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

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Botanical Boys

383 reviews
383 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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Wanju Lee
31 Jul
Did it for my birthday with two friends and we loved it! Super fun and we learnt a lot.
Debbie C.
25 Jul
Absolutely excellent experience! Cameron was a great teacher, outlining a bit of the history of terrariums and then guiding us through the creation of our own. Lots of alternative plant options and the finished product just looks fab. We had such fun, thank you!
Helena Clark-Maxwell
25 Jul
Excellent workshop! Love my terrarium and the history of terrariums was also really interesting.
Nicole Engelmann
25 Jul
Loved the workshop! I attended on my own, but this can also be a fun thing to do with a friend or group of friends. I learned really interesting things about the history of terrariums and immensely enjoyed the creation of my very own one with the guys' guidance. Highly recommend!

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Wanju Lee
31 Jul
Did it for my birthday with two friends and we loved it! Super fun and we learnt a lot.
Debbie C.
25 Jul
Absolutely excellent experience! Cameron was a great teacher, outlining a bit of the history of terrariums and then guiding us through the creation of our own. Lots of alternative plant options and the finished product just looks fab. We had such fun, thank you!
Helena Clark-Maxwell
25 Jul
Excellent workshop! Love my terrarium and the history of terrariums was also really interesting.
Nicole Engelmann
25 Jul
Loved the workshop! I attended on my own, but this can also be a fun thing to do with a friend or group of friends. I learned really interesting things about the history of terrariums and immensely enjoyed the creation of my very own one with the guys' guidance. Highly recommend!
Nick Burden
13 Jul
Absolutely fantastic class, great way to spend a day and love my new Terrarium!
Amber Morrison
12 Jul
Fantastic day, learnt a lot and walked away with a beautiful terrarium!
Sarah-Jane Brush
12 Jul
Was so much fun, and educational!! The terrariums that come with the class were big as well! Would definitely recommend to everyone
Faisal Ghloum
11 Jul
It was a lovely experience! Had so much fun with my friend
Lewis Humble
5 Jul
Amazing all round experience with engaging and entertaining hosts. Plenty of history and context given which made the experience feel really worthwhile. Will recommend to all my plant loving friends
Nick Bacon
5 Jul
Very unique experience and Darren was a great host. would highly recommend! 10/10
Sheena
4 Jul
A great way to spend a couple of hours. Micheal our host was great, it was informative, relaxing and you create a piece of art to take home with you.Would make a brilliant gift for that awkward person to buy for 🙂. Highly recommend !
Vanessa Henfrey
3 Jul
Great relaxing class. Learnt about Terrariums, and how to plant them and came away really pleased with my terrarium created. Was also really very covid safe with all measures fully respected. highly recommend!
Monika
29 Jun
I loved my terrarium class run by the Botanical Brothers on Sunday. It was a couple of hours well spent in a very relaxed atmosphere. I would recommend it to anybody who loves plants and enjoy creating beautiful things. Thank you so much.
Ivanna Tripaldi
28 Jun
Michael was very friendly and the workshop was informative and relaxed. I love terrariums and truly enjoyed creating one. The only thing I would have like more of is more explanation on what’s the reason we use each ingredient and how it contributes to the overall growth. I am quite geeky about it so maybe is just me! My partner loved it too and we now have two beautiful terrariums at home.
Donna Williams
27 Jun
I thoroughly enjoyed my masterclass and am so pleased with the terrarium I created. The workshop environment was well set out, knowledgable tutor with excellent facilities.
Anonymous
27 Jun
Great
Ben Mitchell
27 Jun
Great class, instructor was brilliant and love the terrariums we made.
Violeta Popa
26 Jun
Nice workshop. Had a lot of fun
Sam Foot
20 Jun
Really great experience and set up. I would highly recommend.
Alice Davies
20 Jun
Brilliant class, we had so much fun and learnt a lot more than we expected too! Our teacher (sorry, I can't remember his name) was brilliant. Would recommend to anyone!
