Terrarium Design School

Learn to design, plant and sustain a divine terrarium.

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Mary, Mary quite contrary how does your garden grow? In a bottle of course. 

Carry this garden with you wherever you go. A totally new way to personalise your hot desk. Plants are starting a determined creep to get back into the house. A minimalist kitchen is starting to look a bit, how shall we say it? Bare. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

During the class you’ll learn how to create your own easy-to-keep but beautiful indoor garden. Master the art of wiggling little tropical plants through thin bottlenecks  and making them snug with charcoal, stones and soil. As well as being given all the materials you need to create your own terrarium, you’ll learn how to make the tools to work with difficult bottle shapes (ever tried squeezing a cactus into a bottle?) and how to choose plants which thrive in their own microclimate.

LOCATION & TIMES

Group and private classes take place at my studio in Shoreditch. Group sessions take place one Saturday a month and last around 1.5 hours. Book a private workshop, if you would like to run this class around your schedule.

Wherever you are in the world, I can join you in the comfort of your own home for a virtual class. I will provide you with a shopping list before hand and help you source everything you need for the class.

no drama kokedama

What's it all about?

Learn to design, plant and sustain Kokedama's. Kokedama means ‘moss ball’, so you can turn your house into a hanging garden.

During the class you'll learn how to create your own easy-to-keep but totally beautiful indoor Kokedama garden.

Free your plants from the constraints of terracotta and grit. Instead you will be encasing their roots in a duvet of moss before binding them with twine and hoisting them up to hang from the ceiling.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

As well as being given all the materials you need to create your own Asparagus Fern Kokedama, you'll learn how to string the moss balls and keep them thriving.

At the end of the day, you'll leave merrily clutching your own unique work of art.

LOCATION & TIMES

Group and private classes take place at my studio in Shoreditch. Group sessions take place one Saturday a month and last around 1.5 hours. Book a private workshop, if you would like to run this class around your schedule.

Wherever you are in the world, I can join you in the comfort of your own home for a virtual class. I will provide you with a shopping list before hand and help you source everything you need for the class.

Plant your own aquatic landscape

Learn to design and plant a submerging and floating landscape in a jar.

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

In this experience, you will learn the art of the indoor water garden, otherwise known as a Jarrarium. This is gardening at it’s most zen, helping to soothe and calm a busy mind. Learn the special techniques required so the plants experience minimal water changes.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Everything you need – glass containers, plants, soil and accessories – will be provided on the day, as well as refreshments for both plant and person. You're more than welcome to bring your own container if you have something special planned.

LOCATION & TIMES

Group and private classes take place at my studio in Shoreditch. Group sessions take place one Saturday a month and last around 1.5 hours. Book a private workshop, if you would like to run this class around your schedule.

Wherever you are in the world, I can join you in the comfort of your own home for a virtual class. I will provide you with a shopping list before hand and help you source everything you need for the class.

BALCONY & TERRACE Design - Half Day

Design your own garden in the sky and make the most of your rooftops and balconies.

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

There is honestly nothing more gorgeous than a roof garden.  You can bring the inside out (rugs, chairs, lamps), grow plants that wouldn’t put up a shoot in the average garden, create jungles, edible baskets or cottage heaven by planting up terracotta pots. Whatever you do, don’t let your roof or balcony become an afterthought. It’s all in the planning. In this workshop, you will learn how to get the basics in place.

In gardening once you have the structure the rest can adapt and develop year to year, even a balcony will benefit from a bit of pre-planning. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

During the class you’ll learn how to learn how to plan, layout and plant with designer solutions. Draw a simple site plan to scale and create a beautiful mood board as a style guide for your choice of planting. 

You'll be creating at least one planting combination suitable for your site and brief and there will be container planting demonstrations.

LOCATION & TIMES

Please bring a printed selection of design ideas from magazines or the internet to your workshop with photos and measurements (Details on 'how to measure up' will be sent over a week before the workshop).

This is a small group session and starts at 11.30 - 4pm and takes place at my studio in Shoreditch. 

Cut, solder & plant succulents in your own copper foil terrarium

Use the copper foiling technique to build your own cube-shaped terrarium! Learn how to cut your glass to a pattern and assemble this 3D shape.

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

You will choose and cut your glass, learn the copper foiling techniques and how to solder your foiled pieces together smoothly. Afterwards you'll learn how to plant a succulent garden in your glass creation.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Absolutely everything you'll need. 

LOCATION & TIMES

This is a private workshop, which means we can run this class around your schedule. This class lasts around 4 hours.

Please wear old clothes and closed-toed shoes. Refreshments provided

Wherever you are in the world, I can join you in the comfort of your own home for a virtual class. I will provide you with a shopping list before hand and help you source everything you need for the class.