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Terrarium Class - Upgrade Vessels Available

4.9(97 reviews)
Come and experience a taste of Terrarium garden design. You will learn the history and create your very own living garden in a glass jar. A perfect gift!!
Kings Cross
from £50 pp
Next available date:22nd January 2022
What happens in this class?

By creating a terrarium it helps you to feel calm and relaxed and by getting your hands dirty you are literally connecting with nature in this class.

You will join the Botanical team over at studio in Kings Cross, Coal Drops Yard. Once you have completed your garden, it will become a self-sustaining eco system where the plants will thrive and take care of themselves.

The Botanical Boys will take you through a fascinating history of terrarium design and you'll learn how one medical doctor changed Great Britain's Industrial revolution position in the world for trading in…

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All equipment included.

Latest Reviews
4.9(97 reviews)
Fareeha Mufti - December 13th
Michael was a great teacher and I managed to learn so much! Would highly recommend this class for a fun night and if anyone is interested in starting a new hobby!
Nicola - December 12th
The class was fantastic! Michael the host was an incredible teacher, knowledgable and very funny too, which made the class even better. I am so pleased with what we got to create, it was fun, relaxing and we even had a tasty drink too.
Tejal Patel - December 12th
Really fun class! Michael was an amazing host. It was a nice evening for a friends birthday. Would definitely recommend!
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Your Teacher

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…

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Class Location
Botanical Boys Kings Cross
Kings Cross
Unit 111 Lower Stable Street
Coal Drops Yard


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Terrarium Class - Upgrade Vessels Available


