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 but obviously we will keep abreast of any new government guidelines.
Choosing your tree from the field
This has been a strange year we are sorry that we have not been able to host events as in previous years. We have managed to make appointments for some people to choose their tree. If you have already chosen your tree from the field and paid for it then you will be able to collect on the day you specified as usual. The field is now closed for cutting. We are open 10am until 4.30pm for collections. Please remember to bring your slip with your tree number on.
Last weekend in November and throughout December
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 Vegetable 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.
This year the order form will be available to view on our website (and in the farm shop) from 1st December. You will be able to telephone to place your food order.