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House & Garden Workshops

Engage and learn in our complimentary, interactive, expert-led workshops with friends. Gain invaluable inspiration and take your seasonal creations away with you. See below for a full line-up.

Prepare for the ultimate party season with some very special presentations from experts in the industry. Whether you are hosting an intimate affair with close family and friends, or enjoying the festivities with many guests, these free, interactive workshops are perfect for getting fresh inspiration for entertaining.

From dining to decorations, there will be a great selection of workshops for you to enjoy. Create your very own floral arrangements with one of London’s top florists, experience some of the world's most decadent Champagnes and discover the perfect canapé ideas.

Please note: all workshops are limited to 60 people per session and one session, per visitor, per day. Workshops are complimentary and run on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend arriving at the workshop area 15 minutes before the desired session to avoid disappointment. 

 

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop
Christmas Desserts & Icing Workshop

Monday 31 October 2016

12:15 Champagne Tasting Masterclass with Louis Roederer
Mark Bingley Champagne
Louis Roederer Champagne

Founded in 1776, Louis Roederer is still family-owned and today they own 230 hectares (570 acres) of vineyards in the best villages of Champagne. During the workshop you will taste Louis Roederer’s Champagnes specially blended from some of Roederer’s best vineyards. Mark Bingley, Master of Wine, has worked with Louis Roederer Champagne in Britain for 25 years. His expert guidance through the complexities and pleasures of Champagne will be informative and entertaining...

14:00 Floating Wreaths and Botanical Jewellery with Electric Daisy Flower Farm
Fiona Electric Daisy
Electric Daisy Flower Farm

Floating Wreaths and Botanical Jewellery. Electric Daisy Flower Farm will demonstrate a step by step guide to making a floating wreath for your Christmas table followed by a hands on workshop where visitors will design mini bouquets that will be transformed into botanical rings to wear for a day…

15:15 Gin Talk and Tasting with Sipsmith

The Sipsmith team will share some stories about how Sipsmith came to be the first Distillery in London for 200 years and give guests the opportunity to taste some of their gin tipples too...

Tuesday 1 November 2016

11:00 Fabulous Flowers with Jam Jars Flowers
Melissa Jam Jar
Jam Jars Flowers

Create a stunning flower arrangement to take with you with Melissa Alexander from Jam Jars Flowers...

12:15 Champagne Tasting Masterclass with Louis Roederer
Mark Bingley Champagne
Louis Roederer Champagne

Founded in 1776, Louis Roederer is still family-owned and today they own 230 hectares (570 acres) of vineyards in the best villages of Champagne. During the workshop you will taste Louis Roederer’s Champagnes specially blended from some of Roederer’s best vineyards. Mark Bingley, Master of Wine, has worked with Louis Roederer Champagne in Britain for 25 years. His expert guidance through the complexities and pleasures of Champagne will be informative and entertaining...

13:30 Sensational Flowers with Simon Lycett

Simon is dreaming of a white christmas with seasonal sparkle and festive floral fabulousness. Using mixed white florals and white foliage, Simon will create an arrangement with accents of ice, crisp silvers, sparkling snowflakes, winter white roses and frosted branches. 


Photo Credit: Kieron McCarron

14:45 Christmas Biscuit Decorations with Biscuiteers
Biscuiteers
Biscuiteers Christmas Biscuit Decorations

Don't miss this interactive workshop with the Biscuiteers who will teach you the techniques, tips and tricks to icing a selection of their intricate Christmas bauble biscuits. Packaged in a beautifully illustrated gift box, you’ll get to take yours home, ready to hang on your tree...

16:00 Gin Talk and Tasting from Sipsmith

The Sipsmith team will share some stories about how Sipsmith came to be the first Distillery in London for 200 years and give guests the opportunity to taste some of their gin tipples too...

Wednesday 2 November 2016

11:00 Floating Wreaths and Botanical Jewellery with Electric Daisy Flower Farm
Fiona Electric Daisy
Electric Daisy Flower Farm

Floating Wreaths and Botanical Jewellery. Electric Daisy Flower Farm will demonstrate a step by step guide to making a floating wreath for your Christmas table followed by a hands on workshop where visitors will design mini bouquets that will be transformed into botanical rings to wear for a day…

12:15 Champagne Tasting Masterclass with Louis Roederer
Mark Bingley Champagne
Louis Roederer Champagne

Founded in 1776, Louis Roederer is still family-owned and today they own 230 hectares (570 acres) of vineyards in the best villages of Champagne. During the workshop you will taste Louis Roederer’s Champagnes specially blended from some of Roederer’s best vineyards. Mark Bingley, Master of Wine, has worked with Louis Roederer Champagne in Britain for 25 years. His expert guidance through the complexities and pleasures of Champagne will be informative and entertaining...

13:30 Delicious Christmas Desserts with Heather Kaniuk
Heather
Delicious Christmas Desserts with Heather Kaniuk

Impress your dinner guests this Chirstmas with top tips from award-winning chef, Heather Kaniuk, and discover a range of different pastry techniques as well as how to plate and garnish your dishes...

