About us

A family business

Ivy Cottage Tree Farm is a family owned and run business based in Wilmslow, Cheshire. Established in 1983 when we first started growing trees at our Racecourse Road site, the business has grown from supplying a small group of local retailers with a limited range of trees to being one of the biggest suppliers in Cheshire.

Originally just opening to customers at the weekend, the business is now very much a seven day operation. As well as our retail and wholesale business, we are proud to supply a number of trees around the country that are used in television programmes, advertising and at a several Cathedrals, churches and large hotels.

Three generations of the Riley family are actively involved in different aspects of the business these days. Many of our customers have been with us for over 20 years and as our family has grown; we have enjoyed seeing customers who first visited as children come back with children of their own.

Having a real Christmas tree is the environmentally sustainable choice. Trees take Carbon Dioxide from the air and turn it into Oxygen. A real tree, once harvested and enjoyed at Christmas can be returned to us for recycling (as wood chippings) or burnt as firewood. Either option is carbon neutral and has minimum impact on the environment. For every tree harvested another tree is always planted.

Did you know an artificial tree is produced using chemicals, is often shipped from the far side of the world and can take 100 years in a landfill site to bio-degrade? A real tree just makes environmental sense!

We are active members of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association, which works on behalf of UK growers to promote their activities.