The tree, which is in the grounds of Bournville Friends Meeting House on the Linden Road, is an Atlas Cedar which Dame Elizabeth Cadbury planted in 1948 on her 90th Birthday.
For many years during December the tree has been decorated with festive lights. The dressing of the tree has been carried out by Geoff Davis and other members of the Trust’s electrical repairs team for 40 years! Not only is the tree ‘green’ but the light bulbs too as the multi coloured bulbs used are only 15 watts each and so are very energy efficient.
The tree is alive but sadly will eventually come to an end. So planning for the future a new tree has already been planted on the Village Green and is getting bigger each year, waiting for its turn to give great joy to thousands of people as they pass each day on the Outer Circle bus route. The decorated tree forms the focal point for one of the great joys of Bournville.
A non-denominational Carol service, organised by The Council of Churches, is held every Christmas Eve at 6pm in the open air, with music coming from the famous Bournville Carillon.
BVT Christmas tree possibly the best in the region?
Read more about the BVT Christmas tree feature on Midlands Today here.