Fareeha Mufti - December 13th
Michael was a great teacher and I managed to learn so much! Would highly recommend this class for a fun night and if anyone is interested in starting a new hobby!
Nicola - December 12th
The class was fantastic! Michael the host was an incredible teacher, knowledgable and very funny too, which made the class even better. I am so pleased with what we got to create, it was fun, relaxing and we even had a tasty drink too.
Tejal Patel - December 12th
Really fun class! Michael was an amazing host. It was a nice evening for a friends birthday. Would definitely recommend!
Sophie B - December 12th
This was a wonderful class and I had such an enjoyable evening. Michael was fun, taught us a lot about terrariums and the care tips we needed to keep them alive. I love my terrarium and already thinking about my next build.
GLEN MASON - December 5th
Excellent class and brilliant value for money. Couldn’t have asked for much more, the class was well structured and fun with a knowledgeable and friendly host
Amoolya Vusirikala - November 29th
Nilima Shah - November 29th
We all thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. But also all greed that it was Michael who really made it for us! He was absolutely fantastic and made it really fun and interesting, while also being creative.
Huda Ahmed - November 14th
Such a great experience, Michael was a lovely teacher will definitely come again!
Jayne Tasker - October 25th
Loved every minute. Wonderful way to celebrate a birthday with family. Cameron was fun and informative. He was a delight. Thank you for a great evening!
Robyn Britz - October 25th
Very fun time, Cameron was so great and explained everything so well. Would recommend for something different. So nice to take my terrarium home
Ana Martins - October 11th
Loved it and it's still alive!
Karen Richardson - October 3rd
We had a lovely time. Cameron was patient and generous with his advice, and full of fun facts. Really pleased with my first terrarium! Will strongly recommend.
Rachna Kanwar - October 3rd
Thank you Cameron for making yesterday a fun evening. I learnt a lot about the history of terrariums, their construction and care. For future ref it would be good to have an idea of the size of jar, even a picture for when people are booking the course. Also, it would be good to have other plants to choose from for an upgrade part from the fern which was beautiful but I think I would've preferred a Ginseng tree. Either way, I thoroughly enjoyed the session and wondered if you did a more advanced course.
Anonymous - September 27th
Enjoyed creating a beautiful terrarium!
Kate Robinson - September 20th
Absolutely brilliant, loved it. Informative, fun and super friendly. High recommend.
Neetha Madrira - August 24th
We had an amazing experience and would recommend this to anyone who is interested and also wants to have some fun. The team were amazing and made us feel really welcome.
Payal Shah - August 21st
Loved the class, amazing instructor. Such a great value for money. I recommend this to anyone who is interested in learning more about terrariums and taking one home with you.
MChan - August 9th
Had a lovely time learning about and making a fabulous terrarium with my friend as a Birthday treat. Free flowing Prosecco was an added bonus!
Kaya - August 8th
It was super well organised. A lovely setting. Big Cameron and the other person (who's name I didn't catch) were helpful, knowledgeable and entertaining. I had a thoroughly good time and have a beautiful dining table centre piece to show for it. Would thoroughly recommend it, on your own (which I was) or with friends.
Michelle Connolly - August 2nd
What a lovely experience, we had fun, learned a lot and left with a beautiful terrarium each. Will definitely recommend to friends. Thank you guysx
Will Corder - August 1st
Great fun, informative and creative. Thoroughly recommend!
Debbie C. - July 25th
Absolutely excellent experience! Cameron was a great teacher, outlining a bit of the history of terrariums and then guiding us through the creation of our own. Lots of alternative plant options and the finished product just looks fab. We had such fun, thank you!
Helena Clark-Maxwell - July 25th
Excellent workshop! Love my terrarium and the history of terrariums was also really interesting.
Nick Bacon - July 5th
Very unique experience and Darren was a great host. would highly recommend! 10/10
Anonymous - June 27th
Ben Mitchell - June 27th
Great class, instructor was brilliant and love the terrariums we made.
Violeta Popa - June 26th
Nice workshop. Had a lot of fun
Sam Foot - June 20th
Really great experience and set up. I would highly recommend.
Chiara Costanza - June 20th
Great Class very relaxing and it gives you the skills to make your terrarium😊
Stephanie Rallison - June 15th
Both my partner and I loved the experience, our two terrariums sit happily in our bookcase. Michael has amazing horticultural knowledge and made the whole experience fun and informative. Don’t let the covid restrictions put you off booking. Temperature checks and hand sanitiser was done, all tools are sterilised, alongside mask wearing during the experience. But once you get your hands stuck in you don’t notice that mask feeling.
Anonymous - June 15th
I booked the class for my partner and my mother and they both thoroughly enjoyed it. They both commented on how the class was both calming and informative and they returned home with stunning terrariums that they're very proud of. I'd highly recommend this class as to gift to someone who enjoys botanicals and a quality product and service. Thank you!
Esh Amram - June 1st
Thoroughly enjoyed my terrarium workshop with Darren! Learnt so much and managed to make a beautiful terrarium to take home! Would absolutely recommend this class!
David - May 30th
Great teacher, really made it a relaxing fun session. All the plants and materials are great quality and they give plenty of tips to make sure you're happy with the result. Came away with a really nice terrarium, thanks!
Sophie - December 15th
I bought this workshop as a gift for my partner and he absolutely loved it! Really friendly and fun atmosphere, knowledgeable staff and a gorgeous terrarium to take home at the end. Definitely recommend!
Valerie - December 6th
I really enjoyed this class, Daniel and Neo were really helpful and they just brought the happy vibes. I would highly recommend for anyone who just wants some normality.
Fiona - November 8th
We utterly loved the terrarium beginners class, and are already planning going back for the advanced one! Our host was super-charismatic and made it so fun. The quality of the plants and equipment was excellent and several weeks on, our terrariums are thriving! Honestly couldn't recommend it enough and have already raved about it to friends, who have already booked!
Jonny - November 8th