Chiara Costanza
20 Jun
Great Class very relaxing and it gives you the skills to make your terrarium😊
JH
20 Jun
Nice venue, relaxed but informative atmosphere & enthusiastic instruction. Really enjoyed my day & delighted with my terrarium masterpiece! :)
Stephanie Rallison
15 Jun
Both my partner and I loved the experience, our two terrariums sit happily in our bookcase. Michael has amazing horticultural knowledge and made the whole experience fun and informative. Don’t let the covid restrictions put you off booking. Temperature checks and hand sanitiser was done, all tools are sterilised, alongside mask wearing during the experience. But once you get your hands stuck in you don’t notice that mask feeling.
Anonymous
15 Jun
I booked the class for my partner and my mother and they both thoroughly enjoyed it. They both commented on how the class was both calming and informative and they returned home with stunning terrariums that they're very proud of. I'd highly recommend this class as to gift to someone who enjoys botanicals and a quality product and service. Thank you!
Isabela Oliveira
15 Jun
Terrarium masterclass was amazing. I got to know more about it, created a beautiful terrarium and had a lot of fun. I already recommended it to all my friends.
Elizabeth Twyford
14 Jun
fun and informative - great stuff!
Anonymous
12 Jun
Was a really fun experience and the host was hilarious. His assistant was also lovely. Would recommend!
Mark Stickling
11 Jun
Lots of fun and learnt a lot. Terrarium looks great on my desk. Thank you!
Julie
8 Jun
Fantastic afternoon, we loved our Botanical boy/tutor’s enthusiasm and passion, thank you!
Kayleigh Smith
2 Jun
Welcoming, friendly & very helpful...what a lovely host. Everyone left really happy & pleased with their terrarium. Love that they also offer follow up advice & help if needed.
Esh Amram
1 Jun
Thoroughly enjoyed my terrarium workshop with Darren! Learnt so much and managed to make a beautiful terrarium to take home! Would absolutely recommend this class!
Terry
30 May
Great gift especially for people with tiny gardens!
David
30 May
Great teacher, really made it a relaxing fun session. All the plants and materials are great quality and they give plenty of tips to make sure you're happy with the result. Came away with a really nice terrarium, thanks!
Andrada
27 May
Amazing class! Great host, very well explained and plenty of materials and opportunity to get creative!
Lynne Rushton
26 Apr
Great session, very interesting and I love my terrarium
Kate Hearn
26 Apr
Danny was fabulous. So knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The course was practical and the end result was great - I really feel like I came away with the skills to build my own. What I really enjoyed was the history lesson at the beginning. I will be recommending this course to friends and family
Louarne Martin
15 Mar
A lovely class and a perfect gift for someone. Mine was a Mother’s Day gift. I really enjoyed learning and creating my fabulous terrarium which is now way more meaningful than just buying one off the shelf. Thanks so much
Jess
8 Mar
This was a brilliant class. Informative and fun, with a very lovely terrarium at the end of it! This is the second class I've done with them, and I thoroughly enjoyed it both times.
Chris
8 Mar
Host was entertaining and friendly, the class was great and my terrarium looks amazing!
Nathalie Pearce
2 Mar
Great lockdown activity and i'm sure would be even better in person. Will recommend to friends :)
Aradhana Mukherjee
1 Mar
The teacher was really helpful and friendly and encouraging. We also received all the elements of the kit which was helpful as we know others who did not. We were told it was a 2 hour workshop but only ended up being one which was not an issue in itself but a little pricey for 1 hour plus kit and postage. But the lesson itself and the end result was very fun and pleasing ! looks lovely ! thanks
Katy Mitchell
21 Feb
I really enjoyed the way Danny presented the information and led the class. I learnt plenty of interesting things and had great fun. Would love to do it again sometime and recommend to others!
Katy Mitchell
21 Feb
I really enjoyed the way Danny presented the information and led the class. I learnt plenty of interesting things and had great fun. Would love to do it again sometime and recommend to others!
Aroopa
13 Feb
Great materials provided and a great instructor- very patient and informative.
Robyn-Lee
11 Feb
A really lovely at home class - perfect weekend activity! We had so much fun making the terrarium and very happy with the end result. I would 100% recommend this workshop to friends & family (I already have!).
Sophie
8 Feb
The class was really interesting - loved hearing a little about the history of the Botanical boys & how terrariums have evolved! Material kit was great with more than enough included (soil, plants, etc) - in fact I had enough to make myself an additional mini terrarium with the remaining materials. Would recommend to anyone who wants a chill way to spend an afternoon, especially as the end product is rewarding but low maintenance!
