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Nancy Clifton, horticultural program specialist, shows us some of the wreaths she made for the Wonderland Express exhibition. She also shows you how to make a simple mixed pine cone wreath on a grapevine base. You can take classes with Nancy through the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden or get ideas at Wonderland Express, Nov. 25, 2011 through Jan. 1, 2012. Visit http://www.chicagobotanic.org/wonderland for more information.

Many of the wreaths you see outside the Wonderland Express exhibition were designed by the Garden’s own horticulturists. We stopped by to watch them put together their wreaths for the display. See their completed wreaths as well as many wreaths designed by local florists and garden centers when the exhibition opens on November 27. To learn how to make your own, see our list of holiday decorating classes at chicagobotanic.org/school/holiday.