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Our Favourite Real Christmas Wreaths

The wreath is a historical tradition packed with symbolism; in classical times, they are said to have signalled victory, and now they are synonymous with joy and the welcoming of guests and never more so than at Christmas.

So we’re giving a bit of a shout out to some of our favourites, of course they had to be real, and preferably West Country made, so here’s who we have chosen.....

The Real Cut Flower Garden

Charlie Ryrie started the business because of her deep love of traditional flowers.  They send their stunning preserved beech wreaths out on 16th-19th December. They make a lovely present and arrive tissue wrapped and boxed. Wreaths for Christmas 2019 are created from preserved British foliage, combined with bright threads of curly willow and woven through with bright British woollen ribbons from textile design studio WallaceSewell.  The beech will gradually turn deepest bronze and the wreaths can be put back in their boxes and kept for years if they are used inside as the preserving process should prevent leaves from crinkling, wilting or dropping.

Charlie Ryrie, The Real Cut Flower Garden, Bridport

07977 907533/ 01308 427355

Instagram @realcutflowergarden

The Real Cut Flower Garden

Common Farm Flowers

Georgie Newbery of Common Farm Flowers is a long term friend of ours & her flowers are fabulous all year long. She has a social media following that postively glows!  We just love her Somerset Willow Wreaths, whether you choose to go to one of her workshops (& Siobhan can vouch that these are absolutely fabulous and the best fun!) or order one made by Georgie & her team, you really won't be disappointed. Festoon your front door with a Common Farm Flowers Christmas willow wreath, created from treasures gathered from Somerset hedgerows

And afterwards you can keep the gorgeous mulit coloured willow wreath & hang it in your garden to decorate throughout the year with seasonal flowers.

Georgie Newbery, Common Farm Flowers, Wincanton, Somerset

01963 32883


Common Farm Flowers

The Real Flower Company

Sustainable English flower farmers and florists based in Hampshire in the South Downs national park. They have a shop in Chelsea Green and opened a second shop in Parson's Green in November.

The understated hanging door wreath shown below blends the freshest foliage from their Fairtrade Kenyan sister farm to give your guests the warmest welcome. One of their florists' will delicately combine luscious foliage with seasonal offerings of pine cones and birch twigs to showcase the true delights of Winter.

Rosebie Morton 01730 818300

The Real Flower Company


A bit further from us, but in beautiful Cornwall, is Tregothnan, they say they are feeling fabulously festive and have a wonderful new range of Christmas tea gifts and gorgeous seasonal Christmas garlands, wreaths and luxury winter floristry. Now we don’t deny their wreaths are on the pricey side, but if money is no object, do have a look because they really are show stoppers.

Contact them on 01872 520000


Wild At Heart

And to show we're not completely West Country biased, we bring you, from London...Nikki Tibbles of Wild at Heart. Nikki is one of the most celebrated luxury British florists, renowned for luxurious hand-tied bouquets, high profile weddings and events and now capture the essence of Christmas with their beautifully fresh wreaths, sing a variety of foliage, fruit, flowers & berries.  They are top end prices, but very beautiful & glamouress they are too!

Wild at Heart

So we hope we've roused your Christmas spirit & you'll have something fabulous adorning your front door this Festive Season

Here's one we made earlier! Well, Siobhan did, at one of Common Farm Flowers Workshops

Posted by Siobhan on December 2nd 2019

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