I can assure you the quality will be much better than that of the wild cedar trees we cut in Lexington Va when I was a child.
Here are some of the most popular Christmas Tree Farms in the Hampton Roads/ southeastern part of Virginia. Please call them before visiting to confirm their opening hours.
Mill Farm, Williamsburg, VA, 4900 Fenton Mill Road Williamsburg, VA 23188
Bill Apperson, runs Millfarm Christmas Trees with his wife, Mary. "As the couple’s Christmas tree farm has grown, so has an entire statewide industry. Virginia’s Christmas tree industry with more than a million trees sold annually from tree farms throughout the state.
Millfarm has an estimated 7,500 trees on 15 acres in James City County, about two miles from Interstate 64’s exit 234.
Millfarm Christmas Trees sells several different types of trees, from Leyland cypress for $5 per foot to Canaan fir for $7 per foot. Other varieties include white pine, Norway spruce and three types of cedars.
To get to Millfarm, take I-64 to exit 231-B. Turn right on Fenton Mill road. Travel one mile east to the farm. It is open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and from noon until 5:00 p.m. on Sundays, between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
For more information, contact Millfarm at 757-566-2035 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Bright Farm is located at 643 Princess Anne Road in Virginia Beach. Owned and operated by Anne and Jim Bright, the farm offers primarily white pine and Norway spruce trees. Customers can choose and cut their own selections with equipment provided on-site. Those unable to cut down their own tree can request assistance for an extra fee.
Bright Farm is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Directions to the farm are as follows: Travel south at the Pungo stoplight on Princess Anne Road until you reach the farm, which is marked with signage. For more detailed directions or other information, call Bright Farm at 757-426-7832 or email them email@example.com.
The Ehrenzellar Tree Farm is located at 1965 Manning Road in Suffolk, Virginia. Bret Ehrenzellar manages the farm. The doors open from 9:00 a.m. until dark daily during the Christmas season, which runs between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.
Customers can choose from a variety of Christmas tree options which include white pine; red cedar; blue, white, or Norway spruce; and Fraser fir (which are pre-cut). They also provide fresh Christmas wreaths and garlands that are ready for the customer’s personal touch.
The Ehrenzellar Tree Farm provides the tools needed to cut down the tree once chosen. It also provides assistance for those who are unable to do it themselves. However, those seeking assistance need to remember to visit on Saturday since very limited help is available on Sunday.
Prices for pine trees average around $30 while spruce trees average closer to $35. Fraser fir trees, wreaths, and garlands are priced by the foot. Call 757-539-1630 for more detailed pricing information.
From Suffolk, take bypass 58. At the end of the bypass, there will be a stoplight. Continue from there for about two and one-half miles (to the fourth stoplight). Take a left on Manning Bridge Road. Travel another two miles, past the Target Import Warehouse, to Manning Road. Turn right and travel another one-half mile to the farm’s log cabin.
Henley Farms is located at 3513 Charity Neck Road in Virginia Beach Virginia. It is in what is most often referred to as the "Pungo" area of the beach. Henley Farms has been run by three generations of family members and the tradition is still going strong.
In December the farm is dedicated to Christmas. Individuals can come and pick from among the farm’s myriad of Christmas trees. Sometimes, they even throw in a hayride on the way to the cutting area, just for fun. However, the farm is open all year long, raising various fruits and vegetables to be sold in its own little Farmer’s Market.
Hours at Henley Farms are 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. every day. Tree prices vary based on the type and size of the tree. Contact the farm for more pricing information at 757-426-7501.
To reach the farm, take Indian River Road east to the Pungo stoplight. From there, travel one and one-half miles to Muddy Creek Road. Turn left and go another quarter mile to Charity Neck Road. Turn right to find Henley Farms in less than one mile.
Hunt Club Farm , Virginia Beach is located at 2388 London Bridge Road, Hunt Club Farm is well known for the myriad of activities that it sponsors all year ’round.
Originally founded by John Vogel, the farm remains in the hands of his family who have gone on to make it a place that people travel from miles around to see. Something is always happening at Hunt Club Farm. From petting zoos to Summer Camp to a Halloween Festival and much more, things are always hopping at the farm.
