Botanical Boys crafts classes in London
Botanical Boys crafts classes in London


Botanical Boys

347 reviews
347 reviews

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.

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21 May
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.
8 Jan
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!
26 Mar
Really great, fun and informative class with prosecco thrown in to make it the 5 stars it deserves!
14 Apr
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.


21 May
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.
8 Jan
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!
26 Mar
Really great, fun and informative class with prosecco thrown in to make it the 5 stars it deserves!
14 Apr
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.
16 Jun
Best birthday present for a long time!
7 Jul
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
21 Jul
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.
1 Dec
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!
7 Dec
Wonderful class. Thank you!
6 Sep
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.
29 Sep
Really fun, it was great to spend time getting creative, learning about nature.
1 Nov
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.
24 Jun
So much fun and a gorgeous little terranium to take home :-)
30 Nov
Such a great way to spend a cold winter’s evening! The Botancial boys were perfect hosts and very knowledgable. Lots of great materials were made available and the prosecco was the perfect touch! Will definitely be signing up again!
30 Jan
I can't recommend this class enough. I'm a big obby fan and I have been to some great classes, but this has by far been my favourite experience. My sister and I were lucky enough to be the only ones in our session, and Darren and Ben made us feel so welcome in their studio. Darren's excellent reaching gave us the perfect amount of knowledge to confidently build a really unique terrarium each. There was a huge variety of materials for us to work with and we were told all about the fascinating history of the art of terrarium making. The prosecco was also a wonderful touch! The Eco-system jar we came away with was absolutely beautiful, I've already received so many compliments on it. Will definitely be creating some more! Thank you Botanical Boys!
17 Mar
This was a great way to spend a Friday evening. We not only got to build terrariums, but were also taught how to do it ourselves in the future. I'd definitely do more events with the Botanical Boys in the future 🙂
21 May
A wonderful relaxing afternoon with the botanical boys! Would highly recommend.
10 Jun
Amazing workshop in a gorgeous setting. I had so much fun whilst learning loads about plants and drinking prosecco....what’s not to LOVE! would throughly recommend this class to anyone. So excited to have a self sufficient jar of nature coming home to live with me for years to come!
2 Jul
I had a great time and learnt loads about terrariums, I’m super keen to go again and I would recommend it to everyone
1 Aug
Had a thoroughly good time. Really liked that once you were taught the basics and shown what to do, the guys gave you plenty of time to do your own thing. Also amazing that a room of strangers felt like friends by the time I left.
3 Aug
This was beautiful one life experience workshop! Very welcoming and very good mentor Darren and Ben. Defenitely doing one again in mid August and Christmas
2 Sep
The class is very relaxing and the host very interesting. Our terrarium are now sitting proudly in our living room and we can't wait to have guests to show off a bit!
16 Sep
Darren and Ben were great. We loved the history lesson and the teaching. Taking home our terrarium we had huge smiles on our faces. Thanks Botanical boys!
17 Sep
I was happy with the terrarium we created during the workshop, and overall it was a good experience. I would have liked things to kick off a bit more quickly, though, with less of an introduction of the history of the workshop/brand, and also had a bit more conversation at the end about other techniques for making terrariums/materials and ideas for doing them at home.
12 Nov
Lovely class, lovely people! The perfect way to spent a slightly fragile Sunday.
6 Dec
Great evening. Really interesting to hear about the history and theory behind terrariums, and so much fun creating our own. They’re in pride of place at home now. Darren and Ben were super helpful and friendly!
9 Dec
It was a great class, learnt a lot and came out with a fab terrium!! Highly recommend this class
21 Dec
Great class, insightful - the guys provided interesting history and tips. Fun to experiment with different materials and build something you can keep and watch grow As recommendation I think the particular space (a one off) didn’t work and will definitly do another class with them at their own studio. Also it would be good to show different types of gardens you can make/ emulate as inspiration. Overall highly recommend though and I’ll be coming back!
16 Jan
A fantastic and well run workshop! The Botanical Boys run the workshop in a fun and informative way and were very hospitable and friendly. Highly recommended!
8 Mar
I absolutely loved this workshop - the hosts were very welcoming and I had a glass of prosecco by my side mere minutes after walking through the door - and the teacher was extremely engaging and informative. I learned more than I had expected to, and the friendly and relaxed atmosphere meant that I got chatting to people around me, so despite coming alone, it was nice and sociable. Super fun, and I love my terrarium! I made 3 more for Christmas presents!
