Kokedama: Hanging Garden

bringing the garden indoors

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If the scheduled workshop dates are not suitable for you, ask us for an additional date. We will try and accommodate your request where possible.

Workshop Overview

On a  visit to Australia a few years ago, I fell in love with the shop displays in Burleigh Heads that included suspended string plants. I found out that these were ‘kokedama’; a centuries old form of garden art that originated in Japan and similar to the technique of bonsai. The trend is growing in the UK and hanging indoor gardens are fun to make. Come and join us a make your very own kokedama. This workshop also makes a lovely gift if you are looking for an unusual present.


What You Will Learn

Kokedama hanging garden Slide 3

During this workshop, you will:

  • Explore the Japanese art of kokedama :
  • Discuss the selection of plants most suited to kokedama;
  • Discuss the tools, equipment and materials required for kokedama;
  • Follow health and safety procedures;
  • Make a kokedama using moss;
  • Make a kokedama using coconut matting; and
  • Discuss the care of your kokedama.

What You Take Home

Craft a Bowl
  • Kokedama
  • Kokedama
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At the end of this workshop, you will take home two hand finished kokedama using moss and coconut matting techniques.

Important Details

The Rural Skills Centre will provide:

  • All materials and equipment to make your kokedama;
  • Tea/Coffee and lots of cake;
  • Parking; and
  • Accessible facilities.
  • Kokedama
  • Kokedama
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Suitable for Beginners Icon

Adults with an interest in the Japanese art of kokedama. No previous experience is required. The workshop is suitable for beginners as well as those with previous experience of gardening. 


Time Activity
10:00 Tea and biscuits on arrival, registration and welcome
10:15 Coconut matting Kokedama demonstration
10:30 Make your coconut matting Kokedama
11:15 Tea and cake
11:30 Moss Kokedama demonstration
11:45 Make your moss kokedama 
12:30 Make a macrame hanging basket for your Kokedama
13:00 Workshop finishes


This workshop is taught by Gill and Kate from the Rural Skills Centre.