Foraging Floristry: Wreath Making
Enjoy a full-day Floristry course at Brogdale Collections Charity. Forage fresh foliage from all over the Brogdale site learning everything you need to know to make and take home your very own autumn/winter wreath.
About the Day
Begin the day with an introduction to floristry with Holly and make your own wreath base from natural willow – a fundamental skill for future wreath making!
Explore the beautiful orchards at Brogdale learning what foliage can be foraged and best used in wreath-making. Holly will point out what to look out for, what will stay fresh, and what you can dry at home.
Forage and create your fresh moss base before eating a packed lunch and refreshments. Continue foraging in the afternoon, gathering your fresh materials before arranging them perfectly around your base.
Holly will be on hand at all times to help you create a stunning fresh autumn/winter wreath to take home. You are welcome to bring any unique items you may wish to add to your wreath from home but this is not compulsory. All materials will be provided or foraged but you might want to wear gloves and bring secateurs.
Tools required: Flower scissors or secateurs. Gardening gloves.
Holly is highly skilled and will be on hand with all your creative queries. Sharing top tips and advice throughout. You will leave the course day with a beautiful fresh autumn/winter wreath that will impress the neighbours as well a fountain of foraging floristry knowledge.
More about the Instructor
Holly owns a small business called Flowers by Holly. She makes bouquets and wreaths by hand in West London and Kent. She hand dries stems sourced from British flower farms and no bouquet or wreath is the same. Each product that Holly makes is totally unique and sustainable. Also a free-lance florist, she loves experimenting with seasonal flowers and foliage. In the Autumn/ Winter Holly will be running longer full day courses making fresh wreaths foraged completely from the grounds at Brogdale.
More short courses at Brogdale can be found here.