Make your own Christmas wreath
Christmas starts at the Royal Academy with a glass of sparkling wine and a luxury Christmas wreath-making workshop, using fresh foliage from the Tregothnan estate in Cornwall.
What better way to welcome your guests this Christmas than with a beautiful handmade wreath on your door? This workshop will give you the opportunity to experiment with beautiful flowers and foliage to create your own Christmas masterpiece.
Using the best examples of wild winter foliage, fresh from the Tregothnan garden and Cornish growers, make your own 12-inch clamped wreath to adorn your festive front door or use as a table centrepiece. You can add signature touches, such as a luxurious combination of fruit, gold ting ting, gold cones, statice, spruce, holly, cupresus and tree ivy, all finished off with a beautiful ribbon. In just a few simple steps, you can be the proud creator of your very own magnificent wreath!
Hosted by Tregothnan, the workshop will cover how to construct and build beautiful wreaths and will last for an hour and a half. You will be given all the materials to create a traditional wreath to take home at the end of the session – a perfect gift or great decoration for your own home. They are also designed to keep fresh over the festive period, giving you one less thing to worry about when planning your Christmas!
Home to the Boscawen family, the Tregothnan estate has persevered in pioneering botanical firsts since 1334. Inspired by a tradition stretching back generations, they began supplying England’s first and only tea in 2005, creating inimitable Britishness. Tregothnan are hosting a series of events exclusively for Friends of the RA.
● Fully booked
Wednesday 29 November 2017
7 — 10pm
The Sir Hugh Casson Room for Friends, the Keeper's House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
£45. Includes wreath-making and a glass of sparkling wine.