Croots Farm Shop creates hanging Christmas tree forest in Derbyshire
Derbyshire farm shop Croots has come up with a novel way to display its Christmas trees – a hanging forest in one of the farm’s barns.
The set-up means that customers can walk amongst the firs, as they hang from the ceiling of the barn, and see exactly how the tree will look when it finds its place in the home.
“Everyone has their own idea of what makes the perfect tree for their home,” said Steve Croot, who runs the farm shop off Wirksworth Road, Duffield, with wife Kay.
“For some it’s all about the height, while for others it’s more about the shape. The branches on the firs that are being suspended in a barn at Croots have had time to naturally spread out to show exactly what the trees will look like when they stand in that special place in the home.
“Aside from that, everyone seems to be enjoying walking through our hanging forest.”
The award-winning farm shop is also raising money for its adopted charity, Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre, by running a social media competition on Twitter and Facebook to find the best decorated Croots Christmas tree.
For a charity donation of 50p, customers are being invited to post photos of their dressed tree, with the hashtag #CrootsChristmasTree, to be in with a chance to win £50 worth of Croots vouchers.
Croots, which is based at Farnah House Farm, is selling non-drop Nordmann fir trees ranging in size from 4ft to 6.5ft, with prices from £30. The glossy green Nordmann fir has big needles which are relatively soft, making it suitable for those with young children.
Video of the hanging forest can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdMqgLSFzkg