Ethnobotanist James Wong is throwing out the tinsel this year in favour of a more organic approach to celebrating the Christmas holiday in style. James demonstrates how traditional Christmas plants can be made into natural remedies, recipes and original hand-made presents to see you through the Christmas season. He reinvents winter classics, with his hot toddy made from Christmas tree, Cranberry mince pies for cystitis and stress busting egg nog made with home-grown saffron – to ease your anxiety when the in-laws arrive. For those with a fondness for over-indulgence, an effervescent rosehip sherbert remedy could do the trick. And, if the after effects of too many sprouts cause embarrassment, children and adults alike are sure to be delighted with a fennel and peppermint slice. As well as turning out our favourite Christmas plants into remedies, indulgent gifts and amazing decorations, James also travels the length and breadth of Britain to seek out the country’s best Christmas tree, Mistletoe and holly growers. To top it all off he serves up festive drinks, snacks and canapés all made from plants around the fire at his Winter garden party.