Emma Kelsey, gardening, terrarium and kokedama teacher

Emma Kelsey
Glasgow PlantMama

Glasgow PlantMama

location_on Glasgow

local_activity classes and kits: GardeningTerrariumKokedamaFloristry

5.0 (71)
Instagram followers10k

Hi, I'm Emma, but most people call me Plantmama!

Plants and nature have always been a big part of my life and sharing my love of greenery is a real passion of mine, so at the beginning of 2020, I turned my indoor jungle and 'crazy plant lady' blog into a small business!

Aimed at making houseplants easier to understand and accessible, I specialise primarily in easy-care, air-purifying plants and offer a range of fun, engaging care classes and workshops.

I can't wait to help you grow your own indoor jungle!

Classes and kits




Kate Jun 2024

My sister gifted me and my fiance the Moss Frame Workshop and we had a great time! Working with the moss was surprisingly therapeutic and calming, the perfect way to end our Sunday. Emma was very helpful in showing us the design possibilities and teaching us a little about each different moss. We're excited to hang up our works of art and show them off!

Mary Jun 2024

Very enjoyable - friendly, expert guidance. Great value, and it was very satisfying to have created something myself.

Terrarium class review by Mary - Glasgow

Nicola Mauchline Jun 2024

The class was fantastic. The owner was very friendly and knowledgeable. We will be returning to take part in the succulent class :)

Open Top Terrarium Making Class review by Nicola Mauchline - Glasgow

Anna Morgan May 2024

Lovely workshop with lovely people - very informative and fun. Would highly recommend as a day out or gift for someone.

Tricia Fox May 2024

My daughter bought me this for my Christmas. We both attended the class and loved it. The teacher was very informative and helpful and made us feel really at ease
We both lived our terrariums thank you

Closed Top Terrarium Workshop review by Tricia Fox - Glasgow

Lauren Monaghan May 2024

Our teacher was lovely and friendly. Very informative and supportive. Ran the class really well

Terrarium class review by Lauren Monaghan - Glasgow

Steven Bell Apr 2024

Was very fun and informative would definitely recommend.
Great for a cute date night idea.

Indoor Succulent Garden Workshop review by Steven Bell - Glasgow

Olivia Copeland Apr 2024

What a wonderful class! We had so much fun making our terrarium, it turned out beautifully! We’d happily go back for another class and highly highly recommend doing classes with Emma.

Valerie Apr 2024

What a great experience, lots of knowledge and information. Plus lots of encouragement. Really enjoyed it. So pleased with our terrariums!

Cathy Loftus Mar 2024

We were 7 people had a great experience and learned a lot as well as making a lovley terrarium.

Joe Waldron Mar 2024

Very knowledgeable teacher and really enjoyed the class. Would recommend to people wishing to gain more understanding

Martin Docherty Mar 2024

Great workshop really enjoyed it Thanks Instructor really knew his stuff and I now have a lovely terrarium.

Kelly Costello Feb 2024

Great wee class. Host was lovely, very knowledgeable and gave such a helpful overview of plant care. And her shop is just gorgeous. Will definitely go back to other courses and the shop also.

Carol Moir Feb 2024

Excellent workshop. Thoroughly enjoyed and learned so much more than I expected to. Will go back for the course on repotting and propagation and would recommend this course to any one who wants to better understand how to look after their house plants ????

Dyllan Munro Jan 2024

Class was amazing, first time trying anything like this for my partner and I. Class was in a relaxing environment and the person taking the class was friendly and knowledgeable. Ended with 2 lovely succulent gardens for the house.

Freddie Phipps Jan 2024

I had a good time and the teacher was really kind and helpful. He also shared a lot of useful information on plants and keeping the terrarium alive! I am very happy with the terrarium I made and was able to add my own personal touches which was nice. Would definitely recommend!

Sofia Rodriguez Jan 2024

I had such a wonderful time in this class! The teacher was really nice and explained everything really well, the plants were lovely and I’m so happy with the final product. Time flew by and I’d definitely recommend this to anyone! Thank you so much once again for everything.

