trip to Sussex Trees’ long-established Northdown Plantation at Five Ashes, East Sussex.

Trees sold from 28 Nov - 22 Dec, with prices starting from £39, sussextrees.co.uk.

Furze Firs

Furze View, Slinfold, Near Horsham, West Sussex RH13 0RH

This plantation of Christmas trees is owned by a trio of local families, and is also home to wildlife including owls, skylarks and hedgehogs among the festive cheer.

Furze Firs specialise in Nordmann 'non-drop' trees, and even allow you to cut down your own if you so wish (though pre-cut trees are available of course); they also provide ready-to-go pot grown trees suitable for transplanting into gardens.

To comply with Covid-19 guidelines, this year those wishing to collect their trees on a weekend will need to make use of the new online booking system to choose a one hour slot.

Trees sold from 28 Nov - 21 Dec (those visiting on weekends will need to book), with prices starting from £40, furzefirs.co.uk.

Fox Hill Christmas Trees

Lunces Common, Ditchling Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 4QU

This small family run business have been planting Christmas trees in 1993, and selling them publicly for well over 10 years.

Varieties on offer include t Norway Spruce, the Blue Spruce, Balsam Fir and the popular Nordmann Fir, and at Fox Hill, you can expect personal friendly advice, and serives that includes your tree netted and taken to your car.

Trees sold from 26 Nov, with prices starting from £24, foxhillchristmastrees.co.uk

New House Farm Christmas Trees

New House Farm Shop, Old Crawley Rd, Faygate, Horsham, RH12 4RU

New House Farm understand the importance of finding the perfect Christmas tree, so will work with you to weigh up the features of each tree and how it will fit into your preferred room.

Trees are kept out of their nets and on display while you peruse the selections, so you can walk through the farm’s ‘forest’ and pick what's right for you.

Plus, the farm’s grain store provides respite from any inclement weather – as well as copious supplies of hot drinks!

Open 7 days a week, nhfchristmastrees.co.uk.

Wylds Farm Christmas Trees

Wylds Farm, Warren Lane, Liss, Hampshire, GU33 7DF

Wyldes Farm is located on the West Sussex/Hampshire border, and though things might look a little different this year, but the Christmas spirit still remains!

A ticket only entry system is in operation to ensure the farm remains Covid-compliant and can monitor visitor numbers, and it’s click and collect only until England’s national lockdown lifts and you’ll be able to pick your own tree from 2 December.

Trees sold 21 Nov – 22 Dec, with prices starting from £15, wylds-farm-christmas-trees.co.uk

Balcombe Estate Sawmill

Balcombe Estate Sawmill, Haywards Heath Road, Balcombe, West Sussex, RH17 6NJ

Due to Covid-19, Balcombe Estate Sawmill are operating a new system to help reduce contact between taff and customers, and trees will be sold netted and ready to go with a drive-thru system for pick-up.

The trees will still be cut fresh just prior to sale and will all be of the usual high quality, and the trip out will be well worth it, with the sawmill situation among the picturesque surrounds of an estate which cover 3500 acres of the High Weald area of outstanding natural beauty.

Trees sold 2 Dec – 22 Dec, with prices starting from £35, balcombesawmill.co.uk.