Christmas Trees Have Arrived!

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We are so happy to report the first Christmas trees are here and…BEAUTIFUL! The garden center is already stocked with fresh-cut trees ranging from 3ft to 12ft, and the Gill’s crew has set up one very special Noble Fir measuring 22ft at The South Texas Botanical Gardens!


Real fresh-cut trees are sustainable and 100% recyclable. For each tree cut, 1-3 more saplings are planted. These man-made forests can consume several thousand lbs. of carbon dioxide per year helping to clean our atmosphere and provide oxygen. Recycled trees can be used for building barrier sand dunes on Padre Island, creating artificial reefs in local bay waters, and chipped for garden mulch. No waste.

This year’s tree varieties at Gill’s: 

Noble Fir in traditional form plus a new look called “layered” that are super cool. Nobles are known for their long cut life and stiff branches that hold ornaments well. Very fragrant foliage adds to their appeal for the holidays.

A new variety called Nordmann Fir has a soft needle and little to no fragrance. It is a great choice for those with allergies. With excellent needle retention, they are very pretty with contrasting dark green and silver foliage.

Fraser Fir are one of the most popular trees. They are highly sought for their needle retention, tolerance to warmer climates, soft silvery foliage, and fragrance. We have seen Frasers in March look almost as good as they did in December!

We offer delivery + set-up as well as Xmas tree takeaway after the season. 

Go See The Big Tree!

We are happy to be a part of the annual Botanical Gardens holiday light display. This year, the majestic 22ft Noble is about 20 to 25 years old, younger than most of the big trees the tree farm will harvest. Visit the Botanical Gardens website for more info about holiday hours. 


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