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.

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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.

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All the tools were provided- from the glass vessel and an array of cacti and succulents, to varying size pebbles and fresh compost.

TERRARIUM BASICS
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:

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  1. Lining the terrarium with stones is key before you put your soil in- it’s also aesthetically easy on the eyes.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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