Best Christmas wreath workshops in Kent
There's nothing like a wreath-making workshop to let off some creative steam and get into the festive mood with some buddies. And before you say it's too early, they're selling out already, sweetie! Get your tickets now for these crackers.
Secateurs at the ready! Here are some of our favourite wreath-making workshops. Just add mulled wine and mine pies…
SET, Various Locations, Weds 1 – Tues 14 Dec
Make your Christmas table look amazing this year! Join luxury table setting brand SET for their Festive Cracker & Mini Wreath Workshop. For £50pp, you’ll make 6 recyclable crackers topped with mini dried floral wreaths, the perfect keepsake! An array of dried flowers, beautiful ribbons, jokes, riddles and little fillers are included as well as light refreshments. Just bring yourselves and some festive cheer! The workshops will be Weds 1 Dec in Tunbridge Wells, Thurs 2 & 9 Dec in Matfield, Tues 7 Dec in St Julian’s Club in Sevenoaks and Tues 14 Dec at The Chequers in Lamberhurst. To book your tickets, email SET here.
Water Lane, Hawkhurst, Thurs 2 & Sat 11 Dec
Water Lane is an idyllic walled garden in Hawkhurst, the most beautiful setting for a workshop! Learn how to make a seasonal Christmas Wreath using all natural ingredients, led by floral stylist Gee from Bloom & Burn. Class is £65 including all tools and materials plus a hot drink or mulled wine and a mince pie to keep you refreshed. You could even enjoy lunch at Water Lane’s restaurant after all that work! Book your spot now.
Winter Wreath Workshop and Day Retreat with Hannah Bullivant, Sat 11 Dec
Make a Marsh-inspired Winter wreath in this beautiful setting – with home styling and interiors expert, Hannah Bullivant. All against the backdrop of Kent’s stunning Elmley Nature Reserve. The day starts with a talk and guided walk with Elmley host Abbie who will share the history of the reserve and show you the still-abundant wildlife. After your walk, gather in the gorgeous farmhouse to warm up with a cuppa where you will learn how to make a gorgeous, long-lasting Elmley-Inspired Winter wreath for your home in a meditative beginner-friendly class with all materials supplied. Bliss.
Bore Place, Sat 27 Nov
Taking inspiration from nature, make your own rustic wreath at Bore Place. Head out as a group to explore the grounds, foraging for beautiful natural winter foliage to use for your beautiful wreath, learn simple techniques to combine natural and found materials into your unique decorations. No previous experience or knowledge necessary. Enjoy tea, coffee, mince pies and a delicious hot lunch to finish. 10am – 2pm. Tickets are £60pp.
The Bloom Foundry, Tunbridge Wells, Sat 4 – Fri 17 Dec
Winner of Best Florist in Kent thanks to you guys! Join Lucie from The Bloom Foundry for a stunning Christmas Wreath Workshop experience. She’s got events happening all over December in a range of different locations from Goupie Chocolate House, bar Pitcher & Piano in Tunbridge Wells and even Castlemas at Tonbridge Castle. We adore her unique style, so you’ll definitely be taking a Wreath home set to impress. All workshops are 1.5 hours and tickets start from £55pp. Book now!
Frasers, Egerton, Weds 1 – Thurs 15 Dec
Create your own hand-made, sustainable decoration at one of Frasers’ Wreath-Making Masterclasses. Be the envy of all your neighbours, using greenery and organic material found on the farm and surrounding countryside, then you’ll be guided step-by-step through the process to create a wonderful traditional Christmas wreath. Each class is 2.5 hours and costs £70 pp including a scrumptious Afternoon Tea or a delicious grazing board with local cheese, cured meats, pate, crackers, bread and chutney for those joining a Thursday evening workshop. Book your place by emailing email@example.com or call 01233 756122.
Hever Castle, Weds 1 – Sun 5 Dec
Join the talented Emma Fuller of Emmy Lou Floristry, a previous gardener at Hever Castle, to make workshop a traditional Christmas wreath making using seasonal greenery, dried fruit and Christmas decorations. The workshop will be 1.5 hour long and includes free access to explore the gardens at Hever Castle on the day of your tour so you can make a right festive day of it! Tickets are £56pp, maximum of 10 people per class. Book your tickets now.
