Where can I get a real Christmas tree in East Sussex? 4 best places near you for Xmas tree collection and delivery

Christmas trees for sale and click and collect in the East Sussex area

The weather is getting colder, decorations are in shops and some people are already blasting festive music.

It seems like the country is looking forward to the Christmas season more than ever after an unprecedented and tough year.

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As festive parties and work dos are inevitably off the table in 2020 due to the pandemic, families are looking to go all out in their homes to try and spread some Christmas cheer.

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And, of course, the most important decoration is the tree.

While some opt for artificial versions, which are usually easier to put up, buying and dressing a real tree can be an exciting festive activity with a magnificent end result.

But be warned, real Christmas trees have a short lifespan and typically last for about four weeks before they start to shed their pine needles.

For this reason, The British Christmas Tree Growers Association (BCTGA) recommends buying your tree at the beginning of December if you want it to last throughout the holiday season.

This means you should start planning where to buy your tree from now, and many outlets are already selling them, with the appropriate Covid restrictions in place.

Here’s where, and when, you can buy a real Christmas tree in West Sussex.

And don’t worry, as all the places we’ve picked out are Covid-secure.

Sussex Trees

Northdown Christmas Tree Plantation, Five Ashes, East Sussex, TN20 6JG

Sussex Trees sell real, homegrown Christmas Trees nurtured year-round in the county, and with around 150,000 to choose from you’re sure to find the perfect one for your home.

They offer seven varieties of tree – like the Nordman Fir and Norway Spruce – including rarer species and their very own Sussex Fir; with a team of experts on hand you’ll come away with the perfect tree for your needs.

And if you find yourself in the west of the county, you could always take a trip to Sussex Trees’ newer Goddenwick Farm, near Haywards Heath in West Sussex

Trees sold from 28 Nov - 22 Dec, with prices starting from £39, sussextrees.co.uk.

Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm

Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm, The Stream, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9BB

Catsfield Christmas Tree Farm has been growing and supplying Christmas trees for over 25 years with a simple philosophy; provide the best quality trees at the best possible prices.

The farm prides itself on its high level of customer service, and has a focus on sustainablitiy, replacing every tree it harvests and culturing its plantations in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

This year, the farm will be following Government Guidelines and keeping the farm Covid Safe, and reminds customers that they are requested to wear masks in the yard and shop, and will limit people into that area on busy days.

Trees sold from 20 Nov - 24 Dec, with prices starting from £25, catsfieldchristmastreefarm.com.

Little Down Farm Christmas Trees

Little Down Farm, The Main Road, Westfield, East Sussex, TN35 4SL

Little Down Farm offers Christmas trees in many different varieties, heights, shapes, and sizes, and supply their trees – some of the best in the county – to Kew at Wakehurst Place, part of Kew Gardens in London.

The Baker family run the farm, and take pride in the freshness and quality of all produce they yield, and that extends to the Christmas trees.

Trees sold from 27 Nov - 24 Dec, littledownfarmchristmastrees.co.uk.

Sussex Christmas Barn

Sussex Christmas Barn, Gipps Farm, Barcombe, Nr Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5EH

While Sussex Christmas Barn’s trees may not be grown on site like others on our list, they are cut just a few days before coming into the barn, graded for height/quality and pre-priced to simplify your purchase.

The trees are sourced from Infinity Christmas Trees, one of the leading growers of Christmas Trees in the UK, and the barn is set at the heart of the 2,500 acre Sutton Hall Farm estate between the villages of Barcombe, Newick, Isfield, and Chailey.

Trees sold from 20 Nov - 24 Dec, with prices starting from £18, sussexchristmasbarn.co.uk.