Christmas Trees & Handmade Christmas Wreaths will be available shortly. Cedarbarn aim to bring you top-quality, healthy, fresh food with impeccable provenance and as few food miles as possible. There are loads of gift ideas, quality hampers (with delivery available), decorations, homemade cakes, puddings, tasting sessions and lots more all under one roof – for a convenient local shopping experience!
Our Christmas Order Forms are also available to grab from the Farm Shop and we will be taking orders until December 5th. If you would prefer to have your order form sent via post or email please call us on 01751 475614.
You can’t beat the look, smell and feel of a real Christmas tree decked out in your home over the festive season! And you certainly can’t get better than a Nordmann Fir, with its bushy branches, even shape and non drop longevity it’s certainly the tree of choice! We have the most beautiful Pot grown and cut Nordmann non drop trees available to purchase from Saturday 27th November!
Brand new for 2021 The Christmas Barn – Brimming over with so many beautiful and carefully selected gifts, decorations, lighting and homeware the Christmas barn at Sledmere is the place to be to find all you need to create that cosy festive feel to your home. There are all sorts of unique items so you can bring that special touch to your Christmas dinner table, with festive crockery, table runners, napkins to match, designer Christmas crackers along with all the accessories you need to give your Christmas tree the wow factor this year. For more gifts, homeware and garden essentials pop into the Woodyard just next door.
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From 26th November (Wednesday-Sunday each week, 10am – 4pm)
Come and buy your Christmas tree from Scampston Walled Garden this year!
We have been growing Christmas trees for direct sale to the public for decades on our farm at Scampston, near Malton.
Growing takes years of investment, constant skill and careful management to produce a quality Christmas tree. Each foot of growth can take up to two years. Each year the young trees are meticulously hand shaped and pruned in order to encourage the tree to branch and gradually achieve the full appearance of a perfectly proportioned Christmas tree.
When a tree is harvested, another is planted in its place, ensuring the production of our trees is entirely sustainable. Annual members of Scampston Walled Garden are entitled to a 10% discount on their Christmas tree.
No pre-booking required.
They are also selling wreaths, supplied by Wack’s Wicked Plants.
Other places to buy trees include Deans Garden Centre, Irton Garden Centre, Victoria Farm Whitby, Beacon Farm (Sneaton), Redcliffe Farm Shop (Filey) and Billy Wilson’s (Whitby).
If you choose a real tree, once you have got your tree home, it’s then really important to look after it to ensure it looks the best it can! Here are some care tips….
1. Encourage your tree to drink plenty of water, a Christmas tree with no roots will still drink water by capillary action through its trunk, in the same way a cut flower in a vase does.
2. Before placing your tree in water, saw the bottom 1” (3cm) of the trunk away as this will open up the pores which have blocked since harvesting. Don’t cut the trunk at an angle, or into a v-shape, as this makes it far more difficult to hold the tree in the stand. It also reduces the amount of water available to the tree. Drilling a hole in the base of the trunk does not improve water uptake.
3. If you are not decorating your tree immediately it will be best kept in a bucket of water, somewhere cool and out of the wind. By removing the net at this point you will allow the branches to relax and fall back into shape.
4. Place your tree in a stand that will hold water (a traditional reservoir type), as buckets containing sand or soil will cause the pores in the trunk to block and prevent your tree from drinking. Use a stand that fits your tree. Avoid whittling the sides of the trunk down to fit a stand. The outer layers of wood are the most efficient in taking up water and shouldn’t be taken off if possible.
5. Keep trees away from major sources of heat (fireplaces, heaters, heat vents, direct sunlight). Use of lights that produce low heat, such as miniature lights, will reduce drying of the tree.
6. Keep your real tree topped up with water, as they can drink anything up to 2 pints per day depending on size and room temperature.
7. Never allow your tree to dry out as this will create a blockage within the pores and prevent your tree from taking up further water.
8. Add a small amount of sugar to the water as this will convert it to a more sap-like solution and make it easier for the tree to take up (just like cut flower crystals). You can also add a little lemonade, but take care not to end up with a sticky carpet or presents!
9. Turn your Christmas tree lights off at night, not only for safety and to save energy, but also to help reduce the drying effect on your tree.
10. Ensure there are plenty of presents underneath it to keep it company, and have a very Happy Christmas!