A HEREFORDSHIRE company has been told it has some of the best Christmas trees in the UK as it wins a top national award.

Dinmore Hill Christmas Trees, between Hereford and Leominster, won the best Nordmann Fir category at the Christmas tree grower of the year awards.

Organised by the British Christmas Tree Growers Association, the annual competition has been running since 1999.

Red Shepherdess Hannah Jackson was the celebrity judge for this year’s competition which took place at The Tree Barn, Greenfeld Farm, Oxfordshire.

She is a Cumbrian farmer who’s featured on Countryfile, SAS Who Dares Wins and is a Sunday Times Bestselling author with her book, Call Me Red.

Dinmore Hill Christmas Trees, run by Colin and Davina Griffith, took along two trees to the Oxfordshire farm for the judging.

The Nordmann Fir won its category, and the firm was also named runner-up for the best Norway Spruce.

Hannah Jackson selected the best tree and wreath together with last year’s winner Oliver Combe of York Christmas Trees after members shortlisted the entries by voting for their favourites.

Marldon Christmas Tree Farm in Devon has won the accolade of providing the Christmas tree for Downing Street after being crowned Champion Christmas Tree Grower of the Year.

The winner of "Champion Festive Wreath" is Friezeland Christmas Tree Farm, Warwickshire, and they will provide the wreath for the door of the Prime Minister’s residence.