Hazel
7 Feb
An enjoyable and absorbing session . All arrangements from booking, delivery of materials and Zoom link were excellent. Friendly and informative teaching. Thrilled with the result which is still looking good!
Warwick
2 Feb
Loved this class - it was such a creative , mindful and relaxing way to spend a Sunday in lockdown with not much else to do. Definitely recommend this - teacher was great and the group was small but engaging and fun. Try it!
Sally
31 Jan
This class was amazing and the kit supplied was very high quality. Our teacher, Danny, was absolutely lovely and the whole family (age 10 to 77) enjoyed the class enormously. Thanks guys!!
Eliane
31 Jan
Great materials, informative and relaxing experience
Shona
23 Jan
great class. Did online, kit arrived in good time, nice to have some history too. loved getting hands into the soil, moss etc. very grounding. Clear and friendly teacher, and lovely terrarium at the end of it!
Heather
21 Jan
Really enjoyable class. The time flew by and I learnt so much! I have recommended the class to friends. I now have a new hobby.
Claire
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.
Lyn
27 Dec
Brilliant workshop, funny and informative with a lovely glass garden to take home.
Olivier
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
Jen
18 Dec
Lots of giggles and a gorgeous wreath to take home. What more could I ask for?!
Emma
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.
Sophie
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!
Caren
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!
Valerie
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.
Jenny
6 Dec
Great fun, lovely roomy space and enthusiastic teacher. Learnt more about Terrariums as well as got to create my own to take home and treasure.
Helen
3 Dec
Really fun. Danny was massively engaging and supportive. Did this online after a series of unavoidable cancellations but it still worked and plants arrived unharmed in post. Would definitely recommend.
Melanie
24 Nov
I loved the course. The teacher was very friendly, informative, clear and positively engaged with everyone to make sure they were involved and following along. All the materials received from the Botanical Boys were well packaged and wonderful quality and I am delighted with my finished terrarium!
Rose
22 Nov
I got this as a birthday gift for a friend and we both loved it! The class itself was super fun and refreshing, and the teacher Danny was great. He was really clear and supportive, answering any questions and checking how we were getting along. He was also really funny and nice and made the class loads of fun. Plus the plants and the terrarium itself looks great! The plants and terrarium kit was delivered on time and in great condition and really timely. I had some questions about the delivery and the kit itself before the class and the Botanical Boys were really helpful and responsive to all of my queries. Definitely try this out! I will definitely check out their store in Kings Cross once lockdown is over. Thanks for a great class! Rose
Marie Juliette
15 Nov
Great workshop, very dynamic and interesting. I really had a great time. The online version works very well.
Lydia
14 Nov
The most loveliest class, very well put together and all done very well. The teacher was great and we had a great few hours workshop. Would highly recommend to anyone
Fiona
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!
Jonny
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!!
Toni
6 Nov
The workshop itself was good. The trainer had a great energy and the experience was fun. However, it was 3 of us doing the course, and a couple of weeks after we took at home the terrariums we made at the workshop, all the plants had died and there was mould. All 3 of us followed the exact guidelines and kept the terrariums as suggested but weirdly they all died at the same time. Of course when dealing with plants there might be occasions where the plants don't survive but in this occasion is hard to believe it was a coincidence for all 3 of us.
Bex
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!
Kirsti
4 Nov
Michael was an excellent host and teacher for this masterclass. The level of engagement and fun was just right, and the prosecco was an added bonus! Really enjoyable and would book something similar again.
Perrine
3 Nov
I really enjoy my time at the Terrarium Masterclass. We had an introduction on the terrarium history which was very interesting and then built our own Terrarium with the advise of an amazing teacher. It is a very good price for value as we go home with our own Terrarium. I really recommend this class! Thank you Botanical boys
Kathleen
2 Nov
I loved it! It was a fun class. It’s very relaxing to make a terrarium! Love, love, love the finished product! Love looking at the terrarium!
Laura
2 Nov
One of the best workshop I have ever attended. My terrarium looks amazing and the "boys" were super nice, helpful and very very funny! Such a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. And I feel super lucky I managed to attend the workshop before lockdown! HIGHLY recommended it! ah one more thing: prosecco is included! I had 3 glasses :))
Maja
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.
