18 cracking Christmas wreath workshops
Deck your door with boughs of holly! Our local festive craft classes taking place this winter are hugely popular so book now and get your porch gussied up for Christmas.
We aren’t short on workshops here in Devon with lots springing up over the next few weeks (some come with a free festive tipple btw). But it’s never too early to book as tickets sell out like hot mince pies. Secateurs at the ready, let’s go!
Christmas Wreath Workshops, Night Jar Inn, Aylesbeare, Sat 4. Sun 5 Dec
Craft your door bling with with Holly of Wood Barn Flowers at this Muddy awards Finalist pub. Price includes a glass of Prosecco or mulled Wine on arrival, finishing up with homemade mince pies and tea or coffee. Booking essential. £50pp
Amelia’s Flower Farm, Combeinteignhead, 16,18,14,16 Nov and 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 Dec
Knock cosy right out the park at Amelia’s Farm where you can make your wreath nestled in her lovely thatched cottage, by a a log burner with mulled wine to hand. We can feel the hygge from here.
Lucy Charlotte Floral Wreath Design Course, The Lost Kitchen, 8 Dec, 6.30-8.30pm, £40
Make this lovely wild number at Tivy’s Lost Kitchen with help from creative wedding and event florist Lucy who specialises in ‘artfully untamed’ and seasonal flowers and foliage. Includes welcome drink of mulled cider/ spiced mulled apple juice.
Wreath Making at the Palace Theatre, Paignton, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12 Dec, £25pp
Get a gorgeous traditional wreath and support Paignton’s fabulous little theatre. Win-win! All ages welcome and all materials provided, as well as a mince pie, hot chocolate or mulled wine.
Christmas Wreath Making Workshop, Riverford Field Kitchen, Buckfastleigh, 30 Nov, 1, 2, 3, 4, Dec, 10am-12pm, £49pp
Head gardener Penny shows you how to make a wreath Riverford-style. Mulled wine and an extremely-excellent Riverford mince pie included.
Bovey Castle Wreath Making, North Bovey, 26,27 Nov, 3,4,10 Dec, £35
Head to Bovey Castle’s Long Barn and work your festive magic with foliage foraged from the estate. Choose from morning or afternoon sessions. Includes a hot chocolate and festive toons.
Wreath Making at Paschoe House, Bow, Crediton, Sat 4 Dec, 10am
Join Paschoe’s house florist Amanda for wreath-making followed by a Christmassy Afternoon tea with a glass of bubbles. Book via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01363 84244.
Sarah Broom Christmas Wreath Workshop, Cotleigh Village Hall, nr Honiton, 8,9 Dec, 7.30pm, £35pp
Can’t make it to a daytime class? Join East Devon florist Sarah Broom for an evening workshop to make this gorgeous greenery, or if you’re just too busy, check out her four fabulous Christmas wreath designs and order online.
Hartwood Flowers Workshops, various venues, 3,4, 10, 14, 18 Dec, £50pp
Baby in tow? Jen of West Hill’s Hartwood Flowers is running daytime and evening classes at Topsham, Sidmouth and Cadhay House, including parent and toddler sessions. Sustainably sourced-moss base provided, along with mulled wine and mince pies. Can’t make it? Order from her range of pre-made wreaths and swags here.
Lydford House Workshops, Dartmoor, 26, 27, 28 Nov, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 16 Dec, £60pp
Learn how to make a professional style wreath from scratch at this luxury B&B on Dartmoor, held in a barn and with a slap-up Afternoon Tea provided. Only a few spaces are left on each date but muster a group of five or more of your bezzies and they can organise a special event just for you. Call 07940060705 or email email@example.com to book.
Hotel Endsleigh, Milton Abbot, nr Tavistock, 11, 12, 18 Dec, £75pp
Go on, treat yourself to a high-end workshop with Hotel Endsleigh’s wonderful award-winning florist Amanda Rendell – her designs adorn the hotel and she just won a gong at this year’s Chelsea. A day at Endsleigh with a two-course lunch, tea, coffee and a glass of wine, surrounded by stunning Humphry Repton landscape, is sure to put you in festive mood.
Boringdon Hall, Plymouth, 29 Nov, 1, 6 Dec, 6.30-8pm, £55pp
Join Muddy-award winning florist Hannah Burnett for an evening workshop in the glorious Elizabethan surroundings of Boringdon. Mince pie, coffee and tea included.
Church Park Flowers, Johns Deli, Instow, 2, 7, 9 Dec, £45pp
Make your very own large natural Christmas wreath to take home with Heather of Church Park Flowers, while knocking back tasty Johns Deli nibbles and a glass of Prosecco (don’t mind if I do).
Half-day Workshop, Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter, 4,7,9,11, Dec, £35
Head to the city’s creative hub for an afternoon making an aromatic wreath with Sarah, a practising ceramics and fine artist. Includes 10% off food and hot drinks at the Cafe Bar.
Floren Studio, Topsham, 28, 30 Nov and 2 Dec, £75 or 2 for £140
A choice of evening and afternoon sessions where you can create a luxury door moss-based door wreath with blue pine, fresh foliage, pine cones, dried fruits, ribbon and festive decs. Plus, the added bonus of 10% off candles, plants, pots and any orders made on the evening.
Wine tasting and wreath making, The Wine Box, Torquay, Thurs 25 Nov, 6.30-8.30pm, £37.50
With a glass of fizz and four seasonal wines to taste, we’re not promising your wreath won’t come out a bit, well, squiffy but it sounds fun, especially as they’re giving a prize for the best Christmas jumper.
Christmas Wreath Making Workshop, The Bearded Florist, Kingston Estate, Staverton, 12.30-3pm, £90
If you crave the gorgeous Crimbo creations that adorn this Totnes florist (formerly Blue Geranium) then register now for this afternoon course with Don and Phil in the lovely location of Kingston’s Barn- with fizz, tea/coffee and mince pies too. You’re sure to come away with a classy, contemporary wreath your friends will drool over.
Christmas Craft Workshops, Bedford Hotel, Tavistock, 1,5 Dec, £45
Choose from a range of festive themed workshops including traditional wreath and garland making to topiary tree and a centrepiece for your table. Mulled wine and festive afternoon tea included. Call 01822 613221 to book.
Dartington Estate, 27 Nov, 4, 5 Dec, 10am-12pm and 1.30-3.30pm, £30
Seasonal wreath making with Grace Allardyce from Studio Kado in Devon. As you’d expect given Dartington’s sustainable principles, Grace’s floral work focuses on British grown, seasonal and nature inspired design. So hot off the presses it’s not yet on Dartington’s website, so check back soon to book!
Or try something different…
Willow Star Masterclass, Darts Farm, Topsham, Sat 20 Nov, 10am/1.30pm, £45pp
Go fir-free this year and craft yourself a rustic willow star with help from local artist and sculptor Vic Westaway. And there’s the added incentive of Darts Farm shopping so you can pick up your gin, fizz, Xmas cake and pudding, turkey, trimmings, and more gin and fizz (obvs). Coffee and mince pies included. (Also at Torre Abbey on 16 November).
Christmas Garland Workshop, Riverford Field Kitchen, Fri 17 Dec, £49
Nail your natural table-scaping with this garland-making course led by Riverford Field Kitchen’s head gardener Penny – also ideal for weaving round bannister rails, mantels and, er, Green Man-style headgear.