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In-person classCOVID-19 SecureMake your own Kokedama - (Japanese Hanging Houseplants)
5(20+ reviews)
Create your own Kokedama Japanese Hanging Garden. Learn several techniques and take away x3 botanical creations whilst sipping bubbly and nibbling asian snacks
London Bridge
£65 pp
2 hour workshop
Beginner
What happens in this class?

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…

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Things to remember

We provide everything you need to make your wonderful Kokedama creation along with complimentary sake, bubbly and East Asian inspired 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…

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Latest Reviews
5(20+ reviews)
Jo - September 24th
Such an uplifting thing to do post-more restrictions! Hayley was a great teacher and it was really interesting to hear more about Kokedama as well as the other workshops she runs, and her background. The space itself is a great find and was very safe and clean. Everyone wore face masks so it felt perfectly safe. I'd never done anything like that before so felt quite proud taking my three new plants home! I'd highly recommend people to try this workshop out.
Jenny - September 8th
This was such a fun workshop! A great introduction to the Japanese art of Kokedama. The class size was small enough for our fab instructor, Hayley, to be able to give one to one guidance and everyone came away with 3 plants. Everything was very clean and covid-friendly, with social distancing, individual equipment and plenty of hand sanitiser. Cupcakes and prosecco was a nice touch too!
Matt - September 7th
We really enjoyed getting our hands dirty at Hayley's kokedama class. A relaxed venue, friendly folks and high quality end products to take home - we heartily recommend.
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18

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Your Teacher
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Floral Merchant London is the creation of set designer Hayley McDonald: finding her way to botanical design through a background of interior and prop styling for film and advertising. Hayley’s work combines her love of the natural world and interior styling. Her designs focus on bringing the outside environment inside the home, in a way that is original, stylish and interior design focused.

During the workshops, Hayley will be sharing her industry styling tips on how to bring the outside, inside.

Our botanical workshops provide an opportunity to learn a new skill and get close to nature in an…

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Class Location
Kas and Ros
London Bridge
61 Tower Bridge Rd
SE1 4TL
London
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Reviews

Jo - September 24th
Such an uplifting thing to do post-more restrictions! Hayley was a great teacher and it was really interesting to hear more about Kokedama as well as the other workshops she runs, and her background. The space itself is a great find and was very safe and clean. Everyone wore face masks so it felt perfectly safe. I'd never done anything like that before so felt quite proud taking my three new plants home! I'd highly recommend people to try this workshop out.
Jenny - September 8th
This was such a fun workshop! A great introduction to the Japanese art of Kokedama. The class size was small enough for our fab instructor, Hayley, to be able to give one to one guidance and everyone came away with 3 plants. Everything was very clean and covid-friendly, with social distancing, individual equipment and plenty of hand sanitiser. Cupcakes and prosecco was a nice touch too!
Matt - September 7th
We really enjoyed getting our hands dirty at Hayley's kokedama class. A relaxed venue, friendly folks and high quality end products to take home - we heartily recommend.
Freddie - August 17th
Had a very enjoyable evening making Kokedama with Hayley! Very informative and helpful throughout, and the continued refills of prosecco and sake were well appreciated.
Hester - August 14th
Amazing class-really friendly teacher and great plants! Would highly recommend
Angela - April 3rd
Great workshop and lovely space. I love my kokedamas and have made more since
Kim - October 24th
5 stars for Hayley, 5 for the studio, 5 for the ambiance, 5 stars everythiingg
Zoe - July 25th
Very original class for gardening lovers!
Michela - July 11th
Loved learning how to create my kokedamas! The teacher was very knowledgeable and explained very well each step :) I am now looking to start making my owns at home!
Julie - July 11th
Loved it! So much fun! Great teacher!
Sarah - July 7th
Lovely studio space (with a superb jewellery shop at the front!) . Hayley is charming and knowledgeable. You actually get to make three kokedama while sipping sake or Prosecco and eating Japanese nibbles. Great fun!
Rob W - February 13th
We had so much fun doing this. Hayley was a great host, creative and knowledgeable. And we have a couple of great unusual hanging plants to show for it :)
Charlotte - February 11th
Hayley was a wonderful host and teacher for the Japanese hanging garden class! I had such a fun time and love my plants I took home with me to create a peaceful oasis in my little studio flat of a home. The event was held in a beautiful space which really complimented the class being taught. I highly recommend spending the afternoon or evening enjoying one of Hayley’s lovely workshops.
Rigerta - February 10th
This was the most amazing and creative workshop I have ever been. Being a plant and nature lover this workshop could have never been better than it was. A lot of creativity and good vibes going in the room and Hayley was super friendly and making sure we were all enjoying and making the most of the experience. Hanging gardens, could not believe I made one of my own and thanks to Hayley and this amazing workshop opportunity. If you love plants and nature, I would highly recommend. So much fun and bliss!
Emma - February 9th
This was such a fun course! Hayley is a great teacher. I would highly recommend it. 5 stars from me!
Jenna - February 9th
Loved the class, was great doing something different and learning a new skill. The workshop is in such a cool space and the teacher, Hayley, was amazing! Would definitely recommend it.
Alexas Reiner - February 9th
The event was super! creating something so beautiful with earth products in lovely surroundings with a great host!! My little plants look striking in my flat. Hopefully they will grow to really impress!! Looking forward to my next session with Hayley and learning new interior tricks along with good company.
Susan Anne - February 8th
I had a great time making kokedama. Hayley, the host was great fun and entertaining- she helped us all learn quickly and gave us confidence - like anything was possible!! Since the class I have made some more as they make great trendy and unusual gifts. I feel like an expert!!!!! It was a great night out doing something creative and having some fun (and a little drink) in a lovely venue. Will definitely do more classes with Hayley.
Eleanor - February 8th
I LOVE indoor plants and creating an urban garden indoors so this class was perfect for me! I am obsessed with my hanging bundle of joy and I am desperate to make more! Hayley was a great teacher who was incredibly informative and made the class really fun, can't wait to do another class of hers soon!
Anonymous - February 8th
Hayley was an amazing teacher, not only was she informative but made the class really fun. I took her class by myself and met some really lovely people and learned a new skill. The space was absolutely beautiful and decorated specially for her particular class which made it feel really different and also made me excited to take other classes of hers in the same space!
Sydney - February 7th
This class was so much fun and I'm crazy about my plant! Hayley is an absolute pleasure to be around and it felt so good to get my hands dirty and working with nature (in the comfort of being indoors ;) ) this class is not to be missed. I already want to come back.
Andreas Neo - February 7th
Loved the class, Cutterupper Studios classes are also so much fun, the space was ideal and I made something I was really proud of! Looking forward to the next event!
Carol Esther - January 27th
Such an amazing class! The venue was beautifully decorated and one of the best workshop spaces I've been to. The teacher was very well informed and attentive and the class was well paced. It was such such a nice relaxed environment and I would highly recommend this class.
Gilly - January 25th
What can I say, absolutely awesome! Hayley was so friendly and personable, it was great fun! Thank you 😊