The Secret Garden Company Christmas Pre Orders
IIt seems very early to be discussing Christmas! As everything we do is hand made, using traditional techniques, each item takes quite a long time to make. Because of that we can only make a limited number each year... We work on a pre-ordering system where we take your order now to secure your wreath & send it out to you between now and November (depending on the method of payment and how soon you order) So you may initially think its too early to order your Christmas items but we will be completely sold out by September/October as usual! With demand greatly exceeding production, pre-ordering is essential as the Christmas items always sell out months before advent. Only around 100 are available each year as each one is handmade using traditional, time consuming & intricate techniques. They can be used flat on tables with candles or flowers inside, indoors or out as door wreaths & they're 100% dried and artificial so they last for year's although they look fresh! To pre order, complete the order form at the end of this information sheet & email it back to us with payment details. We will confirm your order & your wreath will either be sent out once its complete (4-6 weeks or longer if you opt to pay via installments)
You probably know our story... I was fed up with buying a fresh wreath every Christmas Eve, only to throw it away by New Year because it had died! I felt like I was throwing £50 in the bin, at the most expensive time of the year, every single year! Each Christmas I had to choose between fresh wreaths which never lasted, or artificial one's which LOOKED artificial & fake. My husband & I spent 2 years researching and developing wreaths which look fresh but are infact artificial so that they last for years... we searched all over the world for the finest materials to create an utterly convincing foliage background & totally realistic berries, flowers, cones, conkers & acorns. Once we were completely happy with how realistic they were, we finally launched a range of Luxury Artificial 'Everlasting' Wreaths & Runners in traditional designs which people couldn't believe weren't fresh, even when they saw them in real life. They're all hand made & so I can only physically make a certain number each year. We take pre orders all year & are always sold out by September/ October, in fact, we've usually sold the majority of our Christmas Wreaths by the end of Spring. We start selling next Christmas's wreaths as early as boxing day the year before.
We recognise that buying Luxury Artificial items comes with an initial investment, even though over time they work out much cheaper when it comes to price per use. If you spend £50 on a fresh wreath & have it on your door for one Christmas then it was £50 per use. If you spend £100 on an artificial wreath & use it for 5 Christmas's then it was only £20 per use. So obviously over time the initial outlay becomes economically sensible. This is as much true of a Christmas wreath as it is a bouquet, or something for your wedding, which, if you opted for artificial, you'd be able to use it ever after as well, in your home. But if the initial cost is prohibitive then you can split your payment into 2 payments or even 3 or 4. We charge a flat fee of £5 to cover the admin on running the installment payments, it goes to pay TSGC admin ladies to manage all these payments. That means if you were buying a standard wreath size, at £99.99 with postage of £20, totaling £120, plus £5 admin fee, you could either pay in 2 payments of £62.50 or 3 of £41.66, or 4 of £31.25. Our admin team will go through individual purchases with you if you think its the option for you, confirm what your installments would be & determine with you when they would be. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.
We are a small, family run business who specialise in incredibly realistic Luxury Artificial flowers & traditional handmade wreaths. Each & every day we are asked the same question; Are these real? I LOVE explaining to people that they're artificial and so will last for years. They are so convincingly realistic that our Christmas wreath customers (unsuspecting) husbands have even been known to attempt to throw the wreaths away on Twelfth Night! Our wreaths & bouquets offer far greater value for money than fresh alternatives, as although there is obviously an initial investment, the price per use is much less, just because they can be kept for years rather than days. Because we recognise that our statement pieces are an investment, we offer instalment purchasing of your item with just a deposit needed when ordering. (Email us for more details)
The Narnia 'Everlasting' Wreaths and Runner design
The sophisticated Narnia is probably our most stylish Christmas design. An abundance of evergreen foliage forms this charming arrangement of pine needles, eucalyptus and silver fronds. Yuletide Roses with crisp white petals and Winterberries are woven in amongst the dense garland. The exquisitely scented Scottish Pine cones are hand selected from the forest floor and sent to us from Scotland in sealed boxes to maintain their fragrance. There is an effortless elegance about the rustic, natural textures of the verdant winter vegetation. The contemporary palette of emerald green, silver and pearl white has a crisp, wintery quality. An elegant design as a wreath or runner, beautiful and timeless as a luxuriant crown of winter greenery on the front door.
All our wreaths can be laid flat on to a table, kitchen island, inside a fire place etc and used as a centre piece with a jar candle inside, or even with a vase of our matching foliage and flowers within it. In this way they can be used in different manners over many years.
The meter long runners add a festive border to coffee tables, window sills and fire places. They look particularly smart running down the centre of a dining table, especially at Christmas dinner. Bespoke sizes can be created if ordered in enough time.
The Enchanted Forest 'Everlasting' Wreaths and Runner design
A charming, classic, Christmassy design. Beautiful velvet red roses & crimson Christmas berries are set against a foil of winter foliage: a forest of pine spruce branches, mistletoe & silver leaves, each utterly convincing. Your guests will be greeted by a display of traditional festive cheer at your front door or take it down to sit around a candle as a romantic table centre piece...
The crimson roses & red berries are a time-honoured winter staple with universal appeal. One of our most popular designs. All our wreaths can be laid flat on to a table, kitchen island, inside a fire place etc & used as a centre piece with a jar candle inside.
The Spiced Orange Woodland 'Everlasting' Wreaths and Runner design
The Spiced Orange Woodland is our original and still our most popular Christmas design. With demand greatly exceeding production, pre ordering is recommended as this wreath always sells out before advent. Only around 100 are available each year as each one is handmade using traditional, time consuming & intricate techniques. It is pain stakingly created using a traditional frame of the highest quality artificial spruce & lined with hand selected, hand dried whole citrus fruits (which give the wreath it's heavenly scent!) These are combined with hand picked fir cones, individually selected for symmetry, shape & colour before being nestled between the dried fruits.
