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Get creative at Bamboo Farm
Learn how to make unique Christmas wreaths
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You can buy a wreath at the nearby garden center, and it will be lovely. Or, you can copy the wreath that’s sure to be in the December Martha Stewart Living.

But if you want to be creative and unique, you can design your own wreath, and get guidance in making it, at the Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens. The Gardens is offering two classes, Dec. 1 10 a.m.-noon and Dec. 2 from 2-4 p.m.

What makes the classes— and your wreath— unique is that you harvest the greenery, berries, and whatever you like from the grounds of The Gardens. Evergreen holly. Boxwood. Lotus pods. Bamboo foliage. Anything that strikes your fancy. Craft supplies—including wreath base, ribbons, trims, paints, and the like— will be provided.

Instructor Marion Stapp will take you through the basics of assembling a wreath and help you to refine the details.

Marion is a Georgia Master Garden and a creative, self-taught artist. She has had craft shops here in Georgia and in London. Her many skills include pottery, dolls, quilting, and—of course—floral arrangements and wreaths.

Cost of the class is $40, and each class is limited to 15 persons. To register, call Emily at (912) 921-5460. Cash and checks (payable to the Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens) only.

The Bamboo Farm & Coastal Gardens is part of the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

It’s located at the intersection of U.S. 17 South, going toward Richmond Hill, and Canebrake Road (address, 2 Canebrake Rd.), a quarter mile south of WalMart and a mile north of the Ogeechee River bridge.


- from Bamboo Farm press release

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