60ft Norway spruce in Old Market Square

The smell of a real Christmas tree is unbeaten and is instantly recognisable, nothing quite compares to the classic scent of a pine or fir tree that makes its annual appearance.

With Christmas set to be more unusual than ever before we are all looking for ways we can add some joy and magic to our living rooms.

Christmas tree sales are set to soar this festive season and Christmas tree growers are saying they are having a bumper year.

UK farms usually sell about eight million trees each year, this year they predict it could reach as many as 10 million.

Here’s our guide to five places in Nottinghamshire to buy a real Christmas tree:

1. The Christmas Tree Company, Beeston.

With trees from £25 to £170, there is also the option to buy pot grown trees which can be delivered to you.

Their site is open weekdays 1pm until 6:30pm and weekends 9am until 6pm.

They can be found at: The Poplars, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2PD, a contact number is 0115 784 6815

2. Nottscutts Wheatcroft Garden Centre, Edwalton.

The trees are available in many different sizes and are hand picked by experts to ensure the quality and shape of the trees is perfect, prices start at £34.99.

There are also potted Christmas trees available that are simple to care for and can bring joy for years to come.

The garden centre’s address is Landmere Lane, Nottingham, NG12 4DE, a contact number is 0115 921 6060

3. Bawtry Forest Christmas Trees, Botany Bay, Retford

This company is the largest supplier of Christmas trees in Nottinghamshire and have a number of tree species including Norway Spruce, Lodgepole Pine and Nordmann Fir.

All in different shapes and sizes, up to 25ft tall.

They are open weekdays 10am until 5 pm and weekends 9am till 5pm.

Their contact number is 01302 951020

4. Egmanton Christmas Trees, Juglans Farm, Egmanton

This farm claim to have the finest real trees in Nottingham.

The trees come from their family farm and each tree is hand-pruned and tended to over the year.

They are open 7 days a week thought December 9am until 5pm.

You can find them at Yew Tree Farm, Egmanton, Newark, NG22 0EZ

Their contact number is 07730 136677

5. Thompson Brothers Green Grocers, Sherwood

Their trees are of the Nordmann fir variety, which are the most popular across Europe as they drop far fewer needles than traditional Norway spruces.

All of their trees are homegrown in England.

They range between 9ft and 14ft.

They are located at 83B Haydn Rd, Carrington, Nottingham, NG25 2LA and can be contacted on 0115 960 9209