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Christmas Wreath Making Workshop 2023

Exeter Friends invite you to their Christmas Wreath Making Workshop!

Unfortunately this event is now sold out! If you would like to support Hospiscare this Christmas, please come see our other web pages or visit the Exeter Friends of Hospiscare stall at the Magdalen Road Christmas Fair, on Saturday 2nd December, 2-6pm. If you wish to make a Christmas Wreath please see the Academy of Floral Arts upcoming events: 


Join award-winning florist, Tina Parkes to create your own luxury Christmas wreath.  A two and half-hour workshop, with complimentary hot drinks and selection of delicious homemade cakes.

Both our workshops are now sold out. Thank you so much to those who bought tickets. 

  • 10.00-12.30 – sold out
  • 14.00-16.30 – sold out

Please note: When booking using the form below you will be asked to select your preferred time slot.


The Wreath:
Using traditional methods, you will design and assemble an elegant, fragrant Christmas wreath, with a sustainable wire ring covered in fresh moss, decorated with a wide range of fresh greenery, pinecones, dried hydrangea heads, sparkly baubles, mini fairy lights and ribbons to make your front door the most festive on the street!


Workshop Instructor:
Tina Parkes, the Principal of Academy of Floral Art, will be leading the workshops. Tina is very experienced, highly qualified and award-winning Florist and Floristry Tutor. The only English Florist to hold a Dutch Masters, an American Masters (AIFD), British Masters (Level 5), Tina has even achieved an RHS Chelsea Gold medal! Tina has squeezed us into her busy diary to generously volunteer her time and expertise to run these sessions in aid of Hospiscare.


During the workshop you will be served tea or coffee. There will also be a selection of yummy homemade cakes, with dietary requirements catered for, if stated on the booking form.


St Katherine’s Priory is a beautiful historic building that provides a welcoming atmosphere for our Christmas event. St Katherine’s was a Benedictine Nunnery founded in 1159 and dissolved in 1539. The surviving  two storey building is thought to date from the 13th Century.


Costs and Bookings:
£40 per person which includes all materials, tools, refreshments and the wreath you created to take home.


To book your place please complete the Booking Form below. If you are booking for guests please provide their names, contact details and any dietary requirements.


What You Need To Bring:
We recommend you wear clothing that you don’t mind getting messy or bring along an apron. We will supply all the resources needed to make the perfect Christmas wreath, but if you have a special decoration you wish to add to your wreath you are welcome to bring it along. You will also need to bring a box to carry your wreath home in. If not, we will provide you with a black bin liner.


Directions and Parking
St Katherine’s Priory is on St Katheriene’s Road, which is off Beacon Lane or Calthorpe Lane (near Morrisons).  There is free parking outside. Please let us know if you have mobility issues and we will reserve a space for you close to the Priory.


Contact Details:
To discuss this event please contact Jo McCreedie by calling 07805 637968 or emailing exeterfriendsofhospiscare@gmail.com


Cancellation Policy:

If you notify us you cannot attend the event, at least 10 days in advance of the event, we can offer you a refund. If it is less than 10 days’ notice, unfortunately we cannot offer you a refund. Instead, you can send someone else in your place, if you can give us their name, contact details and any dietary requirements.  Or if you live in the Exeter or surrounding area, we may be able to drop you the wreath making kit to your door.