10 Christmas wreath workshops in Dorset & Somerset
Deck your door with boughs of holly! These local festive craft classes are hugely popular so, quick, book now!
This Christmas might look a little different, but we’re still prettying up our doorways with as much greenery and baubles as they can handle (because hey, if you can’t go a little OTT this year, when can you?).
If you fancy having a crack at creating your own Christmas wreath, socially-distanced workshops – and some online – in Somerset & Dorset are running in December. But be quick to book as tickets are selling like hot mince pies. Secateurs at the ready, let’s go!
Keyneston Milll, near Blandford Forum, Sun 6, Fri 11 & Sun 20 Dec
Choose from the fragrant foliage and greenery at Keyneston Mill, home to Parterre fragrances, to make a seasonally scented garland for your door, table or mantlepiece. Hot drinks. £52.
Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton, Fri 11, Sat 12, Sun 13 & Weds 16 Dec
Holly-Jane from Frogmary Flowers leads the way with foliage , pretty bits and pieces and snippers at these 2–2.5 hour classes with light refreshments. £45.
Leweston School, Sherborne, Fri 4 Dec
Two festive workshops led by Emma Dixon, florist to the famous River Cottage, one from 2–4pm, the other from 5–8pm. Tea, coffee and mince pies. £35
Common Farm Flowers, near Wincanton, online, Weds 9 Dec
Deck the halls with a foraged willow wreath online with Georgie of Somerset’s Common Farm Flowers. The 90-min session includes a workshop notes and a recording of the session. £75.
The Dorset Flower Co, Dubble Barn, Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Mon 30 Nov, Tues 15 & Weds 16 Dec
Katie Priestley left London and a career in high end fashion to move to a Dorset farm and grow flowers and retrain as a florist. There are a few places on her series of two-hour workshop with a walk around her cutting garden on her farm. £40.
Ashville Design, Combe St Nicholas, near Chard, Sat 5, Mon 7, Sat 12 & Mon 14 Dec
Trad wreath, Victorian Christmas Berry Pot, Let it Snow Scandi designs and Winter Wonderland with award-winning floral designer Jackie Nicholls. £25.
Flowers of Bath, Bath, assorted dates from now until Thurs 17 Dec
Two-hour workshops with Ella Sparks in their wonderful flower shop, from £57.50.
Edwards, Poole, online, from now until Thurs 24 Dec
Get a kit through the post – everything you need to make your own wreath – instructions and a link to their online tutorial. £40.
All Hallows Farmhouse, Wimborne St Giles, online and postal kits, Fri 4 & Sat 5 Dec
Festive wreath making workshops at All Hallows’ Farmhouse go online,with everything you need to create a beautiful Christmas wreath sent direct to your door. £45.
The Bath Flower School, The Museum of Bath at Work, assorted dates from Weds 2 Dec until Fri 11 Dec
Seasonal songs, mulled wine and mince pies, soak up the festive atmos whilst making Christmas wreaths using foliage, foraged flora and fauna, it’s all about the hedgerow and texture here. £55.