Our Story

We have been growing trees for over 200 years in Forres, so we thought it was time to make something beautiful out of them. Our timber hot tubs are made from the heartwood of Scottish Larch; ensuring you get the best quality wood from the tree.

Some very early references to the nursery here in Forres - when King Leopold of Belgium purchased some larch trees from our nursery during his Scottish visit of 1817!

Matt Hommel, the managing director of Christie-Elite developed the first of our Scottish larch hot tubs in his workshop back in 2015. Being a chartered forester himself - and having a passion for carpentry and woodwork - he was keen to diversify our nursery business and start producing high quality bespoke timber hot tubs that can be used outside all year round.

We are in full production right now and ready to take enquiries over the phone and online through this website.

Our tubs will be on display at trade and retails shows throughout 2018.

Our shows in Scotland will be: Highland Show, Scottish Game Fair, Piping Hot Forres, Black Isle show, Moy Show, Grantown Show and Carve Carrbridge.