Christmas Trees from Scampston Estate
We are open for Christmas tree sales from the 27th November Click here for our opening times at our two different retail locations.
Major Roadworks on the A64 won’t get in the way of the perfect Christmas - Scampston is still open for business!
For those looking to make their festive pilgrimage to choose their locally grown tree - panic not, Scampston will still be open for Christmas tree sales from the 27th November despite some weekend road closures that will affect anyone coming from the Scarborough direction.
For all those arriving from the York/Malton direction on the A64, there is still access to Scampston even at weekends. Turn left onto Sands Lane in Rillington, the turning before the main entrance, and follow signs to the Walled Garden.
If you are travelling from the Scarborough direction Major roadworks on the A64 are scheduled from the 21st November with a section between Pine Tree Avenue in Rillington and the B1258 in West Knapton being closed on the weekends of the 26th/27th November, 3rd/4th December and 9th/12th December. Whilst a diversion will be in place, we would advise customers coming from the Scarborough direction to visit during the week so as to avoid the closures. To try and assist these customers we will be open until the later time of 4.30pm on weekdays.
We have been growing Christmas trees for direct sale to the public in North Yorkshire for decades on our farms at Scampston, near Malton, and also at Lowthorpe, near Driffield.
Nigel Harrison, our head woodsman, and his team aim to produce the finest Christmas trees straight from our plantations. They take great pride in their thorough approach to growing and caring for our crop. Each year the young trees are meticulously hand shaped and pruned in order to encourage the tree to branch and gradually achieve the full appearance of a perfectly proportioned Christmas tree.
Growing takes years of investment, constant skill and careful management over several years to produce a quality Christmas tree - they take up to 2 years for each 1ft of growth.
We grow two species, the traditional Norway Spruce and the needle-holding Nordmann Fir, in a wide variety of sizes.
The trees at our farm are from a renewable resource. When a tree is harvested, another is planted in its place, ensuring the production of our trees is entirely sustainable. They also benefit the environment by helping to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and are a haven for a wide variety of wild life. Unlike their artificial non bio-degradable counterparts, real Christmas trees can be recycled and turned into useful mulch or compost.
So visit us at any of our two retail locations and treat yourself to one of North Yorkshire's finest fresh and real Christmas trees this winter.