I’ve always been a plant mother (not always the best, but I try, ya know?) and when the fabulous Obby contacted me to see if I wanted to attend a terrarium making class, I jumped at the chance to flex my green fingers.
Hosted by Emma at Grace & Thorn near Hackney, the terrarium workshop takes place every first Tuesday of the month. Prosecco and plants provided, just bring yourself for an evening of therapeutic mini garden making.
I attended at the beginning of this month, arriving around 7pm where the lovely Emma explained a little more about the origin of the terrarium before showing us a step by step guide to making our own. The best bit about the class was that it didn’t feel like you needed to be an expert to make one- it was all about personal creativity and what you wanted it to look like.
All the tools were provided- from the glass vessel and an array of cacti and succulents, to varying size pebbles and fresh compost.
I’d always hesitated when it came to making my own terrarium as I thought there was an art to making them, but the class made it super simple. Here’s a little look at how I made mine:
- Lining the terrarium with stones is key before you put your soil in- it’s also aesthetically easy on the eyes.
- Here the choice is left up to you- if you want to add more soil, then another layer of pebbles you can- I did this to make a wave of separation- or you can simply add soil and get planting.
- Once I topped my second layer of pebbles with soil (make sure it’s deep enough to hold the roots) I then added in my succulents. I finished with moss and decorated with further pebbles- Emma said the best thing to do is imagine it’s a garden and the pebbles are a path- I thought this was so cute!
I highly recommend Obby as a site itself- it has everything you need to book a truly unique class from cooking to carving and the customer help is amazing. Although I’ve listed the basics above, I commend the class as a fabulous evening out, or the perfect gift for a friend or member of the family. You can find the class I attended HERE.