Christmas Wreath Extravaganza

The wonderful wreath workshops arrived at Painshill this November/ December; full of foliage, fun, pinecones and winter berries. The festive magic allowed our visitors’ creativity to flow whilst learning to make stunning Christmas wreaths to upgrade their front doors or internal decor!

Running across three days, the workshops were created and hosted by the expert crafter, gardener, designer and maker, Renée Canter, The girl who gardens. The workshop attendees learnt step by step, using garden-fresh holly, ivy, and vibrant red berries how to create a festive masterpiece.

Learning how to add foliage, berries and seed heads to create beautiful Christmas wreaths using sustainably foraged materials from Painshill. Bringing the colours and textures of winter to your front door is a tradition that is centuries old.

Renée gave us some really helpful tips for keeping the evergreen wreaths healthy once completed:

It is best to keep your wreath in the cool outdoors.
Before hanging, spritz your wreath base well.
Feel of the wreath base every week to see if it needs spritzing again.
Compost as much of your wreath as possible, You can reuse the base again and again.

If you are looking to create the garden you’ve always dreamed of…. click here for more information from Renée Canter.

Whether you’re an enthusiastic beginner or a floristry professional and looking for new inspiration, keep an eye out for our up and coming crafty workshops.

Due to the popularity of the wreath making, Renée is also hosting the Kokedama workshop.

Running on 10 March 2024 at 10:30am – 12:30pm, you can make two delightful Japanese Kokedama to decorate your home, one using seasonal spring bulbs. A perfect gif or activity for Mother’s Day!

For more information and to book tickets, click here

The next wonderful workshop to arrive at Painshill will be hosted by our ‘Poet in Residence’, Nia Broomhall.
Whether you are a novice or an experienced writer, come and explore your writing talents in a fun and creative environment. Hone your writing skills and challenge yourself in this poetry writing workshop on 23 January.

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