1 hour workshop
A great class to learn the basics of terrarium garden design. This is an introduction class lasting 1 hour 15 mins.
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 be able to add rocks, stones and moss features and of course a selection of plants will be available to you. 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 brief history of terrarium design and tell you how one medical doctor changed how we are able to grow and transport plants since the 1800's. Plus, they've got Prosecco!!
You will be taught why and how to add layers to your glass jar to prepare the perfect living conditions for your plants.
- Planting techniques and what plants we use for these environments
- The use of horticultural charcoal and why we use it
- Introduction to moss for the landscape
- Decorative items to personalise your garden jar
- Gift bag and practical advice given for taking care of your garden
If you are keen to learn more and build a larger garden, they run a longer 2 hour session, please see the Obby Botanicalboys pages to book in!
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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.
All equipment, glass, plants, decorative items, hot, cold and Prosecco drinks included.
18 min or a supervised person if under 18. As we using glass we cannot accept children at these events.There are three sets of stairs to get into the workshop.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.