There's nothing to put you in the mood for Christmas quite like going to the garden centre on a snowy day to pick out a living Christmas tree, then bringing it home to fill the house with the scent of pinewoods in December.
There are lots of trees to choose from in our Swarkestone garden centre, so make sure you get the one that's right for you. Here are some of the varieties to look out for:
Norway spruce: the traditional Christmas tree: lovely perfume and good conical shape
Blue spruce: very stiff, long needles in shades from green to powdery blue
Nordmann Fir: one of the best for holding onto its soft, rounded needles
Fraser Fir: really neat pyramid shape; holds onto its dark green, flattened needles well
Fresh-cut Christmas trees are available from 25th November.
Please ask the staff in our garden centre in Swarkestone for more information and advice about choosing your Christmas tree.