Christmas tree plantation

Come to the Christmas tree farm to choose the best tree for your home

OPENING HOURS

The Christmas Tree Barn re-opens December 2022

Slamseys Farm, Blackley Lane, Great Notley, Braintree, Essex

CM77 7QW

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Slamseys Farm is next to the A131, to the south of Great Notley, only forty miles north of London and within easy reach of Braintree, Chelmsford, Dunmow and Bishop’s Stortford.

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Slamseys Christmas Trees

Our family have been selling Christmas trees from Slamseys Farm since the 1970s, when Phil Wheaton stood a few trees outside the door of the farmhouse to see if anyone would be interested. That year he sold out and decided it would be worth trying again the following year with a few more.

We now have our own Christmas tree plantation and sell hundreds of Christmas trees in December from The Christmas Tree Barn.

Start the Christmas Celebrations

Pull on your Christmas jumper, round up the family and come to the farm to choose your Christmas tree from the hundreds of trees displayed in The Christmas Tree Barn. We have small Christmas trees and large ones, pot grown Christmas trees and sawn Christmas trees. We grow and sell two types of Christmas trees – Nordmann Firs and Norway Spruce. If you aren’t sure which you need, check our Christmas Tree Guide.

Every November, we sweep out our grain store and transform it into The Christmas Tree Barn for a few weeks so that nobody has to stand outside in the cold and damp to choose a Christmas tree.

The yard is clean (no need for wellies unless there’s snow on the ground) and there is level access into the barn making it easy for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Please don’t bring your dog into The Christmas Tree Barn, no matter how well behaved, unless it is an Assistance Dog.

IN THE CHRISTMAS TREE BARN

Sawn Christmas Trees

Nordmann Fir tree growing in plantation

Our sawn Nordmann Fir and Norway Spruce trees have no roots and should be put in a stand that holds water when you take one home.

Our most popular sized Christmas Tree is about two metres high but you can buy a Christmas tree of any height from one metre up to about four metres.

Pot Grown Christmas Trees

Pot grown Norway Spruce Christmas tree

Our pot grown Christmas trees have been grown in special containers so that they can be put in the garden after Christmas if they’re taken inside for no more than two weeks and kept cool and watered. Pot grown trees are about 1 metre high.

If you’re keen to have a pot grown tree but looking for something larger, we suggest buying a small pot grown Christmas tree and placing it on a table or similar. Smaller trees stand more chance of survival when taken out to the garden.

You can also buy

Wreaths

Our fresh foliage wreaths are crafted from Noble Fir. Pick a wreath decorated with berries, pine cones and ribbon or buy a plain foliage wreath and add your own unique decorations.

Christmas Tree Stands

Choose your tree stand from a selection of traditional wrought iron stands and durable polypropylene stands. Available in different sizes to hold small and large trees, our water holding stands are durable and simple to use. It’s much easier to use a well-designed stand than try to balance a heavy tree in a bucket of sand.

Not sure which sort of Christmas tree you should buy?

Make sure you choose the right type of Christmas tree. Your tree should reflect your personality and style, whether your decorations are sophisticated or rustic, colour co-ordinated or random mismatch, artisan made or lolly stick stars glued by your children.

Are you looking for a Nordman Fir tree that holds onto its needles or is it worth sweeping up a few needles to enjoy the Christmassy smell of a Norway Spruce?

Keep your Christmas tree looking fresh

We all want a magical Christmas tree at the heart of our Christmas celebrations but trees need a little care and attention to stay fresh.

Did you know that you should regularly water your Christmas tree?