26 Mar
Was such a great day thankyou!
31 Mar
Wonderful experience. Great teachers, lovely space, very pleased with our creations!
11 Apr
Absolutely loved the finished product, great to come away with something you've made yourself and to get creative!
22 Apr
Such great fun ! Me and my mom had a blast !
1 May
Fab workshop as always. Have now had two masterclasses with them and I would highly recommend.
26 May
Absolutely wonderful class! very relaxing, satisfying the space is gorgeous and you get to take 3l terrarium home. My class was held by Adam (I am sorry if I got the name wrong) he was very friendly, funny and knowledgable! Excellent! I’ll be taking this class again 👍
10 Jun
Amazing - great hosts, very interesting and entertaining at the same time, and catered for a whole variety of ages! Prosecco was generously served too which is always a bonus! Many thanks
27 Jun
It was very interesting and the teacher was very nice and funny. Love my new mini ecosystem.
7 Jul
Awesome! Thanks guys. Great class for anyone who fancies learning more about terrariums and getting their hands dirty. :-)
14 Jul
Great workshop resulting in some lovely terrariums!
16 Jul
Great workshop. Worth every penny. I had fun making my terrarium and learning about where they started and how to keep them alive. Also love the fact they guarantee the plants just in case you have any issues
27 Jul
The terrarium workshop was very well taught and thoroughly enjoyable! I would highly recommend it
29 Sep
Brilliant workshop. Very informative and had lots of fun. Shout out to the prosecco & Darren for a great afternoon!
1 Oct
Fun workshop. Quite proud of my creation :-)
13 Oct
Absolutely inspiring and fun. Darren was a legend and super knowledgable. I appreciated his combination of history and education, as well as practical daily tips. Thank you!
4 Nov
I really enjoyed the informative and relaxing Terrarium Masterclass. The Botanical Boys are really friendly and I love my first terrarium :-) Thank you
27 Jul
Very therapeutic! Loved the class 3 hours went just like that! Would definitely reccomend. Wasnt too fussed with the Samsung phones but understood this needed to be done to rent the space. Would have been good to be able to choose a selection of plants. Other than that, my husband and I really enjoyed it and are very very happy with our creations!
6 Aug
Was a fantastic experience!! Not only did i get to express my creative side but learn about the history and maintenance for my new Terrarium. Has definitely solidified my love of plants and now Terrariums, I would recommend this class for everyone, it was fun, social, relaxing and satisfying to walk away with a beautiful end product.
6 Aug
Fantastic class, the teacher was really friendly and welcoming , great atmosphere in the session and i now have a gorgeous terrarium! Highly recommended
10 Aug
Hosts were really knowledgeable and friendly. They made special arrangements for social distancing, it felt safe and not over the top. The activity itself is fun and calming. The end result looks great in our bedroom. Would recommend.
10 Aug
Love the class. Was lovely to learn about the history of plant terrariums and the technique to make one. The tutors were all nice and knowledgable. I love the terrarium I made and would love to do it again with friends/family. The class was conducted in a nice studio with an air-conditioner. Major bonus point.
13 Aug
This worksh
16 Aug
I really enjoyed this terrarium class. Very spacious working area at the Samsung shop, the guys were super friendly and helpful, very generous with materials too. Loved the brief terrarium history intro and visiting the shop for a plant treat afterwards. Highly recommend it
16 Aug
Such a great experience!
23 Aug
Had a great relaxing time at the terrarium making class by the Botanical Boys. The instructor was attentive and genuinely shared the love for plants with the class.
2 Sep
Great class with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. I made a beautiful terrarium (all materials provided and a chance to upgrade to different plants if wanted), had a glass of Prosecco and learnt a little about the origins of terrariums. Highly recommend it!
3 Sep
Fantastic Masterclass! The atmosphere was super friendly and relaxed. You leave the class with many tips, insights and of course a gorgeous terrarium! Highly recommended
21 Sep
Fantastic fun day afternoon. Michael and Danny were fantastic hosts and were very helpful in every way. Could not recommend it highly enough.
24 Sep
Great experience at such a pleasant place with amazing tutors. It was my first class since March/start of lockdown and I enjoyed it so much. I wanted to buy a terrarium for a long time, but instead of buying it making it myself was a good idea. I'm already planning my second terrarium - second class.
