Join us to learn how to build your own Kokedama using Fern and Ivy
Join us to learn how to create your own unique Japanese hanging plant arrangements. 'Kokedama' translates from the Japanese words for moss ('koke') and ball ('dama') - it is the art of freeing the plant from a container and planting it in a moss covered soil/clay ball. Kokedama evolved from the art of Bonsai - carefully made to brighten up Japanese homes, with people commonly creating 'string gardens' in which hanging Kokedama beautifully fill an empty space of a room. Kokedama are viewed as living art, with every one having the potential to be a completely unique creation . Kokedama also have a practicality to them as the external moss has the advantage of acting as a sponge, which you can dip in water every week and it will slowly release water to the roots of your plant.
Capital Gardens and Jar and Fern will provide all the information and equipment you need to make two of your own hanging Kokedama, using Aspargus Fern and Hedera Ivy as well as instruction on how you can make many more in the future - they make great gifts! 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 Kokedama's and a neat green bag to carry it home in.
We will be hosting this event at the lovely Neal's Nurseries the largest garden centre in central London, so you will be surrounded by lots of lovely plants! Deals Nurseries has an amazing rang of plants and garden supplies so perfect for browsing before the workshop!
Dimensions - You can choose the size of your Kokedama, but it will be roughly 10-20cm in diameter
Light - These enjoy a spot with indirect sunlight e.g. a North-facing window
Watering - Once a week
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 Kokedama home?
We will provide a neat green bag to take your Kokedama's home.