Natural Christmas Style
Many of us are increasingly aware of how we interact with the world around us. Opting for a natural Christmas style means being conscious of the environment while planning festivities, along with the mood we create.
A natural Christmas style could mean choosing products made with recyclable and biodegradable materials; decorating with plants and living materials and taking time to savour the sights, sounds and flavours of the season.
Christmas Tree Decorations
From late November, our huge range of top quality, UK grown real Christmas trees arrive in all Hillier Garden Centres — ideal if you're looking to use as many natural items in your Christmas decorating as possible.
Add playful wildlife-inspired ornaments, like a felt fox, or feathered bird, to really bring nature to the fore.
Real Cut Nordmann Fir, sizes from 4ft - 8ft (view our complete range of UK grown Christmas trees here), Wool-dressed felt fox decoration, £6.99; Red and brown feathered bird clip, £5.99
Naturally Beautiful Bannisters
Your bannister is a prime location for a festive spruce. Incorporate plenty of evergreen material, wire in pine cones and make some paper baubles for a striking, nature-enhanced appearance.
Reusable imperial garland, £9.99; Add additional foliage from your garden
Natural Table Setting
Enhance your Christmas table display with natural treasures. Evergreen and variegated foliage with pine cones makes a stylish display on a table runner. Add clove-studded oranges, cinnamon sticks and tuck berries into napkins.
Table runner, £14.99; Red circle placemats, £2.99; Napkins, £2.99, Napkin holders £2.99 (set of 4)
Natural Gift Ideas
What is more down to earth than spending time in the garden?
Our huge gift range for gardeners includes Nautical wellies, £29.99; Wooden bird house, £19.99 and Love the Glove gardening gloves, £14.99.
Look out for our recyclable wrapping paper in Centres to finish your gifts.
Find even more gift inspiration on our Christmas Gifts page.
Caring for Winter Wildlife
One of the happiest sights of the festive season is the vibrant breast of a robin hopping in your garden. Don't forget to offer extra food for our feathered friends during the colder months. Pick high fat content varieties, such as peanuts and suet fat snax, and put up a nest box for added shelter.
Read more in our guide to caring for garden birds all year around.
Create Your Own Paper Baubles
Buoy your bauble collection with some home-crafted paper versions. This is a great way to make use of spare gift bags, brown wrap or colourful card.
Find the complete step-by-step guide to making paper baubles here.
Explore our full Christmas range, including items to suit those looking for a more natural Christmas, at your nearest Hillier Garden Centre.