Liquor and botany come together in this easy-to-follow masterclass for beginners in a heritage-listed Richmond pub.
Presented by Melbourne’s own The Plant Whisperer, a creative studio specializing in plant workshops, is their Tipsy Terrarium Workshop. With all the materials supplied for your new terrarium, you will learn how to create your own miniature world under expert guidance. With a drink on arrival, as well as a delectable range of drinks and food available to purchase, you’ll get tipsy and creative in this hands-on beginner’s workshop. It’s all happening on August 18 at 7pm at The National Hotel in Richmond.
What you need to know
- Tipsy Terrarium, organized by The Plant Whisperer, is a hands-on terrarium making workshop for beginners
- Everything is included – from the glass terrarium vessel to the soil and moss and you get a drink on arrival
- It will take place on August 18 at The National Hotel
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The Plant Whisperer hosts a number of regular events from their plant-filled studio, including Kokedama classes, Terrarium classes, Plant Parenthood workshops, and more. They are known for their easy-to-follow classes taught by experts in their studio space in Brunswick which is full of plants. They also host an annual House Plants Festival, which will take place later this month on August 21.
Originally called Wardian cases, terrariums were accidentally invented in 1842 when an English botanist, Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, tried to breed moth larvae in a sealed glass jar. When he noticed that the moss and ferns he had in the glass for the moths were thriving, the first terrarium was discovered. Ward used terrariums to transport Native British trousers to Australia, where they thrived in the sealed cases during transport. Smaller scale terrariums gained popularity in the Victorian era and saw a resurgence in popularity in the 1970s.
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