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Terrarium Class - Upgrade Vessels Available

4.9(119 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
£50 pp
Next available date:2nd July 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.

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4.9(119 reviews)
Avery Keyerleber - Jun 13, 2022
We had such a great time in the workshop. Michael was a highly informed, experience, engaging and entertaining host for my two daughters and me.
Gemma Liu - Jun 12, 2022
We went as a couple - we had a fun afternoon and Darren was a great host. We would have liked a bit more choice of elements for the terrarium but appreciate the good value given the constraints of the class. The jar is a good size, bigger than we thought. The environment was very friendly, welcome and relaxed so I recommend for people considering going alone too!
glynis - Jun 4, 2022
Great class. Informative and fun. Cameron was fab. Already got a repeat booked!
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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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Botanical Boys Kings Cross
Kings Cross
Unit 111 Lower Stable Street
Coal Drops Yard


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Terrarium Class - Upgrade Vessels Available


Avery Keyerleber - Jun 13, 2022
We had such a great time in the workshop. Michael was a highly informed, experience, engaging and entertaining host for my two daughters and me.
Gemma Liu - Jun 12, 2022
We went as a couple - we had a fun afternoon and Darren was a great host. We would have liked a bit more choice of elements for the terrarium but appreciate the good value given the constraints of the class. The jar is a good size, bigger than we thought. The environment was very friendly, welcome and relaxed so I recommend for people considering going alone too!
glynis - Jun 4, 2022
Great class. Informative and fun. Cameron was fab. Already got a repeat booked!
Alice Hughes - May 30, 2022
We got the terrarium workshop as a Christmas present and it was such a great Sunday afternoon activity. Darren was such a great teacher and made it so enjoyable, whilst teaching us about the history of botanicals and terrariums too!
Amanda Jones - May 30, 2022
I was given this workshop as a gift, and I really enjoyed it. The venue was comfortable. We were made welcome and it was friendly and informative. The finished product was bigger than I had imagined and very beautiful. A lovely afternoon.
Diane Debiais - May 30, 2022
EXCELLENT! We had so much fun doing this class and learnt some interesting facts about terrarium and plants along the way. Great activity to do with a couple of friends. The shop is gorgeous too! Thank you for having us.
Anna Burdett - May 3, 2022
I bought this class for my niece as her birthday present and she loved it! 2 hours of fun... starting with a short history of Terrariums and then building our own creation layer by layer... very meditative and relaxing. We were also given a free glass of sparkling wine! x Thank you botanical boys!
Karen - May 2, 2022
I booked this last minute for my friends birthday present, and I’m so glad I did. We both had a wonderful couple of hours learning about the history and how to make a terrarium along With a glass of Prosecco. It was just the best thing we have both done and I highly recommend it.
Alison Henry - Apr 3, 2022
Lovely couple of hours! Real antidote to everything going on ! Good amount of information at the start followed by clear step by step instructions and support. Was very good pace so you never felt left behind or rushed! Will definitely recommend!
Sinem Tunc - Apr 3, 2022
Such a fun class! Shoutout to Cameron, our host, who gave us an amazing and understanding insight about terrariums and then taught us how to make one. Me and my boyfriend absolutely enjoyed it. Listen to the history cause there’s a pop quiz at the end and they give you a gift. I WON A GINSENG TREE WOOOP WOOP. Overall 10/10 experience. :)
Julie Amass - Apr 3, 2022
A great afternoon at the Botanical boys workshop. Lots of fun, well organised and a lovely setting. Xx
Sarah Neller - Mar 28, 2022
Brilliant workshop...informative, creative and fun and a lovely keepsake to care for forevermore!
Chloe Fisher - Mar 20, 2022
Really good class, great fun!
Amy Iversen - Mar 13, 2022
Amazingly knowledgeable host. Fantastic class. So patient with all of us. So happy with what I made. Would love to come back for other classes available.
Rita - Feb 27, 2022
Excellent course. Different and fun and a great terrarium to take home. Highly recommended!
Edzard van der Wyck - Feb 25, 2022
Absolutely brilliant experience. Cannot recommend doing a workshop here highly enough.
ANNA KACZYNSKI - Feb 20, 2022
Michael Davies - Feb 13, 2022
Had a great terrarium class with Michael, highly recommended. Terrariums were larger than we expected!
Nathan - Feb 13, 2022
The Terrarium class was super fun! I had a blast with my class and the instructor Michael was such a great teacher! Would definitely recommend it! Thanks again BotanicalBoys!
Anonymous - Feb 12, 2022
Great course in pleasant atmosphere. Very pleased with the terrarium.
Anonymous - Jan 31, 2022
I thoroughly enjoyed this class - Michael was engaging and made the class both informative and fun. I haven't given the class 5 stars as I felt that value for money was slightly off balance. I upgraded to the smaller egg vessel for an extra £30 and seemed to use less materials as the base is so much smaller than the standard class jar size - but then still charged an extra £5 for an asparagus fern to put in istead. But otherwise a good class. Thak you.
michael mccarthy - Jan 31, 2022
Fun, interesting... Michael was a great host!!
Fareeha Mufti - Dec 13, 2021
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 - Dec 12, 2021
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 - Dec 12, 2021
Really fun class! Michael was an amazing host. It was a nice evening for a friends birthday. Would definitely recommend!
Sophie B - Dec 12, 2021
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 - Dec 5, 2021
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 - Nov 29, 2021
Nilima Shah - Nov 29, 2021
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 - Nov 14, 2021
Such a great experience, Michael was a lovely teacher will definitely come again!
Jayne Tasker - Oct 25, 2021
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 - Oct 25, 2021
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 - Oct 11, 2021
Loved it and it's still alive!
