Terrarium Design School in Margate

Margate, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Alyson

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

Learn to design, plant and sustain your own garden-in-a-jar.

What’s It All About?
You will be guided through the different steps so you can head home with your very own self-sustaining, verdant wonderland.

Give the gift of green or keep your terrarium to yourself... they make the perfect roommate and add personality to any hot desk.

What’s Included?
We will cover everything from construction to caring for your masterpiece. As well as being given all the materials and plants you need to create your own terrarium, you’ll learn how to make the tools to work with difficult bottle shapes and how to choose plants which thrive in their own biosphere.

Location & Times
Classes take place in Margate.
Other things to note
Bring an apron along if you are concerned about getting clothes mucky.
Learn to design, plant and sustain your own garden-in-a-jar.

What’s It All About?
You will be guided through the different steps so you can head home with your very own self-sustaining, verdant wonderland.

Give the gift of green or keep your terrarium to yourself... they make the perfect roommate and add personality to any hot desk.

What’s Included?
We will cover everything from construction to caring fo…

What's included

  • Drinks

Meet your host, Alyson

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 24 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I founded my botanical studio in 2013. Prior to this I moved from South Africa to London training and working as a graphic designer, then studying garden design at the Oxford College of Garden Design. With a focus on hand-crafted artisan pieces, I like to draw on my passion for style and beautiful things when creating my verdant arrangements.

Alongside my creative practice, I also hold group and private planting workshops from my studio in Margate, with the ethos of elevating plants to works of art.

My story is one of cultivation, curation and adventures across the globe in search of green inspiration. In my desire to celebrate nature yet remain firmly rooted in the urban jungle, my aim is to create planting scenes and lush backdrops in city settings.

My book Terrariums & Kokedama was published by Kyle Books in 2017
I founded my botanical studio in 2013. Prior to this I moved from South Africa to London training and working as a graphic designer, then studying garden design at the Oxford College of Garden Design. With a focus on hand-crafted artisan pieces, I like to draw on my passion for style and beautiful things when creating my verdant arrangements.

Alongside my creative practice, I also hold group and private planting workshops from my studio in Margate, with the ethos of elevating plants t…
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Where you'll be

Terrarium Design Classes and other indoor planting classes will be held at my home in Margate. I am happy to come to you and host the class at your Airbn'b if you'd prefer.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 24 reviews.

Simeon
September 2021
Really great experience. Alyson is a fantastic host. She's very friendly and knowledgeable about her craft. Making the terrariums is a lot of fun and really quite therapeutic! We also had our 18 month old with us, who was also kept entertained throughout! Thank you Alyson
Caroline
August 2021
Excellent - we learnt lots about the history. Informative and Alyson was passionate about her subject. A calm, relaxed and productive session which we really enjoyed :)
Alan
July 2021
Highly personable and extremely welcoming. It was our first time making terrariums and we loved every moment. We were guided through in a comprehensive, thoughtful and friendly way from beginning to end. Strongly recommended!
Sonia
October 2020
Unusual but really creative activity - plus you get to bring the amazing terrarium you have just made home - highly recommend it ! Alyson is a very knowledgeable and very friendly.
David
October 2020
A lovely relaxing hour or so making my own terrarium. It looks great and expert advice given for future care. Alyson is a superb host, very welcoming and explains it all very well.
Adam
October 2020
My wife and I loved making our terrariums with Alyson. The space was nice and it felt like a personal, tailored experience. We loved hearing the thought process Alyson goes through and hearing a bit about her background. I would definitely do classes with Alyson again, and I think she would also be great for team building experiences and groups.

Choose from available dates

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  • Tue, 19 Oct
    16:00 - 17:30
    £69 per person
  • Wed, 20 Oct
    16:00 - 17:30
    £69 per person
  • Thu, 21 Oct
    16:00 - 17:30
    £69 per person
  • Fri, 22 Oct
    16:00 - 17:30
    £69 per person
  • Sun, 24 Oct
    16:00 - 17:30
    £69 per person
  • Mon, 25 Oct
    16:00 - 17:30
    £69 per person
  • Tue, 26 Oct
    16:00 - 17:30
    £69 per person
  • Wed, 27 Oct
    16:00 - 17:30
    £69 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

A tote bag to take their boxed terrarium home with them