A terrarium workshop is taking place at a Richmond pub this month

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Alcohol and botany collide in this easy-to-follow masterclass for beginners at an iconic Richmond pub.

Brought to you by Melbourne’s The Plant Whisperer, a creative studio specializing in plant workshops, is their Tipsy Terrarium Workshop. With all the materials provided for your new terrarium, learn how to create your own miniature world with expert guidance. With a drink included on arrival, plus a delicious range of drinks and food available for purchase, get tipsy and creative in this hands-on workshop for beginners. It all happens on August 18 at 7 p.m., at the National Hotel in Richmond.

What do you want to know

  • Hosted by The Plant Whisperer, Tipsy Terrarium is a hands-on terrarium-making workshop for beginners
  • Everything is included – from glass terrarium container to soil and moss and you get a drink on arrival
  • It takes place on August 18 at the Hôtel National

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The Plant Whisperer hosts a number of regular events from his plant-filled studio, including Kokedama classes, Terrarium classes, plant parenting workshops, and more. They are known for their easy-to-follow courses presented by experts in their plant-filled Brunswick studio. They also host an annual houseplant festival, which will be held later this month on August 21st.

Originally called Wardian boxes, terrariums were invented by accident in 1842 when an English botanist, Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, attempted to rear moth larvae in a sealed glass jar. When he noticed that the moss and ferns he had in the glass for the butterflies were thriving, the first Terrarium was discovered. Ward used terrariums to transport native British pantaloons to Australia, where they thrived in the sealed crates during transport. Smaller scale terrariums gained popularity in the Victorian era and saw a resurgence in popularity in the 1970s.

Do you have a green thumb? Take your ticket as you head here.

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