27 Sep
I got this as a birthday present for my partner and we had the best time! You learn about the history of terrariums and get your hands dirty quick making one. Would recommend this to everyone!
3 Oct
Excellent Workshop! The guys did a very good job of making everyone feel welcome, providing an informative session of the history of terrariums, topping up our Prosecco glasses and of course walking us through how to best create our terrariums. The end result was fantastic! Perfect for a casual outing or even a special event (we went for my friend’s birthday to say she thoroughly enjoyed it!). Highly recommend if you’re looking for something that’s a bit different!
4 Oct
The workshop was really great. Well crafted. Danny and Michael were very knowledgeable and the space was really nice in the Samsung shop above coal drops yard. Great date idea with prosecco a bonus!
1 Nov
I did this with my 3 kids to kick off the half term and it was amazing, the kids had a great time and the team at botanical boys were great, my kids even learnt about the history of terrariums :) This is a great activity for both adults and kids.
5 Nov
Really fun workshop - entertaining and quite therapeutic! Host really knew his stuff (and plants). Thought was good value for money. Fingers crossed we can keep the terrariums alive!
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15 Nov
Great workshop, very dynamic and interesting. I really had a great time. The online version works very well.
21 Dec
Really liked the workshop and Michael was really nice and made the session interactive. The only thing I’d correct is the venue . Although it’s grand , it was rather loud and hence quite difficult to focus on what Michael was saying . I would definitely organise the session somewhere a bit more intimate
27 Dec
Brilliant workshop, funny and informative with a lovely glass garden to take home.
25 Aug
wish it was a full day workshp- but inspiring for ideas
27 Aug
Darren was fantastic! His passion was contagious and it was so interesting learning about terraniums and their vibrant history in Britain and Australia. Loved every moment and got to take away something very special. Thoroughly recommend Botanical Boys!
30 Aug
Darren is a charismatic teacher who is knowledgeable about the history of terrariums. My parents loved the class and came away with two gorgeous terrariums that I have now stolen for myself :-)
20 May
Huge thanks to the Botanical Boys! The workshop was fun, engaging, and educational. I would highly recommend terrarium making classes with the guys to everyone, in fact, I have been!
14 Dec
I truly enjoyed the Christmas wreath making class. It was so satisfying to get your hands dirty and create a memorable festive eco-friendly decoration to display on my front door. I was quite pleased with my design, and never would have imagined I could create such a thing. Highly recommended and would look forward to taking this class again!
17 Dec
Absolutley fantastic. The quality of products and teaching was superb. Highly recommend. The boys were fantastic teachers and all of the wreaths looked amazing. They were really high quality with unlimited materials to ensure a quality finish.
18 Dec
Lots of giggles and a gorgeous wreath to take home. What more could I ask for?!
27 Apr
An absolutely fantastic experience that was a welcome distraction during this time of uncertainty. Darren was a great teacher and threw in some super interesting facts about the history of Terrariums! Thanks so much Darren :)
29 Apr
I had a wonderful time and now I also have a wonderful terrarium at home. Thanks Botanical boys!
12 May
Thoroughly enjoyable. Lovely to also learn a little about the history behind the terrarium. Lots of tips and tricks for caring for the terrarium and detailed explanation of the layers required. Thanks again!
16 May
Amazing experience
25 Jun
The class was very insightful and I got such a cute terrarium with the help of the botanical boys! They give fantastic tips and the class overall was really lovely!
26 Jul
I had an amazing time during class. The instructor was super patient and all students were able to complete their Terrariums during the time we had. I also loved the surprise he sent :) I'd definitely do it again!
17 Jan
An engaging workshop delivered with real sensitivity to the current times. Very mindful and gentle to meet with a group online and learn about the background and history of terrariums before starting. It was also great to hear how the Botanical Boys started and what they do. It was fun to see how differently we all made our terrariums and hear everyone's backstory. Thank you so much for a great online class - the quality of the items delivered and the teaching was so high. Really delighted.
31 Jan
Great materials, informative and relaxing experience
14 May
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!
5 Jun
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!
6 Jun
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!
2 Jul
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!
2 Sep
A really enjoyable workshop. Would've loved it to be a bit longer :) nice location and friendly host.
10 Sep
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.
12 Nov
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!
19 Nov
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?
19 Nov
Had a lovely afternoon with Botanical Boys - they shared their passion and skill with us in a welcoming environment. Thank you again!
2 Dec
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!
