We have been growing Christmas trees at Littlefield Farm since the early 1980s. Originally an old orchard growing many old English varieties of apples we had to change our crop when British grown apples became unviable as we were unable to compete with apples imported from Europe.

We started with just a few Norway spruce and some of these are now over 40ft tall. These are the trees we now supply to many of the London landmarks and hotels at Christmas.

Later we started planting the needle retaining variety Abies Nordmanniana or Nordmann as they are commonly known. These are now the most popular variety of tree in the UK due to their resilience to the warmer conditions we all enjoy thanks to central heating.

Although the crop has changed we try to maintain the atmosphere of the old orchard. We still use the small old fashioned red tractors from the days of apple picking and much of the work is still done manually. The Christmas trees are all hand pruned with a little bit of help from a cherry picker we use to shape the very tall ones.

Field of Trees

The COVID-19 regulations state that Christmas trees are non-essential goods and prevent standalone Christmas tree farms from opening as we usually would.

We're very sorry we're not going to be able to allow you to choose your tree this year. We hope our new click and collect and delivery services will be an acceptable solution to the problem of supplying our trees to as many customers as possible whilst staying within the rules.

Did you know? Trees grown at our farm have been displayed at:

The Shard, Royal Exchange, Somerset House, Shepperton Studios, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Claridge’s, Harrods, The Grove Hotel, Burberry, Tiffany’s, The Connaught, The Rosewood, Mandarin Oriental, Mayfair Hotel, The Shangri-La, The Ritz, BBC, The Dorchester, Berkeley Hotel, The Four Seasons, Waddesdon Manor

And many, many more!