Hand dried Citrus slices & cinnamon sticks are individually wired onto the wreath, adding to the wonderful Christmassy aroma, before utterly convincing artificial berries & conkers complete the wreath. It is so believably real that even customers spouses who've actually hung the wreath didn't realise it was artificial & could be kept year after year! Followthe links to see the Spiced Orange Woodland wreath at @mrs_rackley.home @pinkpeonyhome and @karlahome in their infamous Instagram homes.
The Snow Queen 'Everlasting' Wreaths and Runner design
This is the Snow Queen 'Everlasting' winter design which will be making its debut this year. It looks just as beautiful as a centre piece with a candle inside as it does on the front door! It combines the ruggedness of the Winterfell design with traditional Christmas gold and sparkles.
The design contains golden sheaves, hand dipped gold fir cones, beautiful winter roses and clusters of winterberries. Its a very glamorous design with golden fronds intertwined with the emerald branches, jewel-like encrusted berries which catch the light, and intensely golden fir cones. Its also terribly wild, organic and natural looking, a sort of wild, windswept, winter crown, befitting the Snow Queen.
The Richmond 'Everlasting' Wreaths and Runner design
The Richmond, named after everyones favourite park, is made up of deep red English Roses, Christmas Roses, crimson Hydrangeas and clusters of rich ruby berries. If you love deep reds at Christmas time, then this is the wreath for you. Each individual berry and blossom are hand wired so they're extremely secure and will last for many years. Its my current favourite Christmas design because I just love the deep crimson roses against the Christmas roses. Almost Victorian in its design, its a very traditional look and adds a timeless feel to Festive proceedings
The Winterfell 'Everlasting' Wreaths and Runner design
The most rugged and wild design we make, the Winterfell is natural, untamed and wintery. Looking as if a wintertide wind has swirled though the forest floor and gathered up all the frosted, icy fir cones and foliage, whipping them up into a frozen wreath. Spikes of frosted foliage, mistletoe and spruce poke out from between Scottish pine cones. Clusters of opalescent, pearly winterberries, yuletide roses with crisp white petals, and hand dipped silver fir cones contrast to catch the winter light. Such a variety of shapes and colours of fir cones, then hand rolled and tied cinnamon sticks add even more texture to the design. A very traditional, winter white Noel is heralded with this beautifully snowy, neutral wreath. Winter is indeed coming!
The Secret Garden Company Christmas Price list
All our beautiful 'Everlasting' Christmas designs come in a variety of shapes...
A) Standard 50 cm wreath, £99.99 plus £15 insured parcel force delivery. Apart from The Spiced Orange Woodland Wreath, which is £109.99 plus £20 plus £15 insured parcel force delivery. (Standard size image shown below)
B) Extra Large 75 cm Wreath, above, £249.99 plus £35 insured parcel force delivery apart from The Spiced Orange Woodland Extra Large Wreath which is £269.99 plus £35 insured parcel force delivery. The Extra Large Wreath is pictured above.
C) LoveHeart, 50 cm x 55 cm, below, £249.99 plus £35 insured parcel force delivery apart from The Spiced Orange Woodland Extra LoveHart which is £269.99 plus £35 insured parcel force delivery. The LoveHeart is pictured below left, in one of our floral designs (The Paris)
D) Heart Wreath, 50cm x 55cm, above, £179.99 plus £20 insured parcel force delivery apart from The Spiced Orange Woodland Heart Wreath which is £279.99 plus £25 insured parcel force delivery. The Heart Wreath is pictured above right, in our Katie Rose design.
E) Bespoke Monogram Letters and Bespoke Numerals, 40cm x 60cm approx , below, £299.99 plus £35 insured parcel force delivery. These would be lovely in any of our Christmas designs in the first letter of a families surname or their house number. The Spiced Orange Woodland Letters and Numerals are £319.99 plus £35 insured parcel force delivery. The Letter pictured below is in our Sienna design, as featured on the lovely Charlotte Valentines @thehomethatmademe.
F) Christmas Runners, ranging from 1 to 2 M. We make our runners in 1M, 1.25M, 1.5M & 1.75M lengths. Each one is created using a bespoke copper frame of that size, which means the runner is rigid and either wall, bannistair or doorframe mountable. They also look stunning across the mantlepiece, coffee or dinner table, piano etc etc. They have particular impact when combined with matching wreaths used as interior decorations. Alongside matching wreaths, used hung from the inside of windows, or laid flat with a candle or floral arrangement inside, the continuing theme is striking.
The prices are £135.99 for a 1M runner (plus £25 insured parcel force delivery), or £159.99 for The Spiced Orange Woodland 1M runners (with £30 delivery), £159.99 for a 1.25M runner (plus £30 insured parcel force delivery) or £179.99 for the same sized The Spiced Orange Woodland runner (with £35 delivery), £185.99 for a 1.5M runner (with £35 delivery) or £205.99 for The Spiced Orange Woodland version (with £40 delivery) & £209.99 for a 1.75M runner (with £40 delivery) or £229.99 for The Spiced Orange Woodland version (with £45 delivery) and finally a 2M runner is £229.99 (with £45 delivery), The Spiced Orange Woodland version being £249.99 (plus £50 delivery).
Please allow plenty of time to order runners because their copper frames are bespoke and the lead time can be quite long. The last date for ordering a runner is October 1st.