11 Dec
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:)
20 Dec
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!
3 Feb
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.
26 Mar
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.
14 Apr
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.
21 Apr
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!
21 Apr
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.
21 Apr
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!!!
30 Apr
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.
22 May
had a lovely time. friendly staff, nice atmosphere, great supply of material. would recommended it.
18 Jun
Good class, friendly instructors, lit playlist nice terrarium, hasn't died yet.
23 Jun
Great workshop, lots of fun and well organised!
30 Jun
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.
2 Jul
Great fun!
13 Jul
Great fun!
17 Jul
Very knowledgeable teacher. Class was relaxing and fun. Terrarium is doing well.
17 Jul
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!
20 Jul
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!
27 Aug
Really fun class, fascinating back story and a great teacher! Loads of fun, and very relaxing, would definitely recommend going!
15 Sep
Loved the session - the studio was beautiful and everyone had a great time. Thanks so much!
6 Oct
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?
8 Oct
Fantastic! Informative, fun and with a beautiful terrarium to take home!
27 Oct
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.
10 Nov
Great environment, fun class and welcoming hosts!
7 Dec
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!
15 Aug
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! :)
16 Aug
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!
17 Aug
The class was great fun. Both my daughter and I enjoyed it, and we are very pleased with our terrariums - thank you!
25 Aug
Had a really nice time, relaxed but informative and creative. Would go again.
1 Sep
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 :)
1 Sep
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 :)
1 Sep
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 :)
1 Sep
Loved it! Anyone looking for something new to do this is perfect and great value
12 Sep
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.
20 Sep
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 :-)
23 Sep
Great class, would definitely recommend
3 Oct
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.
11 Oct
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.
8 Nov
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!!
8 Nov
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!
6 Dec
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.
15 Dec
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!
12 Jun
I killed my last terrarium so decided to give this class a go. It was wonderful. Darren & 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.
12 Jun
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 knowledgeable 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!
24 Jun
Absolutely loved making a terrarium with the Botanical Boys - they were really friendly, gave us great instructions and gave us really interesting facts about the history or terrariums! I will be recommending this class to friends, and would love to do it again!
24 Jun
I went with a friend and highly recommend the workshop! The team was very nice and helpful.
24 Jun
This was such good value for money, I learned a lot and came out having made something I was really proud of!
24 Jun
The botanical boys were great, it was a fun, relaxed class but also very informative. We had the added bonus of sitting outside to enjoy the wonderful sunshine during the class. I will definitely be looking out for future classes with them and will be recommending friend and family to join me.
30 Nov
I absolutely loved this class! It was a lot of fun and really therapeutic, and my terrarium came out absolutely awesome! The guys are very knowledgeable and the space they use for the workshop is gorgeous, it looks like a greenhouse! I'll definitely do one of their other classes :)
3 Dec
It’s not every class that lets you create your very own world! I loved every second of this class. Darren and Ben were very welcoming and told us just enough about the history of terrariums and gave lots of inspiration on how to create our own. My jar is thriving and I’ve been telling everyone how much I loved this.
23 Jan
I gave this to someone as a Christmas present and had a great time making two lovely Terrariums. It was very informational but also relaxing and we were very well received by the Botanical Boys, I would definitely recommend this.
5 Feb
Really fun afternoon and a bautiful terrarium to take home!
27 Mar
We had a fantastic evening with the Botanical Boys learning about and building our own terrariums. Amazing working space with so much inspiration from the terrariums around the room and expert advice from the boys. Loved it and think everyone should try it, it's so relaxing and you have a beautiful unique ecosystem at the end. Thank you boys :)
27 Mar
Absolutely amazing evening! The guys were so informative, fun and friendly and let us bombard them with plant related questions. Have recommended this workshop to everyone who will listen to me!!!
28 Mar
So friendly and helpful! I had a great time and brought away a beautiful terrarium
19 Apr
Really fun class and good selection of materials!
30 Apr
This was such an educational and therapeutic session. I learnt so much and it was such a relaxed atmosphere creating, planting and sipping prosecco! Can’t wait to do another!
30 Apr
This workshop was wonderful. The boys are very welcoming and the class itself is both informative and enjoyable. The quality of the materials provided was also very good. We found the experience incredibly relaxing and loved having our terrariums to take home at the end of it. Thoroughly recommend.
2 May
Amazing! I had a really good time and left with a beautiful terrarium. Defiantly worth a visit.
