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Open daily, closing at 16:00 on Sundays


Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
SatNav: IP30 9HZ

what3words: newly.sofas.debating

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Prices announced before opening

Nordmann Fir 1.8-2.1m / 6-7ft ~ £tbc
2.1-2.4m / 7-8ft ~ £tbc
2.4-2.7m / 8-9ft ~ £tbc

Norway Spruce 1.8-2.1m / 6-7ft ~ £tbc
2.1-2.4m / 7-8ft ~ £tbc
2.4-2.7m / 8-9ft ~ £tbc

About our Christmas Trees

For over forty years Rougham Estate has specialised in growing Christmas Trees, becoming a recognised expert in the field. Renowned for their quality and longevity, our Nordmann Firs and Norway Spruce are carefully nurtured year-round right here on the Estate.

Grown within a mile of Blackthorpe Barn, our Christmas trees are freshly cut within days of going on sale. The only “transporting” involved is by you as you take one home!


This is the most popular tree in Scandinavia and rapidly gaining in popularity here in the UK. As people put up their trees earlier and earlier, the need for needle retention gets more important. Nordmann Firs retain their needles better than other trees, so for many customers, this makes them a winner.
Nordmann Fir trees will be on sale for the whole time period of selling Christmas trees, subject to availability.

Norway Spruce

These traditional Christmas trees have a really festive scent. We advise you not to bring them indoors too soon, and they will require watering to stay fresh.
Norway Spruce will be only available to buy from early December, subject to availability.

We also have some Fraser Fir trees cut, usually available during December.

All of our Christmas trees are available from Blackthorpe Barn and range in size from three foot tall to 25 foot tall. Come and choose your tree at Blackthorpe Barn where you can both see and smell how fresh they are.
Don’t forget to bring your gloves!

PYO Christmas Tree on the Plantation

On two weekends in November you can come and choose your tree on the plantation where it has been growing, before it is cut. This is a wonderful pre-Christmas event for all the family. Find out more here.

Important information


Open Daily - no booking needed


Dogs Welcome


Cards and Cash accepted


Freshly cut trees


Potted trees


Any trees over 10ft tall must be ordered directly from Simon.
Simon Eddell – Email: simon@roughamestate.com


We offer a tree delivery service if required; costs are dependent on the delivery location.
Contact Simon Eddell, our Christmas Tree manager directly.
Simon Eddell – Email: simon@roughamestate.com


Pick Your Own Christmas Tree on the plantation and we will cut it a matter of days before you want to collect it.
See the PYO Tree page for more infomation and booking

Reasons to buy a locally-grown real tree


Rougham Estate cultivates Christmas trees as a sustainable horticultural crop, not sourced from existing woodlands.


Grown in fields, not factories, our trees take about 10 years to reach 6ft, providing a habitat for wildlife during the growing years.


As the trees are growing, they contribute to the environment by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen.


Year-round pruning and nurturing support rural employment and the local economy.


For every harvested tree, a new one is planted, contributing to sustainable horticulture.


Thousands of new trees are planted annually on approximately 20 hectares of land.


All trees are grown within 1 mile of Blackthorpe Barn and are freshly cut a matter of days before sale.


Real trees offer a delightful scent and feel, and they are fully recyclable.


Rougham Estate is a proud member of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association.

Logo for the British Christmas Tree Growers Association

Award Winning Trees

In 2002 Rougham Estate became British Christmas Tree Grower of the Year and provided the magnificent tree that stood outside No.10 Downing Street in London, featuring in many news broadcasts at the time. The tree was of such good quality that the Estate was asked to provide the tree for Downing Street twice more in 2004 and 2006.

Eco-friendly Christmas tree netting

Rougham Estate is proud to be using this 100% biodegradable Christmas tree netting to wrap our trees:

  1. 100% biodegradable Christmas tree netting
  2. 100% Compostable in commercial facilities
  3. 65% less energy used to make it than conventional netting
  4. 75% fewer greenhouse gases

VacuBioNet® : made from plant-based starch polylactic acid, PLA
Another reason why buying a real tree is good for the planet!

Christmas Tree Care

Cut trees
It is essential that cut trees should be freshly cut when purchased (which all of ours are). The needles should not be dull and dried up. The branches should not be brittle. The outer needles should not fall off if the tree is gently shaken.

  • After you have bought your tree it should be kept outside in a cool shaded place, preferably standing in water, until it is required indoors.
  • Before bringing the tree indoors it is an advantage if about half an inch is cut off the butt in order to open up the pores of the tree.
  • Mount it in a water-holding stand or wedge it in a bucket with pebbles, small stones or screwed up newspaper, and place it away from direct heat.
  • Keep the container topped up with water every day; you will be surprised how much it needs.

Pot-Grown Trees
These are trees that have been grown for at least one season in their pots. It is often possible to lift the whole root system out of the pot and see the closely woven root which has grown in the pot. The trees themselves should look fresh.
Potted trees will be small and seldom more than four feet tall.
The trees should be watered and cared for as for any house plant.
After Christmas, they can be left to grow in their pot, but it is much better to re-pot the tree in a larger pot. It is seldom possible to re-pot trees in this way for more than one season.
In the best case these trees would like to be planted out in the garden or some other space after Christmas, as they cannot exist in the pot indefinitely.
Please remember, however, that these are potentially forest trees and will eventually reach a considerable height perhaps 60ft or 20m, so position them in the garden with care.

Over-sized Trees and Tree Delivery

If you have specific requests regarding your Christmas tree we will try and accommodate you, if possible.

We offer a tree delivery service; costs are dependent on the delivery location.
Contact Simon Eddell, our Christmas Tree manager directly.

Any trees over 10ft tall must be ordered directly from Simon.
Simon Eddell – Email: simon@roughamestate.com

Address: Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
SatNav: IP30 9HZ
What3Words: newly.sofas.debating

Plenty of parking on site

Free to park

Disabled access available

This is a rural location and paths can be muddy


Blackthorpe Barn is situated just south of Junction 45 of the A14, three miles east of Bury St Edmunds, in the village of Rougham.
Look out for the entrance gates to a long tree-lined avenue at the White House junction, with the Barn on the right of the avenue.
Blackthorpe Barn’s black and white signs direct visitors from local roads.

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