Karen Richardson - Oct 3, 2021
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 - Oct 3, 2021
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 - Sep 27, 2021
Enjoyed creating a beautiful terrarium!
Kate Robinson - Sep 20, 2021
Absolutely brilliant, loved it. Informative, fun and super friendly. High recommend.
Neetha Madrira - Aug 24, 2021
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 - Aug 21, 2021
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 - Aug 9, 2021
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 - Aug 8, 2021
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 - Aug 2, 2021
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 - Aug 1, 2021
Great fun, informative and creative. Thoroughly recommend!
Debbie C. - Jul 25, 2021
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 - Jul 25, 2021
Excellent workshop! Love my terrarium and the history of terrariums was also really interesting.
Nick Bacon - Jul 5, 2021
Very unique experience and Darren was a great host. would highly recommend! 10/10
Anonymous - Jun 27, 2021
Ben Mitchell - Jun 27, 2021
Great class, instructor was brilliant and love the terrariums we made.
Violeta Popa - Jun 26, 2021
Nice workshop. Had a lot of fun
Sam Foot - Jun 20, 2021
Really great experience and set up. I would highly recommend.
Chiara Costanza - Jun 20, 2021
Great Class very relaxing and it gives you the skills to make your terrarium😊
Stephanie Rallison - Jun 15, 2021
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 - Jun 15, 2021
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 - Jun 1, 2021
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 30, 2021
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 - Dec 15, 2020
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 - Dec 6, 2020
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 - Nov 8, 2020
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 - Nov 8, 2020
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 - Nov 1, 2020
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 - Oct 11, 2020
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 - Oct 3, 2020
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 - Sep 29, 2020
Really fun, it was great to spend time getting creative, learning about nature.
Honor - Sep 23, 2020
Great class, would definitely recommend
Samira - Sep 20, 2020
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 - Sep 12, 2020
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 - Sep 6, 2020
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 - Sep 1, 2020
Loved it! Anyone looking for something new to do this is perfect and great value
Sandy - Sep 1, 2020
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 - Sep 1, 2020
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 - Sep 1, 2020
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 - Aug 25, 2020
Had a really nice time, relaxed but informative and creative. Would go again.
Jane - Aug 17, 2020
The class was great fun. Both my daughter and I enjoyed it, and we are very pleased with our terrariums - thank you!
Nilma - Aug 16, 2020
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 - Aug 15, 2020
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 - Dec 7, 2019
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 - Dec 7, 2019
Wonderful class. Thank you!
Annabel - Dec 1, 2019
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 - Nov 10, 2019
Great environment, fun class and welcoming hosts!
phoebe - Oct 27, 2019
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 - Oct 8, 2019
Fantastic! Informative, fun and with a beautiful terrarium to take home!
Michelle - Oct 6, 2019
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 - Sep 15, 2019
Loved the session - the studio was beautiful and everyone had a great time. Thanks so much!
Joel - Aug 27, 2019
Really fun class, fascinating back story and a great teacher! Loads of fun, and very relaxing, would definitely recommend going!
Sydel - Jul 21, 2019
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 - Jul 20, 2019
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 - Jul 17, 2019
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 - Jul 17, 2019
Very knowledgeable teacher. Class was relaxing and fun. Terrarium is doing well.
Helen - Jul 13, 2019
Great fun!
Dora - Jul 7, 2019
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 - Jul 2, 2019
Great fun!
Vera - Jun 30, 2019
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 - Jun 23, 2019
Great workshop, lots of fun and well organised!
David - Jun 18, 2019
Good class, friendly instructors, lit playlist nice terrarium, hasn't died yet.
George - Jun 16, 2019
Best birthday present for a long time!
Lily - May 22, 2019
had a lovely time. friendly staff, nice atmosphere, great supply of material. would recommended it.
Laura - Apr 30, 2019
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 - Apr 21, 2019
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 - Apr 21, 2019
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 - Apr 21, 2019
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 - Apr 14, 2019
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 - Apr 14, 2019
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 - Mar 26, 2019
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 - Mar 26, 2019
Really great, fun and informative class with prosecco thrown in to make it the 5 stars it deserves!
Jay - Feb 3, 2019
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 - Jan 8, 2019
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 - Dec 20, 2018
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 - Dec 11, 2018
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 - Dec 2, 2018
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 - Nov 19, 2018
Had a lovely afternoon with Botanical Boys - they shared their passion and skill with us in a welcoming environment. Thank you again!
Russell - Nov 19, 2018
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 - Nov 12, 2018
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 - Sep 10, 2018
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 - Sep 2, 2018
A really enjoyable workshop. Would've loved it to be a bit longer :) nice location and friendly host.
Dani - Jul 2, 2018
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 - Jun 6, 2018
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 - Jun 5, 2018
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 21, 2018
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 14, 2018
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!