Had an awesome experience at this terrarium class. Great vibe from all the team at Botanical Boys and I came a way with a new found connection with nature. Highly recommended!!
Maja - November 1st
It was a really great class! Excellent facilitator. Had so much fun and really connected to nature. They're amazing at explaining what we're doing and why. And I can't wait to make more terrariums.
Zeynep - October 11th
Loved the workshop! The team was lovely, very helpful and great teachers. It was a very fun and great experience to learn more about planting and keeping plants alive! I booked this class for me and my two friends as a birthday surprise and we had a blast.
Louise - October 3rd
Fun bday gift activity for a friend. Nice planty/workshopy area n people. Was good to get a drink, terrarium history intro, info about terrariums eg the layers needed, care, biology etc. Liked that they "hid" dinosuars around the room that you can add to your terrarium. The plants included (fittonias) were nice but would have been better to have another variety included in the price instead of £5 upgrade choice ie as standard get maybe 2 fittonias in diff colours n a diff plant. Came home with a decent piece thats still alive.
Ellie - September 29th
Really fun, it was great to spend time getting creative, learning about nature.
Honor - September 23rd
Great class, would definitely recommend
Samira - September 20th
The terrarium class was great - the hosts were so friendly and helpful, and did a great job of walking us through how to make a terrarium. The whole session worked really well and was organised brilliantly. I'd 100% recommend everyone checks out the Botanical Boys :-)
Helen - September 12th
Wonderful class! I went alone and everyone was so friendly, the teacher Michael was so knowledgable and I left with a beautiful terrarium which is thriving. Would definitely come back to make another.
Patricia - September 6th
This class was excellently presented and carried out , we all left very content and happy with our results. Enjoyed it so much. Was entertaining as well as informative by our lovey teacher Micheal.
William - September 1st
Loved it! Anyone looking for something new to do this is perfect and great value
Sandy - September 1st
I really enjoyed this class, it was great to hear the background and make our own Terrarium, the prosecco also went down a treat! Would definitely recommend for something different to do :)
Sandy - September 1st
I really enjoyed this class, it was great to hear the background and make our own Terrarium, the prosecco also went down a treat! Would definitely recommend for something different to do :)
Sandy - September 1st
I really enjoyed this class, it was great to hear the background and make our own Terrarium, the prosecco also went down a treat! Would definitely recommend for something different to do :)
Sam - August 25th
Had a really nice time, relaxed but informative and creative. Would go again.
Jane - August 17th
The class was great fun. Both my daughter and I enjoyed it, and we are very pleased with our terrariums - thank you!
Nilma - August 16th
I really enjoyed myself in this class, it was a great mix of education plus practical work. I loved how generous they were with the materials as it really allowed us to make our vessels exactly how we wanted to!
Sam - August 15th
My partner and I attended a Terrarium Class a few weeks ago after getting the experience for my partners birthday. We were made to wait for the experience due to COVID-19 but it was worth it. Straight from the start we were made to feel welcome and it was fascinating to learn about the history of terrariums, as well as how Botanical Boys got to where they are today. To date, our terrariums look amazing and we hope to get many months out of them. We also got some great tips for looking after plants too, and we’ve already started to see the benefits from some advice! An experience I would definitely recommend to anyone who has A green thumb, or wants to learn more about plants, and it would make a great gift for someone! We will definitely be back! :)
Kate - December 7th
Great fun getting stuck in and using your hands, and in a really relaxed and friendly environment. It’s definitely inspired me to make some more of my own!
Aoife - December 7th
Wonderful class. Thank you!
Annabel - December 1st
We had a great time, learnt a lot and have come away with our own terrariums which we absolutely love. Both of us have said we will definitely be doing this again!
Ryan - November 10th
Great environment, fun class and welcoming hosts!
phoebe - October 27th
Really really loved this workshop. Took my mum for her birthday. The guys that run the class are so lovely and offer answers to all our plant questions. They went above and beyond and catered for every level of plant knowledge. The finished products look amazing. Definitely will be back.
Jo - October 8th
Fantastic! Informative, fun and with a beautiful terrarium to take home!
Michelle - October 6th
Fun, enjoyable and educational afternoon, getting back with nature! Creating your very own terrarium with a nice small class, topped of with a couple of glasses of Prosecco - what more could you ask for?
Will - September 15th
Loved the session - the studio was beautiful and everyone had a great time. Thanks so much!
Joel - August 27th
Really fun class, fascinating back story and a great teacher! Loads of fun, and very relaxing, would definitely recommend going!
Sydel - July 21st
The class was great, both instructors were very knowledgable and made the class fun and educational. The location was also incredible and overall it was a really fun yet relaxing experience.
Alice - July 20th
So good!! So professional and a lot of fun - the after care help is very useful. Can’t wait to come back when they’ve opened up in Kings Cross!
Hannah - July 17th
We had a great time - the host was lovely, friendly and full of terrarium knowledge, the group were great and everyone got on well, there were plenty of materials and plants to go around and there was generally just a really good vibe!
Sylvia - July 17th
Very knowledgeable teacher. Class was relaxing and fun. Terrarium is doing well.
Helen - July 13th
Great fun!
Dora - July 7th
The class was amazing, very highly recommended. The teacher clearly loves what he does,the class was informative, fun and relaxing. The workshop space is just beautiful, packed with inspiration. The glass of prosecco is a great touch as well
Neil - July 2nd
Great fun!
Vera - June 30th
Great class. Very informative and Adam was really encouraging allowing us to show our creative flair in designing the terrariums whilst guiding us through the process. Very enjoyable afternoon.
Barrie - June 23rd
Great workshop, lots of fun and well organised!
David - June 18th
Good class, friendly instructors, lit playlist nice terrarium, hasn't died yet.
George - June 16th
Best birthday present for a long time!
Lily - May 22nd
