Pick Your Own Real Christmas Tree from the Plantation

Come to the Christmas Tree plantation near Blackthorpe Barn, and choose the tree you would like. Your perfect tree, to be collected perfectly fresh at the time you want it!

Sat 12 – Sun 13 & Sat 19 – Sun 20 November 2022
10am – 4pm (last admission 3.30pm)

Click here to Book your time to Pick Your Own Christmas Tree
Cut trees will be available daily at Blackthorpe Barn Nov-Dec 2022

Everyone has their own idea of the perfect Christmas tree for them. What could be better than going into the plantation and choosing it for yourself? You can wander through thousands of trees of different varieties, shapes and sizes until you find the one just right for you. It’s a great experience, and wonderful for children too.

Let us know the date you would like to collect it (within our opening times) and we will cut it just hours before, and get it ready for you.

It costs £10 for this service (this is an addition to the normal cost of the tree).

When you come to collect your tree on your chosen day it will be ready, wrapped and waiting for you to pay for the tree and take home.

Book your time slot to Pick Your Own Christmas Tree

How it works:

  1. Book your time slot and pay online in advance for picking your own tree (£10).
  2. Arrive at Blackthorpe Barn at the designated time and park in the second car park near the plantation, where you will see a banner and Christmas tree hut.
  3. Collect your special labels and map at the reception desk.
  4. When you have found your tree, tie the special label on the top so we can find the tree later on and get it ready for you. You can also tie on a very special personal label with your children’s names on it, if you like, at a height where you can see it properly and perhaps take a selfie with the tree!
  5. Mark on the map where your tree is located. Each area has a special number to write on the map too.
  6. Return the map with your name and collection details to the Christmas tree hut.
  7. Perhaps go to the Blackthorpe Barn’s Courtyard Café for a warming drink after all your efforts, or for a browse around the shop or Crafts which are both open on these weekends.
  8. Head home in the knowledge that you are going to get the exact tree that you want to be the centrepiece of your Christmas festivities, freshly cut and prepared for you, ready when you want it.
  9. Come to collect your tree on your chosen date. It will be waiting for you, ready and netted. Pay for your tree, take it home, and enjoy! (See the notes on looking after your cut tree.)

NB: For safety reasons, we cannot cut any trees in the plantations on days when the public are there and members of the public cannot cut trees themselves. The date when you choose your tree will be a week or two before you come to collect and pay for it.

Things to bring along on your adventure to choose your tree
  • Warm and waterproof clothes: tree branches can be very wet
  • Gloves: some trees can be quite prickly
  • Sturdy footwear: the plantation may have mud and puddles
  • A tape measure to make sure that the tree is the perfect size to fit your house


Trees and the Plantation

Due to most people wanting Nordmann Fir, for the long needle-retention times and softer needles, this is the predominant tree grown. However, there are other types of tree including Norway Spruce and Fraser Fir.

Due to trees being grown in cycles, the plantation is constantly evolving; trees are cut and become bigger. Therefore the area from which customers can choose a tree will alter as years go by.

Tree Delivery

We can offer a tree delivery service if preferred. Depending on where you live, the delivery cost may vary. Please email Simon Eddell (Christmas Tree Manager) on simon@roughamestate.com or ring the Christmas Shop staff on 01359 270880 for a quotation.

If you prefer to buy a pre-cut tree, see here for information on how you can do this.

British Christmas Tree Growers Association

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

Please Note:

In the Country Christmas Shop and Christmas tree kiosk, we accept all major debit/credit cards inc. American Express. We do not have a cashback facility.