Indoor Plants and Gardens Workshop - Sydney Short Courses

Indoor Plants and Gardens Workshop

What you'll learn

Turn your house into a greenhouse home with our gardening short courses in Sydney!

Create indoor green spaces by transforming your place into a clean, green purifying machine, to bring visual life into the living spaces, not for just a momentary sense of nature, but to bring a permanent presence of the whole outdoors inside.

We know that plants are scientifically proven to improve our health, productivity and creativity, and plants also help to calm us down in this fast-paced world, but there’s so much more than reducing stress! Plants are the natural anti-depressants of life - they bring joy and a sense of wonder and well-being to all our personal mental and physical health.

Plants sharpen attention and drive mindfulness of our interactions with our immediate surroundings. Plants in the workspace increase both productivity and creativity — a view of plant life will improve everyone’s job satisfaction.

Plants are therapeutic — practitioners are constantly using the therapeutic benefits of horticultural therapy to increase feelings of well-being among people with depression, anxiety, dementia, and other conditions. Plants help you recover from illness faster and plants can increase your tolerance to pain.

Plants are 24-hour air purifiers. Actually, this one is a myth.  NASA did do one study on the role of houseplants in cleansing the air, in a sealed environment like a spacecraft, and found some benefit. But we don't live in a sealed environment - we open doors and windows and breathe the  air.  But we can share that list of specialist 'decontamination' plants.

Plants reduce fatigue — plants provide a visual massage that lets us get out of our heads and think about another beautiful living creature that stays, grows, and doesn’t bring us grief. COVID boomed into a persistent love for house plants, and that’s not going to go away anytime soon.

In this class, you will access fundamental aspects and a bunch of insider tips, and we will grow some plants, and share the love. Pets will break the bank, trust me on that, and a house plant, well, it just keeps on giving at no extra cost. So, you will start with a few plants, and then build a collection that resonates with who you are, to thrive into, in a thoughtful way.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Indoor Gardening course, you should be able to:

  • Explore creative ways to incorporate plants into your home and office areas
  • Recognise and invest in a few awesome indoor plants
  • Use the one dependable, appropriate method of watering indoor plants
  • Find out easy ways to thrive your plants
  • Be an expert at plant shopping by knowing what to look for
  • Know how to replant and care for your house plants.

Course content

What will be covered in this Indoor Gardening course?

  • Types, shapes and sizes of indoor plants
    • Foliage plants
    • Flowering plants
    • Climbing and trailing plants
  • Position and location
    • Selecting the right plants for your spaces
    • Evaluating the right room space and attributes
    • The quantity and quality of available light
    • Finding the perfect positioning for indoor plants at your place
  • How to treat plants well – don't overlove them!
    • Simple, sensible, reliable growing techniques
    • Practical methods for healthy maintenance
    • Watering, fertilising & pruning
  • Longer-term care and maintenance
    • Re-potting plants – with skill and confidence
    • Troubleshooting plant health issues – what to look for
  • Health benefits and lifestyle improvements
  • Stylising your indoor green spaces

Intended audience

Who is this Indoor Gardening course for?

This workshop is perfect for anyone who:

  • loves plants but doesn’t know where to start, or how to do it.
  • would like to start growing indoor plants well
  • is a serial plant killer needing guilt relief :)
  • is sick of making rookie mistakes and throwing away good money!
  • wants better information on looking after house plants

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • Photos of any of your indoor plants with health issues
  • Gardening gloves (tight fit is better for gardening work)
  • A face mask (to protect against potting mix/garden soil bacteria like Legionella)
  • Small bag to carry small pots
  • Bring in bags of chopped up vegetable food scraps for composting in the college community garden
  • A sketch pad, pencil and eraser / or tablet
  • Notepad and pen to take notes / or phone /or tablet
  • Wet weather gear if required
  • Sun hat if required

What we provide

  • An e-book of indoor gardening essentials
  • An air-purifying plant for your home that you will re-pot in class

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Richard is a product of career diversity across industry sectors of Photography, Botany, Horticulture, Teaching, Science, Landscape Design & Construction, Open Spaces Management, and Training and...

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Indoor Plants and Gardens Workshop

<p>Turn your house into a greenhouse home with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/home-garden-cooking/gardening">gardening short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

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Indoor Plants and Gardens Workshop

<p>Turn your house into a greenhouse home with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/home-garden-cooking/gardening">gardening short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Create indoor

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$129 Limited inc GST / $103.20 / $109.65 / $116.10

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