14:45 Christmas Biscuit Decorations with Biscuiteers
Biscuiteers
Biscuiteers Christmas Biscuit Decorations

Don't miss this interactive workshop with the Biscuiteers who will teach you the techniques, tips and tricks to icing a selection of their intricate Christmas bauble biscuits. Packaged in a beautifully illustrated gift box, you’ll get to take yours home, ready to hang on your tree!

16:00 Gin Talk and Tasting with Sipsmith

The Sipsmith team will share some stories about how Sipsmith came to be the first Distillery in London for 200 years and give guests the opportunity to taste some of their gin tipples too...

Thursday 3 November 2016

11:00 Fabulous Flowers with Jam Jars Flowers
Melissa Jam Jar
Jam Jars Flowers

Create a stunning flower arrangement to take with you with Melissa Alexander from Jam Jars Flowers...

12:15 Champagne Tasting Masterclass with Louis Roederer
Mark Bingley Champagne
Louis Roederer Champagne

Founded in 1776, Louis Roederer is still family-owned and today they own 230 hectares (570 acres) of vineyards in the best villages of Champagne. During the workshop you will taste Louis Roederer’s Champagnes specially blended from some of Roederer’s best vineyards. Mark Bingley, Master of Wine, has worked with Louis Roederer Champagne in Britain for 25 years. His expert guidance through the complexities and pleasures of Champagne will be informative and entertaining.

13:30 Make Merry Mischief with Jo Malone London

Join Emma South, Fragrance Expert at Jo Malone London, in conversation with Laura Houldsworth, Retail Editor at House & Garden, and enter into a scented world of Christmas wonder. Magic and Mayhem! Fabulous Fantasy! Romance and Spectacles Galore! Discover scented treats and treasures, gifts piled high, a spectacle of abundance and the marvel of the season. All wrapped up and trimmed in festive ribbon. Christmas time is here!

14:45 Sensual Flowers with Simon Lycett

Simon is dreaming of a white christmas with seasonal sparkle and festive floral fabulousness. Using mixed white florals and white foliage, Simon will create an arrangement with accents of ice, crisp silvers, sparkling snowflakes, winter white roses and frosted branches. 

 

16:00 Gin Talk and Tasting with Sipsmith

The Sipsmith team will share some stories about how Sipsmith came to be the first Distillery in London for 200 years and give guests the opportunity to taste some of their gin tipples too...

18:30 How to Choose Wine for Christmas Dinner with Amelia Singer

Join TV Presenter & Wine Expert of ITV’s The Wine Show at this special christmas festival tasting as she shares her top tips ahead of this festive season! Amelia's is a young, fresh wine tasting service offering a range of authentic, informative and accessible wine experiences. As well having featured on Jamie Oliver’s Drinks Tube and written for Jamie Oliver’s Drinkstube blog, Amelia has contributed to digital food recipe platform Great British Chefs and most recently was TV Presenter & Wine Expert of ITV’s The Wine Show. For more information click here www.amelias-wine.com

19:30 How to Choose Wine for Christmas Desserts with Amelia Singer

Join TV Presenter & Wine Expert of ITV’s The Wine Show at this special christmas festival tasting as she shares her top tips ahead of this festive season! Amelia's is a young, fresh wine tasting service offering a range of authentic, informative and accessible wine experiences. As well having featured on Jamie Oliver’s Drinks Tube and written for Jamie Oliver’s Drinkstube blog, Amelia has contributed to digital food recipe platform Great British Chefs and most recently was TV Presenter & Wine Expert of ITV’s The Wine Show. For more information click here www.amelias-wine.com

Friday 4 November 2016

11:00 Floating Wreaths and Botanical Jewellery with Electric Daisy Flower Farm
Fiona Electric Daisy
Electric Daisy Flower Farm

Floating Wreaths and Botanical Jewellery. Electric Daisy Flower Farm will demonstrate a step by step guide to making a floating wreath for your Christmas table followed by a hands on workshop where visitors will design mini bouquets that will be transformed into botanical rings to wear for a day…

12:15 Champagne Tasting Masterclass with Louis Roederer
Mark Bingley Champagne
Louis Roederer Champagne

Founded in 1776, Louis Roederer is still family-owned and today they own 230 hectares (570 acres) of vineyards in the best villages of Champagne. During the workshop you will taste Louis Roederer’s Champagnes specially blended from some of Roederer’s best vineyards. Mark Bingley, Master of Wine, has worked with Louis Roederer Champagne in Britain for 25 years. His expert guidance through the complexities and pleasures of Champagne will be informative and entertaining.

