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Best Places to Buy Christmas Trees in London


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Best Places to Buy Christmas Trees in London

Hunt down London’s finest Nordmann Firs

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December has arrived, which means it’s officially acceptable to start decking out the house in festive splendour. And what’s more festive than a real fir Christmas tree? Whether you’re looking for a Nordmann Fir or a Norway Spruce, tiny or towering, here are the best places to buy Christmas trees across London…

     

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The Chelsea Gardener

An oasis of green in the centre of Chelsea, this one will give the green-fingered among you serious garden inspiration. It stocks everything from outdoor furniture to gardening tools, and every winter it brings out an impressive Christmas tree collection, with friendly staff on hand to assist you in choosing the perfect one. It’s a great place to pick up gifts too, so you can kill two birds with one stone. 125 Sydney Street, Chelsea, London SW3 6NR chelseagardener.com

Petersham Nurseries

The crème de la crème of garden centres, Petersham Nurseries is a beautiful place to visit all year round – but it’s especially magical at Christmas. Their Richmond branch sells a range of British-grown trees, as well as festive wreaths and decorations, all within a very Instagram-friendly setting filled with leafy-green plants and pretty flowers. Church Lane, Off Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7AB petershamnurseries.com

Alexandra Palace Garden Centre

Independent gardening company Capital Gardens have been selling freshly cut premium Christmas trees across their garden centres for generations. Their Alexandra Palace spot has a wide range of sizes to choose from, but you can be sure all have strong, even branches to hang baubles off and a tall sturdy crown for the perfect tree topper. While you’re there, pick up some new decorations and lights to give your tree a sparkling upgrade – and drop by the Alexandra Palace Christmas CarnivalAlexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY alexandrapalace.com

Boma London Garden Centre

Tucked away in Kentish Town, the cosy Boma London Garden Centre has a huge selection of firs on offer, with sizes ranging from 3-10ft. If you’re not sure what to go for don’t fear – knowledgable staff are on hand to guide you. 51-53 Islip Street, Kentish Town NW5 2DL bomagardencentre.co.uk

Camden Garden Centre

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The award-winning Camden Garden Centre is a big part of community life: as well as stocking a fine selection of greenery, they employ disadvantaged Londoners living in the local area. A short walk from Camden Market, the plantation has hundreds of Christmas trees to choose from, as well as a holly, wreaths and mistletoe to kit your home out with. 2 Barker Drive, St Pancras Way, London NW1 0JW camdengardencentre.co.uk

Clifton Nurseries

London’s oldest garden centre, Maida Vale’s Clifton Nurseries was established in 1851. Inside this green paradise you’ll find a selection of Nordmann firs grown in sustainable forests in Denmark, with sizes ranging from 2.5ft to over 10ft tall. 5A Clifton Villas, London, W9 2PH cliftonnurseries.co.uk

Battersea Flower Station

Battersea Flower Station

Battersea Flower Station

Stepping into cosy Battersea Flower Station (note the pun) feels like stepping into a secret garden. Year-round it’s stocked full of plants, flowers, shrubs and pots, with a cute tin shed gift shop – and it’s even more magical at Christmas time. Buy everything from Fraser Firs to pot-grown evergreens, plus pretty decorations for your chosen tree. Battersea Flower Station, 16 Winders Road, London SW11 3HE

Columbia Road Flower Market

Head to London’s prettiest flower market every Wednesday for their famous Christmas Wednesdays, when carol singers serenade shoppers and the shops lining the street stay open until 9pm. Choose a Christmas tree from one of the many stalls, which offer a wide range of different sizes, types and prices. Columbia Road, Bethnal Green E2 7RG; columbiaroad.info

Pines and Needles

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Pines and Needles began back in 1995, when brothers Josh and Sam Lyle came up with the idea to load an old horse box with Christmas trees from their family farm in Scotland. Since then they have soared to success, and now sell freshly cut pines in several locations across Brockwell Park, Wimbledon, Kingston and Hampstead Heath, as well as offering delivery, installation and decoration services. Fun fact: in 2016 they sold a Christmas tree to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle! Various locations pinesandneedles.com

Bloom & Wild

Short on space, but still keen to get involved with the Christmas tree festivities? Bloom & Wild have the perfect solution: adorable baby firs, standing at just 40cm tall. Super practical, the charming little trees arrive in a box small enough to fit through the letterbox, alongside a golden star garland, baubles, fairy lights and a pop up pot. They can be assembled in just a few minutes, and after Christmas you can plant them in the garden to use next year. Order online at bloomandwild.com

READ MORE: Learn How To Decorate The Perfect Christmas Wreath / Get Inspired With London’s Prettiest Trees

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