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Dates: Wednesday 1st, 8th & 15th December 2021 from 12.30pm
About: It’s that time of year again, when you can take some time out and enjoy a minced pie while you create your own Christmas wreath. Taking place in the beautiful surroundings of the outstanding Westonbirt Arboretum just a few miles drive from Bristol, you will learn how to craft a stunning Christmas wreath using traditional greenery and seasonal decorations from the hedgerow around the venue.
Your workshop includes entry to the Arboretum so you can enjoy the rest of your day discovering one of the most diverse and beautiful botanical collections in the world.
Address: Westonbirt Arboretum, Westonbirt, Tetbury, GL8 8QS
Dates: Tuesday 16th November 2021 at 6.30pm - 8.30pm
About: It's time to create a beautiful personalised wreath to take home and hang on your door ready for the Christmas season.A warm mulled wine or prosecco served on arrival along with mince pies will be sure to get you in the festive spirit.
Over the 2 hours you will be taken through making a beautiful winter wreath from scratch. You will use seasonal materials which are all provided. You will also have a choice of bows to add to your finished creation. This workshop makes an ideal gift - why not bring a friend or family member.
Address: The Flower Hut Bristol, 12 Ardern Close, Bristol, BS9 2QT
Dates: Thursday 25th November 2021 at 6.30pm - 9.00pm
About: Start off the Christmas build up with making your own door wreaths at one of the workshops at the beautiful Arnos Vale, Bristol. It’s the perfect event to do with friends and family and will really get you in the Christmas spirit.
With a step by step guide throughout the workshop, you will be using an assortment of foliage’s and decorations for you to leave with your own bespoke wreath. Spaces are limited so book your ticket early to avoid disappointment.
Address: Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, Arno's Vale, BS4 3EW
Dates: Various Dates
About: Relax and have some festive fun learning how to create your very own bespoke Christmas door wreath with Barley and Mabel. Create your individual Christmas wreath using a fresh moss based 12 inch copper frame and a range of festive foliages and natural decorations.
You will learn how to condition and groom your flowers/foliage, how to secure the mechanics and then how to create your wreath. You will discuss techniques to help create an eye catching and interesting design. Includes – all materials and sundries, full tuition and refreshments including tea/coffee (or other soft drink), a glass of Prosecco and a festive treat.
Address: Barley & Mabel, 43 Rodney Road, Backwell, Bristol, BS48 3HW
Dates: Saturday 4th December 2021 at 10.30am - 2.00pm
About: Learn and make a traditional Christmas Wreath to take home, made from natural materials collected from the Stoke Park Estate and local woodlands.
You will spend 1.5-2 hours on a fascinating led walk with local conservationist Steve England, learning which materials to source, and collect your own personal choice of hazel withies, ivy, berries and holly. Then you will return to the Hub to warm up over Mulled punch and mince pies, and to make your own traditional Christmas Wreath alongside Steve England, who will be on hand for guidance!
Address: The Hub, Gainsborough Square, Bristol, BS7 9FB