Formerly known as the Melton Christmas Tree Farm, Melbourne Christmas Tree Farm in Plumpton is the biggest in Melbourne, with a massive 150,000 real xmas trees! Their trees are all Pinus Radiata, all grown on-site in Melbourne's west.
We chose our 2021 real Christmas Tree from this family-run business, and our home is being treated to fresh pine scents and a full lush tree throughout December (with a bit of TLC of course).
Melbourne Christmas Tree Farm is open 8 am – 8 pm 7 days in the leadup to Christmas to there’s plenty of time to get there.
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Melbourne Christmas Tree farm
If you're after a real Christmas tree in Melbourne there are several ways you can go about it at Melbourne Christmas Tree Farm.
1. Visit the nursery and cut your own
Make it a magical family experience by visiting the nursery, browsing the rows of live Christmas trees for sale to find your favourite and then work on cutting down your own tree and towing it back to your vehicle.
Choose from Traditional Christmas Trees (from $80 for 5ft / 1.5m tree) or Premium Christmas Trees (from $70 for 3ft / 0.9m tree) for a fuller, greener and more symmetrical tree. Trees range in height up to 8ft / 2.4m if you have lots of space available!
2. Click and Collect a Christmas Tree
If being a lumberjack is not part of your skillset then you can opt for click and collect and have a real Christmas tree ready to go.
Purchase real Christmas trees for sale from Melbourne Christmas Tree Farm‘s website and after 24 hours you'll receive notification that your tree is ready for pick up. Pickups occur after 11am.
You'll still be able to stop for a happy snap inside the nursery, but this option saves you the trouble of having to (amateurishly) saw down your tree.
3. Fresh Christmas Tree Delivery Melbourne
TheMelbourne Christmas Trees Farm delivery service runs 7 days a week, with a tree chosen, cut on the day of delivery, netted (to keep it safe during transport), and delivered to your home.
Delivering real Christmas Trees Melbourne Metro-wide is generally inside the standard delivery area, but some locations incur an additional charge for the distance.
Christmas Tree Stands
Regardless of the size of the tree you choose, or how you get it, you’ll need a Christmas Tree base that’s appropriate for your tree.
If you’ve got a suitable one already – you can definitely reuse it many times. Just make sure you are sure about what size tree trunk you can fit into your stand – you don't want to get your tree home only to find that your stand is too small!
You can add a stand to your order from $55 (for up to a 6ft tree) to keep the tree secure and well-watered.
tips for Setting up your christmas tree
Here are some tips from the experts onMelbourne Christmas Tree Farm on how to set up your Christmas tree:
- Ideally, setting up the Christmas tree naturally is a two person job;
- Shave a small section of the trunk to remove any sap and maximise water absorption;
- Position the tree in the stand until the tip is straight;
- Tighten the bolts firmly and evenly;
- Test the tree to make sure the weight is distributed evenly and it’s unlikely to tip; and
- Add water to the stand. You'll need to keep topping up the water to keep your Christmas tree really fresh – it's like a vase of flowers.
Fresh Christmas Tree Installation
If you aren’t confident setting up your Christmas tree, you can have it delivered AND installed – the driver will carry the tree inside for you and set it up in its stand.
This service costs $25, or $50 for a 2.4m tree.
Christmas Tree Collection Melbourne
When the festive season is over, you can haveMelbourne Christmas Tree Farm collect your used Christmas tree Melbourne-wide for recycling.
Simply book a collection with them online by selecting your suburb and a suitable date. Trees are collected from your driveway or nature strip between 4 and 11 January.
Collection costs from $35, and extra fees may apply for larger trees, custom collection dates or access.
Forest Green Christmas Market
Although I have it on good authority that this is a must-visit market, theMelbourne Christmas Tree Farms Forest Green Christmas Market is not running in 2021.