5 May
SO MUCH FUN! This was our first obby experience and what a great one it was - it was informative, friendly, fun, and we came away with sonething which will hopefully last a good long time. Just the two of us in the class, and Darren and Ben were fab. Loved it and would fully recommend - even my boyfriend, who is not normally the creative type, said it was the best Friday night he’d had in years!
7 May
The Terrarium making class was excellent. Darren and Ben were great fun and we really learnt a lot. I would highly recommend the class to anyone, and the product we came away with looks great in our home.
10 May
The terrariums workshop was really enjoyable. Darren gave us a lot of information about the history and the techniques around terrariums. The space was beautiful and the atmosphere was very pleasant. Would recommend to anyone wanting to disconnect from the rush of everyday life!
11 May
I could not have picked a better class as my first Obby booking. Darren and Ben are exceptional; so friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. The entire experience was fun, educational, relaxing, artistic, creative; we loved every second of it! Highly, highly recommended; I'm telling everyone about it!
13 Jun
What a fantastic way to spend a few hours. The Botanical Boys were excellent hosts welcoming us into their home. Some people may feel uncomfortable with this but for us this made the experience more personal and relaxed . Being in a small group meant that there was great opportunity for interaction between the boys and guests. It was educational, fun and very therapeutic and best of all we came away with our own terrarium creations. No previous experience or creative talent required just go with the flow. This was booked as a birthday surprise. I’m definitely going again with my friends as my enthusing has been contagious. I highly recommend the Botanical Boys experience.
9 Jul
We had a magnificent time at the workshop. I was really worried that I wouldn't be any "good", but we were led through the process and came away with terrariums that we love. Very therapeutic!
10 Jul
I can thoroughly recommend this workshop - the venue is amazing (what décor!) and you are offered so much help and guidance to make a beautiful terrarium. The time was very calm and relaxing - I left feeling very zen!
3 Aug
I really enjoyed the workshop. It was two hours of inner stillness, creativity, life and also great pieces of information regarding Terrariums. Loved it.
9 Aug
Darren and Ben were so friendly and welcoming into their beautifully decorated flat in east London. Darren was so knowledgeable and extremely patient when guiding us through the steps. I am not typically a creative person but I found it really inspiring and actually left with a terrarium I was proud of. Would strongly recommend going as it really was a relaxing and enjoyable couple of hours with endless glasses of prosecco and a terrarium that you get to take home, what more could you want!!
31 Aug
Darren was a gorgeous host with lot of experience! I can absolutely recommend this course to everybody who is interested in plants and terrarium! Very professional course in a lovely location.
2 Sep
This class was so much fun - Darren is fantastic as is his apartment Came away with a brilliant product - highly recommend Rosie
2 Sep
Loved that we learnt some history and background to terrarium making and that little skill is needed to achieve something. I’m inspired to keep doing it and will 100% recommend the class to others + it’s perfect for a corporate activity. Really great class!
2 Sep
what a relaxing experience!
26 Sep
We had a really great time at this class. Ben and Darren were lovely and made the experience fantastic - great hosts and lots of knowledge. I would definitely recommend doing this class and will be booking again!
29 Sep
Great session! Going again for sure!
29 Sep
Darren & Ben were the perfect hosts, teachers - they have a beautiful studio/home. The class was chilled, educational and the perfect birthday present for my best friend. The quality of the plants, materials + teaching, the amazing terrarium vase you take home with you was way beyond expectations!
30 Sep
Great workshop! So much fun, ended up with a fab terrarium to take home and learned a lot too. We've tried other workshops were everything is very 'measured' - it says's one glass of prosecco, so you get one glass, class finishing on the exact time. But here class overran by 45 minutes because everyone were having so much fun and wanted to take photos etc in the end, everyone got several fill ups on prosecco, no limit on how many plants or items you wanted in your terrarium. Ben and Darren knows a lot about plants, have a lovely home/studio and created a really friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Would highly recommend the Botanical Boys to anyone who wants to try something new!
4 Oct
We had a great time making our terrariums with Darren from Botanical Boys. He was very knowledgeable, telling us the history behind them and talking us through each step of making the terrarium. There was a great choice of materials for us to make them unique, and the prosecco was great too! Would highly recommend this class :)
11 Oct
This class was great, amazing setting to hold such a creative workshop and am delighted with my new terrarium!
