Tuesday, 15th December 2015 10:30am – 01:00pm

petersham nurseries kokedamaYou might have seen this innovative and unusual variation on hanging baskets, when it was covered on Gardeners’ World back in the summer.

Kokedama, also known as Japanese string gardening, is the art of wrapping plant roots in moisture retentive, moss balls, bound with string, so that they can be hung up, indoors and out. They are a beautiful alternative to more traditional hanging baskets and make for a more modern look, if that’s your ‘thing’!

kokedama makingPetersham Nurseries (www.petershamnurseries.com) have two in-house experts who are running a Kokedama course as part of their festive workshops, and will guide you through the whole process, using festive plants and bulbs. You’ll have three completed pieces to take home at the end of the workshop, and the cost of £40 per person includes all materials and refreshments. However, BOOK SOON as these courses are very popular.

And more…

Festive Woodland Floral Arranging and Tablescapes

Thursday, 03rd December 2015 10:30am – 01:00pmpetersham autumn displays

If your flower arranging is lacking a little finesse – I know mine is – then this could be the festive course for you. Run by Petersham Nurseries in-house flower arranging specialists, you’ll be able to create a Christmas floral display using British grown plants, and in the afternoon practise making a table display for the ‘big day’ using foraged greenery that can be found in the garden and countryside. By the end of the day you’ll have a piece to take home, too… not as large as this ‘beauty’ on the left, but none-the-less full of festive foliage.

The course costs £75 per person and includes all materials, refreshments and a few seasonal nibbles, as well as a glass of prosecco. Once again, BOOK SOON as Petersham’s courses get booked up early.

And a bit more…

petersham wreath* Christmas Wreath Making – £85 per person – Wednesday, 02nd December 2015 10:30am – 01:00pm

* Annual Candlelit Christmas Shopping & Carol Evening – free entry – Thursday, 03rd December 2015 06:00pm – 09:00pm

petersham christmas…and there’s plenty more fun, fabulous and festive experiences lined up at Petersham nurseries throughout December, so have a look at their website for more information. www.petershamnurseries.com/events

Petersham Nurseries
Church Lane (signed posted ‘St Peter’s Church’)
Off Petersham Road

Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7AB

Tel: 020 8940 5230