Join us to learn how to build your own Demijohn Terrarium at Thrive Battersea.
Learn the history of Terrariums, how to care for them and the ideal plants to fill them with. You will be provided with everything you need to create your own little ecosystem, we will have a range of plants for you to choose from including Fittonia and Moss as well as a large sealable glass jar. We will guide you through creating your own terrarium which will be all yours to take home at the end of the session. This is a great individual or group experience for anyone who wants to learn some new indoor gardening skills.
You will leave with a care guide for your terrarium and a tote bag to carry it home in, as well as all you need to know about how to make more terrariums as we know they can be quite addictive!
We will be hosting this event indoors in the beautiful Battersea Park at Thrive Battersea. Thrive offer gardening programmes to more than 200 Londoners in four fantastic gardens in Battersea Park, as well as various outreach projects in the wider community.
The Main Garden on East Carriage Drive is where the workshop will be taking place. Thrive also sell an amazing range of very reasonably priced houseplants so it's worth coming along a bit earlier and checking out the gardens as well as perusing the plants (you'll probably want to bring an extra bag!)
Dimensions - These are about H34cm by W17cm.
Light - These enjoy a spot with indirect sunlight e.g. a North-facing window
Watering - Very infrequently/never, more information provided in care guide
Take the circle or district line underground to Sloane Square, walk down Lower Sloane Street and Chelsea Bridge Road and then over Chelsea Bridge. Or catch No. 137 bus alighting at the first stop over Chelsea Bridge. Enter the Park by Chelsea Gate, walk down Carriage Drive North for about 150 metres and take the footpath off to the left in the direction of the tennis courts. The Garden Project is immediately behind the tennis courts on the right of the path. Alternatively take a main line train from Victoria to Battersea Park (one stop) – see next section for directions from the station.
By public transport from the South By main line train to Battersea Park Station (services into and out of Victoria): on leaving Battersea Park Station turn right and then right again into Queenstown Road and proceed as far as the roundabout. Enter the Park through the gate on the roundabout and then turn right into Carriage Drive East. The Garden is immediately past the Millennium Stadium on the right hand side (about 500 metres from the park gate). By main line train to Queenstown Road Station (services in and out of Waterloo): turn right out of the station into Queenstown Road and walk to the roundabout. Enter the Park through the gate on the roundabout and then turn right into Carriage Drive East. The Garden is immediately past the Millennium Stadium on the right hand side (about 500 metres from the park gate).
By bus No. 137 (from Streatham Hill/Clapham) – get off at the stop before Chelsea Bridge and follow the directions as for "public transport from the north" (see above). No. 44 (from Vauxhall or Battersea/Wandsworth/Tooting) and No. 344 from Southwark/Elephant/Vauxhall or Battersea/Clapham Junction) – get off at the junction with Queenstown Road.
Walk up Queenstown Road and follow the directions from Queenstown Road Railway Station.
By car Enter the park by the Chelsea Gate and park in the Car Park on Carriage Drive North (charges £1.10 per hour, maximum stay four hours), then walk down Carriage Drive East and the Garden Project is on the left.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, if you are unable to attend tickets can be used by someone else. Please contact us directly if you are unable to make it on the day.
How to I get my terrarium home?
They are built to be easily transported by using the finger holes at the top of the jar, however we will also provide you with a tote bag to take your creation home in.