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Choose your perfect festive centrepiece this Christmas
 It’s become a festive tradition for many families throughout East Anglia every year, to choose their perfect Rougham Estate Christmas Tree from Blackthorpe Barn in Rougham just outside Bury St Edmunds.
Known for their quality and longevity, there is no doubt that the Rougham Estate team, led by
Estate Manager Simon Eddell, know how to nurture the very best Christmas Trees. The trees are cared for by the team throughout the year in plantations close to Blackthorpe Barn.
Being members of The British Christmas Tree Growers Association means Rougham Estate must adhere to strict codes of practice to ensure
the trees are grown to meet their environmental and sustainable guidelines.
From now to 22nd December, visitors can benefit from choosing from the freshest Christmas trees selections. Families can explore the plantations themselves and wander through the thousands of trees in all varieties, shapes and sizes until they find the perfect tree. Nearer to Christmas, the chosen tree is cut, brought to the barn, wrapped and prepared ready for collection on an agreed date.
If not picking your own from the plantations, there are many other freshly cut and pot grown trees to choose from all with their own unique characteristics, plus miniature trees, perfect for windowsills and table displays. Simon Eddell ensures the trees are in the best possible condition.
The most popular is the Nordmann Fir, from Scandinavia, it retains its needles better than most and therefore has greater longevity. The Norway Spruce is more traditional with a lovely scent and requires watering to stay fresh. Each tree comes with a handy care guide to ensure owners get the very best out of their tree over the festive period.
n Blackthorpe Barn is just three miles east of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, off the A14 at junction 45 (Sat Nav IP30 9HZ). For more information and opening times for the various events see
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