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Published June 1st 2019
Make your own beautiful kokedama in 2 hours
The art of kokedama (a moss ball planter) involves wrapping the roots of a plant with soil and moss then binding it into a ball with string so that it be hung up or placed on a saucer as a living decoration. This Japanese-inspired botanical art form is a pot-free way to add plants into the home.
Participants at a kokedama workshop. Photo by author.
Mappins Nursery and Aquarium at West End hosts regular kokedama workshops where you create a small and a large kokedama that you get to take home. The workshops are run by Melissa of MJC Botanical and Mikiko of Kent Florist several times a month and are suitable for young and old, groups or individuals. It is an ideal way to bring a group together to learn a new skill, bond, and have fun. Vouchers for the workshop also make a lovely gift for someone special.
Participants showing off their small kokedama creations. Photo by author.