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Make your own handmade living creations
Make the most of spring by getting some new gardening and horticultural skills at one (or more) of the workshops on offer at All The Green Things at West End.
All the Green Things is an urban garden centre located in Vulture Street, West End, just 2kms from the Brisbane CBD. It is brimming with lush leafy green plants and unique accessories to style your home or office. Its all-level workshops are back after a COVID imposed break since March.
Check out the workshops being held during October and November 2020, which include:
• Greenthumb 101: Keep your garden thriving with information and skills for the novice gardener.
• DIY Kokedama: Find out how to make Japanese kokedama balls. Terrarium Terrascaping: Designing portable, glass ecosystems.
• Macrame Master: Macrame is back, baby. Learn that 70s fashion staple of tieing knots to create funky hanging planters.
• Elk Horn Mounts: Learn how to mount an Elk Horn fern onto wood and how to look after it so you have a beautiful, full, cascading plant forever.
• Plant Embroidery. Learn to stitch floral designs
The classes are facilitated by Phoebe from @maxandmort, who will be leading the do it yourself kokedama classes and Leonie from @entwinedmacrame, who will be showing you the ropes in the macrame masterclasses. Other workshops are instructed by the store's in-house plant experts. Workshops are priced at $69. You can get your tickets online here
You will leave the workshop with your masterpiece in hand to add to your home garden. You might also get to see Ruby the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and trusty Shop Dog.
Even if you can't make it to the workshops, perhaps visit All the Green Things, which is located in the heart of West End at 29 Vulture Street. Plants and gardening are also good for you. Gardening has been proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and decrease depression.