• Capital Gardens is partnering with London floral and indoor plant experts Jar and Fern, to create a series of workshops to get people into the Christmas spirit
  • Build your own Christmas terrarium centrepiece, or create your own festive wreath
  • For more information, see:
  • Tickets, starting at £30, can be booked in the links below


Capital Gardens, London’s leading independent gardening company, is hosting two after-hours festive workshops at Alexandra Palace Garden Centre and Neal’s Nurseries Garden Centre, Wandsworth, in November and December.

From wreath-making to terrarium building, guests can enjoy a creative evening session in an out-of-hours atmosphere – complete with a complimentary glass of wine on arrival.  Attendees will also have a chance to shop out-of-hours before the workshop, perfect for those who want to beat the hectic Christmas queues.

Four classes taking place across the two centres include:

Christmas Terrarium Workshop - £35

Indoor plant experts Jar and Fern will guide guests through creating their own terrarium, which will be theirs to take home at the end of the session. Learn the history of terrariums, how to care for them and the ideal plants to fill them with. Guests will be provided with everything they need to create their own little ecosystem, with a range of plants for them to choose from including Fittonia, ivy/fern and Moss as well as a large sealable glass jar.

To celebrate the festive season, the workshop will provide a collection of Christmas-themed mini-figurines to turn their terrarium in to a gorgeous festive centerpiece, perfect for the Christmas dining table.

Guests will leave with a care guide for their terrariums, as well as all they need to know to make more terrariums, they can be quite addictive!

 Locations and dates:


  • Thursday 22 November
  • Drinks arrival from 6.30 pm
  • Class starts 7pm (90 min)
  • Alexandra Palace Garden Centre
  • Tickets can be bought here 
  • Tuesday 27 November
  • Drinks arrival from 6.30 pm
  • Class starts 7pm (90 min)
  • Neals Nurseries Garden Centre
  • Tickets can be bought here

 Christmas Wreath Making Workshop - £30

Attendees can get into holiday mode by joining a fun and informative Christmas wreath-making workshop. Hosted by Jar and Fern, the workshop will start by exploring the interesting history of festive wreath making and introduce guests to the finest seasonal foliage, freshly sourced from New Covent Garden flower market.

The ticket price includes all of the high-quality materials supplied, a wreath base and a variety of traditional foliage to choose from as well as some more leftfield options like Eucalyptus leaves and Asparagus Fern leaves.

Locations and dates:

  • Tuesday 4 December
  • Drinks arrival from 6.30 pm
  • Class starts 7pm (60 min)
  • Neals Nurseries Garden Centre
  • Tickets can be bought here 
  • Wednesday 5 December
  • Drinks arrival from 6.30 pm
  • Class starts 7pm (60 min)
  • Alexandra Palace Garden Centre
  • Tickets can be bought here

 The workshops are a great individual or fun group experience for anyone who wants to learn some new indoor gardening skills.




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About Capital Gardens

  • Capital Gardens has been helping London’s gardens grow since 1981. 
  • There are currently four Captial Garden’s centres in and around London and across the UK: Alexandra Palace, Neal’s Nursery in Wandsworth, Woods of Berkhamsted and Studley Green, North of High Wycombe.
  • Capital Gardens originally was, and still is today, a provider of expert landscaping services. 
  • The centres are run by passionate gardeners who strive to offer each visitor a personal and rewarding experience 
  • Capital Gardens is more than just a garden centre. Moving with the times, it offers a range of events and activities suitable for the local community, from yoga in the green house, to composting lessons and kids gardening courses. 
  • Capital Gardens offers a wide range of plants and products that vary with the seasons and are suited to London’s climate
  • Capital Gardens is committed to sustainability. The centres promise to:

o   Encourage the use of non-toxic, organic or sustainable gardening products where possible.

o   Endeavour to stock the widest range of organic, sustainable products.

o   Recommend alternatives to chemical options where possible.

o   Continually make sure our products come from sustainable sources, such as FSC certified woods and Fairtrade coffee in our cafes.

o   Thoroughly research the source of our products, buying from nurseries and manufacturers who adhere to high quality and environmental standards.

o   Invest time in blog posts on sustainable topics, which provide a resource of information, inspiration and help for customers who seek it.

o   Maximise recycling of waste products.

o   Donate re-useable goods where possible.

o   Ensure that all employees understand this commitment and conform to the high standards it requires.