We love Christmas at Kiln Farm. We grow our own Christmas trees and make fresh wreaths.
We have been growing and selling trees for the last 18 years. It is great to meet everyone and be part of choosing their tree and the Christmas anticipation. When we started, the trees were tiny then but each year we added more in the field and we always plant a new tree when we sell a fully grown one. When you visit the field you will probably be able to spot one or two really big trees from our first few years. Here is a photo of our field from last time it snowed.
We grow and sell Nordmann Fir (non-drop), Blue Spruce (non-drop silver needles) and Norway Spruce (traditional). We are members of the British Christmas Tree Growers Asssociation.
Christmas Trees and Wreaths
We are still planning to go ahead with our Christmas wreaths and trees as usual and you do not need to make an appointment to visit us. If you have already chosen your tree from the field you are able to collect on the day you specified. Don’t forget to bring your slip with your tree number!
Recycle your Christmas Tree and raise money for East Anglian Childrens Hospice
We think that this is a great idea and so we have included all the links here so that you can raise money for such a good cause while recycling your tree. Please contact them directly for all the information.
“The EACH Christmas Tree Recycling Scheme is a fun, community event where volunteers collect Christmas trees from local homes and businesses who have registered their tree online and made a voluntary donation.
Collections will be happening in the Suffolk postcodes of IP3 9, IP4, IP5 and IP12 2. You can register to have your tree picked up on either 14th or 15th January. Registration will close on 10th January 2021 at 23:00.
Follow this link to register now: Collections (just-helping.org.uk)
- Do you drive a van? Could you help EACH collect Christmas trees on the 14th, 15th, 16thJanuary 2021?
- Do you live within the mentioned postcodes? Can you spend a few hours promoting the scheme by leafleting between 1st December and 8th January?
If you’d like to donate some of your time to help raise vital funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, please contact the fundraising team for more information. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org“
We have lots more cut trees available to buy in the nursery. We are open every day until Christmas so please feel free to come in and look around. We hope you can find a tree you love. We are sorry but our field is shut to the public after Saturday 21st November for Health and Safety reasons.
- Non-drop trees – Nordmann Fir, Fraser Fir and Blue Spruce.
- Traditional trees – Norway Spruce.
If you are not sure which suits you then you can watch the video below titled “which type of tree is best for me”
We are happy to help you select your tree, give you advice on how to care for it, trim any branches, net your tree and load it. We also stock a variety of Christmas tree stands to suit different sizes of tree.
Container grown Christmas Tree
If you would like to take home a tree that you can plant out in the garden after Christmas then we have container grown Christmas Trees. You will need to take special care of these trees while they are indoors and during the following year so we can advise you on how to do this.
We will be in the polytunnel making wreaths in December. We like to make fresh wreaths using the fir from the trees and holly and fir cones from the farm. We make wreaths to suit all tastes; natural, traditional designs, door wreaths with sparkle and wreaths in oasis to go on graves. Nearer Christmas we also make table decorations and evergreen bunches for the door.
All hands on deck
We are a family business and it is ‘all hands on deck’ during the Christmas season. We do our best to answer calls and emails but, particularly over the weekends in December, we are usually serving customers so we might not be able to get back to you immediately. Thank you for your patience.
We love decorating our shop. We have Christmas tree stands, decorations and all the usual seasonal produce. Last year we had a theme of a woodland scene using silver birch branches as a backdrop.
We have re-arranged the shop this year so that people follow a one way system through to the end room to pay. We ask you to wear a mask and social distance. We prefer card payments as it is safer. There is space for 5 at a time in the shop and there is hand sanitiser by the double doors.
Christmas Order Boxes
You can take the hassle out of Christmas food shopping by pre-ordering your vegetables, sprout stalks, potatoes, eggs and Christmas food treats that we stock in the shop such as chutneys, pickles, Suffolk jams and honey. They will be boxed up ready for you to collect from us at your convenience.
Our PDF Christmas order form is available here for you to download. Please ring 01473 333309 option 2 before Thursday 17th December to place your order. There is only one person answering calls so if it goes to answerphone she is already talking to another customer. Please leave your name and number and someone will ring you back later in the day. Hard copies of the form are available in the shop and you can return your order to us here if you prefer.