A local Christmas tree business based at Haldon Forest, Dartmoor Christmas Trees, has once again been selected to provide Downing Street with a Christmas tree this year.
In this year’s competition, which is run by the British Christmas Tree Growers Association, Dartmoor Christmas Trees won the grower of the year as well as three other awards – Best Natural Wreath, Runner up Best Other Fir (Fraser) and Best Nordmann Fir.
This is not the first time Stuart and Jennie Kirkup have won Champion Grower, the last time being in 2016 when they were again asked to supply
the grand tree for outside Number 10.
Stuart, Jennie and their family who have been growing Christmas Trees in the heart of Dartmoor for nearly 20 years, are no strangers to winning awards and have won no less than 36 industry awards for their trees and wreaths.
Stuart attributes their success to their passion about what they do and the dedication to producing beautiful trees that are local and sustainable. Stuart says, “This year has been a great year for the trees with a mixture of intense sunshine and showers, which has been great for growth.
‘We are delighted to be supplying Downing Street again this year, making it the third time to have the honour in 10 years.”
Dartmoor Christmas Trees are open at their site on Haldon from November 26th, 9am – 5pm for you to browse their wide and varied selection and choose your own tree.