Flower & Glory, Brasted, Tues 30 Nov – Weds 1 Dec
We love this beautiful florist and home store in Sevenoaks! Owned by Deborah Arpino, florist and stylist. Over the past 20 years, she has developed a distinctive look that is inspired by her love of flora, fauna and France. Join her festive workshop where you’ll learn how to make your very own gorgeous wreath. Tickets are £95pp. Materials, expertise and lovely refreshments included. Book your tickets now.
Flowers by Enchantment, Tonbridge, Weds 1 – Thurs 9 Dec
Come and learn how to make your own Christmas door wreath from scratch with the lovely Mandy and Claire from Flowers By Enchantment along Tonbridge High St. £45pp with refreshments. Places are getting booked up so act fast and book your spot by calling the shop on: 01732 351092.
The Alexander Centre, Faversham, Weds 24 Nov – Weds 1 Dec
Create a beautiful Christmas wreath with Kim Barnicott from Bee Street Flowers at The Alexander Centre in Faversham. We LOVE the look of these gorgeous wreaths, just look on Instagram! The workshops will begin at 7pm until 9pm. £35pp including all materials and refreshments. Book your place by calling The Alex on: 01795 591691.
Star & The Rose, Wreath Workshop, West Heath School, Sevenoaks, Sun 5 Dec
Gorgeous Tonbridge florist and lifestyle store (sitting at the northern end of Tonbridge High Street) Star & The Rose is hosting its first ever wreath workshop with @westheathevents. The talented Charlotte (I mean, have you seen her instagram?) and her team will bring all the beautiful materials for you to work with and guide you along the way to create your own fresh Christmas wreath. Limited spaces available so message them quickly here if you want to save a spot.
West Malling Flowers, Thurs 25 Nov and 1 & 3 Dec
Create an Elegant Door Wreath to wow the family this Christmas at David Lloyd in Kingshill with West Malling Flowers or join their Christmas Floral Demonstration on Thurs 25 Nov hosted by Dennis van Wonderen – if you’ve ever been to the Chelsea Flower Show, you might recognise him! Tickets for the Wreath Workshop are £50pp including all materials and refreshments. Book your spot now. Table Arrangement workshop coming soon!
Blooming Green, Maidstone, Fri 26 Nov – Sat 4 Dec
Learn how to make a lush, 100% compostable Christmas wreath on a hand-made willow base with Blooming Green, Florist and Flower Grower in Maidstone. Once you’ve learnt how to make your base with whips of willow, you’ll get to cover them with fresh foliage, berries and other lovely materials gathered from the Blooming Green flower plot. Leave with a unique wreath that will reflect your own taste and style. Tickets are £60pp including hot drinks and refreshments. Book yours now.
The East Kent Flower Company, Wye, Fri 26 Nov – Sat 4 Dec
Get in the Christmassy mood with The East Kent Flower Company, learn the traditional method of making a Christmas wreath from scratch. Create and decorate your own stunning wreath using seasonal spruce, natural materials and foliage from dried fruits, cones, berries and ribbons. Most of their classes are fully booked but there’s a few spots left! Times are either 11am – 1pm or 6 – 8pm. £60pp, the workshop is 2 hours long and limited to 10 people per class. Quick get your tickets now!
Millbrook Garden Centre, Sat 27 Nov – Sat 18 Dec
Millbrook’s brilliant in-house team and local florists and horticultural experts will be leading workshops this year so you can make something fabulous! Spend a little time relaxing and learn a new skill at one of their Festive Wreath and Christmas Table Arrangement Workshops across their Garden Centres in Crowborough, Staplehurst and Gravesend. Tickets costs £50pp including all materials and seasonal refreshments.
The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Sun 28 Nov, Sun 5 & Sun 12 Dec
Create a completely unique wreath this Christmas! Join The Historic Dockyard‘s Master Ropemakers and spend the afternoon in the festive surrounds of The Mess Deck. The base of your Christmas wreath will be formed from rope made by their experts craftsman on their Victorian ropewalk, using the same techniques used for producing the finest ropes for the Royal Navy Ships including HMS Victory. The workshop will start with tea, coffee and mince pies then you’ll be guided through the techniques for creating your traditional door wreath. The workshops are 2 hours and £45pp which includes everything you need. Book your tickets here.
