It’s getting ever closer to December, which means it is time to start thinking about Christmas! Here at Fieldcrest we are busy planning our decorations including Christmas wreaths – and we are looking forward to our wreath workshops in a few weeks’ time.

As many of our regular visitors might have already crafted a particular type of wreath last year, this year we’re offering three different types of wreath workshops  –  willow, moss based and a plastic backed florist foam one. Yes, I must be mad!!!

There is a lovely Christmas feeling in our wooden Garden room at this time of year, and we love making the wreaths, accompanied by festive music, mulled cranberry juice and mince pies.

Our groups have a lovely festive time, designing and decorating their creations, and we love seeing the individual ideas that everyone comes up with. Plus you then get to take your wreath straight home ready to go straight onto your door or to use as an impressive table centrepiece.

Our group size is a maximum of eight, so we can give individual attention to everyone.

At time of writing we still have:

  • Two places on the willow wreath workshop on Thursday 6th December, where Richard Joynson, local willow grower and constructor, will be on hand to provide the willow and help out. Time 2-4pm
  • One place on the plastic backed wreath on Friday 7th December 10.30am – 12.30 pm
  • One place on the moss based wreath on Thursday 13th December 2-4pm

Course price is just £22 per person to include all materials, demonstration and refreshments.

I am also doing some individual workshops for groups of 5 or more, so please get in touch if you are interested in a bespoke workshop to organise a date for your group.

See our Courses section for more details


In the garden it’s a good time to take some hardwood cuttings from shrubs, prune and move various deciduous shrubs and perennials and it’s the ideal time to plant tulip bulbs as well – there really is always something to do.