Berkshire Botanical Garden delights….

Christmas red wreath If it is the first week in December, you can be sure the talented volunteers at the Berkshire Botanical Garden will be working away creating beautiful holiday décor for the BBG’s Holiday Market.

Wreath with winding gold ribbonThe BBG classroom is transformed with tables full of ribbons, dried seed pods, berries, creating a virtual candy store of goodies for wreaths, sprays and centerpieces

BBG doors with wreathsAll the wreaths are displayed in an adjacent tent.  Many are displayed on recycled doors, set off by their original paint. Recycling at its most fun!

Wreath with silver ribbonsSheer silver ribbons, seeded eucalyptus and silver sprayed pine make an ethereal wreath.  The Holiday Market is Saturday and Sunday December 7th and 8th at the Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge MA.

Dramatic wreath of feathersDrama for the front door comes with Eucalyptus and pheasant feathers radiating from a balsam wreath.

Christmas spraySprays of arborvitae and pine will last beautifully as these are crafted on the Oasis ‘paddles’ that are often used as pew ends in wedding flowers.

Wall of mirrorsNew this year are these utterly charming mirrors framed in natural materials.
Mirror with lots of bark I photographed this at an angle so I wouldn’t be in the photo but now there is someone else.  The bark, lichen, acorns and dried vines make for a stunning mirror.

Birch bark mirror frameStrips of beautiful white birch frame this mirror – what a great New England statement!!  How pretty this would be in a guest room.

Christmas red and goldThere are lots more wreath ideas in the Archives, December 2012 (& the BBG was featured November 30, 2012).  I was playing ‘this old house’ today with a broken door lock so my wreaths aren’t done yet – stay tuned.


About Susan

Susan Detjens is a former landscape painter, she lectures, demonstrates and runs workshops on floral design for museums, horticultural organizations and garden clubs across the US.
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