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Wreath making workshops in Wiltshire

What could be more festive than sitting down, glass of mulled wine in hand, to craft your very own Christmas wreath? These workshops are selling out fast, so get booking and adorn your door with a handmade wreath

Pod and Pip Christmas Wreath Workshop 2021, 1 – 14 Dec various times, Salisbury

Join Salisbury florist Pod and Pop to make your wreath this year – you can even book a lunch to enjoy after the workshop to prolong the fun on certain days. £60 per person, all materials included. £15 extra for lunch, book here.

Wild Thoughts Wreath Workshops, 1, 11, 16 December, various locations and times

Cricklade-based florist Wild Thoughts is hosting several wreath making sessions throughout December. On the 1st at The Angel in Royal Wootton Bassett at 6 pm to 8:30 pm, on the 11th at The Town Pantry in Royal Wootton Bassett at 2 pm to 4 pm and 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and on the 16th at The Cricklade Club in Cricklade from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. The tickets are £50 per person and include mulled wine and hot chocolate, sweet treats, a raffle ticket and all materials. Book here.

Paloma Lily Christmas Wreath Workshop, Salisbury, 2 Dec 10 am or 2 pm

This two-hour session takes place inside Paloma Lily’s working flower shop in Wilton’s historic market square. Attendees are treated to unlimited tea, coffee and cake. £65. Call the shop to book 01722 744750 or book online

Christmas Wreath Workshops with the Dungaree Gardener, 2-22 December various times, Oaksey

Emma, the host of this class, gave up her career in HR earlier this year to garden full time and is hosting a series of wreath making classes for the first time.

The events will be relaxed, fun and festive and will guide you through making a mixed foliage Christmas wreath. The workshop includes all materials needed to make your wreath plus a glass of mulled wine and mince pies – because what festive event is complete without them?

Email thedungareegardener@outlook.com to confirm your place. £55 per person.

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop and Lunch, The Moonraker Hotel, Trowle, December 2, 10 am – 12:30 pm

This wreath workshop invites you to bring greenery from your own garden to add a personal touch to your home made wreath (though materials are provided if you’re not green fingered!).

There will also be the opportunity to buy Christmas gifts to tick off your shopping list at the event. Buy tickets before November 11 for an early bird price of £39, £55 thereafter including lunch or £45 without lunch. Book here.

Nimble and Wild Festive Wild Wreath Making Workshop, 3 December 7 – 9 pm, Malmesbury

Malmesbury’s Pilates studio Nimble and Wild transforms into a winter wonderland for this one-off event. You’re invited to create a wreath with a difference. With help from floral artist Sharon Jackson of @grownandforagedgatherings you’ll weave together vines, eucalyptus, pine, spruce and more. Sprinkle it with dried seeds, pods and pips for the finishing touch.

Snacks are provided from local cake wizard The Cake Tin, with Prosecco or non-alcoholic gin and mince pies too. £65 per person, book here.

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop at Wooley Grange Hotel, Bradford-on-Avon, 3 and 4 December

Join Wooley Grange’s head gardener and florist Aldetha in the hotel’s cosy hideout to make a Christmas wreath fit for a winter wonderland.

Aldetha will give step-by-step guidance to help you make a wreath that fits your festive vision, be it wild and untamed or perfect manicured.

During the session you’ll receive hot drinks and mince pies and post-workshop a two-course festive lunch is included.

£75 per person. Call 01225 864705 or pop into the hotel reception to book.

Christmas Wreath Making at Whatley Manor, 7, 8 and 9 December from 10 am

We can’t think of a lovelier setting for wreath making than the ever-so grand Whatley Manor. The session is led by local florist Emily Hepworth of Malmesbury florist Persephone Violet and starts with tea and coffee on arrival, followed by a wreath making demonstration and workshop and a two course lunch with a glass of wine, coffee and treats. You’ll used mixed foliage, seasonal natural decorations and luxury ribbons to create a striking festive wreath. £95 per person, book here.

Christmas Wreath Workshop at Fisherton Mill, Salisbury, 10 December, 9:30 am – 1 pm and 1:30 pm to 5 pm

wreath making class salisbury

All your festive favourites are involved in this wreath making class; on a willow base, you’ll create your wreath using a combination of dried oranges, star anise, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, fir cones, juniper, holly, ivy and more. Not only will your wreath look fabulous, it will smell impressive too. Festive snacks and refreshments included. £45, Book here.

Wiltshire Wildlife Christmas Wreath Workshop, 16 December 10 am – 1 pm, Dragonfly Cafe, Lower Moor Nature Reserve, Oaksey

Join Laura from Trowbridge florist Pinkney Farm Flowers to create a classic festive wreath in a beautiful nature reserve setting.

You’ll use traditional methods and natural materials and all materials will be provided plus refreshments and mince pies. £50, book here

Past workshops

Christmas wreath workshop with two-course lunch, Iford Manor Estate, 26 November, 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

The glorious Iford Manor Estate is hosting two wreath workshops in late November, both with a delicious two-course lunch in the beautiful grounds included. The session is hosted by trainer florist Sarah Brooker, who also happens to work as the housekeeper on the estate. Tea, coffee and morning pastries are included, as well as a two-course lunch. Book here.

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop, 27 November 2 – 5 pm, Malmesbury Town Hall

Your wreath will be pride of place all December after making it at this late November class. Tickets are £25, including all materials and profits go to charity. Call 0166 822 143 to book or visit the Malmesbury Tourist Information Centre.

Wreath Making the Traditional Way, Brimslade Farm, Marlborough, 27 November 1:30 – 4 pm

Taking place just outside Marlborough next the the beautiful canal, soak up the lovely views while creating a wreath using wild materials responsibly foraged from sustainably managed woods and hedgerows. You start by forming the shape of your wreath using coppiced hazel rods, ready to start attaching a selection of evergreen foliage.

You will be guided through the whole process to make your eco-friendly Christmas wreath to take home with you. £40 including all materials and tea and coffee, biscuits and mince pies. Book here.

Natural Christmas Wreath Making Workshop, 28 Nov 1 pm – 3 pm, Le Petit Beauty Salon, Old Town, Swindon

Le Petit Beauty Salon is always our first stop for manicures (they last weeks!) and when we stopped by this week we noticed they’re putting on a wreath workshop this year! Spaces are limited and they only had three left at the time of writing – call 01793 485 920 for more info.

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop, 29 Nov 10 am – 2:30 pm, Old Farmyard Avebury

Avebury’s annual wreath-making event is always a popular one, so book it quickly if you’re keen to make Christmas magic among the stones.

It’s a fun, friendly event with a laidback atmosphere, which definitely appeals to us as somewhat craft-challenged people!

Booking essential, £55 per person.


2 comments on “Wreath making workshops in Wiltshire”

  • edinchief December 6, 2021

    Thanks for the tip Clodagh, sounds fab. Sad that we missed them this year but will add to the list for 2022

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  • Clodagh Hayes November 30, 2021

    Surprised you don’t mention the fabulous wreath workshops run in Upavon village hall every year by Sara from the fabulous My Flower Patch. She even did wreath kits last year and a video to help us all through lockdown.

    Reply

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