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

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Botanical Boys

199 reviews
199 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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Lisa
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.
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Zack
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!
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Rosie
26 Mar
Really great, fun and informative class with prosecco thrown in to make it the 5 stars it deserves!
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Stella
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.

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Lisa
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.
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Zack
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!
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Rosie
26 Mar
Really great, fun and informative class with prosecco thrown in to make it the 5 stars it deserves!
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Stella
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.
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George
16 Jun
Best birthday present for a long time!
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Dora
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
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Sydel
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.
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Todor
4 Dec
One of the greatest experiences I had. The workshop was unique, the host super friendly. We had a very relaxing evening where we learned about the history of the terrariums and we build two of those beautiful pieces of art. I strongly recommend for everybody who would like to actually build something and to be close to nature. The workshop facility itself is amazing! Its just worthy to go there and spend some time looking at all terrariums :)
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Georgina
24 Jun
So much fun and a gorgeous little terranium to take home :-)
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Sophie
4 Nov
Loved it!
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Thi
6 Nov
I had such a wonderful time and learnt so much from this class. I love my bring home terrarium and would highly recommend this class to everyone.
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Rebecca
6 Nov
I came with a couple of girlfriends and we all loved the class. It was great to get our hands dirty, to touch and feel nature, and leave with our own terrarium babies. Now, our group chats are 80% about our terrariums!
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Jude
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!
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Izzie
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!
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Emma
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 🙂
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Roxy
21 May
A wonderful relaxing afternoon with the botanical boys! Would highly recommend.
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Georgina
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!
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Karen
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
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Riccardo
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.
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Enya
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
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Quentin
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!
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Ali
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!
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Simone
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.
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Hannah
12 Nov
Lovely class, lovely people! The perfect way to spent a slightly fragile Sunday.
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Bex
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!
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Julia
9 Dec
It was a great class, learnt a lot and came out with a fab terrium!! Highly recommend this class
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Serge
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!
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Tim
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!
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Lexy
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!
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Ana
26 Mar
Was such a great day thankyou!
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Nishi
31 Mar
Wonderful experience. Great teachers, lovely space, very pleased with our creations!
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Rachel
11 Apr
Absolutely loved the finished product, great to come away with something you've made yourself and to get creative!
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Roxana
22 Apr
Such great fun ! Me and my mom had a blast !
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Sophie
1 May
Fab workshop as always. Have now had two masterclasses with them and I would highly recommend.
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Denisa
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 👍
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Alan
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
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Joy
27 Jun
It was very interesting and the teacher was very nice and funny. Love my new mini ecosystem.
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Noël
7 Jul
Awesome! Thanks guys. Great class for anyone who fancies learning more about terrariums and getting their hands dirty. :-)
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James
14 Jul
Great workshop resulting in some lovely terrariums!
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Chris
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
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Clare
25 Aug
wish it was a full day workshp- but inspiring for ideas
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Sophie
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!
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Jayanthi
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 :-)
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George
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!
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Olivia
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!
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Eira
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!
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Riley
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!
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Dani
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!
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Aisling
2 Sep
A really enjoyable workshop. Would've loved it to be a bit longer :) nice location and friendly host.
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Ella
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.
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Mili
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!
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Russell
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?
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Regina
19 Nov
Had a lovely afternoon with Botanical Boys - they shared their passion and skill with us in a welcoming environment. Thank you again!
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Georgia
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!
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Maria
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:)
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Ania
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!
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Jay
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.
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Oliver
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.
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Jemma
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.
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Marley
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!
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Bekky
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.
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Jo
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!!!
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Laura
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.
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Lily
22 May
had a lovely time. friendly staff, nice atmosphere, great supply of material. would recommended it.
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David
18 Jun
Good class, friendly instructors, lit playlist nice terrarium, hasn't died yet.
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Barrie
23 Jun
Great workshop, lots of fun and well organised!
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Vera
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.
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Neil
2 Jul
Great fun!
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Helen
13 Jul
Great fun!
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Sylvia
17 Jul
Very knowledgeable teacher. Class was relaxing and fun. Terrarium is doing well.