had a lovely time. friendly staff, nice atmosphere, great supply of material. would recommended it.
Laura - April 30th
What a lovely class. The Botanical Boys are living out their dream, caring for plants, creating beautiful terrariums and spreading the love. The location was stunning: a tower full to the brim with green life. I'm really pleased with my terrarium. There was tons of choice when it came to things like stones, gravel and decoration, and the plants themselves were healthy and pretty. The green tea on arrival and the Prosecco was a nice touch. I left feeling utterly soothed and pleased with myself by the time I left with my terrarium, and it's doing really well at home. There's plenty of aftercare info available from The Botanical Boys so I'm not worried if anything goes wrong with it; I'll be able to put it right. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the workshop to anybody, whether they're green fingered or not.
Jo - April 21st
SO much fun! The studio was a sight to behold, the Botanical Boys are clearly passionate about all things plants and beauty. Adam was a wonderful teacher, making us all feel at ease and helped us make gorgeous terrariums. We WILL be back!!!
Bekky - April 21st
The workshop was ace, we had a great time! Adam was really friendly and informative, and making the terrarium was relaxing and a lot of fun.
Marley - April 21st
Me and my mum had a fantastic time and it allowed us to bond over something fun! Thank you again! I’ll probably be back soon haha!
Jemma - April 14th
Lovely mothers day gift. Really great workshop, very relaxing and informative. Guided through all the steps and leave with lovely terranium. Also got some prosecco! Thanks very much.
Stella - April 14th
The workshop was brilliant from start to end. The teachers were very warm, knowledgable and created a lovely and relaxed atmosphere. The terrarium intro led us through all the steps to create our very own Terrarium! It was so much more and better than i expected! Thank you guys.
Oliver - March 26th
The class was excellent. The guys who run it are really nice, funny, and know their stuff. Everyone in the class made a great Terrarium and we were allowed to take them home - plus there was prosecco! The only comment I would have for the botanical boys is that they kept showing us weird things they had been given that we could put in our Terrarium, like toy dinosaurs and cocktail flare sticks - maybe reel this in a bit and just let people enjoy the natural aspect of it a bit more. This is a small qualm though, because the class was incredible and I would highly recommend it.
Rosie - March 26th
Really great, fun and informative class with prosecco thrown in to make it the 5 stars it deserves!
Jay - February 3rd
We loved this class! It's a really personal affair in The Botanical Boys' dining room, with a small group. Great value and attention to each student.
Zack - January 8th
The class was absolutely fantastic with just the right mix of informative, fun, relaxed and interesting. Came away with a terrarium to be proud of and a desire to create another! Very highly recommended and great teachers/hosts!
Ania - December 20th
Absolutely fantastic class! Our instructor was so informative telling us the history behind the terrariums and explained things really well. Amazed we all managed to make something so pretty but our teacher was great.The prosecco was an added bonus! Was so good I’ll be buying as a present for some friends :-) thanks for an excellent time!
Maria - December 11th
I booked this workshop for me and my dad, we are both very happy about it! The botanical boys are very very nice and the activity entrateining and satisfactory:)
Georgia - December 2nd
I absolutely loved this class - friendly and informative hosts, relaxing and fun environment, and I've got a beautiful mini garden to enjoy! I really recommend this class, it's a delight. Thanks!
Regina - November 19th
Had a lovely afternoon with Botanical Boys - they shared their passion and skill with us in a welcoming environment. Thank you again!
Russell - November 19th
We really enjoyed this class. The hosts clearly love what they do, the workshop space is beautiful and packed with inspiration, and we were pleased with our terrarium. Plus a glass of prosecco - what's not to like?
Mili - November 12th
Really great workshop run by Botanical Boys in their amazing flat in Dalston which is full of terrariums and other lovely decorative pieces! I learned so much about terrariums and even made my own to take home that I feel oonfident I can take care of! We were given red bush tea and prosecco during the class too. This is great idea for a gift to someone as it's an experience that can be shared and you get to take something home. I will definitely do one of their other classes!
Ella - September 10th
Really great class. Learned a-lot, and had lots of fun! The Botanical Boys were extremely welcoming, helpful and knowledgable, and also have a beautiful workspace! Would definitely recommend.
Aisling - September 2nd
A really enjoyable workshop. Would've loved it to be a bit longer :) nice location and friendly host.
Dani - July 2nd
Bought as a gift and had a great time! They couldn't have been more helpful and we loved the terrarium we took away. Would definitely recommend!
Riley - June 6th
When my friends and I signed up for this I wasn't entirely sure what to expect, I had never booked anything through Obby before but I was excited to give it a go. We had an incredible time with the Botanical Boys, Darren and Ben, and cannot recommend their class enough. Being welcomed into their lovely home full of terrarium inspiration, my friends and I had a great time and definitely intend to take another class. Darren was a great instructor who is obviously very knowledgable and incredibly patient while Ben did a great job of making us feel welcome and topping up our prosecco while taking lovely photos of the whole evening. I am really looking forward to my next class!
Eira - June 5th
Cannot recommend enough! The class was such a wonderful experience. Darren was an amazing teacher, the location is beautiful and the atmosphere is both fun and peaceful, there are so many inspiring ingredients available to craft your terrarium with, and you get something special to take home and treasure at the end :) I loved it!
Lisa - May 21st
I killed my last terranium so decided to give this class a go. It was wonderful. Darryl & Ben have an amazing space with so much inspiration & SO many options to play with (including cute little figures to help add some personality). My creation is awesome, I learnt a lot (including sand layering techniques and plant care) and I had so much fun.
Olivia - May 14th
Had an amazing afternoon with the Botanical Boys! Very fun, friendly and informative. Would highly recommend to anyone wishing to try out something new and exciting. Thank you!