Join Fiona Denning, artist, designer and our very own Garden Guru, for a 2-hour festive class where you will learn to create your own beautiful Christmas wreath.

In this class, she will guide you through the process of how to create a wreath from scratch, combining festive foliage and working with different materials  to help you create something special, unique and personal for the festive season. There will be a break halfway through to enjoy a glass of wine and see how your fellow attendees are progressing.

Learn from our very own experienced garden designer and artist who is responsible for creating our Coastal Garden and flower and plant displays here at the Gallivant. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for her bio.

Why not make an evening of it and stay for dinner with us? Let us know and we can book you a table reservation. If you would like to book a table for dinner that evening, see below. Tables available are limited due to a reduced capacity in our Dining Room for physical distancing.

A new Special Event which is part of ‘The Happiness Series’, a series of one-off events curated to help you learn a skill that will make you happier.

£75 per person

If you would like to book a table for dinner that evening please email

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5pm Meet Fiona, your teacher for the evening, and ask her about colour and material combinations before starting the process.


6:00pm Time for a break as you enjoy a glass of wine on us. This is a good chance to see what others have created and ask Fiona for any assistance before you complete it.


7:00pm The class concludes and you can take your beautiful Christmas wreath home, or join us for Dinner and cocktails by the fire.


In the Summer House

– All the materials you’ll need to make your own wreath, inc. wire, foliage and decorative pieces.
– A glass of wine and snacks from our kitchen.

This is the perfect event for beginners or experienced gardeners/decorators, who would like to dress their front door with something unique and bespoke for Christmas. A great pre-Christmas treat or fun date activity, to kick off the festive spirit.

This is a one-off Experience.


Meet your teacher

Fiona is a well-known figure in the gardens of Sussex and Kent. Her love of gardens and plants began at a very young age, fascinated by how things grew from a tiny seed into a glorious flower and how different colours and shapes worked together.
Fiona went on to train in Fine Art and has continued on a creative path ever since. Her career has been largely in Interior Design, Art Direction and Painting.
Inventive and creative she will help you design and decorate something beautiful and unique to dress your front door for Christmas.

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