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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.

kokedama workshop West End Mappins
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.

kokedama workshop West End Mappins
Participants showing off their small kokedama creations. Photo by author.


The workshops are two hours long with all supplies and light refreshments provided. Each participant learns about the soil mixture and ingredients as well as plant types that can be used.

Upcoming kokedama workshops can be found at darrylmappin.com/creative-workshops and payments are made through Eventbrite.

kokedama workshop West End Mappins
A vibrant setting for the workshop. Photo by author.

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Why? A soothing plant-nurturing skill that anyone can learn
When: Several times a month
Phone: 38466240
Where: 240 Montague Road, West End, Queensland 4101
Cost: $95
Your Comment
I'd never heard of kokedama before but it looks fabulous.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9626) 957 days ago
I bought two kokedama plants on a visit to the Sunshine Coast about 15 years ago. A way to prolong their beauty is to pop them in a ceramic pot that should hold them snugly and water regularly, but lightly., depending on where you put them. Mine are in a reasonably warm indoor window sill. They are still growing !
by rosha (score: 2|168) 96 days ago
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