While there may not be a national consensus on the earliest acceptable threshold for festive decorations, there is hollow-eyed unanimity on the stress of leaving it too late – especially regarding the most important decoration of all. Either way, Greater Manchester has a variety of farms offering an impressive selection of Christmas trees, available to buy from November until the panic-stricken business end of Christmas Eve.

Whether you approach the season with zeal or zen, these Manchester Christmas tree farms have you covered.

Ivy Cottage Tree Farm | Wilmslow | Mon 20 Nov - Sun 24 Dec

Ten miles south of the city, Ivy Cottage Tree Farm grows everything from Nordic Spruce to a range of Firs, as well as pre-cut trees and door wreaths handmade by their onsite florist. Throughout the Christmas season, the farm’s Great Little Red Bus Tea Room – a disused double decker bus converted into a cafe – serves hot chocolate, mince pies and a hearty selection of local produce.

Clayton Fold Farm | High Peak | Fri 24 Nov - Wed 20 Dec

Nestled nearby to the east of Ivy Tree Cottage, Clayton Fold Farm has been serving the Peak District and beyond with over 25,000 trees grown across 17 acres since 1994. Longstanding experts in all things evergreen, the farm offers seven species of tree which guests can choose and cut, alongside pot-grown trees and, for festive fanatics with a spacious front lawn, a selection of 20-foot tall Fir behemoths.

off Clayholes Road, Kettleshulme, High Peak, Cheshire, SK23 7EJ, Tel: 01663 732672
Woodheys Christmas Trees | Sale

Sale’s one-stop festive shop for fourteen successful years, Woodheys Christmas Trees supply everything from Korean fir to Scotch pine alongside firewood logs, rock salt, sledges and more. Bred to be non-drop, thereby low-maintenance, Woodheys’ trees are on display at their Washway Road site, although they operate a generously expansive delivery service around South Manchester.

299 Washway Rd, Sale M33 4EE, Tel: 07711768702
Kenyon Hall Farm | Warrington

Featuring an indoor forest of Nordmann and Fraser firs, Kenyon Hall Farm offers the UK’s most popular tree varieties alongside an opportune family day out – their sprawling acreage contains a shop, cafe, play area and garden centre, and is open every day from 9-5. For any seasonal arborists with a view beyond Christmas, the farm also sells a selection of potted, living trees with their roots intact.

Winwick Lane, Croft, Warrington, ​WA3 7ED, Tel: 01925 765531
T.J Christmas Tree Farm | Knutsford | From Sat 25 Nov

Forming a significant part of Cheshire’s festive cottage industry, T.J Christmas Tree Farm boasts a 10,000-strong inventory of Nordmanns, transforming the sweeping county plains into atmospheric Caucasus backcountry. Whether it’s a pocket-sized pot tree or a 20-foot leviathan, the farm invites guests to browse the endless fields to pick their favourite fir.

Cherry Tree Farm, Booth Bed Ln, Allostock, Knutsford WA16 9NB, Tel: 01477 537179
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Tue 12 Dec 2023