Deck the Halls: Wonderful wreath-making workshops
Crackers about Christmas crafting? Here’s our pick of some of the best wreathmaking workshops around Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Impress your nearest and dearest with a festive arrangement made by your own fair hands. Better look lively though – these Hampshire and Isle of Wight wreath-making workshops are booking up fast.
Stanstead Park Wreath Making Workshop, Rowland’s Castle
Create a wreath worthy of Rowlands Castle’s grand house itself (above) with fresh foliage and expert tuition from Stanstead Park. Grab a glass of bubbly and join tutor Becky Dunn in the historic Blue Room as she guides you through the assembly using foliage collected from the Estate’s woodlands.
£40. Fri 3 December, 2pm – 4pm. Sat 4 December, 10am – 12pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Crafty kids? No, we’re not talking snagging extra pocket money. If you’ve a creative type, take them to Itchen Valley Country Park to create a Christmas wreath out of willow and natural foliage collected in the park. Suitable for children aged 6+ (with an adult).
£7. Sat 11 Dec, 2pm – 3pm.
Field Farm Project Wreath Making Workshop, Winchester City Mill
Set in the South Downs National Park, the Field Farm Project is essentially a nature school for all ages, teaching woodland craft, field studies, farm life, horticulture and ancient crafts. This year, their all-natural material wreath-making workshop comes to the Winchester City Mill. The cosy café will lay on some delicious Yule treats while you make. Look out too for Yule Swag and Yule Log workshops.
£40, Fri 26 Nov, 4.30pm – 7pm
Fig and Bramble Christmas Wreath Workshop, Headlands Farm Coffee Shop, West Wellow, near Romsey
Snag the last set of tickets to the popular Fig and Bramble’s Christmas door wreath making workshops. Held at Headlands Farm café, along with materials and tuition you can also expect a spot of homemade cake and refreshments. Under owner Adele’s guidance, wreaths will be crafted from a moss base and home grown dried flowers, with fragrant foliage and decorative ribbons and dried fruits.
£45. Tues 14 Dec, 6pm – 8.30pm
Make an afternoon of it at this luxury Chewton Glen Christmas Flowers Afternoon Workshop. Tuck into a festive lunch and a mince pie (or two) then learn how to create a 5-star Christmas door wreath and fresh-flower table arrangement with hotel florist Sarah Wilkins.
£120. Mon 13 December. Lunch from 12.30pm, workshop 2pm – 5.45pm.
Woodfire X Coffeelab Create your Christmas Wreath workshop, Coffeelab, Stockbridge
Get a caffeine fix at this Stockbridge workshop (or come along in the evening for prosecco and nibbles instead). Choosing from a selection of found, foraged and locally sourced greenery, flowers and berries, with help from Katie Carrick Buchanan, you can choose to go wild or stay traditional as you create your show-stopping festive door adornment.
£65. Tues 7 Dec, 10am – 1pm or 6pm – 8pm.
Workshops at this bloomin’ marvellous florist and café are always brilliant fun. Tucked away by a secluded dew pond, it was set up in 2020 by friends Anna Tonkin and Julie Marjoram, who made headlines when they decorated a local roundabout with wreaths adorned with lobsters (a nod to the town’s annual lobster pot Christmas tree, in case you were wondering). Tuck into snacks and Prosecco and design yours in traditional, fruit, coastal, peacock or sugar and spice. Nice!
£60. Various dates, Tues 23 Nov – Thurs 16 Dec.
Tapnell Park Christmas Wreath Making Workshop, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
Grab your festive cocktail and join Jo of Afton Blooms (Tapnell Park’s in-house wedding florist) for this wreath making workshop. Christmas music will play as you create your masterpiece from moss, foliage, bow, berries and scented decorations like oranges, cinnamon, pine cones, etc). Then it’s time to eat – your choice of a Festive Burger or Winter Warmer Stew. Yum.
£49. Tues 30 Nov, Tues 7 Dec. 5.30pm start, 7.30pm meal.
Christmas Wreath Making and Festive Afternoon Tea, Lainston House, Winchester
Oooh, this wreath making workshop will be a goodie – followed by tasty goodies! Held in the 17th Century Dawley Barn and Drawing Room at the beautiful Lainston House, you’ll be in great hands with an expert tutorial from Judith Searles of Jude the Florist.
£99. Wed 1 Dec and Thurs 2 Dec. 10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm.
Flowers by Daiva, Christmas Wreath Workshop, Old Basing
Join Basingstoke florist Daiva in her airy studio for a relaxed, fun Christmas wreath making workshop. Come alone or with a group of friends (parties of up to six) and you can upgrade to a VIP ticket (+ £5) to add a glass of prosecco.
£45. Daily, Thurs 4 Nov – Sat 18 Dec, 10am – 12pm / 2pm – 4pm.