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Hannah
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!
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Alice
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!
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Lisa
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.
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Riley
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!
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H
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!
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Mai
24 Jun
I went with a friend and highly recommend the workshop! The team was very nice and helpful.
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Hannah
24 Jun
This was such good value for money, I learned a lot and came out having made something I was really proud of!
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Jade
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.
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Vanessa
3 Nov
Fabulous: the perfect amount of fun and factual information, unlocking a world of plants and possibilities 🙂
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Ann
4 Nov
Amazing class and absolutely loved the terrarium I ended up with.
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Toby
5 Nov
Really good fun workshop with the Botanical Boys providing great knowledge and help throughout. I have and would highly recommend this workshop to everyone. 6 stars if possible
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I.
7 Nov
Loads of fun, and the instructors were lovely and very knowledgeable. Really enjoyed it :-)
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Paola
17 Dec
Amazing workshop, super fun and very happy with the final result. Awesome support from the botanical boys through out. Highly recommend!
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Paola
17 Dec
Amazing workshop, super fun and very happy with the final result. Awesome support from the botanical boys through out. Highly recommend!
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Iolanda
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 :)
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Tracy
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.
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Alexia
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.
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Catherine
5 Feb
Really fun afternoon and a bautiful terrarium to take home!
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Louise
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 :)
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Heloise
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!!!
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J
28 Mar
So friendly and helpful! I had a great time and brought away a beautiful terrarium
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Dani
19 Apr
Really fun class and good selection of materials!
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Adeline
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!
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Guy
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.
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Laura
2 May
Amazing! I had a really good time and left with a beautiful terrarium. Defiantly worth a visit.
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Hattie
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!
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Jack
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.
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Diana
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!
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Ryan
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!
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Janine
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.
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Suzie
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!
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Laura
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!
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Muresan
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.
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Lucy
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!!
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Jennifer
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.
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Rosie
2 Sep
This class was so much fun - Darren is fantastic as is his apartment Came away with a brilliant product - highly recommend Rosie
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Louise
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!
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Ntina
2 Sep
what a relaxing experience!
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Kavita
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!
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Marley
29 Sep
Great session! Going again for sure!
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Peu
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!
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Oyvind
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!
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Nadia
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 :)
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Jenny
11 Oct
This class was great, amazing setting to hold such a creative workshop and am delighted with my new terrarium!
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Uma
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.
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Darshan
1 Nov
Incredible evening making terrariums, full of laughs and insights and couldn't be happier. Don't miss out!
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Marie
8 Nov
Fullfilling and beautiful workshop in their special home. Beautiful terrariums and we learnt a lot! Thank you very much
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Stéphanie
15 Nov
Such a great atmosphere and wonderful hosts. Really happy with my terrarium and to be able to bring it home with me.
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sabba
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!
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Zain
6 Dec
Excellent workshop! Great materials provided - especially liked the glass terrarium.
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Kasia
9 Dec
Really fun and informative workshop - The Botanical Boys are really friendly!
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Sarah
10 Dec
So therapeutic and I really enjoyed the class.now have a beautiful terrarium in my home
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Kimberly
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!
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Vronsky
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!
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Sophie
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!
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Eleanor
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!
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Debbie
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!
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Maxine
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.
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Kathryn
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!
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Lauren
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.
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Gurprit
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
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Pablo
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.
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Josh
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
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James
25 Mar
A five star experience!!! I had an afternoon right out of the top drawer. Thank you Botanical Boys !
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Christina
26 Mar
Really great workshop and a perfect way to spend a Sunday!
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Darren
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.
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Anna
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.
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William
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.
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Renata
6 Apr
A lovely afternoon and the outcome was definitely worth it, have already recommended to friends.
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Lauren
7 Apr
Botanical Boys was the perfect Sunday afternoon activity! We had a great time and the instructors were very friendly!
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HAYLEY
14 Apr
Botanical Boys. From the moment we walked in the guys were extremely welcoming. We booked the master class, 2 hour session. We had a brief history of how terrariums started which was extremely interesting. With prosecco in one hand and mud in the other, it wasn't your average Saturday but connected us with nature and gardening on a small scale. I can't recommend this enough, i just want to keep making them.
