Botanical Boys, terrarium, floristry and food and drink tasting teacher

Botanical Boys

Botanical Boys

location_on London

local_activity classes, experiences and kits: Flower WreathWine TastingTerrariumFloristryFood and Drink Tasting

4.9 (21)
Instagram followers21k

The Botanical Boy started their green adventures back in 2009 while moving into East London. They renovated a water garden with no prior experience and fell in love with plants. They dove headfirst into the books and learned all they could about pruning and planting. After their first year, they were asked to join The National Garden Scheme, opened their garden to the public and learned useful tips from other fellow gardeners.

Inspired by their garden, they discovered a liking for succulent plants and container gardening in South Africa. This led them to make more and more terrariums and shared them with their friends. They soon found that everyone loved terrariums, and they started a class in their own dining room.

They love connecting people to nature and seeing their students discover their green thumbs brings the Botanical Boys so much joy and happiness. They quit their full-time jobs and started a trendy botanical shop near Kings Cross. They believe that connection to the natural world is crucial in a fast-paced world, and plants can help people slow down.

They have been featured on the BBC Great British Garden Revival, The Sunday Times, Abigal Will's The New London Garden book amongst other publications.


Classes, experiences and kits




Lydia Doye May 2024

The class was great! We absolutely loved making our terrariums and Tintin was super helpful throughout the class. Everything was provided, and it was very good value for money.

Roxhenca May 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Occasion: Regular Events, Sustainability themed
Very Welcoming, educational and patient
Loved the materials used
I think it was good value considering all things and materials and time considered
I liked how my senses were positively and calmly stimulated

Siddharth Shah Apr 2024

Amazing experience, great teaching, and the terrariums look fantastic! Really good vibes all around, heavily enjoyed it.

Anonymised ClassBento student Mar 2024

Really good class, calming, fun, learned a lot and came away with a lovely terrarium!

Laura Mar 2024

Such a great fun activity to do, loved every second of it! Darren is an amazing teacher, very funny and helpful. The best thing is that you get to bring home this tiny garden that you've made ️

Anonymised ClassBento student Mar 2024

3 work colleagues - we really enjoyed the class. The shop and the studio were gorgeous.
Our teacher was very knowledgeable and funny and the workshop was fun and relaxing.
We of course loved the beautiful terrarium we created and took home.

Hannah Feb 2024

The Botanical Boys came to our office for an employee appreciation event, and absolutely outdid everything we imagined the event would be!

The instructors were so fun and engaging, the set up was beautiful, the terrariums were so much larger and nicer than expected, and the class overall was incredible!

We will 100% be doing this class again in the future!

Imogen Povey Feb 2024

My boyfriend and I did a terrarium workshop. The whole experience was great - the teacher (Ginger Michael!) was really knowledgeable and made the experience a fun one. Would definitely recommend for a fun activity - we love our terrariums!

Anonymised ClassBento student Feb 2024

It was fun and informative.
I have nothing else to say about it.
Something something

Nicolla Farry Jan 2024

I booked this for a networking session with some clients. The class was fun. Michael was a great tutor and feedback was great! Would highly recommend!

Anonymised ClassBento student Dec 2023

We had a really fun terrarium making session with ginger Mike, who not only taught us how to make a beautiful terrarium, but also regaled us with the historical tales related to it, explained how each component worked, and helped us when we were struggling. This was complete with very subtle music changes, a fun quiz at the end, and complementary drinks (non-alcoholic). I definitely would recommend this class, especially for people who feel they can't look after plants, as the care instructions are not hard.

Polina Brooke Oct 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended

Absolutely enjoyed this workshop, everything was provided and located in a cute plant shop. Calm and relaxing thing to do

Terrarium class review by Polina Brooke - London

Jun Oct 2023

We had a lovely and relaxing time at the workshop - the teacher was personable and engaging, and we learned a lot about the history of terrariums while also making our own.

Asha Gowdru Sep 2023

Such a lovely class with Ginger Michael
We spent lovely 2 hours making the terrarium and Michael was very kindly giving out information and instructions.
My friends and I had a great time.
Thank you so much

Mini Terrarium Workshop review by Asha Gowdru - London

Mariola Chalhoub Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

It was a fun day, we learnt a lot of fun historical facts and we took home our lovely decoration terrarium. Very recommended for a different activity if you like plants.

Terrarium Masterclass review by Mariola Chalhoub - London

Karla Rivas Aug 2023

The venue was really nice, plenty of space to work in our terrariums. Louis and team, was very professional and happy to help. Louis also knew a lot about the topic and shared some interesting facts. My friend and I really enjoyed the workshop and we loved the result!

Terrarium class review by Karla Rivas - London

Rhea Lawrence Dec 2022

Our team had so fun much at the terrarium workshop. The teacher was fantastic and everyone was engaged in the whole sensory experience.

Sanam Ispahani Jul 2022

We had a great time! Mike was a wonderful teacher - fun, funny and very knowledgable. Would highly recommend this class!

Isabel Dyer Jun 2022

The terrarium making class was great fun, we all enjoyed it so much. It was a perfect team building activity and we got to take it home too. Thank you to Michael and Miriam for delivering the class

Malcolm Edwards May 2022

Enjoyable class for our small (8 people) team building event. Would highly recommend. Great location with plenty of food and drink options on the doorstep to continue the fun.

Darren Xerri Feb 2022

Teacher was entertaining and engaging. Everything was explained very well. The venue itself was really well setup and decorated. Everything was ready for us when we arrived. Everyone had a lot of fun and really enjoyed themselves. We came away with great terrariums as well as the knowledge of how it all started. Would highly recommend to anyone!

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