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Christmas Wreath Making

Adorn your home and get into the festive spirit, with Christmas wreath making at River Cottage.

Join us for a day of all things Christmassy at River Cottage, with our Christmas Wreath Making course hosted by local flower grower and florist Emma Dixon of Meadowsweet Flowers and Floristry.

Emma will teach you how to make two fabulous Christmas wreaths, with plenty of other tips to give your home a little festive cheer. We’ll provide all the materials – holly, berries, ivy, seed heads, feathers and ribbon – and reward you with a hearty lunch, hot toddies and the chance to explore River Cottage HQ in the beautiful midwinter.

  • Christmas Wreath Making

    Excellent value for money and really enjoyable seasonal fun for anyone. Lovely warm barn to work in despite it being below freezing outdoors.

    John Attended 16 December 2022

    5.0 out of 5
  • Christmas Wreath Making

    Truly wonderful course! Such a fun day out with a friend in the run up to Christmas. The whole day was organised with such meticulous attention to detail, with everything provided including the most delicious food and treats in a stunning location.

    Caroline Attended 7 December 2022

    5.0 out of 5

Your day

10:00 - 16:00

  • Arrive at River Cottage

    You’ll begin your day with a 10 - 15 minutes stroll through our woods down to the farm.

  • Make yourself at home

    You will meet your host and start the day with tea, coffee and treats fresh from the kitchen.

  • Demo session

    Emma will take you through her top tips for Christmas decorations, with crafty ideas to deck your halls in style.

  • Practical session

    Next, time to make your Christmas wreaths! Emma will guide you through the traditional techniques using holly, berries, ivy, seed heads, ribbon and added sparkle. While you work we’ll serve a mulled cider to warm your cockles.

  • Lunch

    Food is always the focus at River Cottage, and next you’ll tuck into a two-course lunch of local, seasonal fare prepared by the River Cottage chefs.

  • Practical session

    After lunch you'll get underway with your hazel wreath, a less traditional style of wreath, but equally as elegant. This lighter style of wreath is ideal for hanging indoors or out, adding beauty and festive cheer to your home.

  • Departure

    You’ll marvel at your beautiful handiwork, before wandering back up the hill (at 3.30pm), ready to make your way home to hang your wreaths.

Please note: This is a guide to the activities that will make up your course at River Cottage. This is by no means set in stone and will depend on seasonal availability.

On occasion cookery schools will use equipment that includes induction hobs. It is recommended that people with pace makers should not work on these units. If you are concerned or would like to check whether or not induction hobs will be used on the course you are interested in, please call us on 01297 630302.

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Further information...

This course is run from River Cottage HQ on the Dorset/Devon borders. Full address details of HQ will be provided once you have booked.

We are a licensed venue. We have a wide selection of the finest organic wines available to purchase.

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We would advise that this course is only really suitable for 12 years of age and upwards. Under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our guests.

With many of our courses there are often treats and leftovers to take away with you. In our quest to be more sustainable we are encouraging guests to bring their own containers and bags to transport their produce home. Details of what is required for each course will be included in booking emails.

  • Sustainable Restaurant Association
  • Food and Travel Magazine 2017
  • Great British Food Awards 2017
  • Great British Food Awards 2018