Chee
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.
Simon
31 Oct
I had a very enjoyable afternoon making my own terrarium with Botanical Brothers. I found the class to be informativve and fun! Top class materials and teaching. The end result stunning! Would definitely recommend.
KAI
27 Oct
Super fun & informative! Will definitely go back! Thank you again :)
Liv
26 Oct
This workshop was so much fun! Informative, interactive and different to anything we'd done before, we had a great couple of hours. The terrariums are much bigger than the photos suggest, and the workshop was more than worth the money. I would definitely sign up for another workshop with Botanical Boys!
Carla
26 Oct
Really enjoyed the class, the teacher was really informative and fun to listen to. The terrariums looked great when finished, but unfortunately my case got broken on the way home - maybe bring bubble wrap if your traveling a long distance? Definitely recommend the class though!
Peter
20 Oct
A really fun experience and a beautiful keepsake to take away at the end of it. Even a non-gardener, non-artistic person like myself was able to make something really cool. The teacher, Dan, was a really interesting, friendly bloke who brought a great energy to the class and was knowledgable and skillful. I would highly recommend to a friend and may even do the session again myself.
Bethany
17 Oct
We had so much fun at the Terrarium class- it was fun, relaxing and a great way to cut off! Thank you!
John
12 Oct
Danny was informative, kind and patient. A great class which I recommend to all!!
Zeynep
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.
Amy
6 Oct
It was such a lovely class, I had an amazing time and the team were so friendly - thanks Botanical Boys!
Patrick
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!
India
4 Oct
Danny (I hope this is how you spell it!) and Michael absolutely made the experience. They were engaging, funny, helpful and knowledgeable. It was such a great terrarium class for us beginners and in a really cool setting. We had such a great time and it was a perfect “social-distanced” activity during these crap times! Couldn’t recommend more. Thanks for a great time, Jon and India. X
Louise
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.
Karan
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 treat...safe to say she thoroughly enjoyed it!). Highly recommend if you’re looking for something that’s a bit different!
Rosie
30 Sep
We had a lovely afternoon making terrariums! Have come away with a beautiful, living work of art. Our instructors were relaxed, humorous and knowledgeable. Now to hope mine survives!
Ellie
29 Sep
Really fun, it was great to spend time getting creative, learning about nature.
Alix
28 Sep
This class was brilliant! The facilitators gave really clear instructions and made it super fun. Best way to spend a Sunday afternoon - I would highly recommend this :)
Janica
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!
Emily
26 Sep
A really nice relaxing thing to do, especially if you’re in London at the minute with all the restrictions! Would definitely do it again
Basak
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.
Honor
23 Sep
Great class, would definitely recommend
Dora
22 Sep
Highly recommend!
Dora
22 Sep
Super fun class and helpful staff! We were glad that we rescheduled instead of getting a refund due to covid. Great to support businesses that deserve it. Highly recommend this class!
Sheila
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.
Charlotte
21 Sep
We had such a great experience at the Botanical Boys Terrarium Masterclass! Everyone was super friendly and helpful, the class was great value for money and everyone's masterpiece ended up looking beautiful! A really relaxing atmosphere and the perfect way to spend an afternoon!
Rebecca
21 Sep
Thoroughly enjoyed the terrarium making course! The setting and location was perfect with great instruction and materials provided. We were very pleased with both the making process and the final product!
Eila
21 Sep
Relaxing and educational - perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Samira
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 :-)
Ellie
20 Sep
Really informative session and great value for money. We have come away with two beautiful terrariums as well as the skills required to look after them. We have completed a lot of different workshops and this was by far the best one we have done - would definitely recommend!
Margaux
15 Sep
Really enjoyed the experience. Only comment I had was that there wasn’t much flexibility in terms of creativity. We were all given the exact same materials/plants. It would have been nice to be able to pick your own materials from a slightly wider range of choice. Otherwise it was great fun. Thanks!
Grace
14 Sep
Great workshop, really well run and organised. Such a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
Helen
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.
Patricia
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.
Ruggieri
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
Mar
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!
Madison
2 Sep
Really fun, great instructor, and good value for money as buying a terrarium of that size would cost a lot more than the class. All of my friends are now jealous of my terrarium and will be signing up for classes soon!
