Posted on September 24, 2021
Celebrations of the autumn equinox typically give thanks to Mother Nature for a good harvest. However nowadays, even in The Cotswolds' farmlands, it’s a season to also indulge in cosy thoughts. Now's the time to focus on bringing those autumnal touches to your home and one of the best places to start is your front door.
Wreathes on the door have come to symbolise a friendly welcome to those entering our homes, so we’re sharing six of our favourite Cotswold florists that design beautiful autumn wreaths to brighten your front door.
Fiona is based in Gloucestershire and is the proud owner of Cotswold Country Flowers where she grows her own blooms. Many of the flowers are dried naturally to extend their beauty beyond the usual flowering season.
Fiona’s website beautifully showcases her abundance of wreaths, crafted in both traditional and contemporary styles which are all available to buy. For those wishing to get a little crafty, you can create your own wreath by picking up a wreath making kit alongside a selection of delightful dried flowers and willow wreaths.
Hillside Farm Flowers was set up by Sophie in a greenhouse on her family farm, with her ethos embedded in creating environmentally friendly floral creations while also building her business to be beneficial to other small businesses.
Sophie's heritage secures her passion for supporting British farming and is why wool is used as protective packaging for her products as it’s renewable, biodegradable and recyclable.
Sophie has a mix of wreaths available to purchase, from a stunning pheasant feather and bunny tail willow wreath, to a beautifully traditional dried green foliage wreath. Alongside these, Sophie also offers wreath making workshops using moss, foraged materials and seasonal flowers.
The stunning manor, Burleigh Court, oozes country charm while being set in three acres of impressive grounds in Stroud and are currently offering autumnal wreath making courses with floral genius Sharon Jackson. Sharon @grownandforagedgathering is a self-declared wilder, seasonal, foraged, flower grower and stylist. Her workshops allow the creator to make their own rustic base using autumnal and winter greenery before using accents of berries, pods and seed heads to bring forth a beautiful handmade wreath.
If that’s not enough to convince you to pop along to one of her workshops, you will also be a rewarded a delicious cream tea with the perennial question- cream or jam first?!
Daylesford is a local favourite when it comes to all things organic food and sustainable goods, events and retreats. Daylesford Organic Garden has been created in a sustainable remodelled agriculture barn between the Market Garden and Farm Shop, and is home to their seasonal morning workshops to create a one-of-a-kind autumnal wreath with the support of their talented garden team.
The workshop offers the opportunity to create a signature Daylesford heart or wreath using natural and foraged materials such as willow, moss, wood and bark. The workshop will teach you how to incorporate seasonal plants and flowers so you can add your own twist to one of their classic creations.
Inspired by nature, these luxury faux, dried and seasonal wreaths are handmade by Belinda in her Cotswolds’ home and beautifully finished with her signature velvet bows.
Each order is created carefully with love and time so you have the perfect wreath for your home. We love Belinda’s Instagram which is an inspiring portfolio of her exquisite creations and features the most stunning autumnal colour palette. Just a quick scroll through her posts will have you excited for autumn!
As a multi award-winning florist located in The Cotswolds, Emma is known for creating beautiful, extravagant floral designs. Although Emma’s work is predominantly elegant bouquets and weddings, through her online shop it’s possible to pre-order her gorgeous statement wreaths or pick up a luxury wreath kit to create your own at home.
The Bespoke Flower Co also offer workshops that are run locally and give you a unique hands-on opportunity to have fun and develop your wreath-making skills.