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Oliver
14 Apr
Really relaxing couple of hours. Learnt a lot about terrariums and their history, and ended up with some great terrariums to bring home. Would recommend!
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Elizabeth
19 Apr
Good fun, and came home with a lovely terrarium.
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Kay
1 May
Absolutely loved this masterclass! Darren was very knowledgeable and explained each process carefully so we could understand. I went home with my amazing terrarium and a full understanding of how to look after it 😀
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Mya
3 May
I had such a good time at the Terrarium Masterclass! The boys were so lovely and they gave a really interesting history of terrariums. There was loads of plants and accessories to choose from, and the whole experience was really relaxing and creative. Would definitely recommend!
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Loretta
6 May
Brilliant workshop! Really wonderful environment, fantastic friendly team welcoming us and making the whole session very interactive and fun. They were so accommodating with our baby! Would recommend to anyone.
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Eleanor
6 May
We had a wonderful time with the Botanical Boys on Sunday. Not only did we get to make the lovely terrariums, there was also a history lesson, tips on how to look after the terrarium - and prosecco! Highly recommended.
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Adrienn
7 May
We had such a lovely time with the Botanical Boys. Warm welcome, great atmosphere, delicious bubbly ans so much fun while building your own terrarium. The guys have amazing knowledge about plants and it was great to get to know the history behind the terrariums. Highly recommended and I definitely would love to return either for private or corporate event.
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Jess
7 May
Really great class. My friend and I were the only two which was a nice surprise - lovely teacher, so knowledgeable. We were also given prosecco. Great evening and our terrariums are beautiful.
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Natasha
8 May
Fantastic afternoon!
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Emily
8 May
Great time making the terrarium - the botanical boys were welcoming, friendly and great teaches! I would highly recommend the course, and my terrarium is looking excellent!
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Chloe
22 May
We had no idea what to expect but Prune, myself and 'mum' had such a great time with Adam. Mixing a little bit of history, teaching and fun. All three of us are super happy with our terrariums and we will be recommending these masterclasses to friends and family . Great idea for a birthday present: original, fun and beautiful. Big plus for me is that this terrarium will spark a conversation next time friends come over ;)
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Valérie
25 May
Amazing workshop and excellent customer service!!
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Natalie
31 May
We had a great evening with a friendly instructor. Everything was good quality and we love our new terrariums.
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Katy
2 Jun
Adam led this interesting and fun workshop expertly in a beautiful home in Dalston. He talked us through the different stages and we came away with masterpieces! All this along with bubbles and a fab soundtrack. Thanks Botanical Boys.
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Priya
3 Jun
I booked the class as a surprise birthday present for my partner and it was great - would definitely recommend Adam was a brilliant host and gave a short history behind each of the steps and materials - this made the class more memorable. We felt comfortable throughout the class to ask questions and love that we can take home the outcome - our terrariums!
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Nicola
3 Jun
Really lovely workshop held in the Botanical Boys own home which was an amazing oasis. I am not green fingered in anyway but we came away with new skills as well as a gorgeous terrarium!
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Sam
7 Jun
Interesting workshop and friendly instructor!
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Diane
9 Jun
A great two hours, very relaxing and instructive. Both my boys and I loved it! We are now watching over our quietly living terrari-a. The tutor was fun and encouraging. The location unique and a privilege to be in. Huge thanks to the Botanical Brothers and crew!
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Carmel
9 Jun
The perfect birthday present for my husband! We had such a fab afternoon in a beautiful space, and Darren was so informative and lovely. It was great to get our hands dirty and feel the soil and plants as we built our terrariums. I felt very proud of my creation and I would really recommend this experience.
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Camila
12 Jun
it was a great afternoon, learning about plants and having fun.
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Chris Andrew
16 Jun
This wasn’t a fantastic experience. The hosts (literally, as the venue was their own home, which was incredible) was great. It’s was a great mix of independent production and applied assistance meaning you felt the result was something you had created. Advice was platinum, but not forced. I would recommend this to anyone with an interest in greenery or plants. Something to do as a group or a couple. I would not have known about this if it were not for Obby. Top stuff!!!