Connor
1 Sep
Great class ran by two brilliant guys. They're both very knowledgeable, and reallt set the scene with the history of terariums. The class is very much 'this is how you do it' and then off you go! It's a great way to get the creative juices flowing. My fiance upgraded to the Eden jar and had people from all over the class/shop commenting on it. I would definitely recommend going, and will perhaps come back with more friends another tike!
William
1 Sep
Loved it! Anyone looking for something new to do this is perfect and great value
Sandy
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 :)
Sandy
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 :)
Sandy
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 :)
Sam
25 Aug
Had a really nice time, relaxed but informative and creative. Would go again.
Victoria
24 Aug
Such a fun and enjoyable afternoon making our own terrariums with Botanical Boys. Very knowledgable and great plants meant we came away with something we’re really proud of. Highly recommended!
Emma
24 Aug
Really good fun. An exercise in mindfullness. Great quality products.
Katya
24 Aug
What a great way to spend a couple of hours! Firstly, the space used was fantastic. The workshop was set out well, making it easy to feel comfortable and safe within social distancing guidelines. The guys presenting were brilliant! From the really interesting history around terrarium lesson and the ‘how to build the terrarium’ guide, the guys were both engaging and attentive. The glass of bubbles was a lovely touch and we had a really enjoyable time creating our little gardens. I would definitely recommend the workshop and will be booking again for birthdays. Thanks Botanical boys
Nancy
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.
Fiona
18 Aug
Fun experience!
Jane
17 Aug
The class was great fun. Both my daughter and I enjoyed it, and we are very pleased with our terrariums - thank you!
Roann
16 Aug
Such a great experience!
Rizwan
16 Aug
The masterclass was very simple but engaging at the same time and very relaxing. Thoroughly enjoyed the day and came back with a beautiful Terrarium
Mar
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
Nilma
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!
Sam
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! :)
Charlotte
13 Aug
This worksh
Nicola
12 Aug
Great thanks! My only suggestions would be: The trainer could speak a bit louder since in the airy room, with Air con, and masks on, it was hard to hear him (and/or mix up where he stands in the room, though I realise easier for everyone to face the front) I'm not sure the stones /rocks etc were spread out across all tables at the start - there were none on our table so seemed like we didn't know that opportunity was on its way! I had a great time and am really happy with my terrarium, thanks!
Sharon
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.
Ben
10 Aug
Good class, both very welcoming and willing to answer questions about the class and beyond.
Ian
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.
Alex
9 Aug
Lovely teachers, bit of bubbly, great venue, learned a lot and came away with a great terrarium.
Danielle
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
Natalie
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.
Sarah
30 Jul
I thoroughly enjoyed this class - it was very relaxing and mindful and I am really pleased with the Terrarium I produced. It was the perfect activity and the Samsung space is lovely and airy so felt very safe. it was a shame that we had to wear masks for the entire experience as we was plenty of space and we were easily 2m away from each other but I guess thats just the way things are at the moment.
Ruth
30 Jul
The terrarium class with Darren was excellent. We learnt about the history of plants in a glass bottle/container, how to build our bell jar gardens and the conditions needed to keep it at its best. It was a lot of fun and Darren is good at getting people relaxed and interested. I did an online class but now the in-workshop classes are back too. All best to Botanical Boys and their enterprise.
Mystery
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!
Ana
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!
Isabella
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!
Neha
16 Jun
Excellent class, enjoyed it. Learnt a lot Thanks Darren
Mark
15 Jun
Darren was very friendly and cheery and answered questions well. its not the easiest class to do on zoom but think we managed!
Sheena
20 May
A fantastic creative class which didn't loose anything by being online - you sometimes had to show the camera as opposed to the tutor coming over and looking as he would have done normally, but that worked well. The tutor was great - really enthusiastic and provided lots of history as a bonus. I did it with my son and we both loved it and were delighted with the result, which was much more professional than either of us expected.
Kleber
16 May
Amazing experience
Sam
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!
