Christmas Workshops

For the evergreen enthusiast ! 

  • No experience necessary
  • In our studio, some at fabulous venues or we can take the show on the road & come to you (for 6+ guests & min spend $1000) 
  • Includes all the materials, instruction & refreshments 

Christmas ! Did someone say Christmas ? Our fav time of the year ! 

& Our festive workshops are just so darn much fun ! & require no experience ! (Worth noting – we have never sent anything ugly home @ LOL)

Can’t wait to greet you !  

COVID UPDATE:
We are hosting our workshops at local venues to allow for social distancing, an must follow the rules for restaurants. Therefore, Proof of Vaccination and accompanying ID are required.

If you are unable/uncomfortable attending, we are offering 2 options:

  1. Curbside pick-up your DIY kit the day before the event & follow along our instructional video
  2. We will make it for you – for curbside pick up
  3. Select another workshop in the New Year

Questions? Ready to Book?

elaine@cambridgeschoolofflowers.com

succulent globe
succulent globe

Evergreen Planter Insert Workshop

 NEW !!! Saturday November 13th 2021
11:00 to 2:00 ish
$135 pp per insert  or $235 pp for two inserts
(so don’t get confused that is per person – not for two people LOL)
What will be at your front door this Evergreen season ?
Let’s figure that out together !
If you have ever attended one of Elaine’s Holiday Demos – you will know that when if comes to the Festive Season – she is all about go BIG or go home!
More is More !
 
Our beautiful urn inserts are full, luscious, organic and drop-dead-gorgeous !
& include our seasonal favs such as: Salal, BC Cedar, Magnolia, Noble Fir, Pine, Curly Willow, Giant Pine Cones & the like  !
We provide the insert for your planter – approx 10″ to 12″ diameter (if you need something larger – just ask ! & we can price it !)
 
We figure most folks will need two of these – so we are offering a special price for two inserts:
 
For this workshop (like many of our Christmas Workshops this year), we will be taking the show on the road as they say!
So… this one will be held at 13 Local Food & Beverage
& this way we can accommodate more guests and keep to social distancing.
The Bonus is ! It will include a welcoming Mimosa & a lovely light lunch !
$135 pp per insert  or $235 pp for two inserts
(so don’t get confused that is per person – not for two people LOL)
Includes: Evergreens, Twigs, Pinecones, plastic insert, instruction, a welcoming Mimosa & lovely lunch ! 
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Our Famous Signature Wreath

 NEW !!! Sunday November 14 

at 13 Local Food & Beverage in Downtown Galt

11:00 am to 2:30 pm  ish

$195 pp

(If this date does not work of you – create your own private workshop for 6+ guests)

Choc-A-Bloc full of hydrangea and pomegranates,  this is indeed a very famous wreath ! It has over the years been featured in umpteen magazine spreads !

$195 pp

Includes: Evergreens, Hydrangea, Pomegranates, Pinecones, other materials & instruction – also a welcoming mimosa & light brunch ! 

wreath making kit
wreath making kit

Magnolia & Evergreen Wreath

SOLD OUT !!!

Thursday Evening

November 18, 2021 – 6:30 to 9:00

$125 pp

This is one of our fav wreaths – featuring magnolia branches along with salal, seeded eucalyptus, & local seasonal evergreens.

Add pinecones and golden curly willow & a bow to finish off this very tasteful & festive wreath.

 

Looks sensational on your Front Door as cheery welcome for the Holiday Season (also suitable indoors)

$125 pp

Includes: Magnolia, Evergreens, Pinecones, French Ribbon, other materials, instruction & a glass of wine.

Foraged Rustic Wreath

NEW !!! Saturday November 20, 2021
at 13 Local Food & Beverage in Downtown Galt 11am – 2:00ish
$125 pp  
We’ve gone foraging for you !
This is a great hand-made festive look that is terrific displayed on your door, above a mantel or set as a table circle with candles inside!
 
Start with a grapevine base & weave in foraged treasures like pine, cedar, juniper & other fav evergreens, Then top it off with twigs,curly willow, berries, pinecones, a couple of feathers & other cool foraged stuff. (even pampas grass if your heart desires) & top it off with a nest & quail eggs ! It’s actually FABULOUS ! 
This one will be held upstairs at Local 13 Food & Beverage 
Wait til you see it – exposed stone walls, fireplace, big sunny windows – well you get the picture ! 
& this way we can accommodate more guests and keep to social distancing.

$125 pp

Includes: Evergreens, Foraged “Finds”, other materials, instruction & a welcoming mimosa & a lovely light lunch !

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Woodland Wreath & Brunch

SOLD OUT !!!

Sunday November 21, 2021

at Old Galt Bottle Shop

135 George St N, Cambridge 

11am to 2:00 ish

$195 for two friends 

First up ! A Welcoming Mimosa – an excellent way to start a fabulous day with friends and friends-yet-to-be-met !