Lucy Hughes Jan 2024

We had a brilliant time at this terrarium workshop and love our new additions to our indoor plant collection! The teacher was super lovely, friendly and knowledgeable - we learnt loads about the different ways terrariums work.~
The quality of materials was really good as well, great value for money considering what a terrarium costs pre-made.
We loved getting to make something so creative and different for our home - thanks so much!

Donna Dick Jan 2024

Wonderful evening of moss crafting. Superb venue with a great host. Lots of inspiration and creative materials to use.

Betty Karwot Dec 2023

Great session with all materials provided. Tutor was great and explained not only how to construct but information on aftercare. Enjoyable and value for money. Thanks Emma.

Closed Top Terrarium Workshop review by Betty Karwot - Glasgow

Adam Nov 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Would highly recommend wreath making glass, great quality plant material used and great teacher. The scent from the wreath is amazing.

Winter Wreath Workshop review by Adam - Glasgow

Leanne Paterson Nov 2023

Lovely little shop. Had a nice afternoon making winter wreaths. Very relaxed environment with chai tea & mince pies! Thank you

Floristry class review by Leanne Paterson - Glasgow

Kenny Macmillan Nov 2023

Loved this class, the teacher was very helpful during the class and I was delighted with the result

Zinnia Mevawalla Nov 2023

Wonderful class with a really lovely teacher, great atmosphere, and beautiful materials to make a wreath. Lots of clear guidance and support and great options so you could do it how you wanted. Really had a great time, would highly recommend the class to all!

Katy Allan Nov 2023

The teacher was very knowledgeable and very kind as this was my first time making one. And she was very kind and helping me make it really nice

Terrarium class review by Katy Allan - Glasgow

James Nov 2023

Really enjoyed the class, everything was well explained and there was lots of variety in the plants etc. for you to choose from and plenty to round. If you’re interested in plants or simply want to try something a bit different then I’d thoroughly recommend giving this a go!

Karen Love Oct 2023

I had a brilliant time at the closed terrarium workshop! It was in a lovely inspiring space and I learned a lot about how to make and look after my little eco system. Such a friendly and welcoming experience for a novice plant lover! Would highly recommend and may buy as a gift for my friends and family. It would be great for a group!

Gillian Gillies Oct 2023

The class was very informative, clearly explained and shown what to do. The girl doing the workshop was very friendly and happy to help with any queries. Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Everything we needed was provided and clear instructions on how to care for the terrarium afterwards. I would thoroughly recommend this workshop to any plant lover.

Closed Top Terrarium Workshop review by Gillian Gillies - Glasgow

Richard Kay Oct 2023

Absolutely loved the class as did my girlfriend and mum. The tutor was super friendly and knowledgeable and a great help throughout. Would 100% recommend. Would love to attend more in-depth and advanced terrarium workshops should they come around!

Angie Harms Sep 2023

This workshop was an absolute joy; such a lovely, unique way to spend an evening, and I brought home the neatest bit of green life to brighten up my flat. The workshop vibe was cosy and intimate, unhurried and so helpful and informative. I had also made an appointment for help repotting several plants before the workshop, and that was an equally wonderful experience. Plantmama and Plantpapa could not be lovelier human beings. They have endless patience answering questions and so much passion for what they do. I will be back soon for their closed-top terrarium workshop, and also to buy more plants, because thanks to them, since I first discovered the shop back in February, I have become obsessed. I can’t imagine ever buying a plant from IKEA again!

Jennifer Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Really enjoyed this workshop! Emma was very informative and friendly. There was a lot of interesting background information intertwined with specific examples - I found it really helpful to be able to look at the plants in person and see how different they all were. There was the opportunity to ask questions at the end of each section which I found very useful. I am looking forward to putting what I learned into practice and hopefully get some lovely new plants :) I have previously attended the General Care Plant Workshop so can also recommend that workshop!

Vickie McDonald Sep 2023

Booked a private class for a friends hen party and it was brilliant! Emma was lovely, and really informative during the class and we were given plenty of advice for after care too. We had a mixture of plant lovers and beginners in the class so would highly recommend the workshop for both. Thanks to Emma, Andy and the wee one for their hospitality, we all had an amazing time!

