Terrarium Workshop

Terrariums are glass mini worlds containing plants and are an ideal way to bring greenery to indoor spaces. Originally discovered in the 1800’s in the UK, terrariums provide an ecosystem for plants to live in. They brighten up living areas and can be used to decorate any indoor spaces such as living rooms, bedrooms and office. We will be creating an open terrarium using suitable terrarium plants with a glass bowl measuring approx 25­ - 30cm diameter. You will learn about each of the materials, where to source them and why they are important. In the class you will also learn about the history of terrariums, how they were discovered, the difference between open and closed terrariums and how to maintain and keep your terrarium healthy and thriving. There will be time at the end of the workshop to let your imagination run wild to create your own mini world with accessories such as miniatures, stones, shells, sand and dried moss. All the materials are included with accessories to create your own mini world.

Materials List

Please wear suitable footwear ie. no open shoes.

TUTOR

Hilary Woodfine

Hilary is very passionate about bringing greenery to the indoors and her organisation Tiny Paradise is working hard to make that happen. More and more research is coming out stating the benefits of having plants to detoxify the air caused by things like the Sick Building Syndrome. Buildings all over the world are being transformed into inside jungles like the most amazing Double Bay Library. According to this TED talk, Devil’s Ivy (one of our favs) turns so much C02 into 02 that you could actually live in a sealed bottle if it was filled with enough of it. I am advocating having more plants in your living and working space so you can breath better air. Tiny Paradise has been teaching kokedamas at the Botanic Gardens, terrariums at the Uniting Care Birthday party. They were lucky enough to also be a part of the Qantas World Environment Day where we were amongst other emerging brands like Tesla and they gave away a free tree with every purchase (well they donated money to One Billion Trees Organisation who plant them for them ;))