Ever wondered how the number 10 Downing Street Christmas tree is chosen?

If the answer if yes, you’re certainly not alone in wondering this. The answer is the most logical one really… that’s right a competition! There is an annual competition held by the British Christmas Tree Growers Association (BCTGA), that determines who is going to have the priviledge of supplying the Prime Minister with his Christmas tree.

 

The Maidenhead Advertiser posted this article online:

 

Downing Street Christmas tree competition winner chosen

11:16 Wednesday 31 October 2012 Written by Nicola Hine


A Christmas tree from Scotland will stand outside No.10 Downing Street this year, it was decided at a competition held at Berkshire College of Agriculture in Maidenhead yesterday.


Dozens of tree growers gathered at the Hall Place venue for the 14th annual British Christmas Tree Growers Association (BCTGA) competition.
Entries were judged on their foliage, colour, shape and marketability.


Mike Craig from Garrocher Tree Farm in Dumfries and Galloway was named champion Christmas tree grower and will provide a tree to stand outside David Cameron’s home.


Harry Brightwell, secretary for the BCTGA, said: “The standard of the entries this year was extremely high but Mike presented a fabulous tree that met the judging criteria perfectly.


“We’re looking forward to seeing him deliver a tree to Downing Street to bring some festive spirit to all those who visit No.10.”
Marie Gilbert and sister-in-law Ragni Gilbert from Woods Farm in Solihull produced the best Christmas wreath, which will hang on the Prime Minister’s door.”


Here at The Christmas Tree Farm we grow thousands of real Christmas trees every year, and now is the best time to get your orders in, after all you don’t want to be disappointed when we sell out! Check out our online store to view the various types of tree we stock, not forgetting our wide range of Chrismas tree accessories!

by The Christmas Tree Farm

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