Our guide to buying the best real firs in London

Words Helen Brown

There is something so magical about walking past a window lit up with the twinkling glow of a Christmas tree. They are the focal point of the festive home and have been used to draw light into dark December evenings for centuries. Nothing says Christmas more than the pine scented air that hits you as you step through the door. That’s why we’ve rounded up London’s best suppliers of real fir trees to truly fill your home with festive spirit.

Pines and Needles 

This British company with a Scottish heritage deals in only the finest, lushest Nordmann Firs. Choose from a large variety of indoor and outdoor trees, from 3ft – 9ft, in store or online. They will even deliver, install and decorate your tree for a stress-free season. 

Click here to find a store or to order online

The Christmas Forest

The Christmas Forest has eight branches around London each with a rich selection of Noble, Fraser and non-drop Nordmann Firs, so even London’s most miserly are bound to find something to enjoy decorating. Pop in store to pick up your tree with a festive mince pie, or order online from the comfort of your sofa… With a festive mince pie. One of the best things about The Christmas Forest though? For every tree sold, another is planted planted in the drylands of Africa to aid livelihood in some of the poorest communities on earth.  

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The Chelsea Gardener

A truly magical one-stop shop for filling your home with festive spirit. Hand pick your tree and then decorate it with the wonderful and unique selection of hanging decorations and ornaments on offer in store.

chelseagardener.com
125 Sydney St, Chelsea, London SW3

Petersham Nurseries

Petersham Nurseries have a great collection of sustainably sourced, British-grown cut and potted trees, with free local delivery to Richmond, Petersham, Ham or £10 further afield. They also have a cafe and a  shop housed within the garden centre so you can make a full, festive day of it. The Cafe resembles a stately greenhouse which, this time of year, resembles a miniature winter wonderland and is the perfect antidote to London’s hectic Christmas run-up.

petershamnurseries.com
Church Lane, Petersham Road, Richmond TW10

Good Elf

This is a boutique tree delivery service for homes, hotels, restaurants, the lot so if you’re going big, go here. They stock The Norway Spruce Christmas tree which is without a doubt the traditional option for a cosy Christmas. Along with trees, you can order lights, stands and decorations, plus the team also offer large tree installation, for those whose eyes are bigger than their living room, and post-Christmas tree collection.

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