How to Make a Terrarium

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Learn how to make a terrarium in Sydney.

In this workshop you will learn how to create your own glass terrarium.

Living in the city often means two things: we sacrifice living space to be close to the action and with so much action, we become busy and stressed. But plants can help us connect with the natural world and provide so many benefits such as improving mood, increasing concentration, decreasing stress and improving general wellbeing!

Terrariums are a fantastic way to introduce greenery to the home as they don’t take up much space and require very little maintenance, allowing us to get on with our busy lives while still getting the benefits of plants around us!

Join this workshop for a night of relaxation and learning. Unwind while you build a gorgeous terrarium to take home and learn all you need to know to keep it thriving. Let your creativity flow and make it yours.

Course content
  • Terrarium basics: what is a terrarium?
  • Open vs. closed systems
  • Understanding the importance of terrarium components
  • Light
  • Mini-scaping
  • Personalising your terrarium
  • Build a terrarium from the bottom up
  • Terrarium care and maintenance

We will get our hands into some soil and build a terrarium together while learning:

  • the history of terrariums and how they are used today
  • basics about the ecological processes and systems within your closed terrarium
  • the importance of layers within a terrarium and why we use specific materials
  • the basic requirements of your plants to keep them happy for the long term
  • how to plan the scape of the terrarium and choosing the right plants for your design
  • the importance of colour, texture, shape and objects to enhance your design
  • how to maintain your terrarium and care for your living miniature ecosystem.
Important information
  • Please bring a notepad and pen or tablet to take notes.
  • All materials for making terrariums is provided.
  • Please bring gardening gloves and wear old clothes!

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: Getting my hands dirty! And the confidence to make one again, thank you!

  • said: Wren was a delightful well informed teacher who was very generous with her knowledge. However the classroom we were allocated was on the top floor which made it difficult to get all the materials to the room. I would very happily sign up to more classes with Wren.

  • said: Enjoyed the hands on experience of making a terrarium which we were than able to take home

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