Deck the halls with festive floristry 

November 26th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
Deck the halls with festive floristry 

If you love Christmas and are looking forward to decking your Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford halls with festive floristry look no further. How about a developing your skills and finding a Tudor festive feel from a floristry workshop of two sessions? 

This is being offered as a rare opportunity to work together with floristry tutors to decorate the 1543 Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge with holly and ivy this Christmas. After bringing a whole host of cheer to the famous Hunting Lodge all those who have participated in the workshops will be able to make a small festive decoration to take home too. What could be better as a centrepiece for your Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford home that an authentic, historic decoration from the heart of the local forest? It also provides a wonderful talking point for the winter drinks season. 

When you attend the workshops mince pies will be available and any donations for refreshments will go towards helping support conservation work and visitor services in Epping Forest. If you're able to come along and share your skills and learn new skills and meet people, please bring your own secateurs and gardening gloves.

Two sessions will be held on Wednesday 5th Dec 2018 from 10.30am to 1 pm, and 1.30pm to 4.30pm. the decking the halls course is free, but advance booking is required.  It will take place at  Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge, Rangers Road, Chingford, London E4 7QH. Contact telephone: 020 7332 1911 

This community activity is to help people in the Chigwell, Loughton and Woodford area deck their homes with festive floristry. The best way to start is to send the children out into in the back garden to gather colourful berries and seed heads, tendrils of ivy and sprigs of holly to add colour and texture to your own Christmas creations.