The Ultimate Guide to Real Christmas Trees

December is finally here, which means it’s time to get your Christmas tree up!

Real trees are not only the best option for the environment as they provide a home for wildlife and absorb CO2 but they also fill your home with that classic Christmas scent. Plus, coming to choose your tree at the farm is an experience in itself! It’s festive fun for the whole family and can be made even better with a warm hot chocolate or coffee from our horsebox.

Getting a real tree for the first time can be a daunting task which is why we’ve put together this handy guide to help you choose the tree that’s right for you, give you some inspiration for the decorations, and dispose of it in an eco-friendly way.

Trees are available for click or collect or come along and select your own if you’d prefer.

Real vs Fake

The ultimate Christmas dilemma is whether to go for a real or fake tree. With sustainability at the forefront of all our minds, it’s important to consider it even at Christmas time! We’ve busted the common misconception that fake is better for the environment in this blog post.

Choosing the right tree

Overwhelmed with the huge variety of Christmas trees? Don’t know the difference between a Nordmann Fir or Norway Spruce? Our quick guide can help you choose the right Over Farm Christmas Tree for your home this year.

Decorating your tree

After spending valuable time deliberating over which tree to buy, you’ll want to make the most out of it and decorate it beautifully. From traditional red and green to a minimalistic or rustic style, there are so many great ideas. Take a look through our guide to get some inspiration for your festive décor this season.

Caring for your tree

So you’ve chosen and decorated the perfect Christmas tree for your home, now you’ll want to make sure it stays looking its best throughout the holidays. The only way to do that is to care for it properly, after all, no one wants a sad, bare Christmas tree.

Take a look at my video above or read our blog post to get all our tips for keeping your Christmas tree green and healthy!


We’re taking part in Treecycle 2022! Once you’re done with your tree bring it to Over Farm and put it in the designated bin to be collected by Tewkesbury Borough Council and turned into compost.

Please only put real trees in the bin and remove all decorations. This easy method of disposal is great for the environment, just drop your tree off as you’re passing.

Our trees

The roundhouse is full of real Christmas trees, you can come along and pick your own or click and collect to beat the rush. Alternatively, take advantage of our delivery service (fee applies). To browse our selection or order yours and get prices, visit our Real Christmas Tree page.

We look forward to seeing you all when you come along to get your trees and wreaths this festive period. 

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