8 of the best places to get your Christmas tree in the Cotswolds
PUBLISHED: 15:11 19 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:07 23 October 2020
From mini Norway spruces to luxury Nordman firs, here are eight of the best places to get a luscious, green tree in the Cotswolds this festive season
Keepers Cottage, Cheltenham, GL54 4LX
Dowdeswell Forestry Services have been helping you and your family pick the perfect Christmas tree for over 30 years. Some might say they are tree experts of the Cotswolds!
Open 8.00am - 7.00pm including weekends from the end of November onwards. There’s a wide range available, in many different sizes, from the traditionally scented Norway Spruce to the more resilient Nordman Fir with its reduced needle dropping qualities. Dowdeswell Forestry Services will find something perfect for your home this Christmas. If you know exactly what you want you can pre-order too – just get in touch.
They also stock firewood, kindling, coal and smokeless fuels, wreaths, foliage and stands. There is a tree delivery service available and also a recycling service after the festive period. Free tree delivery is offered with any full or half load log order. Visit and choose your perfect tree!
The Old White Horse Filling Station, Cirencester Road, Frampton Mansell, Stroud, GL6 8HZ
Jolly Nice Loyalty Card holders enjoy 25% off beautiful local trees in the enchanted pop-up Christmas Tree Forest. Sign up for a Loyalty Card in the Farm Shop and you’ll also be first to hear when the reindeer are visiting. Jolly Nice will be brimming with wreaths, foodie gifts and Christmas trees from November 23, as well as taking Christmas meat orders. Open 8am-7pm everyday – with the wood burner lit in the cosy yurts.
Shurdington Road, Bentham, Cheltenham, GL51 4UA
Fresh-cut, pot-grown and even ‘Rent a Tree’! Grown in the heart of the Cotswolds in Shurdington (Cheltenham) at Primrose Vale Farm Shop. Visit the farm shop for cream teas and walk the fields for a wonderful selection of species and sizes of beautiful premium trees. There are Nordman Fir Christmas trees in stock up to 14 ft and pot-grown Norway Spruce Christmas trees in stock up to 8 ft. Christmas trees are available by phone or online from November 1 for party and decoration needs. The Christmas tree shop is open from 9-5 daily from November 24.
Miserden, Stroud, GL6 7JA
Join the hundreds of families who each year make choosing their Christmas tree extra special with a visit to The Nursery at Miserden.
The Nursery at Miserden is set in an historic kitchen garden in a magical spot in the Cotswold Hills and they’ve been selling an extensive range of beautiful Christmas trees for more than 20 years. From December 1, The Nursery at Miserden will be offering Nordmann Fir, Norway Spruce, Fraser Fir and Blue Spruce trees, in sizes ranging from 3ft to 12ft as well as hand-crafted wreaths and stunning seasonal pot plants. In the beautiful café, converted from an old glasshouse vinery, you will find exceptional Christmas decorations and seasonal gifts. Here, delicious coffee and seasonal food can be enjoyed whilst staying toasty next to the woodburning stoves. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am until 5pm until December 22 (for more detailed information on opening times visit the website).
B4215 at Newent, Highleadon, Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1HQ
Enjoy the festive season at Trioscape. Santa’s Grotto opens on Saturday, December 1, then every weekend in December (Saturdays 10.30am – 4.00pm and Sundays 11.00am – 3.30pm), plus Christmas Eve. Come and see Santa’s Real Reindeer at Trioscape on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9. On Saturday, December 15 there is the opportunity to have breakfast with Santa (9am – 10am), pre-booking is essential. Don’t forget to book your Christmas lunch (every Tuesday in December) and Festive Afternoon Teas for that extra special treat.
Real Christmas trees will be available at Trioscape Garden Centre week beginning November 26. The trees are UK grown Nordmann Needlefast and a selection of potted Christmas trees will also be available. The Christmas shop has decorations for everyone to enjoy. At Trioscape there are plenty of lovely gift ideas for all of the family, lots of Christmas treats in the Food Hall and a selection of indoor and outdoor plants and planters.
Sandy Lane, Yarnton, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 1PA
Are you looking for a traditional Norway Fir or a more modern Nordmann Fir this Christmas?
Based just North of Oxford, Oxford Garden & Shopping Village is host to an impressive selection of premium grade Christmas trees. Come and browse the trees, enjoy a bite to eat, visit Santa and get the Christmas shopping underway. What’s more, spend in store during November and you will receive £5 off your tree. Simply check your till receipt.
Can’t make it in store? Oxford Garden & Shopping Village deliver seven days a week!
Bishampton, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 2LZ
Smart Trees’ 20-acre Christmas Tree Plantation has grown and sold Christmas trees for over 20 years.
Families make their annual trip for a fun-filled day starting with choosing a freshly cut tree, a wreath or garland, and a visit to Father Christmas in his Grotto. Young and old enjoy catching the falling snow, pausing for a photo in the sleigh, completing the 12 days of Christmas Treasure Hunt and meeting a herd of reindeer.
Children can burn off some energy in the outdoor play area and the whole family can recharge in the Reindeer Café. Warm up next to the wood burner and browse the decorations, gifts, clothing, toys and more in the Christmas Shop ‘Caribou’.
On November 10, the Reindeer Cafe & Caribou opens: Tuesday-Sunday 10-3pm and the Christmas tree sale starts on November 28, open seven days a week. Meet Santa in his Grotto from Saturday December 1 on various dates throughout the month (for more information and to book click here). Free on-site parking.
Stoke Road, Stoke Orchard, Cheltenham, GL52 7RY
Court Farm Shop stock a variety of freshly cut and pot grown Christmas trees including Nordmann Fir, Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir and Norway Spruce (3ft to 8ft+) with a wide range of stands, wreaths, hampers & logs. Receive a FREE bunch of mistletoe with each tree!
Visit from November 28 to choose your tree and we’ll net it for your convenience. Court Farm Shop, with its Butchery, Delicatessen & Animal Area is built upon a strong history of traditional family farming, providing meat and free-range eggs produced on their farm. Priding themselves on their traditional butchery service and new delicatessen serving breakfast and lunch to go, Court Farm Shop will also offer a wide variety of food and gifts this Christmas. Get in touch or visit to pre-order your turkey, vegetable boxes, cold meat & cheese platters, pork pies & homemade scotch eggs.
There will also be a chance to visit Santa on December 2 during the Court Farm Shop’s Christmas event.