Howard
12 May
We thoroughly enjoyed our class, Darren made us feel confident and comfortable, the products were of great standard and we were delighted with the end results! Thank you so much for a lovely Saturday early afternoon. We'll be back 😊
Jessica
10 May
I was disappointed that the in person class had to be cancelled, but this online version was excellent! Al the resources were sent out well in advance and the online session was very informative and enjoyable. Really recommend!
Jane
9 May
What a wonderful online workshop! Thoroughly enjoyed it and came away with a fantastic terrarium thanks to the tips and inspiration from Darren. We did this as a group of three friends who wanted to still do something together and all had so much fun. The kits came quickly and contained everything we needed to take part in the session but it was also good seeing what everyone else was making with theirs as there are different kits available. Huge thanks and will absolutely be back for another one.
Leanne
30 Apr
Great class with a fantastic teacher who really inspired me to want to reconnect with nature and grow many more plants!! I feel so pleased with my creation and so inspired every time I look at my terrarium, I will certainly be doing more of their classes, Darren mentioned they are thinking of doing an indoor plant, herb class to be more self sustainable without a garden and I am 100% needing that class in my life!! Originally I bought this online class as a Mother's Day gift for my mum but it actually made a huge impact on me as well, thank you!
Aida
29 Apr
My nephew and I really enjoyed the class! Instructions were good and easy to follow and we received everything we needed in advance of the class. The end result was beautiful. A fun activity to do in isolation!
Yvonne
29 Apr
My sister and I had a brilliant time creating our terrariums. It was a great way to spend remote quality time with each other during the lockdown! The (plentiful) materials all arrived well-wrapped up ahead of the class. Darren was a very friendly, knowledgeable and creative tutor, highly recommend his classes. We both love our finished terrariums, they are such a beautiful way to bring the outside indoors.
Irene
29 Apr
I fully recommended the Botanical boys online terrarium class. It was fun, creative, educational, brings nature into your home and helps take your mind away thinking about the current circumstances we are in. It's also a great idea for a birthday gift where you can have a joint online session with friends and family as I did with this particular class.
Katie
29 Apr
This class was wonderful, not only do I now have a beautiful terrarium that I can display in my home as something I have made, but I also learned a lot about plant keeping and the history of terrariums which was a real bonus!
Max
29 Apr
I had a wonderful time and now I also have a wonderful terrarium at home. Thanks Botanical boys!
Tom
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 :)
Angela
4 Apr
The class was good, I enjoyed making the terrarium and it is still alive! I wasn't so keen on the class space though as it was taught in the Samsung building, on a open floor in a public area, where there was lots of hustle and bustle and noises of other things going on. Our host had a microphone, so hearing him wasn't a problem, it just wasn't as tranquil as I would have liked and seemed an odd setting for something so mindful. The theme for the class was mindfulness and connecting to nature but the setting was like being in the middle of a shopping centre. I did still enjoy the activity though.
Gemma
4 Apr
Highly recommend! I had wanted to sign up for a botanical boys workshop for a while and when I saw they were offering online workshops I was intrigued. The kit arrived smoothly and was packed with everything I needed for the lesson. The lesson itself was informative, fun and relaxing too! As it was via zoom it was great to see the other participants and teacher; it was just like being there. Highly recommend. If you’re thinking about doing it, just sign up and go for it!
Angela
3 Apr
A brilliant class where we learned so much. A month later my plant babies are going really well!
Pam
1 Apr
Loved this! Of course we were gutted that the face to face workshop had to be canceled but the online class was brilliant! Darren packed and sent kits to us and we built our own bit of paradise at home. The virtual workshop worked really well. Throughly enjoyed the workshop and have already decided that I'd defo do it again! Thank you Botanical Bros for making a very stressful time a little joyous!
Helen
16 Feb
This class was so great! Love my terrarium!
teresa
9 Feb
The classes was small so the teacher could give us attention when we needed it. The whole experience was fantastic and the terrariums turned out better than I expected. Would definitely recommend to do!
Kate
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!
Aoife
7 Dec
Wonderful class. Thank you!
Annabel
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!
J
16 Nov
Fantastic! Would definitely recommend!
Rachael
12 Nov
Amazing class! The guys that run this are so knowledgeable and made the experience so much fun. I came home with a beautiful terrarium and a massive amount of plant care tips. I highly recommend!
Ryan
10 Nov
Great environment, fun class and welcoming hosts!