31 Oct
Super workshop in a cool studio. Botanical Boys are friendly and great teachers. Learnt a lot, and had a lovely gift to take home.
1 Nov
Incredible evening making terrariums, full of laughs and insights and couldn't be happier. Don't miss out!
8 Nov
Fullfilling and beautiful workshop in their special home. Beautiful terrariums and we learnt a lot! Thank you very much
15 Nov
Such a great atmosphere and wonderful hosts. Really happy with my terrarium and to be able to bring it home with me.
2 Dec
I loved this class, it was so much fun. We learnt about the history of terraniums and how to make the base layers. Thereafter we had the freedom to make our design using a number of materials supplied that we could choose from. I highly recommend this class!
6 Dec
Excellent workshop! Great materials provided - especially liked the glass terrarium.
9 Dec
Really fun and informative workshop - The Botanical Boys are really friendly!
10 Dec
So therapeutic and I really enjoyed the have a beautiful terrarium in my home
20 Dec
This was an amazing night. I went with my partner and it was great to be creative and relaxed! I am excited to give out terrarium's as Christmas gifts- and I am hoping my partner books us in for another class so I can have one too!
14 Jan
Brilliant experience within a very personal setting, suitable for the class. Thank you for the education and history lesson as well : ) I will denitley be recommending and also be back!
21 Jan
What a great workshop! Filled with so much knowledge, history, tips and tricks. Absolutely love the take-home terrarium - can't wait to show it off. Thank you Darren and Ben!
25 Jan
The class was brilliant in a beautiful location. I really enjoyed putting together my terrarium (and enjoying a glass of fizz) and it now has pride of place in my living room! Thank you!
1 Feb
A nice way to be in touch with nature in the middle of your busy city day. Really enjoy making my own terrarium while learning about the history and tips to take care of it. The studio is amazing - surrounded by plants and terrariums, you would forget that you're in London!
2 Feb
I’ve never made a terrarium before but I’ve always admired them. Creating one with the botanical boys was the most relaxing and therapeutic thing I’ve ever done. The environment and the music along with the tea & Prosecco really added to the whole experience and made it feel magical. I highly recommend this workshop. You won’t regret it.
4 Feb
Ben and Darren were both fantastic! A wonderful, fun and relaxing class in their beautiful home. Will be strongly recommending to everyone I know, it was so much better than I could have ever expected and my Mother had the best birthday gift experience! Thank you Botanical Boys!
7 Feb
I was part of a group of three that attended the masterclass as part of my friend's birthday. We had such an amazing time - the class was informative, fun, hands on and exciting! I really liked how the designs were freeform - it was good to create something unique, rather than follow a template, so I felt like I truly created something for myself.
7 Feb
This was so much fun! The guys were very friendly and informative, the atmosphere was relaxed and the music was very much 80s (which was great). We had everything we needed to get on and make our own terrariums, even had a few little surprises to make our terrariums truly our own. I think I will definitely be doing some more classes
9 Feb
It was a great class and I really enjoyed making my own terrarium. I would only suggest to look at lighting of the studio as was a bit dark for me everything else was fantastic.
11 Feb
I would highly recommend this course. Darren is fab and see his wonderful work shop in dalston is something out of a movie. With terraniums and plants, you name it growing here there and everywhere in his living room. We went on a friday evening with limited previous knowledge of the plant world and have opened up a door to a fabulous area of wildlife which we wish to explore in more depth. Having had our quick but comprehensive history of the terrabijms we were into the making. With plenty of inspiration around we started to create our eco systems. Great course and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Thank you Darren
25 Mar
A five star experience!!! I had an afternoon right out of the top drawer. Thank you Botanical Boys !
26 Mar
Really great workshop and a perfect way to spend a Sunday!
1 Apr
Fantastic way to spend a few hours! Set in a lush oasis in East London! Very relaxing and creative experience. Highly enjoyable and would definitely recommend! So so pleased with finished product.
3 Apr
I had a fantastic class with Darren who was an excellent teacher and explained so much about terrariums (including the history, the various components etc). He was patient and funny, and I really enjoyed the class. The studio is so gorgeous with many other terrariums (I ended up asking to buy one of them and took it home with me!!!). He also very helpfully explained in great detail every part of my terrarium and the proper aftercare. I’ll be spreading the word about this class to everyone. Highly recommend.
5 Apr
We really enjoyed this class! It was a peaceful way to spend an evening and the Terrariums we produced were lovely to take home.