What you will do
45 minute workshop
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 taster workshop we will introduce the basics of Kokedama making and you will have the opportunity to make a creation of your own to take home.
During this 45 minute botanical workshop you'll create your own Kokedama from a tropical plant and learn best practices for plant care and upkeep to keep your new plant beautiful and healthy, all while enjoying complimentary soft drinks and 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 plant 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.
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
- Get to know your tropical house plant
- Prepare your own soil mixture
- Learn the basic method for the moss ball
- Learn and perfect the skill of the Kokedama wrapping technique.
- Create string supports to hang your garden
- Learn about upkeep and how to maintain and display your new garden
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Cutter Upper Studio
Hayley McDonald is an interior stylist and set designer who has set dressed countless music videos and TV Commercials for many well-known artists and household brands as well as working with clients to design beautiful and striking interiors.
From magical sets to beautiful homes, Hayley knows a thing or two about how to re-imagine a space and bring a unique style to a home.
Hayley will be sharing her industry styling tips on how to bring the outside, inside.
Join Hayley and create a botanical creation, perfect for city living and enjoy your own an urban oasis.
We provide everything you need to make your wonderful Kokedama creation along with complimentary soft drinks and nibbles Please come wearing something that you don't mind getting mucky and ideally that you can roll up the sleeves of. It is advisable to remove jewellery and watches before coming to the class as you will be working with your hands in soil.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.