13:30 Make Merry Mischief with Jo Malone London

Join Emma South, Fragrance Expert at Jo Malone London, in conversation with Laura Houldsworth, Retail Editor at House & Garden, and enter into a scented world of Christmas wonder. Magic and Mayhem! Fabulous Fantasy! Romance and Spectacles Galore! Discover scented treats and treasures, gifts piled high, a spectacle of abundance and the marvel of the season. All wrapped up and trimmed in festive ribbon. Christmas time is here!

14:45 Delicious Christmas Desserts with Heather Kaniuk
Heather
Delicious Christmas Desserts with Heather Kaniuk

Impress your dinner guests this Chirstmas with top tips from award-winning chef, Heather Kaniuk, and discover a range of different pastry techniques as well as how to plate and garnish your dishes...

16:00 Wrapping Awkward Shapes with Jane Means
Jane Means

 
Wrapping awkward shapes for many can be frustrating and problematic. In this hands on workshop, you’ll pick up handy tips and inspiration from Britain’s Gift Wrap Guru.   you’ll also wrap an awkward shape to perfection, finishing off with a perfect bow. This fun masterclass will be practical and full of tips!

Saturday 5 November 2016

11:00 Floating Wreaths and Botanical Jewellery with Electric Daisy Flower Farm
Fiona Electric Daisy
Electric Daisy Flower Farm

Floating Wreaths and Botanical Jewellery. Electric Daisy Flower Farm will demonstrate a step by step guide to making a floating wreath for your Christmas table followed by a hands on workshop where visitors will design mini bouquets that will be transformed into botanical rings to wear for a day…

12:15 Champagne Tasting Masterclass with Louis Roederer
Mark Bingley Champagne
Louis Roederer Champagne

Founded in 1776, Louis Roederer is still family-owned and today they own 230 hectares (570 acres) of vineyards in the best villages of Champagne. During the workshop you will taste Louis Roederer’s Champagnes specially blended from some of Roederer’s best vineyards. Mark Bingley, Master of Wine, has worked with Louis Roederer Champagne in Britain for 25 years. His expert guidance through the complexities and pleasures of Champagne will be informative and entertaining.

13:30 Delicious Christmas Desserts with Heather Kaniuk
Heather
Delicious Christmas Desserts with Heather Kaniuk

Impress your dinner guests this Chirstmas with top tips from award-winning chef, Heather Kaniuk, and discover a range of different pastry techniques as well as how to plate and garnish your dishes...

14:45 Wrapping Awkward Shapes with Jane Means
Jane Means

 
Wrapping awkward shapes for many can be frustrating and problematic. In this hands on workshop, you’ll pick up handy tips and inspiration from Britain’s Gift Wrap Guru.   you’ll also wrap an awkward shape to perfection, finishing off with a perfect bow. This fun masterclass will be practical and full of tips!

16:00 Celebratory Cocktails with Mattia Cornati of Shangri-La

Drinking luxuriously high in the sky, and enjoying the dramatic panorama of London’s skyline is the unique experience in GŌNG. In 2014, the illustrious Mattia Cornati joined the GŌNG Bar team and became one of the key team members in creating a new seasonal drinks menu. Visitors to the Fair can learn how to make some of their unique cocktails and taste their exclusive ‘I Dropped My Christmas Pudding’ cocktail...

Sunday 6 November 2016

11:00 Floating Wreaths and Botanical Jewellery with Electric Daisy Flower Farm
Fiona Electric Daisy
Electric Daisy Flower Farm

Floating Wreaths and Botanical Jewellery. Electric Daisy Flower Farm will demonstrate a step by step guide to making a floating wreath for your Christmas table followed by a hands on workshop where visitors will design mini bouquets that will be transformed into botanical rings to wear for a day…

12:15 Champagne Tasting Masterclass with Louis Roederer
Mark Bingley Champagne
Louis Roederer Champagne

Founded in 1776, Louis Roederer is still family-owned and today they own 230 hectares (570 acres) of vineyards in the best villages of Champagne. During the workshop you will taste Louis Roederer’s Champagnes specially blended from some of Roederer’s best vineyards. Mark Bingley, Master of Wine, has worked with Louis Roederer Champagne in Britain for 25 years. His expert guidance through the complexities and pleasures of Champagne will be informative and entertaining.

13:30 Celebratory Cocktails with Mattia Cornati of Shangri-La

Drinking luxuriously high in the sky, and enjoying the dramatic panorama of London’s skyline is the unique experience in GŌNG. In 2014, the illustrious Mattia Cornati joined the GŌNG Bar team and became one of the key team members in creating a new seasonal drinks menu. Visitors to the Fair can learn how to make some of their unique cocktails and taste their exclusive ‘I Dropped My Christmas Pudding’ cocktail...

14:45 Wrapping Awkward Shapes with Jane Means
Jane Means

 
Wrapping awkward shapes for many can be frustrating and problematic. In this hands on workshop, you’ll pick up handy tips and inspiration from Britain’s Gift Wrap Guru.   you’ll also wrap an awkward shape to perfection, finishing off with a perfect bow. This fun masterclass will be practical and full of tips!