The festive season is almost upon us, and we couldn't be more excited. Thoughts of mulled wine, mince pies and evenings by the fire while Christmas songs play softly in the background are filling our minds; so too are thoughts of our busy Christmas season here at Beetham Nurseries! Events, tastings, workshops, gifts, decorations and much more await: Santa will be paying us a visit on a few days throughout December, and we invite you to join us for festive wreath making, floral displays, and more.
Our Beetham Christmas elves have also been busy spreading festive cheer throughout the Garden Centre, and our seasonal displays are now ready to shop. From traditional decorations to gifts and festive food, there's plenty to discover. Here's just a small taste of what we've got going on this Christmas at Beetham Nurseries - keep an eye on our social media pages for festive updates!
A Very Classic Christmas
Christmas classics are always in style: festive baubles in reds, golds and silvers; pillar candles; snow dusted Christmas trees; and snow globes can all be found on display in our traditional Christmas wonderland. Alongside everything you need to decorate your home, there are also plenty of gorgeous gifts including super-soft blankets and cushions, as well as smaller items from Bath House, Bathing Beauty and more – all of which make brilliant stocking fillers.
Festive Glamour & Sparkle
Inject a little festive glamour into your Christmas display this season, with sophisticated decorations in shades of midnight blue and glittering gold. Go all out with sparkling place mats, bejeweled Christmas trees and artificial winter branches dusted in glitter (perfect for creating an impressive table centrepiece). There are also soft, fluffy cushions in a range of stylish designs, alongside copper toned accessories to lend a modern touch.
Traditional Christmas Toy Shop
Kids and grownups alike will love our Christmas Toy Shop, filled with treats and trinkets to delight this festive season. Beat the boredom with games such as Pub Quiz Night, The Chase, or Charades - perfect for those cold winters' evenings! There are also great gifts for little ones, crafty decorating kits to add impact to your Christmas wrapping, and traditional decorations with a retro edge.
There's nothing like the smell of a natural Christmas tree, nor the sight of one adorned with baubles and tinsel throughout December. Keep an eye out for our fresh cut, British grown Christmas trees, which will be here around the end of November - ready to be taken home and decorated however you please!
'Tis the season to be jolly and to get into the Christmas spirit, we've got a range of fabulous festive events taking place here at Beetham Nurseries. Here's a round-up of what we've got going on – please refer to our Events Page for more information and to stay up to date with everything happening at Beetham Nurseries throughout the year.
NAFAS Festive Floral Demonstrations (November 28th & December 5th)
This Christmas season, we once again invite two popular NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies) demonstrators to share their skills and knowledge when it comes to creating stunning festival floral arrangements. Derek Armstrong will join us on the evening of November 28th and Ann Morgan will be here on December 5th, for two Christmas events which promise to be both interesting and informative! Warming refreshments will be provided in the form of mulled wine and a mince pie, while the shop will be open to ticket holders to visit after the demonstrations take place.
Luxury Festive Wreath Making (December 4th, 2pm - 4pm) **SOLD OUT**
Nothing says Christmas quite like a festive wreath hanging on the front door to welcome visitors to your home over the Christmas period – and what's better than one you've made yourself?!
Our luxury wreath making workshop led by expert florist Michelle Foulerton will allow you to do just that, with the opportunity to design and make a handmade wreath with a personal touch. Enjoy an afternoon of creative, festive fun; there'll also be tea/coffee and cake from our Garden Café.
Meet the Makers Festive Weekend (December 9th & 10th)
This December, we're welcoming some of our wonderful producers to Beetham Nurseries to share their love and knowledge for their products at our FREE and festive Meet The Makers event. Enjoy tastings, demonstrations and Q&A sessions from a range of food, gift and gardening suppliers including Hawkshead Relish, Kin Toffee Vodka, Corinne LaPierre and more.
There will also be a local choir providing a Christmas soundtrack, a special festive menu in our Garden Café, and quadruple points for Garden Club members. Pop along, meet the people behind the products, and perhaps even pick up some Christmas gifts to hide under the tree come December 25th!
Santa's Magical Winter Wonderland (December 16th, 17th & 23rd)
Father Christmas has once again managed to find time in his busy schedule to pop into Beetham Nurseries on three dates this December (16th, 17th & 23rd), to spread the Christmas cheer and give out some very special gifts. Taking a break from making toys with the elves in the North Pole, he'll be welcoming visitors in his Winter Wonderland but, as ever, he's incredibly popular – so book early to avoid disappointment. There's more information for anyone wanting to visit Santa here.
We hope to see you this Christmas season at Beetham Nurseries and will be doing all we can to spread the festive cheer at our events and in store. It is, after all, the most wonderful time of the year!