Magic of Foresters is a family run Christmas tree farm in Bromley, South East London. The farm set up by Alan Hitch in the 1960’s, is now the UK’s first Soil Association organic Christmas tree farm.
Passionate about trees, Alan set about creating a beautiful range of different trees – from traditional Norway Spruce through to the more unusual Korean Fir. The farm is now run by Alan’s son Julian, and his wife Toni, they love the joy the trees bring to everyone…so much they even got married there!
Devoted to well-being, ecology and the natural living, they set about making the land organic, and helping support the ecology to create a thriving environment. Amongst other things, this means that they could create safe havens for endangered wildlife, such as bees. Following the family tradition, the trees are still cared for by hand.
Julian and Toni also opened up the farm so that visitors could explore the land and understand more about how intricately connected we all are to nature. Guests can wander through farm, explore the different trees and how they are grown, see ancient oaks and mushrooms and cross the River Ravensbourne, which runs through the farm. They can then choose from selecting a tree in the nursery or buying tree that is pre-cut for you in the yard.
Julian said “Trees are truly magic. They allow us to connect more with nature and ourselves. When we took over the running of the farm we wanted to share more of this beauty with our customers. When you visit you can have the sensory experience of seeing, touching, smelling and even tasting the different species”
Magic of Foresters work closely with local schools, including schools for children with learning difficulties. And for those who want to learn more, they offer regular opportunities to volunteer at the farm. As a gift for every person that purchases a tree, Magic of Foresters gives a ‘Golden Ticket’ for a family of up to 6 to see Santa at their Magic of Winter experience.
For more information about Magic of Foresters see www.magicofforesters.com
The BCTGA represents Christmas tree growers in the UK, to find details on your nearest grower please see Find a Tree.