Wonderful Wellesley Wreaths

On the 19th December 26 people joined Bobbie and I in Rushmoor Bottom at the base of the Wellington Statue for our now annual Wreath making event. With volunteer made woven wreaths, holly, ivy, pine cones, hemlock, moss and other goodies from Wellesley Woodlands it was a feast of vibrant colour and everyone got stuck straight in. No experience needed!

The weather held, making the day sunny, if a bit cold, and the tables were filled with chatter and laughter. It was great to see those with experience helping out complete novices so in the end every wreath was different and individual. Some people also brought some little bits and pieces to add to their wreaths.

Thank you to the West End Centre for lending us the tables and to everyone who came out and braved the cold.

Did you make a wreath? Why not share your pictures

Ranger Laura


About blackwatervalleycountryside

The Blackwater Valley is located on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and runs for approximately 30km from the source near Aldershot, northwards to Swallowfield. At its confluence it joins the rivers Whitewater and Loddon. The Loddon eventually flows into the River Thames near Reading. Work in the Blackwater Valley is co-ordinated by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on behalf of the local authorities that border the Valley. Despite being surrounded by urban development the Valley provides an important green corridor for local residents As well as the Blackwater Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a small part of the Basingstoke Canal SSSI, three nature reserves within the Valley catchment and many other areas have been recognised for their ecological importance. The local planning authorities covering the Valley have designated 31 other areas as ‘Wildlife Sites’.
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