Where to buy real Christmas trees in and around Glasgow
- Maud Sampson
- 20 November 2014
Including locations, prices, delivery options and a guide to tree types
The festive season is nearly upon us and living in Glasgow doesn’t mean you can’t find a locally sourced real Christmas tree to decorate your home. As well as centres that let you hand pick trees, many now offer an online ordering system and home delivery service. With Glasgow City Council upping their recycling facilities to accommodate old trees come January, we’ve chosen the best places to find your own slice of nature in and around the city this Christmas.
Who: Real Christmas Trees Glasgow
Where: Lawn Ranger (Scotland) Ltd, 1557 Cumbernauld Road, Glasgow, G33 1AB
Species available: Nordmann Fir, Fraser Fir and Lodgepole Pine
Prices: Nordmann Fir and Fraser Fir 5ft £35 – 8ft £50, Lodgepole Pine 5ft £30 – 9ft £35
Plus: They also sell brightly coloured Poinsettia and will pick up your old tree in January. All trees are sourced in Scotland.
Who: Edenmill Christmas Trees
Where: Edenmill Farm, Blanefield, Glasgow, G63 9AX
Species available: Nordmann Fir, Fraser Fir, Scots Pine and Norway Spruce
Prices: From £30-£60
Delivery: If ordered online free, otherwise choose and collect from farm
Extras: Wreaths and stands
Plus: They also have two further christmas tree outlets in Glasgow city, at Western Tennis Club and West of Scotland Cricket Ground, plus one in Stirling and Mussleburg.
Who: Caulders Garden Centres
Where: Kirkintilloch, Mugdock, Braidbar and Erskine
Species available: Nordmann Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce and Lodgepole Pine
Prices: Nordmann Fir 3ft £19.99 – 13ft £129.99, Fraser Fir 5 £34.99 – 8ft £52.99, Norway Spruce 4ft £16.99 – 8ft £29.99, Lodgepole Pine 5ft £29.99 – 8ft £42.99
Delivery: Within 5 miles £6, additional distance £1 per mile
Extras: Reefs, stands, decorations
Plus: There are restaurants and coffee shops at each site.
Who: Forestry Commission
Where: The Lodge, Aberfoyle
Species available: Norway Spruce, Nordman Fir and Scots Pine
Prices: From £12, sizes between 4ft – 10ft
Delivery: Choose and collect from site
Extras: Stands, decorations, firewood and local crafts
Plus: The Forestry Commission also has Christmas tree sales centres across Scotland at Blairadam, Glenbranter, Glentress, Inver, Kinnoull Hill, Kirroughtree, Tyrebagger, Contin, Newton Hill Croft and Camore.
Who: Caring Christmas Trees
Where: Four locations across Glasgow – Bearsden Baptist Church, Mosspark Baptist Church, Newton Mearns Baptist Church and Paisley Grammar School
Species available: Nordmann Fir
Prices: 4ft £35 – 8ft £55
Delivery: Order online and collect from one of four locations
Plus: The scheme is set up by the Bethany Christian Trust, so when you buy a tree you are supporting the Community Development Workers who work with the homeless in the city. The scheme also operates in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Fife and Livingston.
A guide to tree types
Fraser Fir: Foliage is deep green with blue/grey underside and soft needles that have a gentle citrus smell.
Lodgepole Pine: Strongly scented slender and straight tree with yellow-tinged green colour.
Nordmann Fir: Has good needle retention and rich green soft needles.
Norway Spruce: The most traditional looking tree due to its delicate foliage, with a mild scent.
Noble Fir: The lower branches are exposed as the bright green needles naturally turn up.
Scots Pine: A very sturdy option and the only native tree on offer.