Located in Waterloo,Ontario Benjamin Tree Farm is not only a great source for Christmas Trees but also for fruit trees, ornamental trees, popular shade trees, and evergreen trees for you property all year around. Keep reading below to learn more about the tree farm and what else there is to experience there.
The Benjamin Tree Farm story developed close to home. Bill and Doris Hartman, with daughter Heather and husband Leon started the seasonal business on their home farm in 1986. Thousands of seedlings were planted for harvest as Christmas trees.
In 2009, Bill and Doris retired from the farm and the farm began a transition to a larger facility on an adjacent acreage. Gerard (Leon and Heather's son), and nephew, Patrick Doyle, took over the management and day to day operations.
With a full time workforce and an adequate supply of water, Benjamin Tree Farm has been able to expand into the production of coniferous and deciduous nursery stock.
Fresh cut Christmas trees are an environmentally friendly way to celebrate the season. They supply a generous amount of oxygen to the environment, smell wonderful and provide habitats for birds, rabbits and deer. The trees can be recycled into chip mulch for your garden, which Waterloo Region and the City of Guelph are very big on doing. Take a look at this video to learn a bit more about the environmental impact of fake vs real trees.
Gift Shop - St. Nick's Picks
St. Nick's Picks, the gift shop, is open throughout the Christmas season with Christmas ornaments and small gifts available for purchase. The gift shop contains items created by over 50 local craftspeople. These items range from woodworking to knitting, handmade soaps to scented candles, and bath salts to chocolates and maple syrup.
St. Nick's Picks is heated and a seating area is provided for customers to enjoy themselves throughout their visit. Complimentary hot apple cider and cookies are served and orange drink is available for the children.
Inside the gift shop- photos taken from the Facebook page www.facebook.com/BenjaminFarm/
Not only can you do all of the above but it is also a great place to have your family Christmas photos taken. I was lucky enough to host Christmas Minis for the 2019 season. I really hope to be making this a yearly thing. I think the pictures turned out great, what do you think? Take a look below at the photos. Enjoy! (I will be adding soon)
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