The Latest from the Farm

Find out about the latest goings on at our plantations, a little bit about how we grow and look after the trees, and occasional news from the team. Don’t forget to follow us on the old social media too, using the buttons above.

The Grapes of Goddenwick

In a few weeks' time it'll be Christmas tree planting season again, but this year the planting machine has made an early outing. Last weekend, with glorious sunshine beating down over Sussex, we embarked upon the latest project at the farm and planted 6,000 vines in...

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Britain’s biggest Santa and Sussex’s only Igloo…

The home of Send Me a Christmas Tree is Sussex Trees, where we sell real, homegrown Christmas Trees. Based at Goddenwick Farm in West Sussex, we have 200,000 trees growing over 2 sites. We believe that choosing a tree is one of the key events of the Christmas holiday....

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Facebook Competition 2017 – WIN a tree!

The John Lewis ad is out and mince pies have been on the shelves for a good couple of weeks already. At least, they have at my local Aldi. Though I can't say for sure that they haven't been there since last year. Anyway... all this is to say that Farmer Tom is feeling...

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Best Non Drop Christmas Trees

Whilst some of us traditionalists think hoovering up a few needles is all part of the fun, more and more UK buyers are opting for "non-drop" Christmas trees. In fact, these days we plant more non-drop varieties than traditional options like the Norway Spruce. Many...

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Planting time at the farm

The business of growing Christmas trees is a long game requiring planning far in advance and year-round work. The arrival of Spring in Sussex means planting time for the team at Send Me a Christmas Tree. We'll receive lorry-loads of tiny saplings at the farm, grown...

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When do most people put their Christmas tree up?

It's an age-old question, a debate that's (probably) ended friendships. Some swear by December 1st, some hold out right until Christmas Eve, some can't wait until Advent. Well, sitting here in the back of the SendMe barn, debating the question yet again over a round...

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How To Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh

One of the things the team at our plantations get asked most of all at Christmas is how to keep your real Christmas tree looking lovely and fresh for as long as possible once you've got it home. So the lads at the plantation have knocked their heads together to...

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Which tree should you buy?

Our customers say...

We would just like to say a big thank you for our Norway Spruce. Super shape and bushy to the top of it’s 7 ft height. Will definitely be placing an order in time for next Christmas.

Graham

West Sussex