Cracking Cornish Christmas Wreath Workshops
Deck your door with boughs of holly! These local festive craft classes are hugely popular so, quick, book now!
Is your door even Christmas ready if it’s not adorned with festive foliage by mid-November?
If you fancy having a crack at creating your own, we aren’t short on workshops in Cornwall with lots over the next few weeks (some with free festive tipple btw). But be quick to book as tickets are selling like hot mince pies. Secateurs at the ready, let’s go!
Tregothnan, 29 Nov
Using wild winter foliage fresh from the Tregothnan garden and local growers, work with one of Tregothnan’s expert florists to create your own masterpiece or recreate one of their absolutely beautiful ready-made wreaths. Formed in 1334, Tregothnan is one of the few remaining original, living Great Estates and pioneered botanical firsts for centuries. By nurturing rare plants, shrubs and Camellia Sinensis (tea plants) within their own special micro-climate, Tregothnan was the first-ever English tea company to grow its own tea. Tickets £95, includes lunch and a cream tea.
Una St Ives, 30 Nov, 1 Dec, 13 & 15 Dec
Wreath Making & Twilight Spa session. While away the afternoon with lunch at the beautiful Una Kitchen and a wreath making class with Twigs and Greens. Roll into the evening with use of the spa facilities which include infinity pool, sauna, steam room & jacuzzi. Tickets £45, includes materials, spa access and lunch.
St. Ives Harbour Hotel & Spa, 1 Dec
Make your wreath in the morning with Alice of Ruby Alice Design, using plastic-free, locally sourced and biodegradable materials then after a gorgeous lunch head into the spa for the afternoon. Tickets £49 includes all materials and tuition to create a beautiful Christmas wreath, lunch and use of the spa facilities.
Hayley Scott Blooms at The Fish House, Fistral, 1 Dec
Wreath making right on Fistral Beach sounds suitably atmospheric with twinkling lights and crashing waves while you are warm and fuzzy inside (or that could just be the mulled wine on offer). Tickets £40, includes mulled wine on arrival, all tuition and material to make a 12inch moss based wreath with decoration as well as three small seafood tapas plates per person. Additional food and drink may be purchased.
Festive Feasting & Wreathing at The St Tudy Inn, a beautifully styled, warm and cosy restaurant and pub. Join Miranda by the fire at St Tudy to create your own fragrant and natural wreath using fresh, locally sourced materials and dried festive touches. Miranda’s wreaths use biodegradable materials (including the base) and generous quantities of British grown foliage to make your wreaths handsome and lush. Lunch, seasonal cooking from award-winning chef Emily Scott, follows the workshop. Tickets £85, includes welcome tea/coffee & cake, workshop, lunch, cocktail. Workshop lasts 2 hours.
Miranda is also hosting workshops at Pentillie, Saltash on 3 Dec, £75 includes arrival tea/coffee, workshop, mid-morning treats and mulled wine, a two-course lunch, glass of wine and Cotehele National Trust on 5 Dec, tickets £60pp which includes all flowers, foliage, materials and containers.
The Vault Kitchen Penzance 5, 7 and 9 Dec.
Alice of Ruby Alice Design has teamed up with the crew from The Old Coastguard and will be helping build wreaths using plastic-free, locally sourced and biodegradable materials. Tickets £35, includes tuition, materials, welcome drink and a mince pie.
Tre, Pol & Pen, Lezant, Near Launceston, 6 Dec
Using locally foraged greenery and under the expert eye of floral designer and grower Hannah Willcock you will make your own wire and moss based wreath to take home. A recent opening in the Cornish foodie scene, Tre, Pol & Pen is a farm shop celebrating local produce, nestled into the hillside with fine views. Tickets £45, includes mince pies and a glass of mulled wine. Workshop lasts 2 hours.
Hayley Scott Blooms at Porth Veor Manor, 7 Dec
Make a 12-inch moss based creation beside the Christmas tree and a roaring fire, overlooking the sea. Tickets £42, includes a hot drink and a festive finger food buffet. Festive attire is optional but recommended.
Philleigh Way, 7 & 8 Dec
Join Louise Fitzpatrick from “Oh sew nancy” to learn to make a wreath including base from a wide variety of seasonal, twigs, foliage, herbs, berries and flowers. Tickets £45, includes mulled wine and a mince pie plus lunch before or after the class and all materials.
No holly here – Emily Talling of Three Acre blooms is a genius at turning dried seasonal flowers and grasses into beautiful wreaths that are almost work of art – I didn’t want to put the one I made year outside. She’s hosting two wreath-making workshops at the Old Mill as part of Nancarrow Farm’s Christmas Fayre. You’ll create your own wreath with all materials provided, foraged mostly from the hedgerows at Nancarrow. Tickets £45, includes lunch and a drink. Workshop lasts 1.5 hours.
Alice in Scandiland, Lostwithiel, 8 Dec
One for the minimalists, or for those who prefer cleaner aesthetics, Alice of Alice in Scandiland is hosting a festive event at her quite frankly dangerously gorgeous shop. Join her to make a contemporary wreath using Eucalyptus, plus an exclusive store discount to get a gentle start on Christmas shopping. Tickets £35, includes warming drinks, delicious nibbles, 15% off in-store and the chance to really get into the Christmas frame of mind.
Zennor Wild at The Gurnard’s Head, Zennor, 11 & 12 Dec
These workshops are super popular at everyone’s favourite Zennor pub, The Gurnard’s Head. Enjoy supper and creating your wreath with Pippa from Zennor Wild. Tickets £50, includes a two-course supper, drink on arrival, all materials & tuition. These workshops always sell out but worth checking for spaces by calling the pub on 01736 796 928.
Mount Haven Hotel, Marazion, 13 & 14 Dec
Alice from Ruby Alice Design uses locally sourced, seasonal foliage to create designs that are both modern and romantic, capturing the spirit of our wild Cornish landscape. Join her for a glass of prosecco in front of the roaring log burner and some festive sharing plates whilst you create your floral masterpiece. Tickets £50, workshop lasts 2 hours.
Down by the River Florals at Potager, 14 Dec (also 7 Dec)
Fans of a succulent will love this living wreath workshop at Potager Gardens. Potager was once a bramble choked wilderness of an abandoned plant nursery and is now a relaxing and beautiful haven. Cosy up in your woollies and join Lisa from Down by the river florals in the greenhouse to create a stunning wreath – each one is unique with real ivy and succulents planted into them & will carry on living into the new year. Tickets £45, include all materials as well as a hot drink & a mince pie.