15 Christmas wreath workshops
Deck your door with boughs of holly, willow or even recycled fabric. These local festive craft classes are hugely popular so, quick, book now!
The unstoppable rise of Christmas wreath making continues. Whether it’s the chance to get artsy and crafty, the unmissable Instagram boasting opportunities or the free mulled wine while you beaver away with twigs and foliage, you lot are certainly mad about making your own.
This year we’ve found wreath workshops using everything from traditional pine and holly to willow and even scraps of fabric. Some come with a cuppa and a mince pie; others with a Champagne lunch (oh, OK, if you insist).
If we’ve missed any good ones that still have availability, just let us know in the comments box below and we’ll add them to the list.
Dillington House, nr Iminster, Sat 23 Nov, 9.45am– 1pm
This one’s a willow wreath, with local willow artist Jo Sadler using sustainably sourced Somerset willow (natch). Mince pies and lunch included. £65.
Dunster Castle, Dunster, Sat 23 & Sun 24 Dec, 10am & 1.30pm
Evergreen foliage and moss from the Castle gardens to create wreaths by the fireside in Tenants’ Hall. Hot drinks and mince pies. £43.
The Abbey Hotel, Bath, Tues 26 Nov 6pm–8.30pm, Mon 2 Dec 6pm – 8.30pm & Sun 8 Dec 12noon – 2.30pm
Create a floral masterpiece with Flowers of Bath and nosh on mulled wine, goulash, soup and mince pies. £65.
The Bath Priory, Bath, Thurs 28 Nov, 2pm – 5pm
The head gardener of the swanky hotel, Jane Moore, and florist Deb England plus mulled wine, mince pies, cream teas and stunning wreaths. £60.
The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath, Fri 29 Nov, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Wreaths using winter foliage, mixed eucalyptus, seed heads, ribbons and baubles and a two-courser in Dan Moon at the Gainsborough. I did this one once and it’s a corker. £85.
Take No Wrap, Yeovil, Sat 30 Nov 3pm – 5pm, Mon 2 Dec 10am – 12noon,& Sat 7 Dec 3pm – 5pm
Conifer, blue spruce, holly, orange, cinnamon and ribbon on a reusable base at Yeovil’s eco store, Winner of Best New Business in this year’s Somerset Muddy Stilettos Awards. £22.15.
Hestercombe Gardens, nr Taunton, Sat 30 Nov & Sat 7 Dec 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Wreath with a twist – literally – as artist Gemma Pope will be showing how to make a rag wreath using leftover scraps of material. Tea, coffees and mince pies. £38. More traditional Christmas wreath-making Sun 1, Mon 2, Fri 6 & Sun 8 Dec.
Bath City Farm, Bath, Sun 1 Dec, 10.30am –1pm or 2pm – 4.30pm
Willow with holly, pine and sparkles (for adults not kids). £20.
Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath, Fri 6 Dec, 12.30pm
Two-hour workshop creating a fragrant Christmas wreath followed by a festive Champagne Afternoon Tea at the hotel’s 3AA rosette restaurant. Yes please. £80.
Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Sat 7 Dec, 2.30 – 4.30pm
Wreaths made with materials from the Bishop’s Palace Gardens, with Liz from the Floral Cellist (without her cello). £25.
Bramble & Wild, RISE, Frome, Sun 8 Dec 10am–12pm
Trad mossed and foliage full door wreaths in a workshop led by Grace, owner of Bramble & Wild, and a previous winner of Best Florist in Somerset Muddy Stilettos Awards. Drinks and mince pies from the Rye Bakery to keep you going. £60.
Walcot Chapel Arts Space, Bath various dates/times from Tues 1o Dec
Think hedgerow: winter foliage, cones, berries, ribbons, and twigs with the Bath Flower School. Mulled wine and mince pies too. £45.
Newton Farm Foods, Newton St Looe, nr Bath, Sat 14 Dec, 10am – 12noon or 2pm – 4pm
Local florist Sarah Wilson is on hand here to help you create Christmas wreaths with fresh flowers and foliage. Refreshments included. £50.
Fyne Court, nr Bridgwater, Sun 15 Dec, 10am – 12.30pm
Wreath making in the atmospheric music hall at National Trust Fyne Court. £40.
Halsway Manor, Crowcombe, Sun 15 Dec, 9.30am–12.30pm
Artisan flower grower and artist Jan Boddington of Blue Shed Flowers leads with way with the secateurs at the National Centre for Folk Arts. £35. Their ‘Make a Reindeer in a Day‘ willow workshops with Somerset willow sculptor Sophie Courtiour ( Mon 9, Tues 10 & Weds 11, £75) sound rather good too.
Tyntesfield, Wraxall, nr Bristol, various dates & times from Mon 16 Dec
Wreath making in the Sawmill using foliage from the National Trust estate, with hot drinks and mince pies. £40.