NOTE: This post was updated November 2020 to reflect the latest information for the 2020 season. Due to COVID-19, be sure to practice social distancing and wear a mask during your visit, and check each website or call ahead for current details.
If your holiday traditions don’t include trekking into the woods to cut down your own Christmas tree, you can still get a freshly cut tree right here in town while supporting local, family-run businesses. It’s a win-win situation.
The lots, garden centers and farms on this guide offer unique experiences, family charm, holiday accessories, locally-grown poinsettias and events alongside impressive lineups of trees in different types, shapes and sizes.
And when the holidays are over, be sure to look into Christmas Tree Recycling courtesy of the City of Fort Collins.
AJ’s Christmas Trees is a locally owned and operated family business, and their Christmas tree lot pops up right in front of La-Z-Boy Furniture on Harmony every holiday season. There, they sell freshly cut trees in various sizes and four different types alongside wreaths that are made fresh and can even be made to order.
Photo courtesy of Tawney Summers via Bath Garden Center and Nursery
One of Northern Colorado’s most popular garden centers, Bath Garden Center and Nursery offers the largest selection of organic and natural gardening products in the region. At their year-round facility, you’ll find indoor and outdoor plants, seeds, trees and shrubs, flowers and vegetables, decor, classes, workshops and kid-friendly events. During the holiday season, the garden center transforms into a winter wonderland and transforms your tree buying experience into a lot more than just a shopping trip. This year, their Christmas trees, garland and holiday wreaths are available to be picked up in store or curbside, or delivered straight to your home!
Beaver Meadow Resort Ranch isn’t just a great place to buy your Christmas tree; it’s a must-visit winter destination for every person in Northern Colorado! Tucked away in Red Feather Lakes, their grounds transform into a snow tube park complete with 12 runs, and they also offer pond skating, outdoor ice skating, cross-country skiing trails and ice fishing. This year, Beaver Meadows is open from November 20 and will be offering you-cut Christmas trees, dining (and curbside pickup) at their restaurant, and will potentially be opening their winter activities later in the season. Check their website for the latest information about the 2020 season.
This full-service garden center offers absolutely everything you need for a flourishing garden during the warm months and everything you need to decorate for the holidays! In addition to providing services and knowledge that will keep your outdoor trees and plants healthy through the snow, you can pick up fresh-cut trees, white flocked trees and even pre-lit trees (available for an extra charge).
Fort Collins Nursery is a year-round, locally-owned garden center and has been serving Northern Colorado since 1932. During the holiday season, the nursery is stocked with freshly cut trees, wreaths, decorations, ornaments, poinsettias and even gifts!
This Northern Colorado garden and nursery center operates two locations: Fort Collins and Brighton. Home to the largest tree nursery in the region, you’ll find trees and shrubs, perennial flowers, roses, grasses, soils and fertilizer during much of the year. And come November and December, you can also take home freshly cut Christmas trees! At their Windsor location, they also have poinsettias, Christmas tree stands, decorative bows and Christmas cacti.
This Loveland center sells, educates and assists with all things gardening, from food crops and pest control to flowers and decor. During the holiday season, you can buy fresh-cut garland, swags, wreaths and stems, poinsettia and other festive florals. You can even trim your very own fresh-cut tree! Swing by for a one-stop-shop holiday decor destination.
This mom and pop-style garden center buys locally, sells locally and is owned locally! The complete garden center includes garden decor, roses, plants, shrubs, seeds, bulbs, potting soil and composts. Before Christmas, you can also find a variety of Christmas trees, wreaths, holiday decor, locally grown poinsettias and gift baskets, too.
Photo courtesy of Cindi Rubiano via Treeland
For almost 40 years, the locally owned Treeland has been selling some of the region’s best Christmas trees. Starting November 25th, the full-service operation will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and open on Christmas Eve until 4 p.m. They’ll be selling freshly cut trees in more than ten varieties, handmade wreaths, fresh garland and the best water stand on the market. This team can even deliver your tree and set it up in your home for an added fee!
In the comments below, tell us where you get your Christmas tree even if it’s not on our list.