Anna’s Country Flowers, Chilham, Weds 1 – Tues 21 Dec
Learn how to make a Christmas Wreath or Christmas Garland this December with Anna. Make a traditional mossed wreath from scratch with lots of fresh foliage and beautiful dried flowers and berries to decorate or learn how to make a traditional Christmas garland from scratch with lots of fresh foliage, dried flowers and berries to add to your festive table, mantlepiece or staircase. Groups are kept small so book as early as you can to get in! The Christmas Wreath workshop is £55pp and Christmas Garland workshop is £65pp – materials and refreshments included.
The Flint Path, Canterbury, Weds 1 – Sun 12 Dec
The Flint Path is a gorgeous online home store, owned by Ali White who creates all her art by hand in her home studio. Join Ali this December in the gorgeous rustic setting of the Old Mill Studio in Blean, near Canterbury. Make a traditional Christmas wreath for your home using natural foliage, leafy sprigs and some extra decorative touches. Enjoy hot drinks and a glass of fizz! Tickets are £42pp. Find all the details here.
OR DO IT YOURSELF FROM HOME!
Would you rather stay in by the fire? Or you’ve just left it too late to book one of these events? We’ve got the perfect solution…
Winter Wreath Kits, Macknade
Brought to you by Macknade, Kent’s favourite food hall – that offers a whole load of other goodies besides – here’s everything you need to make your own festive wreath. Includes a variety of suitably selected stems, a willow base, wire and instructions for you to get crafting in the comfort of your own home. Create an everlasting wreath to display yourself or gift to family & friends (costs £55).
Christmas Door Wreath Kits, Coco & Bloom
Independent West Malling florist, Coco & Bloom creates beautiful whimsical flowers for all occasions and whilst their Festive Workshops are already fully booked, pre-order your own Wreath Kit right now for delivery or collection from Mon 22 Nov. Choose between Red Berry, Fruity or Glitzy & Glam, all £40. The kit contains everything you need to create your own beautiful wreath to adorn your front door including instructions and even a handy Youtube demo for you to follow!
No time? We hear ya! Why not order one of their stunning Wreaths or festive Centrepieces? It saves you doing it yourself.
DIY Luxe Christmas Wreath Kits, The Flower Alchemist
Stay home, order the DIY Luxe Christmas Wreath Kit from The Flower Alchemist and do it yourself! We did this last year with a friend and it was SO fun! For £40 (doesn’t include p&p) create your own masterpiece in the comfort of your own home. There’s 3 kits to choose from: Traditional, Silver or Pink & Purple just select one from the dropbox box. Each kits comes with everything you need plus a set of instructions, don’t you worry.
Still too much effort? Why not just buy one of Lucinda’s gorgeous Christmas Door and Table Wreaths all ready made for you? We like the sound of that!
DIY Wreath Kit, Lady Penelope’s
Order one of these beautiful DIY wreath kits from Lady Penelope’s based in Canterbury, create your festive wreath in the comfort of your own home for £45 including delivery. Kit includes a 16” pined wreath, Eucalyptus, Wheat, Cinnamon sticks, Pinecones, Dried fruit and Ribbon – everything you’d need!
Festive Place Settings, Beyond The Table
Wreath sorted? Why not order Beyond The Table’s gorgeous Festive Place Settings? They are the perfect finishing touch. Choose between the Scarlett Red or Candy Cane Monochrome Set, for £15pp, they include a napkin, place card, blank menu card and place setting bow, personalised and delivered to your door in December. They would make the perfect gift to send to family or friends or are just the ticket to take with you if your hiring a holiday home this Christmas to ensure your tabletop has a little festive sparkle.
Better still, the napkins, menu cards and ribbons can be used again and again for maximum tablescape gorgeousness every year! If you order over 4 place settings get a free candle gift. Place your order before Fri 26 Nov. Email Sarah now.