CHRSTMAS & WORKSHOPS
You can pay a pretty penny to make your own Christmas wreath (we’re talking around the £200 mark) but our preferred workshops are a little cheaper. They are, however, also hugely popular so get booking now.
Clifton Nurseries, 3 or 4 December 2016, 10-12pm or 2-4pm, £40
You don’t actually start from scratch at this workshop (as reflected in the price) but from a pre-made base of fresh pine to which you add an assortment of decorations. You also get to munch on mince pies and sip mulled wine while you work. Book here.
Flowers by Daisy, 3 & 10 December 2016, £50
Two different locations but the same creative workshop to make your own wreath starting with a metal base (that you take away so you can make it again next year) then adding dried flowers, pine cones, ribbons and berries. All accompanied by tea, cocktails and mince pies. Book here.
Grace & Thorn at Thornback & Peel, 8 December 2016, 10am – midday, £85
This Hackney and Soho based florist have a strong naturalist look and their workshop will teach you how to create a wreath with texture, seasonal colour and design. If you’re fed up of silver sprayed wreaths, then this workshop is definitely for you. Book here.
Petersham Nurseries Workshops, 14 December 2016, 10.30am – 1pm, £85
This is the last of Petersham’s Christmas wreath workshops that hasn’t sold out so we advise you book particularly quickly. At this workshop you’ll learn about the history of Christmas wreaths, with an emphasis on using woodland materials such as mosses and berries to make your own. Book here.
Wild at Heart at Liberty’s, 15 November 2016, 6.30 – 8.30pm, £120
Liberty’s have teamed up with their in-house florist, Nikki Tibbles’ Wild at Heart, for a Christmas wreath masterclass. You’ll make your 12 inch wreath whilst nibbling canapés and drinking a glass of prosecco. Book here.
Columbia Creative, 15, 17 & 18 December, see site for timings, £37.50 – £55
Held at their Islington pop-up, founder of Columbia Creative Jo Woodward will teach you how to make a traditional festive wreath, a contemporary floral wreath or a rustic foliage wreath. (Do note that Woodward’s workshops at Chelsea Physic Garden at the Royal Academy are already sold out). Book here.