Nothing says Christmas more than a beautiful festive wreath adorning a front door – but instead of buying a wreath, have you ever considered making one with materials found in your garden?

Expert florist and National Garden Scheme Volunteer, Penny Snell CBE, gives her step-by-step guide on how to make a home-grown and wonderfully wild Christmas wreath. 

To make Penny’s Christmas wreath you will need:

Metal wreath frame

Carpet moss

Reel wire or green garden string

Variety of evergreen foliage from your garden

Variety of wreath embellishments from your garden e.g. Chinese lanterns, fir cones, holly berries, rosehips

Florist wire



Watch the tutorial HERE

Penny has been volunteering for the National Garden Scheme for 38 years and is currently Vice-President of the charity, and served as Chair for a number of years. She is also County Organiser for London and opens her garden in Cobham, Surrey.