It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Okay, so we know we’re not even a week into November yet but London is bursting at the seams with festive pop-ups and craft making workshops, with the latest edition to the list: the wreath workshop. Sure, you could just buy a fairly decent one from your local supermarket or florist, but where’s the fun in that? Grab your sparkling gardening gloves, pop on your cheesy Christmas jumper and channel your inner countryside gal as you embark on one of London’s finest wreath making workshops. Oh, just mind the prickly holly!
Wreath making is as popular as ever and we’ve probably got Petersham Nurseries’ legendary workshops to thank. On one of their ever popular workshops, you’ll learn all about festive wreath making, its history and how to champion seasonal foliage, mosses and fruits. But, make sure you nab your spot quickly because Petersham Nurseries’ festive wreath making arrangements tickets are selling speedier than Father Christmas himself on Christmas Eve.
Workshops running until 18th December
Nothing screams Christmas more than hanging a big ol’ festive wreath on your front door. Here to help you along the way is Hotel Café Royal’s diptyque workshops. The wreath workshops will be led by the hotel’s very own personal in-house florist, Jamie Aston, who’ll help guests learn how to make their own wreath and personalise the festive fancies with their very own scented diptyque ovals for the finishing touch. Ooh, fancy!
Running Monday 25th November & Monday 2nd December
Get your skates at the ready because we’re whizzing off to ME London for their mega Christmas wreath decorating workshop courtesy of east London florist Rebel Rebel. Begin the evening with a glass of fizz and a homemade mince pie before learning firsthand how to delicately curate your very own wreath using fresh seasonal foliage and dried materials. Finish off your evening by making your way up to Radio Rooftop’s wintry pop-up for a festive tipple and gaze out over London’s iconic skyline.
Thursday 28th November
Fancy a wreath making workshop from the queen of floristry? Of course, you do! Head over to The Egerton House Hotel and join their resident florist Jane Wadham, official florist to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (no biggie), as she guides you through the masterclass of all masterclasses. You’ll use a wide range of English-grown seasonal plants, berries and foliage, before being treated to a festive afternoon tea.
Thursday 5th December
‘Tis the season for a little wreath making so why not channel your inner creativity with Columbia Creative at one of their various workshops this festive season. Expect a whole lotta twisting and turning of delicate flowers and festive foliage, all with expert advice teaching you about the essentials and how to add your own personal flare.
Various dates from Thursday 28th November – Sunday 15th December
Go back to your countryside roots and head over to Vauxhall City Farm for a day of animal petting, wreath making and festive fun. Whether you’re after a formal wreath, or a more rustic vibe, create your own using fresh herbs and foliage from the farm’s garden. All of the profits go to helping support the farm’s work for the local community.
Selected times and dates from Saturday 30th November – Sunday 15th December