Vancouver class will share wreath making tips

November 27, 2018 by  

The Vancouver area is home to many species of evergreen, and a workshop will give UBC students, and members of the public as well, an opportunity to discover how they can be transformed into a festive piece of holiday decor.

Friends of the Garden (FOGS) is offering a workshop that will teach the skills needed to craft a wreath from an assortment of plant materials. Each student will be going home with a handmade decoration than they can keep or gift to a friend, and they will be welcome to personalize their creation by including materials they have collected in their own yard.

The participants in the class are asked to bring along a pair of secateurs or small bypass pruners, and since part of the class will be spent outdoors, they are also reminded to dress for the weather. Refreshments will be served, and additional wreaths can be purchased in the garden shop throughout the holidays.

The registration fee for the class has been set at $65.00 for the general public, while UBC students, faculty, staff and UNA will be offered a discounted price. Leaflets created by a flyer printing company can aid in promoting this type of function to people in the local community.

The UBC Botanical Garden will be hosting this event this Saturday, December 1. More details can be found by contacting the planners at