Christmas Tree Farms: Sydney's Best Spots to Pick up a Festive Fir
When it comes to Christmas tree decorations, nothing beats a festive fir. And to help, we've compiled an essential list of Christmas tree farms in Sydney.
Well, it’s that time of year again, honestly, where did the time go, 2021? Don your short sleeve Christmas sweater and put blast some Christmas carols on the drive cause we’re getting in the festive spirit and visiting the best Christmas tree farms in Sydney.
Whether you’re looping for the perfect Christmas tree to decorate with the family or if you’re on some sort of Christmas tree farm pilgrimage to celebrate the woman of the moment, Taylor Swift ('tis the damn season after all!), we’ve got things sorted with our edit of the best Christmas tree farms near Sydney.
At Top Forty Orchard, near Picton, with a Christmas spirit in the air and stunning trees rooted in the ground, their aim is to make the job of choosing a tree as fun as easy as it can be. All you have to do is head d own anytime time from the last weekend in November, head to the Christmas cottage and with the help of their special elves, you’ll walk through their large plantation of beautifully shaped trees. When you fall in love with the perfect tree, they’ll cut it down for you and carry it to your car. Their prices are beyond reasonable, starting from $50 and there will be no tiny shrubs here with heights starting from 1 metre up to an epic ceiling-scrapping 3.5 metres.
TIP: To make sure you walk away with the perfect tree, reserve a larger tree in advance or call ahead and ask their Christmas helpers if your ideal tree is available.
1755 Burragorang Road, Oakdale (near Picton / Camden)
Located in Sydney’s northwest, Willy’s Christmas Tree Farm boasts around 20,000 trees growing at any one time. Starting from $40, you can choose and cut-your-own Christmas tree or select from the pre-cut trees. They recommend investing in a sturdy tree stand that allows water to freely flow into the base of the tree.
TIP: When choosing a tree to cut down, make sure to look out for brown or brittle needles. This is an indication of an unhealthy tree and it may not last the distance.
281 Windsor Road, Vineyard
There’s something quintessentially Aussie about buying a Christmas tree whilst barefoot surfers wander past on their way to Manly beach. Aussie Christmas Trees are one of our favourite options when it comes to Christmas flora because in the true spirit of the season, purchases of trees help support Royal Far West, a charity which supports health care for country kids (find out more here) This year you can pick up a touch of European charm with 6ft Douglas Fir and potted white spruce, plus they’ve got more 8 foot trees than ever before – it’s a bloody ripping Christmas miracle!
TIP: you can guarantee your tree by pre-ordering online and hand selecting your fir in December.
Available on the first two Sundays in December from 6am until sold out
22 Wentworth Street, Manly
For a hassle-free Christmas, a visit to Elf Help is a must. You have the option to choose from a plain or decorated tree. Yes, you read correctly – you can select a theme and the team will decorate it to order. Over and above that, you can also select their signature service that includes the tree, home delivery, installation, water stand and pick-up in January. Jump online to pre-book your tree or go into to their Inner West store.
TIP: Once the Christmas period is over and you’re ready to part with your tree, most councils will collect Christmas trees for mulching and compost.
155-157 Parramatta Road, Haberfield
With mutliple outposts throughout Sydney, Christmas world is Santa's capitol down under! The largest supplier of fresh cut USA style Christmas trees. it's no surprise that Aussie's flock to Christmas world for their dose of seasonal cheer. Available in store, Christmas World have trees of all sizes- from a modest 5 feet to a breathtaking 12 feet tall.
TIP: Keep your tree away from sources of heat including lamps, televisions and sunlit windows as these tend to speed up the process of evaporation causing the needles to wilt from moisture loss.
206 Forest Way, Belrose
28 McEvoy Street, Alexandria
1/11 Hollylea road, Leumeah
9-13 Aspen Street, South Penrith
Located in Duffys Forest, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Sydney Christmas Tree Farm has hundreds of trees for you to peruse. Trees are priced from $80 depending on size and bushiness. Bonus – the team also sell Christmas tree stands made of strong plastic with a water well and clamps to secure your tree.
TIP: Securing the tree to your car roof is simple and tidy. Lay the tree stump-forward on the car roof and fasten from the trunk to the roof racks with ratchet straps.
6 Namba Rd, Duffys Forest (off Mona Vale Rd)
Based in the Southern Highlands, the ‘Paddy’s River’ property has been growing Christmas trees for over 30 years. Available through an online ordering system, trees start at $145, depending on the size with delivery included.
TIP: Keep your tree away from sources of heat including lamps, heaters, televisions and sunlit windows as these tend to speed up the process of evaporation causing the needles to wilt from moisture loss.
Pine trees grown on farms in Oberon NSW are cut and delivered to a warehouse in Five Dock, in Sydney’s inner west. Choose a real cut Christmas trees or a live potted Christmas trees that will last well beyond Christmas day – be it a Monterey Pine, White Spruce or a Blue Star.
TIP: When putting Christmas lights up, cut the hook of a wire coat hanger and duct-tape the hook to the top of a 3-foot PVC pipe. With the hook directed up, you can easily lift the lights to the highest tree branches.
260 Great North Road, Wareemba
A cut-your-own Christmas tree farm, this lovely family run farm in the heart of Kenthurst is a charming place to visit in the lead up to Christmas. With paddocks brimming with green pines and a flat rate of $80 per tree, pay the Thomas family a visit and select your perfect tree.
TIP: If you plan on standing your tree on a carpeted floor, make sure to lay some plastic beneath the bucket to avoid any sap or water stains forming.
‘Tomalong’ 96 Pitt Town Road, Kenthurst
The Dural Christmas Tree Farm have mastered the perfectly shaped tree, and for lovers of a white Christmas, the farm offers a snow flocking service – a non-toxic spray that gives your tree a snow-laden effect. The Hills District farm has reservation, online ordering and delivery services. The farm also organises three pop-ups during December at Carriageworks Farmers’ Market, Cambridge Markets EQ and Watsons Bay Christmas Twilight Market.
TIP: Saw 2cm off the trunk of your tree immediately prior to placing it in its bucket will help with water absorption for fresh, lush needles throughout December.
879 Old Northern Road, Dural
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