See How It Went: Wreath Workshop at the Historical FFA Log Cabin in Alpharetta, Georgia

See How It Went: Wreath Workshop at the Historical FFA Log Cabin in Alpharetta, Georgia

Sometimes things just come together in the most magical way... and that's exactly what happened at our first ever Wreath Workshop held at the historical FFA Log Cabin in Downtown Alpharetta. Held in partnership with one of our favorite spots in Atlanta: the Farm at Old Rucker Park!

The charming spot located in the heart of Alpharetta was transformed into a wreath making factory full of dried flowers and fruits, berries, fresh greenery, grapevine and evergreens foraged from the property by Kristen Orr, her team of volunteers and me. 

We also had oodles embellishments like fine ribbon from our Colonial House of Flowers shop, gold bells and pine cones

I am excited to share the photos from this dreamy little night just on the northern outskirts of Atlanta... and look forward to many more events inthis storied little neck of the wood.

If you haven't already, be sure to sign up for the Alpharetta Parks & Recreation email list for updates on upcoming events at the Farm at Old Rucker Park because they have lots of good ones. 



wreath workshop set up table in log cabin in atlanta in alpharetta

Nestled in between heaping piles of dried flowers, workshop attendees found space to make something personal and meaningful and beautiful. Kristen Orr from the Farm at Old Rucker Park styled the table for the workshop in the most appealing way! Amidst the creative thrill, we were happy to walk away with all wreaths being something we are proud to hang and looking good!


When all the women in the family come to a workshop, it makes me happy. It reminds me of my childhood and crafting with my mom, aunts and grandmother. 

mother and daughter crafting wreaths at a workshop in atlanta georgia in Alpharetta 

“When you start with quality products, it’s easy to make something beautiful,” I always share in my classes. I also remind folks that, "it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful." Even though I am am referring to the wreaths crafted in this class, I have to believe and hope that the same that the same philosophy applies to all floral designs and in life.

women helping each other with wreaths

brunette girl holding a wreath

women at a table at a wreath workshop in alpharetta georgia

woman at log cabin in atlanta at wreath workshop



girl in green sweater holding a hand made wreath at workshop in atlanta

We’re grateful for the space that Alpharetta Parks and Recreation provided for our   winter workshop. There is something special about the historical FFA Log Cabin that was built by local FFA students in 1935 and is still in use today.  After creating one of the most colorful messes that the place is sure to have ever seen, farm friends came to clean up the floor of flowers.  

Every workshop attendee walked away with a beautiful one-of-a kind creation to display year after year. And just as good things get better with age, each winter that these sustainbly crafted wreaths are displayed on doorposts around the Atlanta, they’ll hold more and more sweet holiday memories.

About the Farm at Old Rucker Park

Old Rucker Park is an approximately 10-acre tract of land that was once a commercial nursery and is home to a variety of species of plants and trees. The rolling topography of the property is highlighted by a small stream that runs through the park. While a small section of the site has been developed into the Old Rucker Farm, approximately 7.5 acres remain to be planned and developed into a passive recreational space.

The Old Rucker Farm is the home base of the city’s community agriculture program which was developed in 2018 with collaboration and guidance from numerous residents and community organizations. It includes an organically-grown vegetable, fruit, and cut-flower gardens, community garden plots, and an outdoor classroom, located within Old Rucker Park. The community agriculture program will evolve over time, striving to best serve and meet the needs of the entire community. The City of Alpharetta will continue to develop partnerships and programs to enhance the program, based on residents' feedback.

For more information about Old Rucker Farm, visit

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