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Welcome to the Botanical Boys. An established terrarium company based in the heart of Dalston. Come and learn how to create a living self-sustaining eco-system terrarium. We will teach you all the layering techniques required to make your garden. You will have immense fun and also feel relaxed in our green and cosy workshop hidden away in a private development. Come and find some wellness and peace with our unique classes that you will never forget. You will walk away with your own bespoke self watering eco garden. These make perfect gifts! We welcome you to our studio in Dalston in style! Free Prosecco and a Tom Dixon interior with private roof terrace awaits you!
You may well be wondering what on earth is a Kokedama? Which is a fair point as the name is not a mainstream term...YET! It's the ancient art form of creating a traditional Japanese hanging garden and the latest botanical craze, currently sweeping LA and Sydney following on from the 2018 botanical trend and all round obsession with terrariums! “Kokedama” is a Japanese word which literally translated means moss ball. Using traditional wrapping techniques and soil combinations we teach you the skills required to create these wonderful pot-less hanging plants. Not only does a Kokedama look amazing but they are really low maintenance and so much fun to make, we think once you see one you will just love them! In this hands-on workshop you can create your own stylish urban oasis. During the botanical workshop you'll create three different types of Kokedamas from tropical plants of your choosing and learn best practices for plant care and upkeep to keep your new string garden beautiful and healthy, all while enjoying complimentary sake, bubbly and East Asian inspired nibbles. A Kokedama workshop provides an opportunity to learn a new skill and **connect with nature in a creative way, through an experience that is both playful and relaxing. With many Londoners not having outdoor space, attending a Kokedama workshop provides the perfect opportunity to get stuck into nature and leave with a beautiful new hanging garden that means you can bring the outside inside in your home as well. Your teacher Hayley, is an experienced set designer and interior stylist for the film and advertising industry and can offer lots of tips on how to present your Kokedamas in your home. We offer different coloured strings and twine as well as a range of plants to choose from, so that everyone can create something truly unique and express their own sense of creativity. The Venue The workshop will take place in a hidden, heated and covered garden, housed at the back of the jewellery store Kas & Ros right by the iconic Tower Bridge, with tube stations, Borough, London Bridge both nearby . The magical garden space, is decorated particularly for the event, so expect to see lots of examples of what you can create. This is an example of what you should expect to learn at a workshop: - An introduction to the tradition of Kokedama making - Choose three tropical house plants from a wide selection of plant variations - Prepare your own soil mixture - Learn the basic method for the moss ball - Create your first Kokedama using the sheet moss technique - Choose from a range of coloured twines - Learn and perfect the skill of the Kokedama wrapping technique and make a different style of Kokedama - Create two more Kokedamas in colours and styles of your choosing - Create string supports to hang your garden - Learn about upkeep and how to maintain and display your new garden - All the while enjoying some nibbles and bubbly (served with good ol’ Irish Hospitality;) )
Join us to learn how to create 2 of your own unique Japanese hanging plant arrangements. 'Kokedama' translates from the Japanese words for moss ('koke') and ball ('dama') - it is the art of freeing the plant from a container and planting it in a moss covered soil/clay ball. Kokedama evolved from the art of Bonsai - carefully made to brighten up Japanese homes, with people commonly creating 'string gardens' in which hanging Kokedama beautifully fill an empty space of a room. Kokedama are viewed as living art, with every one having the potential to be a completely unique creation . Kokedama also have a practicality to them as the external moss has the advantage of acting as a sponge, which you can dip in water every week and it will slowly release water to the roots of your plant.
These beautiful vintage wine-making bottles make the most eye-catching terrariums. We will show you all the techniques and give you the tools to create these from scratch. We will explain the history of Terrariums, how to care for them and the ideal plants to fill them with. You will be provided with everything you need to create your own ecosystem. We will have a range of plants for you to choose from including Fittonia, Ivy/Fern and Moss as well as a large sealable glass demijohn. We will guide you through creating your own terrarium which will be all yours to take home at the end of the session.
Join us to learn how to create your own unique Japanese hanging plant arrangement. 'Kokedama' translates from the Japanese words for moss ('koke') and ball ('dama') - it is the art of freeing the plant and planting it in a moss covered ball!
Bring some creativity into your life and join us for a special macrame masterclass and learn how to make a beautiful plant hanger for your home. Macrame artist Isabella will teach you everything you need to make a gorgeous plant holder to take home; plus you’ll enjoy a refreshing welcome drink and delicious canapés to fuel your creations. Whether you’re a knot newbie or macrame master, Isabella will be on hand to show you the processes step-by-step; all materials are provided.
Come and learn how to make a macrame plant hanger for your home in a beautiful setting in the center of London. Isabella will teach you, step by step, all the knots to make a gorgeous Bohemian inspired plant holder to take home, along with a terracotta pot. All the material is provided and its ideal for beginners. Classes are limited to 8 spaces only, book early to avoid disappointment!
Design and make your own succulent terrarium in beautiful recycled glass! Following a short introduction you will prepare your vessel & choose from an array of colourful succulents to plant your enchanting miniature garden - yours to take home and enjoy.