Our Christmas trees are here!

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 A huge thanks to our glorious customers – all our trees are now sold! However, our shop is open Wed – Sun (10am – 4pm) with decorations, cards and gifts.

What makes our trees special?

  • By buying a tree from us you are actively helping to protect and enhance this special place. As a charity any money we make through Christmas tree sales and sales in our shop are put back directly into looking after the cemetery.
  • Love – all our trees come with added love! If you love Arnos Vale, Bristol or just green places, our trees are perfect for you.

How to buy

  1. Email Elspeth with your phone number and what size tree you would like elspeth.crowley@arnosvale.org.uk
  2. One of the team will then call you back
  3. Pay for your tree over the phone
  4. Arrange time for collection between 10am and 3pm, Wednesday to Sunday
  5. Collect from outside the Gift Shop in the East Lodge.
  6. Feel warm and fuzzy inside after supporting Arnos Vale, your local charity

To keep everyone safe we won’t be taking trees out of their nets, but rest assured they are all brilliant! And we’ll be helping our hedgehog & animal friends with less netting.


Our trees range in size from 4′ right up to 8′. The trees are Premium Nordman Firs and are priced from £25.50.

Pot Grown 80-100cm £37.50 SOLD OUT

X Small 100-125cm £25.50 SOLD OUT

Small 125-150cm £32.50 SOLD OUT

Medium 150-175cm £40 SOLD OUT

Large 175-200cm £50 SOLD OUT

Extra Large 200-225cm – from £68.50 SOLD OUT

XXL 225cm plus – from £79.50 SOLD OUT

Plastic tree stand £25

Iron tree stand £30


Can we choose the tree ourselves?

Normally you can, but this year we’ll choose for you. Send us an email with what you’re looking for. Maybe a bushy tree is just the thing, or a slightly narrower tree trunk would work with your stand? We’ll do our best to pull out the perfect tree for you. Please do not call in without a pre-arranged collection date and time.

Where is the Gift Shop?

Our shop is in the East Lodge, to the left as you enter Arnos Vale through the main gates just off the Bath Road. For opening times visit our Site Information page.

Can we park?

Yes, you can park onsite. Your tree will be already netted for ease of transportation.

Do the needles drop quickly from the trees?

All our trees are premium Nordman Fir and the needle drop on these trees is minimal.  Caring for the trees is easy – when you take your tree home, saw off about 3cm from the bottom to ensure this opens the pores in the bark. Do not place your tree directly in front of a heat source and water regularly.  Provided you stick to these simple rules then your tree from Arnos Vale should last to the end of the year.

Why would I consider buying a Pot Grown Tree?

Pot grown trees are trees that have been grown in their pots from seedlings. These have a higher chance of survival after Christmas. Pot grown trees need to be watered regularly and at no point should they be left to dry out, as this will harm the tree. It may be beneficial to re-pot the tree into a larger container, especially if you want to keep it for the next season. We would recommend that any trees over 5ft tall are re-potted or planted outside for future Christmases. Many of our loyal customers tell us they have flourished for over 4 years.

Do you deliver?

Unfortunately, we don’t deliver however you are welcome to park onsite – maybe even pop to the café for a hot chocolate and if lockdown eases, buy a new sparkly Christmas decoration from the shop?

Where do they come from?

We buy from a local forestry supplier in the Somerset Mendips with over 30 acres of Christmas tree plantation.

Why the Nordman Fir?

The Nordman Fir is the most commonly available of the Christmas tree firs. Nordmans have fantastic needle retention, dark green glossy needles and dense attractive foliage. The trees are pruned to give a good full and uniform shape throughout their growing cycle. An ideal all-season Christmas tree due to their soft needles that do not drop readily as the tree becomes drier.

Is the netting recyclable?

Unfortunately not, however when you get your tree home, before you throw the net away please tie it in a knot – that way wildlife won’t get tangled up in it. If you know of a biodegradable netting, or can suggest another way for us to wrap up the tree’s for transporting home please drop Elspeth a line (email below)

Arnos Vale is a very special place for me, how else can I offer my support?

Please support our Arnos Vale Christmas Appeal and we will put your money directly back into maintaining the 45 acre cemetery site and the numerous listed buildings and monuments for the enjoyment of Bristol and the wider community. All donations will make a difference, no matter their size.

What should I do with my tree after Christmas?

We recommend using Bristol Waste Company’s free Christmas tree collection. Please put your tree out where you would put your normal refuse or recycling. Real trees only please – they are used to make compost.

For any enquiries please email  elspeth.crowley@arnosvale.org.uk

A Merry Christmas to all!





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