The freshest Christmas trees you can buy in the area
Fri 22 November – Sat 23 December 2019
9.30am – 5.30pm
Mon 23 December 2019
9.30am – 1pm
Festive Nights (late night shopping)
Fri 22 & 29 November, Fri 6, 13 & 20 December 2019
5.30pm – 7pm
NEW for 2019: Pick Your Own Christmas tree
Sat 16 & Sun 17 November
Sat 23 & Sun 24 November 2019
10am – 3pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or ring a Christmas Shop staff on 01359 270880 for a quotation.
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.
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.
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 £18.99
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.
In the Country Christmas Shop, we accept all major debit/credit cards inc. American Express, but we do not have a cashback facility.
The individual British Crafts stalls are all run separately. Payment arrangements for these vary so please be prepared to pay for some items with cash.