& now that we have your creative juices flowing – we’ll get you started entwining a handsome twig wreath with Woodland treasures – Evergreens, Berries, Twigs, Pinecones and such ! Your finished wreath will be approx 12″ to 14″ diam. & if featured outdoors will last you well into the new year ! 

But wait ! There is more ! 

Time to relax and enjoy an excellent Brunch by our friends at OG Bottle Shop (& possibly wine/beer ? Cash Bar for those who wish to embibe)

$195 for two friends includes:

Welcoming Mimosa each, all the supplies for your Woodland Wreath, instruction & a fabulous Brunch.

Sure to be a sell-out fast ! So don’t think about it too long !

Old Galt Bottle Shop

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Evergreen Mantel Spray

 NEW !!! Wednesday November 24, 2021 

at 13 Local Food & Beverage in Downtown Galt 

(we are also taking special orders ! We can make one for you $295) 

11:00am to 2:00 ish

$195 pp

Imagine how gorgeous your home will be for the Holiday Season!

One of our best-selling items at Christmas time – when we make them for delivery – they start at $295 – so this is quite a savings when you make it yourself!

First up is gorgeous greenery – all of the season’s best !

Then, decorate your work of art with pomegranates, hydrangea, rosehips, pinecones and the like!

This is made cleverly in a hidden water source so it can stay fresh well into the new year (although you may need to freshen up the roses).

$195 pp

Includes: Evergreens, Flowers, Pomegranates, Berries, other materials & instruction, a welcoming mimosa & light lunch at 13 Local Food & Beverage 

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Boughs & Beers

Wednesday November 24, 2021

6:30 to 8:00 ish
$195 for two friends

at Old Galt Bottle Shop
135 George St. N, Cambridge

First up ! A Welcoming Bevi – an excellent way to start a fabulous evening with friends and friends-yet-to-be-met !

& now that we have your creative juices flowing – we’ll get you started entwining a handsome twig wreath with Woodland treasures – Evergreens, Berries, Twigs, Pinecones and such! Your finished wreath will be approx 12″ to 14″ diam. & if featured outdoors will last you well into the new year !

But wait ! There is more !

Time to relax and enjoy a brew (or wine) & fun pub food by our friends at OG Bottle Shop (& Cash Bar for those who wish to imbibe further )

$195 for two friends includes:
Welcoming Bevi each, all the supplies for your Woodland Wreath, instruction and a fun pub snacks

Sure to be a sell-out fast ! So don’t think about it too long ! @ogbottleshop

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Woodland Wreath at RBG

Our Twig Feather Nest Series …

Saturday November 27th

in the Great Room at Rock Garden

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

$125 pp + tax

Join us for this very very special afternoon at RBG overlooking the majestic evergreens of the Rock Garden in early winter. Trust us, it’s breathtaking!

First up –

Grab a glass of wine or Mimosa at the cash bar – an excellent way to start a fabulous day with friends and friends-yet-to-be-met!

And now that we have your creative juices flowing – we’ll get you started entwining a handsome twig wreath with Woodland treasures – Evergreens, Berries, Twigs, Pinecones and such – (& even a feather for those feeling particularly brave with their design!) Your finished wreath will be approx. 18-22”. If featured outdoors will last you well into the new year.

But wait ! There is more !

Time to relax and enjoy a beautiful charcuterie (& possibly another glass of wine for

those who wish to imbibe).

$125 includes all the supplies for your Woodland Wreath, instruction and fabulous charcuterie refreshments in a spectacular setting – sure to be an early sell-out!

(So don’t think about it too long).

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Worth Repeating – 2 Table Top Stone Urns

NEW !!! Sunday November 28th 

at 13 Local Food & Beverage in Downtown Galt 

11:00 to 2:00 ish

$155pp 

This one is so beautiful that it is worth repeating! & so ! you will be making a matching set of two!

First up – select from our variety of handsome hand-crafted stone planters ! 

Next you’ll start “greening them up” (The trick is to make them match like twins.) You’ll be adding things such as beautiful roses, pinecones, and other gorgeous greenery

These pots make for charming holiday decor for your Christmas dining table, on top of your fireplace mantle, or as hostess gifts during the holidays.

This one will be held upstairs at Local 13 Food & Beverage
& includes a lovely light lunch !

$155 pp 

Includes: Table-top containers, Evergreens, Flowers, other materials, instruction a welcoming mimosa  & light lunch !

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An Evergreen Luncheon at RBG

Our Twig Feather Nest Series …

Wednesday December 1st

in the Great Room at RBG’s Rock Garden

11:00 am to 2:30 pm !

$125 pp + tax 

This is soooooo exciting… and you’re invited for Evergreen Magic at RBG in the Rock Garden’s Great Room. Wait till you see it – floor to ceiling glass set in the woodlands

– and that view – a vista out to the spectacular gardens with majestic evergreens – a virtual winter wonderland.

Elaine will be sharing (and demonstrating) all her best secrets on Festive Decorating

2021 style: THE FIVE KEY LOOKS FOR 2021. Hint: it’s all about “Home for the Holidays” after a long Covid Lockdown – won’t it be so fabulous to gather again?

