Lights, tinsel, action! Christmas is almost upon us, so it’s time to pick out your perfect tree…
Whether you’re after a leafy fir or the perfect pine, Leeds is full of nurseries, farms and estates packed with beautiful Christmas trees ready for you to take home and decorate. Will you pick yours out or get it delivered to your doorstep? We’ve got the best of both worlds for you, so you can start the festive season as you mean to go on.
Stockeld Park Estate
When it comes to buying the best Christmas trees in Leeds, Stockeld Park Estate needs no introduction. They’ve been growing trees for more than 100 years and are now Yorkshire’s biggest tree growers, with over half a million of them spread across 250 acres. Their trees are hand-cultivated throughout the year to be of the very best quality, so they’re perfect for hiding those presents under.
Stockeld Park, Harrogate Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 4AN.
Nestled away on Leeds’ enormous Methley Estate, Home Farm has been growing fresh Christmas trees since the first tree was planted in 1996. Today, there are over 18,000 springing up at any one time, so there’s a smorgasbord of firs to pick from. Can’t find the one you want in their pre-cut selection? Adventurous visitors are allowed to pick out and cut their own tree to take home – or can get one in a pot to keep all year round.
Home Farm, Methley Estate, Methley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 9DU.
As the biggest plant nursery in Leeds, it’s no surprise that The Arium have a massive range of Yorkshire grown Christmas trees. They’re the official partner of Stockeld Park Estate, so they get first dibs on their tall leafy trees, with sizes ranging from 3 feet to 12 feet. You can grab one right up to Christmas Eve – and while you’re there why not pick up some new decorations or treat yourself to a Chrismassy dinner in the cafe to make an afternoon of it?
The Arium, Thorner Lane, Scarcroft, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14 3FB.
Want to get your tree and do your shopping at the same time? You can find everything you need for a cracking Christmas at the legendary Kirkgate Market. Stop at M&D Flowers by the entrance or Neil’s fruit and veg further back to find a mixture of pre-wrapped and potted Christmas trees, ready to be taken home and decorated to your heart’s content. Need the decorations? You’ll find plenty of those in the market too.
Kirkgate Market, Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7HY.
Warren House Farm
There’s nothing better than picking out your own Christmas tree, and that’s exactly what Warren House Farm specialise in. Tucked away in Peckfield, this working farm has a massive barn filled with the freshest Norway Spruces and Firs. Have a wander around the farm and choose your favourite, with donkeys to pet and mince pies to munch while you’re there. Once you’ve picked your tree, they’ll save you the trouble of trying to cram it in the car or tie it to the roof by delivering it to your door.
Warren House Farm, Peckfield, Selby Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS25 4BN.
Swillington Organic Farm
After a real Christmas tree that will last all December long? Swillington Organic Farm has been dispensing real Christmas trees from their festive farm to the great and good of Leeds for years. They’re kept in water from the moment they’re cut, to make sure they stay fresh and don’t drop needles. They’re also kept unwrapped, so you can see the full shape before you pick it out – and they’ll wrap it there and then.
Swillington Organic Farm, Coach Road, Swillington, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8QA.
Just outside Leeds, family-run horticultural garden centre Woodend Nurseries take the quality of their Christmas trees very seriously. Spread across a full acre of land, you can find a stunning array of leafy firs between 4 foot and 9 foot tall, all deep green and pre-cut, ready to stick in the car. Take it home to drape with lights and tinsel, and you’ll be ready for the 25th.
Woodend Nurseries, Preston Lane, Great Preston, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8AP.
With 20 years experience under their belt, Brookleigh Farm is one of Leeds’ most experienced Christmas tree farms. There are five different varieties of tree on offer, from the traditional Norway Spruce and Nordman Fir to the newer, non-drop Frazer Fir, Blue Spruce and Canaan breeds. It couldn’t be easier for you to pick one out, they’ll even deliver it for you – and you can pick up a handmade wreath while you’re there.
Brookleigh Farm, Burley Road, Menston, West Yorkshire, LS29 6NS
The Leeds Christmas Tree Centre
The Leeds Christmas Tree Centre has trees in all shapes and sizes, from 4-foot numbers to 12-foot high giants. With over 40 years experience in making Christmas magic with leafy green spruces, this family-run business grows its trees in-house on a own plantation with organic fertiliser, as well as selling selected trees from other handpicked growers. That way, you get the best choice around.
The Leeds Christmas Tree Centre, New Rover Cricket Club, Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 8HF.
Christmas Trees Leeds
Based in Bingley, Christmas Trees Leeds will take the hassle out of getting your fir this December because they deliver right to your door. It started life over 10 years ago as a joint effort by uni mates Ben & Bjorn in Manchester, but was so popular that they kept it going when they moved back to Yorkshire after graduation. And when your leafy tree turns up outside, you’ll be glad they did.
Dodds Christmas Trees
Looking for fresh Christmas trees? At Dodds, you can get a stunning pine specimen from local institution Stockeld Park Estate. Cut within three days of placing your order, every real Nordmann Fir tree is premium grade, which means it’s been assessed for quality, colour and even the symmetry of its branches. The best bit? Dodds deliver all across Leeds, so all you need to do is decorate it.