Christmas wreath workshops in Somerset & Dorset
Deck your door with boughs of holly... and dried limes, cinnamon sticks and fir cones. Book your place now!
Get your front door Christmas ready! And before you say it’s too early, these festive workshops are hugely popular and selling like hot mince pies, so if you don’t want to miss out, book now.
Willow weaver Yanina Stockings shows how to make a wreath out of freshly harvested willow, which you can decorate with greenery, dried oranges, lime, grapefruit, apple, star anise, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, fir cones, juniper, holly, ivy and more (will there be room?). Festive snacks and a glass of mulled wine included. Fri 17 Dec. £45.
Floral studio Lunaria is hosting four wreath workshops at the stylish lifestyle store’s events space, using traditional wreath-making wiring skills, winter foliage and fresh, dried, berried and gilded bits and bobs. £45 includes festive drinks and nibbles. Dates in December. To book, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dorset Flower Co, near Dorchester
Katie cuts and dries flowers, foliage and seed heads for the winter, so you will have lots of stuff to use as well as trad Chrimbo decorations like dried limes and fir cones. Fri 3 Dec, £55. Book online.
Keyneston Mill, Tarrant Keyneston, near Blandford Forum
Naturally, the wreaths you’ll be making at the botanical gardens (home to Parterre Fragrance) will be scented! Make a garland for your door, mantelpiece or table, using foliage and fragrant greenery from the estate as well as other natural materials. Hot drink included. From Weds 3 Nov and dates throughout December, £58. Book online.
The Bath Flower School, Larkhall, Bath
Seasonal songs, mulled wine and mince pies, soak up the festive atmos whilst making Christmas wreaths using foliage and foraged flora and fauna; it’s all about the hedgerow and texture here. Weds 1 Dec. Refreshments included, £55.
Castle Farm, Midford
Clare of Floriferous in Bristol leads this evening workshop which comes complete with mulled wine and mince pies. Nice. Thurs 2 Dec, £55. Contact Claire via email@example.com or call 07886 075315 to book your place.
Sarah Pepper shows how it’s done in the Sawmill at this National Trust property, using fabulous foliage gathered from the Tyntesfield estate. Bring your own secateurs. Thurs 2 & Mon 6 Dec. £45, includes tea/coffee and mince pies.
Jordans Courtyard, near Ilminster
Angie from The Cottage Garden is running a series of Christmas creative workshops at Jordan’s Courtyard: Christmas door wreaths, mantelpiece garlands, centrepieces – even a festive chandelier. With refreshments. £50. From Weds 3 Nov and dates throughout November. To book, call 01460 53020.
Upton Country Park, near Poole
Use foliage from around the country park to make your wreath, whilst noshing on mince pies and supping tea, coffee or a glass of mulled wine. Sun 28 & Tues 30 Nov, £35.
Hestercombe House, near Taunton
Artisan flower grower and florist Jan Boddington from Blue Shed Flowers leads the workshops under the twinkling fairy lights in the historic Bampfylde Hall. Sat 27 & Sun 28 Nov £50.
Flowers of Bath, Bath
Join Ella Sparks in her wonderful flower shop to create oasis and moss-based wreaths in the chic Flowers of Bath style, with prosecco, tea/coffee and cakes to keep you going. Assorted dates from Sun 11 Dec, £70.
Midelney Manor, Midelney, near Langport
Wreath making in a beautiful Somerset manor house, with Beulah from Bee’s Meadow. Weds 8 Dec, £45. To book your place email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07745084463.
The English Florist, Stalbridge
The wedding florist turns her hand to traditional and willow Christmas wreaths at Spire Hill. Very handily, the Thyme After Thyme cafe is close by. From Sat 20 Nov onwards. £50. Book online.
Halsway Manor, Crowcombe, Weds 15 Dec
Jan Boddington from Blue Shed Flowers (she gets around!), supplies moss and seasonal foliage from her three-acre Somerset flower field, plus inspiration and ‘extras’ (dried flowers and berries) for you to turn into a wonderful wreath. £40 with tea & coffee/ £45 with lunch.