Getting ready for the Christmas holiday? A great way to start the season is to take the whole family out to a Christmas tree farm and cut your own Christmas tree. You will find lots of great cut-your-own Christmas tree farms in the Washington, DC suburbs of Maryland and Virginia. Here is a guide to help you find the farm most convenient to you. Many of the Christmas tree farms also sell wreathes, greens, ornaments and other holiday items. Some farms sell out quickly, so it is best to call before you head out and check on availability.
Christmas Tree Farms in Maryland
Buck Lodge Farm - Boyds, Maryland. Open daily 9 to dusk. White Pine. (301) 349-5226.
Butler's Orchard - 22200 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, Maryland (301) 972-3299. Open daily except Mondays 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Dec. 24. White Pine, Douglas Fir
Gaver Tree Farm - 5501 Detrick Road, Mt. Airy, Maryland (301) 865-3515
Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Douglas Fir, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, White Pine.
Homestead Farm - 15600 Sugarland Road, Poolesville, Maryland (301) 977-3761. Open Friday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Dec.
5. Douglas Fir.
Ithaca Farm - 15800 Darnestown Road, Darnestown, Maryland. (301) 216-2500. Open weekends 10 a. m. to dusk. Scotch and White Pine, Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce.
Leonnig Farm - Rt. 202, Landover, Maryland, (301) 455-5837. Open weekends 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays noon to 4:30 p.m. Norway Spruce, some Scotch and White Pine.
Linden Hill Farm - 4102 Old Crain Highway, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. (301) 627-3768. Open Fri-Sun, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Douglas Fir, Norway and Blue Spruce and White Pine.
MG Farm - Route 27, Damascus, Maryland. (301) 253-2636. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 23. Scotch and White Pine, Douglas and Fraser Fir.
Quailfield Farm - Mechanicsville, Maryland. 1 mile east of Rt. 5, on Rt. 6. (301) 884-4062. Open Friday - Sunday, 9 a.m. until dusk, Weekdays, through Christmas, please call ahead. Norway Spruce, White Spruce, Concolor Fir, Canaan Fir, and White Pine. Early tree tagging available. Evergreen decorations such as wreaths, swags, and centerpieces are hand made on the premises.
Naughty Pine Plantation - 18200 Elmer School Road, Dickerson, Maryland. (703) 336-3669. Douglas Fir and Norwegian Spruce. Open every weekend in December from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
R & K Trees - Slidell Road, Boyds, Maryland. (301) 972-9355. Open weekends 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 through 14. Douglas and Canaan Fir, Blue Spruce.
Seppi Evergreens - 17409 Queen Anne Bridge Road, Bowie, Maryland (301) 249-7412. Open daily 9 a.m. to dark. Norway and Blue Spruce, Douglas, Balsam and Fraser Fir.
TLV Tree Farm - 15155 Triadelphia Mill Road, Glenelg, Maryland (410) 489-4460. Scotch Pine, Douglas Fir, Canaan Fir, White Pine, Blue Spruce, White Spruce and Fraser Fir. Open Monday - Thursday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. and Friday-Sunday from 9:00 am. to 5:00 pm. Santa's workshop on Saturdays and Sundays.
Zekiah Farms - 5235 Bryantown Road, Waldorf, Maryland. (240) 216-4065. A variety of Christmas trees and wreaths, tractor rides, farm animals, unique arts and crafts, fresh apples, greens, winter squash and more.
Open Monday – Thursday 3-7 p.m., Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m.- 7 p.m.
A variety of farms in Northern Virginia offer cut-your-own Christmas Trees during the holiday season. Take the whole family and make some special memories that you will always cherish.
Badlands Farm - Route 698, Waterford, Virginia. (540) 882-3218. Open Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Dec. 14. Scotch and White Pine, Norway Spruce, limited supply of Douglas Fir.
Country Loving Christmas Tree Farm - 40824 Red Hilll Rd. Leesburg, Virginia. (703) 327-0643. Open weekends 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and weekdays by appointment only. White Pine, Scotch Pine & Norway Spruce and Fresh Cut Fraser Firs. Also available are wreaths, bows, garland, tree stands, tree bags, tree food, brown free-range chicken eggs, and honey. Free hot cider, coloring books, and use of picnic tables.
Day Star Farm - Route 861, Leesburg, Virginia. (703) 327-6603. Open daylight hours Saturdays only through mid-December; weekdays by appointment.
Scotch and some White Pine, Norway Spruce.
Fox Ridge Farm - 10712 Cream Cup Lane, Great Falls, Virginia. (703) 759-9623. Open Saturdays 9 a.m. to dark, Sundays noon to dark, weekdays except Mondays 3 p.m. to dark. Scotch and White Pine, Norway Spruce.
Hanks Christmas Trees - Hartland Farm and Orchard, 3064 Hartland Lane, Markham, Virginia. (540) 533-6901. Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Pine, Scots Pine, Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, Leyland Cypress and Arizona Cypress.
J.B.'S Trees - Route 602, Midland, Virginia.
(540) 788-4035Open Friday through Sunday 11 a.m. to dark through Dec. 24. Scotch and White Pine.
Jacobson Farm - 3346 Crums Church Road in Berryville Virginia. (540)-955-1083. Douglas Fir, Canaan Fir, and Scotch Pine. Open Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 12-4 p.m. until Dec. 11.
Joe's Trees - Sweetwater Lane, Chantilly, Virginia. (703) 754-7825. Open weekends 9 a.m. to dark through Dec. 21. Scotch and White Pine.
Krop's Crops - 11110 Georgetown Pike (Route 193), Great Falls, Virginia. (703) 430-8955.
Open daily 10 a.m. to dark. Scotch and White Pine, Douglas Fir, Norway and Blue Spruce.
Loudoun Nursery-Bellwether Farm - Route 716, Purcellville, Virginia. (540) 338-4635. Open Fridays 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., weekends 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Dec. 21. Scotch Pine, Norway and Blue Spruce.
Middleburg Christmas Tree Farm - Route 630 (Unison Road) and Christmas Tree Lane, Middleburg, Virginia. (540) 554-8625. Open weekends 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 21. Norway and Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir.
Snickers Gap Christmas Tree Farm - 4350 Williams Gap Rd., Round Hill, Virginia. (540) 554-8323. Open daily, Mon-Fri noon until dark, 9 a.m. to dark every Sat & Sun and the Friday after Thanksgiving. Douglas Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce and Norway Spruce.
Ticonderoga Farms - Route 613 (Ticonderoga Road), Chantilly, Virginia. (703) 327-4424. Open weekdays 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 24. Scotch, KC, Weymouth and White Pine; Fraser and Douglas Fir; Norway Spruce; Red Cedar.
Ticonderoga Farms also has a Winter Christmas Festival.