Some of the freshest real Christmas trees you can buy in the Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire area

Grown on our own Rougham Estate plantation #KeepItReal


Cut trees available to buy:

2021 dates to follow
9.30am – 5.30pm


Potted Trees

2021 dates to follow: Please come along to the barn and see our limited range of pot grown trees that are available to buy and either pay at the tree till or in the shop entrance.

Pot grown trees – Nordmann and Norway Spruce are also available for sale from £TBC
Miniature trees – White Spruce are great for table centres are also available from £TBC


Eco-friendly Christmas tree netting

Rougham Estate and Blackthorpe Barn are proud to be using this revolutionary netting to wrap some of our trees this year.

  • 100% Compostable in commerce facilities
  • 65% less energy used to make it than conventional net
  • 75% fewer greenhouse gases
  • 100% biodegradable Christmas tree netting.
  • VacuBioNet ST

Another reason why buying a real tree is good for the planet!


A Christmas tree is a symbol of Christmas for so many people and at Blackthorpe Barn we sell the best trees that money can buy.

These trees are grown in plantations close to the Barn itself, by the Rougham Estate who have been in the business for well over forty years and are now acknowledged experts in the field. Come and choose your tree from Blackthorpe Barn where you can both see and smell how fresh they are.

Trees from the Rougham Estate are famous for their quality and longevity, having been carefully nurtured throughout the year by the previous winners of the ‘British Christmas Tree Grower of the Year’ award, Rougham Estate has also supplied 10 Downing Street on numerous occasions.

We can offer a tree delivery service if preferred. Depending on where you live affects the delivery cost. Please email Simon Eddell (Tree Manager) on simon@roughamestate.com.

Nordmann Fir  This is the most popular tree in Scandinavia and rapidly gaining in popularity here in the UK. As people put up their trees earlier and earlier the need for needle retention gets more important. Nordmann Fir retains their needles better than other trees, so for many customers, this makes them a winner.

1.8-2.1m / 6-7ft  £TBC
2.1-2.4m / 7-8ft  £TBC
2.4-2.7m / 8-9ft  £TBC

Norway Spruce These traditional Christmas trees have a really festive scent. We advise you not to bring them indoors too soon and they will require watering to stay fresh.

1.8-2.1m / 6-7ft  £TBC
2.1-2.4m / 7-8ft  £TBC
2.4-2.7m / 8-9ft  £TBC

British Christmas Tree Growers Association

British Christmas Tree Growers Association

Both are subject to availability and don’t forget to bring your gloves!

Pot grown trees – Nordmann and Norway Spruce are also available for sale from £TBC
Miniature trees – White Spruce are great for table centres are also available from £TBC

Over 10ft trees must be ordered through Simon Eddell T: 07515 596462

Rougham Estate is a proud member of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association.


CARE: Cut Trees

It is essential that cut trees should be fresh when purchased. The needles should not be dull and dried up. The branches should not be brittle. The outer needles should not fall off if the tree is gently shaken. After you have bought your tree it should be kept outside in a cool shaded place, preferably standing in water, until it is required indoors. Before bringing the tree indoors it is an advantage if about half an inch is cut off the butt in order to open up the pores of the tree. Mount it in a water-holding stand or wedge it in a bucket with pebbles, small stones or screwed up newspaper, and place it away from direct heat. Keep the container topped up with water every day; you will be surprised how much it needs.

CARE: Pot-grown trees

These are trees that have been grown for at least one season in their pots. It is often possible to lift the whole root system out of the pot and see the closely woven root which has grown in the pot. The trees themselves should look fresh. The trees will be small and seldom more than four feet. The trees should be watered and cared for as for any house plant. After Christmas, they can either be planted out with a very good chance of success or they can be left to grow on in their pot, but it is much better in this case to re-pot the tree in a larger pot. It is seldom possible to re-pot trees in this way for more than one season.


Some of our trees around Bury St Edmunds, 2020

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