Alpine Chic at Christmas
Julie Parker
My interest in gardening & wildlife stemmed from childhood days spent working in the garden with my parents & reading books on anything from robins to giraffes. As time has moved on these influences have stayed with me inspiring the creation my own garden & leading to interests in fish keeping & the natural world around me. I still love to read & hope that the knowledge I gain will make topical reading through these articles.

Hayes World Of Christmas 2012

A peek at this year's displays

A magical Christmas beyond your imagination awaits you this year. From the 29th September our Christmas displays will be open, offering an inspirational & extensive range of Christmas trees, lights & trimmings. Whether you are adding to your Christmas decorations or creating a completely new look we have everything you need to make your home look festive this year. Travel around our themed displays & take a peek to give you some ideas before you visit!

Winter Woo

A winter wonderland inspired by Narnia - white birches festooned with delicate wintry sprigs & glittering fairies. The snowy whites form the background to heavenly blues, sepia & pistachio greens with hints of silver & grey for a stunning contemporary display. Hidden amongst the branches are a host of woodland animals & birds including perky reindeer, inquisitive owls & cheeky hedgehogs. A forest of snowy Christmas trees can be seen through frosted gates & conceals a special Christmas visitor - who can it be?

Alpine Chic

Travel from the winter wonderland to an alpine cabin nestling at the edge of the forest. The traditional reds & whites are given a chic alpine twist with simple folk designs sitting alongside warm fur throws & cushions. The natural feel is highlighted by scented pine cones, wicker hearts & wooden candlesticks interspersed with berry garlands, snowy wreaths & woodland animals. But the trappings of a chic ski chalet can be seen in the jewelled hangings & silver candlesticks which adorn the furniture.

Christmas Accessories

We have a range of Christmas accessories for young & old. Yankee Candles have a lovely selection of scented candles & accessories & Colonial Candles Figgy Pudding range will add a sumptuous purple to any fragranced display. For the kids there are Christmas stockings, snow globes & a huge range of advent calendars from simple hangers to traditional alpine houses plus the obligatory ‘stop here’ sign for Santa!

Patchwork Perfect

This is a vibrant patchwork of vintage florals combined with eye-catching glitzy tinsel, baubles & ribbon in pink, purple & blue topaz hues. This display is ideal for a girly bedroom where you can recreate our wreath hanger with a selection of ribbons & the hangings of your choice - mingle baubles & bells with patchwork rocking horses & bird houses or just stick to fairy cakes! Accessorise with matching photo frames, heart shaped candle sticks & golden reindeer to complete the look.

Christmas Lights

Our Christmas lighting range is extensive and our experienced staff are on hand to give advice. We have everything you need whether you want lights for your tree or to brighten up a window sill or the corner of your garden - you will be spoilt for choice! Apart from a great selection of lights for your tree, our lighting range includes acrylic animals for indoor & outdoor, decorative twigs & garlands plus wooden laser cut village & nativity scenes.

Victorian Romance

Take a peek through the window into a Victorian Romance. Antiqued lanterns & aged furniture provide the backdrop for hearts & roses in complementary hues of cream, sepia & winter rose accented with roses in a deep velvety red. Complete the look with filigree Christmas trees, candle holders, Victorian Santa’s & miniature fairground horses.

The setting is completed by a Victorian alpine scene from Lemax - the fairground has come to town & the illuminated miniature village with its local shops is the hive of activity. The snowy slopes above are dotted with chalets & there are all kinds of sports taking place from skiing & sledging to ice skating, whilst Santa looks on from his airborne sleigh. Why not create your own miniature village or snowy Christmas scene?

Fairy Glen

Our selection of Christmas trees creates a magical forest which has formed in the ruins of a castle in a fairy glen. Frosted ivies clothe the abandoned walls & timid woodland creatures scurry about under the branches. Soft lilacs & pinks combine with pistachio green to create a peaceful haven which hosts an even larger selection of Christmas Trees this year. Our artificial trees range from 3ft to 12ft in full & half foot sizes, including pre-lit trees & Feel-Real trees which are incredibly realistic.

Christmas Gifts & Food

We have a huge range of Christmas gifts for all the family & you can take a break & have a coffee or a meal in our Terrace Café. For the youngsters there is a great Playmobil display as well as our toy department with a range of toys & games from stocking fillers to arts & crafts. For the ladies the choice of gifts goes on & on! We have extended our clothing & footwear ranges to include well-known names such as Ness & Moshulu, in addition Edinburgh Woollen Mill is also on site. If you are looking for a gift for the home we have a well-stocked kitchenware area, a selection of soft furnishings & decorative ornaments, toiletries, collectible gifts & much, much more. There are special Christmas treats in our food section plus loads of great gifts for the gardener in the family too. So spend the day Christmas shopping at Hayes Garden World - relax & leave all the hard work to us!