So fun! Lot’s of prizes – and you’ll make a sweet little door knocker swag (a holiday favourite inspired by Elaine’s travels to Provence)

$125 pp (+ tax) includes a very entertaining and informative Festive Demo, Prizes (hope you win!), the French Door Knocker Swag and a lovely lunch, Royal Botanical

Gardens style! Cash bar

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Gorgeous Garland

NEW !!! Tuesday Evening 

November, 30th, 2021

6:30 to 9:00 ish 

$195 pp

(If this date doesn’t work – create your own private workshop for 6+ guests)

A specialty of the House !

Great for outdoors – or – Jazz up your Fireplace Mantel of Stairway Bannister this festive season with a Gorgeous Garland specially made by you!

You’ll entwine seasonal foliage designed to dry (so no needles dropping mid-holidays). such as: salal, seeded eucalyptus, magnolia, white pine, noble fir, etc.

This Festive Garland is 10ft in length, however if you require it to be longer let Elaine know prior to the workshop for a special price.

Suitable for outdoor or indoor display.

$195 pp (note – we sell these for $295 so a great savings when you make it yourself!)

Includes: Evergreens, Pine Cones, Curly Willow etc. other materials, instruction & a glass of wine.

Twig, Feather, Nest – Centrepiece at RBG

TWIG, FEATHER & NEST:

A LOVELY WOODLAND CENTERPIECE

AND YOU’LL MAKE IT AT RBG

Saturday December 4th

in the Great Room at RBG’s Rock Garden

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

$125 pp + tax

Just in time for Holiday Entertaining! As you arrive at the wonderful Great Room at RBG’s Rock Garden, you will select from an array of containers (something wonderful to suit your home), and then we will get started Entwine all of the season’s best greenery – nobel fir, pine, cedar, blue berried juniper and the like – add spectacular seeded eucalyptus, red berries and twigs. And lastly – the very best part – a tiny nest with quail eggs and a feather

$125 includes all supplies for your Woodland Centerpiece, instruction and fabulous charcuterie refreshments in a spectacular setting.

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Christmas Compote Centrepiece

 Sunday December 5

at 13 Local Food & Beverage in Downtown Galt 

11:00 am to 2:30 pm ish

$145 pp  

…back by popular demand!

In a pretty Glass Compote, (select a modern clean line compote or an authentic 1920’s pressed glass one !) (what the heck is a compote you ask? Think a shallow bowl on a short pedestal – your completed arrangement will be approx 10″ to 12″ tall – but I digress)… you will design a beautiful display of evergreens, rosehips, pomegranates, fresh roses and such, to create a beautiful holiday decorative ready to adorn your Festive Table-scape.

This is designed to be freshened up over the festive season as the flowers tire – we will share with you a few of our secret tricks!

Includes: The glass compote, evergreens. flowers & other materials,  instruction, a welcoming Mimosa & light lunch

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Hydrangea Pomegranate Centre Piece

NEW !!! Wednesday December 8th, 2021

at 13 Local Food & Beverage in Downtown Galt  THREE SPOTS LEFT ! (also taking special orders ! We can make one for you!) 

11:00 to 2:00 ish

$145 pp 

Our fav centrepiece by far.

Designed in a Reproduction Stone Woven Planter (the original came from the South of England), this one will last you right through to the New Year.

The stone container is so beautiful – you will want to plant up something Spring-like once the festive season is past.

$145 pp

Includes: Evergreens, Hydrangea, Pomegranates, Pinecones, the Stone Planter, other materials & instruction, a welcoming mimosa & light lunch at 13 Local Food & Beverage 

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Blossoms & Brunch 

Saturday December 11th, 2021 

11am to 2:00 ish

 $125 each

This is the last one of the year !

Our monthly series – Blossoms & Brunch at 13 Local Food & Beverage in Downtown Galt

For starters, you’ll be welcomed with a Mimosa !

Next up: You’ll be creating not one – but two !! Beautiful Floral Decoratives !

A lovely hand-tied bouquet of gorgeous seasonal blooms, branches,  & foliage

As well – a sweet little festive centrepiece !

$125 pp includes all the materials, flowers, containers, instruction, mimosa & brunch

french wire basket
french wire basket

Festive French Wire Basket

NEW !!! Sunday December 12th, 2021

SOLD OUT ! 

at 13 Local Food & Beverage in Downtown Galt  

11:00 to 2:00 ish 

$155 pp 

(If this date doesn’t work – create your own private workshop for 6+ guests)

Create a oh-so-french evergreen decorative in a vintage-style wire basket.

You’ll start by lining it with beautiful woodland moss, then add the season’s best mixed evergreens, and top it off with some of our favourites like – rose hips, pomegranates, hydrangeas… and the like!

Further into the season you might decide to add in a few roses if you like !

$155 pp 

Includes: Evergreens, Pine Cones, Berries etc. & other materials, the vintage-style wire basket, instruction, a welcoming mimosa & light lunch ! At !3 Local Food & Beverage !