Making a wreath is hard work, but the pay off is having a luscious, fragrant one-off decoration to hang on your door. It’s also a lot of fun too. Here, The Resident picks out some of the best wreath-making workshops in London…
Photo: McQueens Flowers
1 Blooming Haus at Bluebird Chelsea
In partnership Blooming Haus, the Chelsea born luxury florists, Bluebird Chelsea are inviting guests to construct their own handcrafted and unique wreath from scratch with a glass of Nyetimber to enjoy on arrival. Bluebird Chelsea has undergone a full winter transformation, and amongst the winter huts on the terraces, Christmas trees, gold ferns and frosted pines, the experts at Blooming Haus will instruct participants how to build the base of the wreath, share their top tips on how best to decorate it.
When: December 12; 11am-1pm
Address: 350 King’s Road, Kensington, SW3 5UU
2 McQueens Flowers x Perrier-Jouët Christmas Wreath Making Workshops, Mayfair
McQueens Flower School has teamed up with Perrier-Jouët’s Champagne Ambassador, Jonathan ‘JonnyFizz’ Simms, for a series of exclusive Christmas wreath-making workshops. Taking place at McQueen’s Mayfair studio, the evenings start with a 20-minute champagne tasting session followed by a workshop in how to craft a show-stopping wreath with the McQueens Flower School team.
When: December 10, 11, 17,18; 6pm-9pm
Address: 29 North Audley Street, W1K 6WY
3 Petersham Nurseries Wreath-Making Workshops, Richmond
Learn how to create your own wild and impressive festive wreaths with a series of masterclasses hosted at Petersham Nurseries at its south west outpost. Guided by the experts, you’ll learn how to create a beautiful wreath with the finest seasonal foliage. Plus, in keeping with Petersham Nurseries’ commitment to low waste, the workshops will use both sustainable and biodegradable materials.
When: December 6 & 13, 10.30am-1.30pm; 3.pm-6pm
Address: Church Lane, Richmond, TW10 7AB
4 SSAW Collective Wreath Making Workshop
Founded by florists and flower farmers Jess Geissendorfer and Olivia Wilson, and chef Lulu Cox, SSAW Collective creates experiences that celebrate seasonality, advocating for positive change in the food and floral industries. This December the team are hosting an evening of wreath making with a nourishing dinner where guests will learn how to make an evergreen wreath using traditional native foliages such as holly, ivy and mistletoe. Participants will also learn about the history and significance of the wreath, how to forage for materials considerately and the importance of protecting and maintaining our hedgerows as winter sustenance and habitat for birds and other wildlife.
When: December 7
Address: Leila’s Shop, Calvert Avenue, Shoreditch E2 7JP
5 Hotel Cafe Royal, Piccadilly
The hotel’s florist Jamie Aston leads a series of festive workshops in the grand setting of the Hotel Cafe Royal. Dress your all-natural wreath in festive decorations and enjoy a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and canapes as well as a treats to take home from Cakes & Bubbles.
When: December 9,10,11; 6.30pm
Address: 68 Regent Street, W1B 4DY UK
6 Blooming Haus Christmas Tablescaping & Festive Wreath Making, Battersea
Start your workshop with a trip to one of Britain;s most famous flower wholesale market, New Covent Garden. Of course, the 7.30am start might be a bit early for you, so you also have the option of experiencing the workshop only, which starts at a far more civilised 10am and is held in the Blooming Haus studio. With a focus on sustainability, you’ll create luscious tablecapes and festive wreaths under the guidance of master florist Michal Kowalski and his business partner Michael Dariane.
When: December 4,10; 7.30am-12.30pm
Address: 5 Havelock Terrace, Unit 4G, SW8 4AS