Eckington Manor Welcomes A Feast of Festive Florals

Eckington Manor Welcomes A Feast of Festive Florals
Print this article

RHS Chelsea award winning florist Rose Hamson will host an intimate Wreath Making Afternoon Tea at Eckington Manor this December.

Guests are invited to create their own festive floral masterpieces guided by Rose’s expert hand followed by a scrumptious seasonal Afternoon Tea, as prepared by Eckington Manor’s Head Chef and reigning MasterChef: The Professionals Champion, Mark Stinchcombe.  

Owner and Founder of Eckington Manor, Judy Gardner said: “Rose is a great friend of ours here at Eckington Manor and we are so privileged to welcome her to host this one of a kind event. Christmas is such a special time as we welcome friends and family into our home and what better way to deck the halls than with one of Rose’s stunning creations adorning your front door or table. This special session will share Rose’s expert knowledge in an easy to follow, fun and festive way. A perfect afternoon to get us all into the spirit of the season!”

A leading florist with prize-winning commissions for the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Rose runs a thriving business designing and supplying flowers for the Cotswolds’ top boutiques, hotels and restaurants. Rose trained with internationally renowned florist Jane Packer in London, following a History of Art degree and business experience at CNN. Rose’s relaxed contemporary styling combines high-end London design with a return to her country roots.

Rose said: “I’m thrilled to be working with Eckington Manor, it’s such an inspiring place, especially during the festive period. Our event will be an exclusive chance for guests to make show stopping festive decorations to be proud of, using the finest quality materials nature has to offer with decadent embellishments too. This event will really kick-start Christmas and I have no doubt it will be a fantastic afternoon, I am very much looking forward to it.”

Rose will demonstrate how to make a spectacular wreath or table decoration using a handpicked selection of seasonal foliage and accessories. The demonstration will be followed by a themed Afternoon Tea prepared by the Hotel’s Head Chef and reigning champion of MasterChef: The Professionals, Mark Stinchcombe. Afternoon Tea will be accompanied by generous helpings of Judy’s home made mulled wine.

Eckington Manor’s Festive Florals Afternoon Tea will take place on Thursday 1st December from 1.45pm until approximately 4pm. Places are priced at £45 per person to include all materials used for the wreath making, including the wreath guests will take away with them, and an Afternoon Tea. Limited availability and places can be booked by calling the hotel on 01386 751600.

For more information, visit