The 23-acre location is in the center of Virginia Beach, just a few miles away from the beachfront. That makes it a quick and easy stop for even the occasional tourist. And there is sure to be something to suit everyone’s taste.
Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands and more are available.Helpers at Hunt Farm will cut the tree for you, put in your tree stand (if you like), trim to your specifications, and even deliver it to your location, if you so desire. They also make wreaths and garlands to order. And while you wait, your can sit and listen to Christmas music while drink some delicious homemade cider.
The Christmas part of the farm opens the weekend after Thanksgiving from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., daily. For more information or detailed directions from wherever you are, contact the farm at 757-427-9520
Santa has his own Christmas tree land in Suffolk, Virginia at Santa’s Forest and Nursery, located at 5151 Carolina Road. The nursery is run by Kathy and Make Helvestine and their two sons, Kevin and Paul.
The twelve-acre farm lets customers choose and cut down their own trees. Options include white pine, Leyland Cypress, blue ice, and Fraser firs. Although they are planning to expand to include blue, white, and Serbian Spruce; Scotch and Austrian pines; and Canaan fir.
Staff is available to assist customers with their trees, including cutting, shaking, baling, and loading. They provide tree stands for those who want just the right stand to ensure a steady tree. They’ll even drill the holes to make certain that the tree will be easy to install once it is at home.
The farm also makes fresh wreaths to order and sells springs of fresh cut Winterberry. Additionally, they offer a few handmade Christmas items but hope to expand into a full-fledge Christmas shop at some point in the future. In the meantime, the nursery provides free coloring books for their youngest visitors with valuable tree care instructions on back for mom and dad.
For more information or for directions, contact Santa’s Forest and Nursery at 757-986-2213. They can also be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Zuni Tree & Alpaca Farm is located in Zuni, Virginia, in the county of Isle of Wight. Our farm is about 1.2 miles off route 460. We purchased the farm in 1999 with Christmas trees growing here. We did not know how to shear the trees and joined the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association and was given the training needed to operate our farm.
My husband Ronald and I (Shirley) grew up in Norfolk Virginia. Ronald graduated from Maury High School and I graduated from Lake Taylor High School. We both have family living in Virginia Beach and Ronald has two sisters living in the western part of Virginia and one sister in Arizona. We now live in the western part of Hampton Roads.
Our farm has about 2,000 white pines ready for Christmas. After your tree is selected, it is shaken to remove loose needles and netted for easier handling. We have other varieties planted, but it will be a few more years before they are ready. A garage is use for a gift shop at Christmas and it does have heat. We sell fresh wreaths, tree stands, bows, and a few other items in the shop.
We have two alpacas on our farm and hope to expand in the future and they are wonderful to watch. For the past two selling seasons, friends from Ambler’s Alpacas have their young alpacas here for everyone to enjoy and clothing made from their wonderful fiber.
Choose & Cut Christmas Trees: White Pine, Fresh wreaths, tree stands, bows
Directions: Zuni, VA ~ 1.2 miles off Rt. 460
Zuni Tree & Alpaca Farm, 19362 Tomlin Hill Dr., Zuni, VA 23898
Ph: 757-242-4780 Isle of Wight County
Lonesome Pine Christmas Tree Farm – Choose and cut Christmas trees
8300 Cool Hill Road, Providence Forge, VA 23140. Phone: 804-966-5452 804-966-5452 . Directions: From Richmond, I-64 east to exit 205 to Route 60 east, 4 miles to traffic light at Route 106 (Roxbury Road). Turn right, go 1.3 miles, turn left on 609 (Barnettes Road). Go 1.7 miles and veer left on Route 631 (Cool Hill Road). Go 0.9 mile. Farm is on left – sign at entrance. From Williamsburg, I-64 to Providence Forge (exit to Route 155, turn left and proceed about 4 miles to Providence Forge). Turn right at traffic light (Route 60), go ½ mile. Turn left on Route 618 (Adkins Road) over railroad tracks, go 3 miles to Cedar Grove Church, turn right on Route 631 (Cool Hill Road). Go 2.8 miles. Farm on right at sign. Open: Daylight hours, Friday-Saturday; after 1 pm, Sunday, in December.
Christmas tree varieties: White pine to 12 ft.; Norway spruce to 12 ft
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