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Lucy
17 Jun
The class was great, I would highly recommend and would definetly do it again! Really relaxing and informative with beautiful terraniums to take home in the end. The host was really welcoming and helpful. I loved the whole experience :)
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Lewis
18 Jun
Such a fun Masterclass! Adam was a brilliant teacher, we learnt lots, drank bubbles and listened to some questionable music :P My terrarium looks amazing in my flat. Will definitely do this again at some point.
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None
19 Jun
Excellent class! Relaxing and really interesting. Definitely recommend booking it! :)
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Miriam
25 Jun
We had an amazing time. Adam (I'm sorry if you're name isn't Adam!) is so much fun and a great instructor!
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Teresa
30 Jun
Thanks so much for opening up your world to us Ben and Darren! I am going through a tough time at the moment and decided to do this on my own today. You both were so welcoming and created a really positive vibe for the whole group! You were informative on the local area, on the history of plants and terrariums and you certainly made yours and bens passion really shine out. You made us all feel so comfortable and gave us the confidence to just let our creativity flow that at the end all of our terrariums had their own personalities - I'm so attached already and am so motivated to taking care of this little world! I felt so good after leaving today, despite everything that is going on external to this, and everytime I look at my terrarium I'm reminded of the positivity, relaxation and happiness that you transmitted at this masterclass. I'll definitely be back like I said - and wish you both all the best for the very exciting future for the Botanical Boys ahead!!
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Lloyd
3 Jul
The class was really good. Might be a good tip to say that they have a cat. My friend and I have pretty strong allergies so a heads up would have been nice. They were nice enough to give me some extra moss to put in the terrarium. The introduction was a little long~ but apart from that it was a good day out
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Lan
8 Jul
It was a great Sunday afternoon spending at the Botanical Boy's house. I've learned the history of Terrarium, as well as the skills to make one by myself. I think everyone deserves a bit of time to focus (instead of using your phone), discover your creativity, and find your inner peace. "When you don't create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. Your tastes only narrow and exclude people. So create. " - Jonathan Gillette Thanks Darren for offering me an unforgettable experience. Hope everything goes well in the future. :)
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Phil
9 Jul
Had a great time at this workshop, Botanical Boys created a really friendly and relaxed atmosphere (Prosecco was an excellent touch). It was interesting to learn about the history of terrariums before we got stuck in to making our own. Really pleased with the terrarium I created, lots of different plants and decorative gravels to choose from to get creative, looks fab in my bathroom! : )
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Tom
9 Jul
Very engaging and enjoyable session learning a little about the history of terrariums and then making our own. I would strongly recommend.
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Ross
14 Jul
A fantastic workshop, surrounded by inspiring terrariums, and run by entertaining and helpful teachers. Thanks!
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Tanya
10 Aug
Darren and Ben were both lovely. They were very welcoming and the class started with a brief into to terrariums and their history. We had lots of options with different materials so that our terrariums could be personalised and they guide you every step of the way. The terrarium was a good size and everything was organised and ready when we arrived. These guys have a real passion for what they do and I would definitely recommend Botanical Boys!
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Mei
20 Aug
Amazing workshop. The venue was easy to find and get to. It was relaxed and laid back. Not only did we build our terrariums we also learnt about the history & how to care for them. I’ve since posted a photo of my terrarium on instagram & all my friends are wowed by it. I’d definitely recommend the Botanical Boys terrarium workshop. A great way to spend a relaxed morning.
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Emma
25 Aug
Loved the session, thank you. Very relaxing and learned a lot.
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Ellie
13 Sep
Really lovely evening surrounded by like-minded people and a world of botanicals. Love my not-so-little terrarium and can't wait to make many more! Thanks guys.
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Martin
15 Sep
Fantastic. Great value and great teaching!
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Sonia
16 Sep
It was very interesting and useful. It exceeded my expectation....well done!
