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Learn to personalise your living space with plants and terrariums with our house and garden short courses in Sydney!

A terrarium is a collection of small, decorative plants growing in an enclosed environment. Terrarium containers are typically transparent and provide an opening big enough to allow the gardener to tend to the plants inside. The best part about a DIY terrarium is that you get to create something personalised and unique to you.

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!

Learning outcomes

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

  • 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

What will be covered in this terrarium course?

Basics

  • The components of a terrarium
  • Personalising your terrarium
  • Build a terrarium from the bottom up

Practical

  • Preparing your materials
  • Handling plants and correct use of tools
  • Building up the important false bottom
  • Correct planting methods
  • Personalising your terrarium
  • Maintenance and care

Who is this terrarium course for?

This course is for absolutely anyone! Enrol if you're looking for something simple and fun that you can do at home and teach others. Ideal for those looking for low maintenance plants to place in their home. Students love to make these on a sunny Saturday afternoon or even in front of the TV at night so if you want a creative outlet that's therapeutic and fun then this course is for you.

Enrol in this course if you:

  • want to make something to decorate your home
  • are a parent looking to teach the kids something fun
  • are anyone who loves to be creative with their gardening.

What we provide (value of $60 included in course fee)

  • Glass container with or without lip
  • Cactus plant
  • Succulents plant
  • High Humidity plant
  • Fresh Moss & Dry Moss
  • Pebbles & Potting soil
  • Activated charcoal
  • Mesh

What to bring to class

  • 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!

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How to Make a Terrarium Course

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$199 Limited inc GST / $149 / $159.20 / $179.10
The course fee includes materials pack valued at $60. You will go home with your own beautiful work.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Our tutor was so enthusiastic and approachable. She had an infectious love for nature and a wonderful way to explain design and floristry. Thank you Shirley!!

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

  • said: Taking my lovely terrarium home :)

  • said: Good course structure and a fun environment from such a passionate Shelley with an amazing take home round terrarium and bonus small one also. Thank you.

  • said: Great tutor, great fun learning how to make a terrarium. Class easy and well run

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