30 minute workshop
We are joining forces with LSA International to offer a limited edition terrarium class using the vessels from the PLANT and CANOPY range to celebrate London Design Festival.
What you get
These sessions will have either a closed vessel or an open one on the day. These terrariums are more than £100 retail but as part of this special event you will be getting a chance to build either the open using Cactus plants or a closed terrarium using moisture loving plants for just £35 each.
What we provide: Each class will have a mix of open and closed glass vessels
- History of terrariums
- Substrate layering
- Planting design
- Hard landscape materials
- Aftercare advice
How does it live?
Closed (CANOPY) Terrarium: A terrarium is a self-sustaining eco-system that maintains it's own breathing and water cycles. You will be given a care guide on the day.
Open (PLANT) Terrariums Open Terrariums are planted with plants requiring low moisture levels such as cactus and succulents. These need to be watered only once a month.
The origins of LSA International are found in fashionable swinging sixties London, when Janusz Lubkowski and his wife Ewa were inspired to approach Terence Conran at Habitat with traditional brightly coloured enamelware from their native Poland. Having established the company with co-founder Tony Saunders, the success of these enamelled coffee pots, mugs, kettles and colanders led Janusz to explore other avenues of Polish production. Porcelain clay was made into plain white and patterned tableware, popular amongst consumers who sought practical and contemporary designs. Leather bags, satchels and holdalls made from tanned cowhide were sourced from small production workshops. Wooden accessories from Polish cooperatives specialising in the folk traditions of woodwork completed the early collections. But it was mouthblown glass that offered the greatest potential for transformation. Whilst an archetypal tumbler and jug reflected Janusz's affinity for the practical, the versatility of the material spurred experimentation with shape, colour and decoration thereby extending the range for the fashion-conscious consumer.
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None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Botanical Boys
Ben and Daz of The Botanical Boys began their journey in 2009 when they took over a terraced garden in London Fields with a Japanese & formal English segments. Having no gardening experience prior, they really got stuck in and become members of the National Garden Scheme and opened up the space to the public for charity every year. They were selected for a spot on the BBC Great British Garden Revival program in May 2015 and were featured in a number of books and publications.
After a few assignments and holiday trips to South Africa and California it was succulents and their ability to be used in many structural forms, as with their sculpted Japanese and formal topiary English garden that led to a passion for creating designs on a smaller scale using air plants, cacti, succulents and a range of mosses creating beautiful terrariums.
Their love for plants and terrariums is infectious and people who join them on their workshops not only make a beautiful terrarium, but are taught about all the natural elements involved as well as provided aftercare instruction.
Address of location: Unit 5, Coal Drops Yard, , London N1C 4DH Use Kings Cross as your nearest station, it is just a few short minutes walk away. Coal Drops Yard is a new vibrant shopping district.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.