Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat (etc). But more importantly, where can you buy your christmas tree in and around Richmond? The good news that there are lots of choices.
Before you go out to buy your tree from any of these places, please double check that they have opened for the season!
The Christmas Forest at Pools on the Park has been selling Xmas trees since 1998. They have quite a range of sizes including some up to 17 feet high, and also sell stands and lights.
…oh the joy of putting up lights…
Pines and Needles have two bases in the Borough. Both have plenty of trees, and also sell lights, decorations, stands etc. They will also deliver your tree to your home for £15 (same day).
The first is in the Diana car park (by the fountain) in Bushy Park, and is open every other weekend in mid November and then all of December. The second Pines and Needles base is just inside Roehampton Gate in Richmond Park – with similar opening dates/hours.
(Manor Christmas Trees usually sell “fresh needle retaining” trees “direct from the grower’s fields”, although we haven’t seen any info about them this year. Located in the RFU’s Rosebine Car Park on the A316 Chertsey Road, just outside of Twickenham / Whitton. Open seven days a week from 7am til 9.30pm.)
There are also several garden centres that have a selection of festive flora (aka Christmas trees)
- In Sheen we have Adrian Hall, and they sell a good range of trees from the Norway Spruce through to the Picea Pungens.
- Twickenham’s favourite garden centre, Squires, is usually jam packed with trees running up to the 25th, and we’ve had friends pick up incredible last minute bargains, but of course if you do decide to leave it late you run the risk of limited choice (and if you have children, weeks of complaining that there’s no tree yet).
- Over in Petersham, the stylish (and therefore slightly more expensive) Petersham Nurseries are selling Christmas trees from the end of November. Although most are pre-cut, they have a small supply of pot-grown trees.
Also most of the big DIY stores around the area such as Homebase and Wickes sell trees from the start of December, including (dare I say it) those of the artificial kind.