BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Masterclass Online: Christmas Wreaths, Garlands and other Living Decorations

Online Masterclass: Christmas Wreaths, Garlands and other Living Decorations

Get in the festive spirit at noon on Friday 4 December, 2020 and learn how to create beautiful decorations with materials from the garden.

If you’re looking for ways to kick off the festive season, why not get in touch with your creative side and make your own unique Christmas wreath and decorations using fresh natural materials straight from the garden and save on the premium price-tag associated with pre-made living decorations.


With more than 40 years of practical gardening experience, horticultural expert and Associate Editor, David Hurrion in our next online Masterclass, Christmas Wreaths, Garlands and other Living Decorations will share creative ideas, practical methods and techniques for making living Christmas displays using materials from your own plot. You’ll discover the best foliage, twigs, berries and winter flowers to use from your garden and how to collect and condition your materials for indoor use, to make sure your living displays last.

Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, and be able to download a set of notes from the course.

Join our online Masterclass, Christmas Wreaths, Garlands and other Living Decorations, on Friday 4 December, 2020 at noon (GMT)*. Tickets cost just £12.50.

*If you’re unable to attend the live session, all registered attendees will also be able to watch a recording of the live session, which will be made available for a period of seven days from the following Monday (7 December) after the live webinar. Please note, you’ll be unable to take part in the live Q&A session.

What’s in the Masterclass

Join our Associate Editor David Hurrion for a Masterclass on the creative and practical methods for making wreaths, garlands, table decorations and other living displays using materials from your own garden in this festive event. This hour-long Masterclass Online (with extra time for questions) will cover the following topics:

  • The many benefits of making your own Christmas decorations using natural materials
  • Inspiring ideas for wreaths, garlands and living decorations
  • Choosing suitable materials
  • When and how best to collect materials from the garden, including some basic pruning to encourage healthy plant healing and re-growth
  • Conditioning materials to make sure they last for indoor use
  • Wreath making – different frames to use and make, processing and binding materials
  • Basics for other decorations, binding garlands, attaching ribbons, arranging vases
  • Aftercare of natural materials, including where best to position wreaths and garlands to avoid heat exposure, wind – if outdoors, plus dismantling and recycling of materials post Christmas

Your Masterclass host

Expert tutor, our Associate Editor, David Hurrion, will share his years of gardening experience, and answer your questions on creating living Christmas decorations in a live Q&A session. David has led many live masterclasses for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine and, now is bringing his skills to you online, so you can learn from him from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world.

David was knowledgeable, interesting and engaging. I learnt so much, and it was fun and informative
Participant on a previous live Masterclass with David Hurrion

Your Masterclass itinerary

Friday 4 December, 2020 at noon (GMT)

Presentation Horticultural expert, David Hurrion will lead a one-hour online presentation

Q&A David will invite your questions for a live Q&A session after the Masterclass presentation

Handout notes You’ll be able to download a set of course notes for reference

Recording A recording of the live course will be made available to all registered attendees to re-watch for a period of seven days – a link will be sent to you by email the following Monday (7 December) after the live Masterclass, allowing you to re-watch tips and techniques whilst you create your own decorations.

Book now

To book your place on our  Christmas Wreaths, Garlands and other Living Decorations Masterclass Online costs just £12.50.

Book your place now

Note, please ensure your email address is entered correctly at point of registration so you receive your link to join the class. If you have any difficulty booking please drop us a line.

Get more advice from David

To get a taster of the Masterclass and get more information and advice from David Hurrion check out our weekly video series, Ask David, in which he answers your gardening questions.