Bhavita
5 Nov
My boyfriend and I attended the SamsungKK session on 2 November 2019 (13:00-15:00). We weren’t sure what to expect, having been recommended by a colleague, but overall had a very enjoyable time. The session lead was friendly and approachable, and provided an interesting history lesson on the evolution of the terrarium. Champagne and water were also provided, which was a nice touch. The lesson itself was well instructed and very hands-on, with great scope for creative freedom. We were given clear instructions on how to ensure garden longevity and there was a wide variety and ample supply of materials on offer. The resulting terrariums were generally excellent across the board and most seemed to really embrace the experience. However, there were a few elements that detracted from the overall experience which The Botanical Boys may wish to address for future sessions. Predominantly, we found the venue to be very loud (open to the public) and considering terrarium-making is pitched as a relaxing and mindful experience, this was quite off-putting and felt more like a live event than a closed session. Matters were compounded by the fact the sound system was hit and miss (even switching off at one point) and at times it could be difficult to hear all instructions. The session leader also hinted that they do smaller lessons (20 people was quite a lot) where they serve tea, and it was a shame this refreshment wasn’t on offer.
Kayleigh
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
phoebe
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.
Mariya
23 Oct
Very good!
S
16 Oct
Had a great time. it was engaging, fun, and educational. I love my terrarium!!
Charlotte
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!
Klaudia
11 Oct
Amazing workshop - so inspirational to grow and care for plants. Great venue and lovely atmosphere! Really made my day :)
Jo
8 Oct
Fantastic! Informative, fun and with a beautiful terrarium to take home!
Lara
7 Oct
This was a thoroughly enjoyable session. Darren from Botanical Boys was friendly, funny and informative. Along with taking us through how to make the terrariums, he talked us through the history of how terrariums came to be and their role in international trade. We also learnt about after care for the terrariums and general plant care. I did the class with some friends as a gift for one of their birthdays - ideal present and great afternoon. The Samsung space and Coal Drops yard is also a great location.
Michelle
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?
Anthony
5 Oct
Had such a fantastic afternoon learning about the history of terrariums and then going on to make one myself. Ben was such a lovely and knowledgeable instructor. I'd definitely recommend this to my friends 10/10! Anthony
Sebastian
1 Oct
Fun workshop. Quite proud of my creation :-)
Tuuli
29 Sep
Absolutely amazing. Not only had we the chance to create our own terrariums, we also got insight into how, when and where terrariums were first introduced to our society. The instructor was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the experience and hope to have a chance to participate in similar classes.
Mehdi
29 Sep
Brilliant workshop. Very informative and had lots of fun. Shout out to the prosecco & Darren for a great afternoon!
Rachel
25 Sep
Absolutely excellent class - the teacher was engaging and funny, and clearly very well informed. We had a great time and we had such a laugh with him and made some terrariums we’re really happy with!
Alice
21 Sep
Amazing evening, so interactive and funny... the dinosaurs were amazing! Love my new addition
Laia
19 Sep
This class was amazing, had so much laugh and Adam was great, considering returning for more terrariums!
Ting Yi
15 Sep
Definitely worth the money! The class was inside Coal drops yard Samsung's showroom kitchen and we even had prosecco during the class! Terrarium workshop was really fun and enjoyable! Would recommend!
Will
15 Sep
Loved the session - the studio was beautiful and everyone had a great time. Thanks so much!
Rachel
15 Sep
Amazing workshop! Very informative about the plants / history and care, and loved my finished terrarium! Will be buying this workshop for friends.
Joad
5 Sep
Really fun evening. Darren was charming and entertaining. We got our hands dirty and walked away with a lovely terrarium.
Wai
1 Sep
Great time. Great fun. Great experience!
Ray
1 Sep
Super super amazing! Very very interesting!
Joel
27 Aug
Really fun class, fascinating back story and a great teacher! Loads of fun, and very relaxing, would definitely recommend going!
Anna
25 Aug
Really informative and high value- would attend anything else the Botanical Boys plan!
Nathan
22 Aug
Really informative, excellent hosts! Really fun class with a beautiful terrarium to take home. So patient with all our random plant questions and the 30 day guarantee is a good reassurance of the quality of the teaching and products. Can’t wait to do the Christmas wreath session!
Alina