Create a Kokedama with Wild Leaf

Join Wild Leaf for an evening of planting up your own Kokedama.

In this workshop, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Kokedama – a Japanese decorative technique for potting plants in a sphere of soil and moss, which can be displayed in many eye-catching ways.

Kokedama is a Japanese word that can be loosely translated as ‘moss ball’ and is an old traditional Japanese art form also referred to as ‘poor man’s bonsai’.

The clever design of a Kokedama means that layers of soil, moss and thread not only create a self-contained vessel for the plant to grow but a living sculptural object.

At the end of the evening, take your creations home as a memento of what you’ve learned and show off your newfound skills to your friends and family.

What happens in a Kokedama workshop? You’ll learn about the history of the Japanese planting technique and art form before watching a quick demonstration where we describe the tools, materials and plants on the table before getting stuck into planting up your Kokedama.

Which plants will I be using? We use a variety of tropical plants such as bromeliads, Parlour palm, ferns, orchids and pothos. You’ll be able to choose from a selection of tropical plants, and every Kokedama created always looks unique and beautiful.

How do I bring the Kokedama home? We’ll provide you with bags and care guides for safely getting your new Kokedama home.

Should I arrive early? We recommend arriving 5-10 minutes before the start time of your workshops so we can begin on time.

Do I need to bring a ticket? Your order confirmation email is your ticket, and we’ll have your name on our list and will tick you off when you arrive.

10 People per class. Workshops are bring your own booze for over 18’s. Please speak to us prior to purchasing a ticket for anyone under 16 years.

Attendees will also get the chance to purchase terrarium vessels, tools and components at the workshop and will receive 10% off that evening only.

All materials are included.

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult £40

What people are saying

Holly Lewis
Apr 2024

This was a great activity, really relaxing and fun. I really appreciate the hosts flexibility whe...

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Tom Hinton
Feb 2024

It was fun

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Sophie Shippen
Feb 2024

Had a great time making my kokedama with Wild Leaf! Really chilled, easy workshop with such knowl...

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Hazel Rowland
Feb 2024

Great experience and awesome plant too!

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How to get there


  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi

On the day

  • We recommend arriving 5-10 minutes before the start time of your workshops so we can begin on time.
  • We’ll provide you with bags and care guides for safely getting your new Kokedama home.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 14 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 14 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Edward (He/Him)

Growing a bottle garden as a child unearthed Edward's love for plants. His interest in plants now draws on a connection between plants and culture – the influence of greenery on design and lifestyle and its ever-growing importance in our lives.

Since 2013, he has been crafting bespoke terrariums and botanical installations for clients throughout London and the South East. Edward has now brought his expertise in-house to Wild Leaf, sharing his enthusiasm and design talents to create growing works of art that bring greenery indoors.

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