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 MarylandBuck 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, (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.
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