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Daniel
12 May
Great fun yet relaxing class - the Botanical Boys really knew their stuff and were great hosts. Would definitely recommend!
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Naomi
18 May
I really enjoyed the evening course with the botanical boys. Instructions to the venue were straightforward, the venue was warm and supercool. Darren was fabulous, prosecco helped with the design phase and all materials were extremely well prepared. Loved it, and the resulting terrarium!
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Jon
13 Aug
Wonderful, informative and the ideal way to spend a Sunday afternoon – the time flew by because it was so engrossing! Thank you!
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Lizzie
19 Aug
I loved the Terrarium Masterclass! Ben and Darren were so welcoming and made us feel so comfortable. Not only did we get to make beautiful terrariums but we had an amazing experience and learnt a bit of history too. I really enjoyed how they encouraged us to take pictures and get to know the other people around the table too. It was so much more than just making a terrarium - although I really am proud of mine and it looks so beautiful displayed on my dining room table at home. I'd definitely recommend this class and I think it was well worth the money, considering the amount of different materials and plants we were able to use when building our terrarium.
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Oliver
30 Aug
The terrarium masterclass with the Botantical Boys was one of the best things we have done in London! We are a couple and try to do new craft nights when we can. Darren was an amazing host, he really took the time to go through the whole history of terrariums and really helped us craft our own. We were blown away with just how much fun the evening was and how generous the Botanical Boys are with the tools to build a terrarium. Without a doubt one of the best craft evenings we have ever done. We will be back!!
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Olivia
6 Sep
Our terrarium class was amazing, there were only two of us so effectively a private class. Darren was knowledgeable and friendly, and the venue was so relaxing! I am happy to pick up this new hobby. I would highly recommend a class with Botanical Boys, and they do corporate events as well which I thought is a great idea for team socials etc.
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Zoe
24 Aug
Really good workshop. The presenter was really helpful with his ideas and tips. The quality of the materials was excellent. Definitely recommend attending one of their excellent workshops!
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Michelle
26 Aug
good class
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Dushyant
27 Aug
Absolutely Amazing
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Lisa
30 Aug
Really fun class learning about the history of terrariums then got to unleash our creative side arranging our own terrariums in a jar. Very well explained and organised.
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Emily
3 Apr
Beautiful setting, friendly instruction and very happy with my creation. I had a brilliant evening - thanks so much!
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Lily
30 Apr
These guys are just great. This was the second of their workshops that I have been two and both were varied, interesting and I came home with a new little world of my own. They go above and beyond to answer your questions about plants and even went as far as helping us to source a plant my mum has been struggling to track down. Happily will continue to support these guys!
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Matt
1 May
Cool venue, fun workshop & delicious drink - would recommend
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Nhan
7 May
Great workshop, lots of fun and the guys are super friendly, helpful and fun. Great setting also at Mr Foggs with nice cocktails. Would highly recommend - our group had an amazing time.
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Anya
18 Jun
Had such a fun evening learning about and making my own terrarium. The Botanical Boys are super lovely and I couldn’t think of a better setting than Mr Foggs House of Botanicals. Make sure to try at least one cocktail from the menu. And love that the Botanical Boys have a 30 day guarantee. So if you have any issues with your terrarium after the class, the Boys will sort it right out!
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Emily
18 May
The BEST way to spend an afternoon. The Botanical Boys are fun, interesting, kind and very passionate about what they do. I just want to make terrariums forever! Such great value for what you get, a fun and relaxing class and now I have a beautiful terrarium at home. This was a birthday gift for a friend and now I think I know what all my friends are getting for future birthdays....! I can’t recommend it enough.
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Gareth
18 May
Lovely evening, great guys. Really knowledgeable and good fun. Would definitely recommend.
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Laura
20 May
Brilliant workshop, the botanical boys were great..really knowledgable, inspiring and fun! Would highly recommend!
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Helen
21 May
Interesting workshop and great value
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lucy
23 May
Fab !! Boys were knowledgeable and fun , great way to do something with friends in a great surrounding . Would def do again
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Annie
26 May
The workshop was so much fun and I love my new terrarium!