Real Christmas Trees in Milton Keynes

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Can we put up the Christmas tree mum? Can we go and pick out our real Christmas tree?

Those are common questions asked this time of year by many kids.

Personally, I love putting up the Christmas tree and decorating it. In fact, for the past decade it’s been a tradition to go over to my sister’s house a couple of weeks before Christmas, usually a Sunday and help decorate theirs. Unfortunately, we will have to take a break from that tradition this year. Instead, like for many it will be virtual, but will still involve a real Christmas tree.

When is the best time to put up a real Christmas tree?

From what we have read from the horticulture experts in the UK, there is no right or wrong answer to this as long as you have a freshly cut tree and that you look after it once it’s it’s up.

2 weeks before or the beginning of Advent?

Chris Craig from Stagsdens Christmas Trees says people are still buying their real trees a couple of weeks before Christmas Day but there is a recent change to tradition which many might follow this year.

“For the 30 years we’ve been selling trees, the majority buy them roughly two weeks before Christmas. However, in the last couple of years, we’ve sold more trees at the end of November to coincide with the beginning of advent as people’s traditions change,” Chris Craig tells Good Housekeeping.

Where can you buy a real Christmas tree in Milton Keynes?

We thought it would be helpful to let the good people of Milton Keynes know where to get a real Christmas tree this year. Plus, we have details on how you can recycle your real Christmas trees in the New Year (and support a local charity at the same time) by booking a collection with Willen Hospice. Further details below.

real christmas trees for sale in milton keynes at alban hill nurseries
Nordmann Fir, Fraser Fir, Noble Fir, Korean Fir, Norway Spruce, Lodgepole Pine at Alban Hill Nurseries

Alban Hill Nurseries

Alban Hill Nurseries, in Sherrington, have a good range of real Christmas trees on sale. Prices start at £20 with various sizes; 2ft-6ft pot grown and 3ft-10ft cut trees, all of which are UK grown.

Types of real Christmas tree available at Alban Hill Nurseries:

  • Nordmann Fir
  • Fraser Fir
  • Noble Fir
  • Korean Fir
  • Norway Spruce
  • Lodgepole Pine

For more information on how to order or visiting opening times, head to their website: albanhillnurseries.co.uk

Click here for Google directions to Alban Hill Nurseries.


 

real christmas trees for sale in milton keynes at Thrift Wood near Whaddon
Nordmann Fir, Fraser Fir and Norway Spruce available to buy from Christmas At Thrift Wood

Christmas At Thrift Wood

Situated on the A421 near Whaddon, Thrift Wood Christmas Trees is an independent family run business selling British grown real Christmas trees. They are open from Saturday 28th November for you to visit and pick your own real Christmas tree.

Types of real Christmas tree available at Christmas At Thrift Wood:

  • Nordmann Fir
  • Fraser Fir
  • Norway Spruce

For more information and opening times visit their website: christmasatthriftwood.co.uk

For directions to Thrift Wood Christmas Trees use postcode MK17 0EQ.


 

real Christmas trees for sale at Claydon Estate
Nordmann Fir real Christmas trees available at Claydon Estate

Claydon Estate

Claydon Estate, near Buckingham, are selling real Christmas trees this year at Claydon Courtyard and will be open on the following dates for people to visit and pick their own Christmas tree: Sunday 29th November – 10am-5pm, Thursday 3rd December and Friday 4th December – 10am-7pm, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December – 10am-5pm, and Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December – 10am-5pm.

Types and sizes of real Christmas tree available at Claydon Estate:

  • Nordmann Fir – Sizes; 4ft-5ft (£25), 5ft-6ft (£35), 6ft-7ft (£45), 7ft-8ft (£55)

They are also selling Christmas tree stands for £20.

For more information visit their website: claydonestate.co.uk

For direction to Claydon Courtyard use postcode MK18 2EY.


 

Heady Plants

Heady Plants in Newton Longville is a small independent business selling two types of real Christmas tree and are open everyday, 10am-4pm right up until Christmas Eve or unless they sell out. They do FREE local delivery and will also deliver further afield in Milton Keynes upon request for an additional fee. For more details call 07986297547 and book a delivery.

Types and sizes of real Christmas tree available at Heady Plants:

  • Nordmann Fir – Sizes; 4ft-8ft
  • Norway Spruce – Sizes; 4ft-8ft

They also have a selection of potted Christmas trees and are offering FREE mince pies over the weekend of December 12th and 13th.

For more information visit their website their Facebook page: @headyplants

For Google directions to Heady Plants, use postcode Mk17 0BQ.

real christmas trees at stagsden christmas trees near milton keynes
Nordmann Fir, Norway Spruce, Lodgepole Pine and Fraser Fir available to buy from Stagsden Christmas Trees

Stagsden Christmas Trees

Stagsden Christmas Trees, located just off the A422 towards Bedford, are a family-run independent business selling a variety of premium grade real Christmas trees.

Types of real Christmas tree available at Alban Hill Nurseries:

  • Nordmann Fir
  • Norway Spruce
  • Lodgepole Pine
  • Fraser Fir

For more information on how to order or visiting opening times, head to their website: stagsdenchristmastrees.co.uk

Click here for Google directions to Stagsden Christmas Trees.


 

real christmas trees for sale at stoke goldington christmas trees near milton keynes
Nordmann Fir and Norway Spruce available to buy from Stoke Goldington Christmas Trees

Stoke Goldington Christmas Trees

Stoke Goldington Christmas Trees is open every Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm, for 4 weekends before Xmas (starting Saturday 28th November). They are selling Norway Spruce and Nordmann Fir. The Norway Spruce is a traditional Christmas tree with the beautiful pine scent and the Nordmann Fir is rounder, with denser needles and slightly less prone to needle drop.

Types of real Christmas tree available at Stoke Goldington Christmas Trees:

  • Nordmann Fir
  • Norway Spruce

For more information on visiting, head to their website: stokegoldingtonchristmastrees.co.uk

Click here for Google directions to Stoke Goldington Christmas Trees.


 

real christmas trees for sale at woburn sands emporium in milton keynes
Nordmann Fir and Simply Nordmann available to buy at Woburn Sands Emporium

Woburn Sands Emporium

Woburn Sands Emporium has two types of cut trees this year from Southern Ireland, a low needle drop Nordmann Fir and Simply Nordmann, both of which started life in 2006 and have received professional care since then.

Types and sizes of real Christmas tree available at Woburn Sands Emporium:

  • Nordmann Fir – Sizes; 4ft1-5ft, 5ft-5ft8, 5ft8-6ft5, 6ft5-8ft2
  • Simply Nordmann – Sizes; 5ft2-6ft5, 6ft5-8ft2, 8ft2-9ft

Woburn Sands Emporium also have two types of pot grown Christmas tree: Nordmann and Blue Spruce.

For more information on visiting and opening times, head to their website: wsemporium.co.uk

Click here for Google directions to Woburn Sands Emporium.


How to care for your real Christmas Tree

To keep your real Christmas tree looking as fresh as can be for the whole of the festive period and the New Year celebrations, please check out this guide on how to care for your tree.

Recycle your real Christmas tree with Willen Hospice tree collection

To help support local charity, Willen Hospice, you can book to have your Christmas tree collected and recycled in the New Year, with collections taking place on Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th January 2021. Their fundraising income is down 50% this year so they really hope the collection will give them a much needed boost.

You can book a slot for your tree to be collected by visiting their website: willen-hospice.org.uk

We hope this guide will help you to find your perfect tree from a local independent in Milton Keynes.

Keep supporting local!