Commencing this December with Brown’s Festive Wreath Making Masterclass

November 2020: Brown’s, a Rocco Forte Hotel has partnered with one of London’s top florist, Ellie Hartley, together with Hambledon, one of Hampshire’s finest vineyards, to offer guests bespoke floral masterclasses accompanied by a tasting of English sparkling wine.  

In time for the festive season, guests will be given the chance to create an expertly crafted wreath under Ellie’s watchful eye. Those attending Brown’s festive wreath making masterclass, will also be able to take home the wreath they created, as the perfect edition of finest foliage to complete their Christmas decorations. Using only the best quality materials, from pine cones to berries, fresh eucalyptus and cinnamon to beautiful velvet ribbons to finish off the wreath in style.

Ellie, who was appointed florist for Brown’s Hotel back in 2010 and opened her first boutique in Mayfair adjacent to the hotel back in 2016, is no stranger to the Brown’s family. She has been responsible for the stunning floral displays throughout the hotel whilst making her mark as Mayfair’s leading florist.

Growing and producing English sparkling wine since the 1950s, award winning Hambledon vineyard has a long and fascinating history as the location of the first English commercial vineyard. Producing a selection of four different wines, from Classic Cuvee to Classic Cuvee Rose, Premiere Cuvée and Première Cuvée Rosé, guests will have the opportunity to sample all these during an in-depth tasting session, hosted by one of Hambledon’s brand ambassadors.

In addition, guests will also enjoy a festive Brown’s Hotel traditional afternoon tea menu, created by Head Pastry Chef, Reece Collier. This December, guests can expect both sweet and savoury treats from ‘Truffled Clarence Court egg mayonnaise on rustic loaf’, to ‘Chestnut and blackcurrant Mont Blanc’ and ‘Gingerbread and caramel mouse’.

Brown’s floral making masterclasses will run throughout 2021, ahead of each calendar month so guests will have the opportunity to master the art of flower arranging throughout the year.

The December three hour masterclass costs £130 per person and includes the following:

Glass of English Sparkling Wine to enjoy upon arrival
Bespoke wreath making workshop, hosted by Ellie Hartley
Sparkling Wine tasting with a Brand Ambassador from Hambledon Vineyard
Afternoon tea from Brown’s award-winning afternoon tea
The Brown's Festive Wreath Making Masterclass will take place in the Roosevelt Room at Brown’s Hotel from 3 pm until 6 pm on 5th December and 12th December 2020.

Dates next year are currently planned for Saturday 13th March (Mother’s Day Special), Saturday 15th May (Chelsea Flower Show Special), and Saturday 12th June (summer floral arrangement). Autumn and winter dates will be announced in due course.

To book a place, please contact Brown’s Reservations on +44 (0)20 7518 4172 or email These can also be purchased as a gift for that special someone.

Please note dates may change due to the current government restrictions. Should the masterclass not go ahead bookings will be transferred to the next available masterclass.

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About Rocco Forte Hotels:

Established by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a collection of 12 individual hotels and resorts. All of the hotels are landmarks, both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations. Led by a family who has been in hospitality for four generations, the

hotels are united by their distinctive approach to service ensuring guests experience the best of the cities and surrounding areas. Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de la Ville & Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Resort, Sicily; Masseria Torre Maizza, Puglia; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels and Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg. Future openings: Villa Igiea, Palermo in 2020 and The Westbound Hotel, Shanghai in 2021.