Bring on the festive feels! Before you start decking your halls, you’ll need a beautiful Christmas tree. Here’s where to get the real and fantastic faux trees around town.
Nothing screams Merry Christmas like a majestic tree. An evergreen centrepiece is the key to fab festive decor, whether you choose to only put presents under it, string it with lights, or drape it with ornaments. Heads up Singapore newbies: if you want that fresh tree, you have to get in quick. We found the best spots in Singapore to get your hands on the fresh or the fake.
Far East Flora
It’s hard to miss Far East Flora when driving along Thomson Road. Known for its colossal selection of plants and flowers at its two massive nurseries, the famed florist is packed with fir trees from 4ft to 11ft, starting from $120.10.
Far East Flora, 555 Thomson Road, Singapore 298140
Corona Florist & Nursery
Tucked amongst the lush, tropical greenery of Clementi is Corona Florist & Nursery. Despite being a landscape specialist, these guys stock a pretty impressive selection for the festive season. Christmas trees are usually available in the second or third week of November – email firstname.lastname@example.org to quickly book your tree.
Corona Florist & Nursery, 388F Clementi Road, Singapore 599473
Bedok Garden & Landscaping
You can expect quality trees at great prices from Bedok Garden & Landscaping – it is, after all, the East Coast branch of Far East Flora. We hear the trees range from 5ft to 10ft and tend to sell out quickly. So don’t procrastinate!
Bedok Garden & Landscaping, 4A Bedok South Road, Singapore 469271
Unsurprisingly, our gold mine of groceries never fails to come up with the goods when it comes to festive occasions. It stocks gorgeous freshly cut Fraser fir from North Carolina. Prices are affordable too, and range from $99 to $199 with an additional $60 for delivery.
Cold Storage, various locations.
Prince’s Landscape and Construction
Prince’s Landscape and Construction makes the hunt for Christmas trees easy breezy. Order your tree of choice online – from 5ft to 12ft – and have it delivered to you within a week. Also, Prince’s Noble Firs are all fire retardant, so yay for safety!
Prince’s Landscape & Construction Pte Ltd, 53 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 698998
Once a small retail store, Island Group has blossomed into a one-stop garden centre for all your green needs, including Christmas trees. Noble Fir trees are already in stock, so get cracking on your orders ASAP. While you’re at it, don’t forget to pick up a few Poinsettias from Holland too.
Island Group, 3 Joan Road, Singapore 298897
At Candy Floriculture, all of its Christmas trees are fresh cut Noble and Nordmann firs, and range from the tiny (4 ft) to the massive (10 ft). Rest assured that your tree will be nothing short of magnificent; trees are personally hand-picked, pest-free and treated for better needle retention. Pro tip: The good guys at Candy Floriculture suggest you fill the tree stand with ice cubes once a day to keep the tree fresh through Christmas!
Candy Floriculture Pte Ltd, 567 Thomson Road, Singapore 298183
Song Lang Gardens
If you’ve procrastinated for far too long, and find yourself scrambling at the last minute, Song Long Gardens have got you covered. Located in East Coast, you’ll find reasonably priced trees here (even when the bigger nurseries have completely sold out theirs!). Their lot usually comes in by the last week of November. We like the tinier trees here that are more manageable for lugging home in a cab, and apartment-friendly if you’ve got a smaller pad.
Song Lang Gardens, 378 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437134
Fake but Festive
If you’re sceptical of fake Christmas trees, Vanda Win will convince you otherwise. This Xmas go-to stocks artificial trees of such stellar quality that no one would know the difference except you. Go for a beautiful, classic green tree (instead of a sparkly, uniquely coloured one) as it’ll stay just as grand even years down the track.
Vanda Win, 11 Tanjong Katong Road, #03-25/26/27, KINEX, Singapore 437157
Christmas trees can be wildly expensive and sometimes (we hate to admit it) impractical if you’re living in a shoebox apartment. That’s why the Fejka fir trees from Ikea are a great budget-friendly alternative to the higher-end nursery option. They also have an extensive collection of Christmas paraphernalia that will make your home look cozy this festive season.
Ikea, locations in Tampines and Queenstown.
Tangs is one of our fave places for festive shopping – Christmas jingles reverberate through the store, and glittery baubles are usually found in every corner. Get all your Xmas shopping done here; while picking up your fir tree, stock up on ornaments and other decoratives.
Tangs Orchard, 310 Orchard Road, Singapore 238864
Mason’s Home Decor
If you’d love Christmas tree shopping to be as painless as possible, shop yours from Mason’s Home Decor. The artificial trees are available in bundles, which include a box of baubles, a set of LED string lights, and a star topper.
Mason’s Home Decor, online.
This online grocery store will home delivery artificial Christmas in a matter of days. For last minute shoppers (you know who you are), Redmart comes to the rescue with tress in all sizes. We’re particularly eyeing those cute wooden ones that come with decorations too.