Indoor gardening – make a kokedama, terrarium and living wreath with Alys Dobbie

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About this course

Create three different plant based projects – a kokedama, the art of suspending plants without pots in mossballs; a living wreath, using succulents and fresh moss that will grow throughout the year, and a terrarium, a garden in a bottle.

Course Description

During the day you will learn how to make three completely different plant-based projects. There will be three sessions, which include:

Kokedama which is the art of suspending plants without pots in mossballs. During this session you will learn about different substrates that make up a good soil, how to pick the perfect plant as well as a small introduction to macrame!

Closed terrarium – during this session you will learn how to plant up your very own demijohn so you will have your very own garden in a bottle.

Living wreath – using succulents and fresh moss, Alys will guide you in how to make a wreath that will live and grow throughout the year.


Timetable for one day courses

Students should arrive by 9am for registration.

Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm

Lunch is included.

Course Materials


  • On this course the tutor will supply all of the materials including plants, soil, moss, metal ring, demijohn.

What students need to bring

  • Bring along an apron and notebook
Please wear appropriate clothing/aprons for the workshop or studio, this includes stout covered footwear i.e. no open-toes or sandals. You may need safety boots, if specified above.


Alys Dobbie

Alys Dobbie is a florist by training and lives in Brighton. She is the owner of one of the littlest plant shops, but with the biggest ideas! Alys and her team create bespoke plant installations for shops, restaurants and clients but specialise in workshops for any number of people from 1 to 100. 

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