Juzer Balapurwala Aug 2023

very knowledgeable,humble ,helpful and friendly tutor i found it to very useful .definitely recommended for everyone interested in terrarium

Anni Johnston Aug 2023

Great class, Emma was lovely and very knowledgeable. Loads of items to choose from to create my own little egocentre 5 of us in the class (a very intimate, close feel to it) we all chose similar items but all 5 were very different. I think I might have caught the 'looking for glass to suit' bug. Re the shop- I've never seen so many beautiful and well tended plants in one space. I'd definitely recommend both the class and the shop as a place to buy plants. Very happy with mine. Thanks loads Emma x

Open Top Terrarium Making Class review by Anni Johnston - Glasgow

Natalie Patrick Aug 2023

Teacher was friendly and informative. She offered tailored advice and provided assistance whilst allowing space for creativity.
The materials offered were varied with scope to request additional resources if preferred.
The venue was very well suited to the class and displayed various examples of work to inspire.
A fun and relaxed class with an excellent teacher to allow for learning and discovery in a non threatening environment.

Open Top Terrarium Making Class review by Natalie Patrick - Glasgow

Claire Brown Aug 2023

It was a lovely afternoon doing the closed top terrarium workshop. Emma was so welcoming and the class was really informative and interesting. The shop has a lovely atmosphere and very calming and welcoming.
All the tools and plants etc were provided to make the terrarium and with Emma’s guidance and advice I made a beautiful terrarium. I love it and so pleased with it! Thank you for an excellent afternoon and beautiful terrarium

Terrarium class review by Claire Brown - Glasgow

Karrie Lai Jul 2023

Venue was great, being surrounded by plants and lots of terrarium examples. Andy was extremely lovely and knowledgeable. My friends and I all had an amazing experience and left the class extremely happy with our new terrariums!

Julie Mather Jul 2023

Great little workshop, well prepared and set up. Lovely atmosphere. Had a nice time with my daughter and we came away with 2 wonderful terraniums. Thank you!

Eilish Drugan Jul 2023

Took my son as he was interested in creating his own terrarium. He (we) loved it. He had lots of questions and left with all the answers and more as well as a beautiful terrarium to start his collection. Would highly recommend!

Open Top Terrarium Making Class review by Eilish Drugan - Glasgow

Ross Kincaid Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

We really enjoyed the class. Our teacher was knowledgeable and encouraging. The whole experience was really calming and enjoyable. We will definitely book again in the future and would recommend this class to anyone interested in plants or who wants to enjoy a peaceful, creative atmosphere for a couple of hours.

Anton Miguel May 2023

This was a great class. I had all my questions answered and learned everything I needed (and more) to make my own closed top terrariums. The teacher was very helpful and knowledgeable, the venue was great and the materials provided were excellent, a sizeable good quality jar and great looking plants. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Terrarium class review by Anton Miguel - Glasgow

Alison Robinson Apr 2023

This was a wonderful workshop! Our instructor was lovely and really knowledgeable. There was a great selection of plants to use in the terrarium, plenty of advice on how to display them and keep them healthy too. Location is great either for public transport or driving, really recommend this!

Closed Top Terrarium Workshop review by Alison Robinson - Glasgow

Lauren Tait Apr 2023

Emma was absolutely lovely, patient and funny. Great setting in her plant store, very knowledgeable about her craft and my partner and I had a great time making our frames.

Moss Frame Workshop review by Lauren Tait - Glasgow

Lisa Slater Apr 2023

Loved this workshop! Absolutely beautiful location, the shop is a plant lovers delight. The person leading the class was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, and we have 2 beautiful high quality terrariums to take home. Would highly recommend!

Ryan Wiltshire Jan 2023

Teacher was friendly and knowledgeable. Venue was cute and had loads of lovely plants creating a cosy atmosphere! Everything we needed was provided and were of a lovely quality. Good value for money as you learn and get to take home your lovely terrarium with advice on how to care for it. Overall, a lovely experience.

Open Top Terrarium Making Class review by Ryan Wiltshire - Glasgow

Margaret Hughes Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

A very enjoyable experience. Friendly and informative teacher. Relaxed, pleasant ambiance. Inspired to learn more!

Amelia Lowe Jan 2023

Very calming and welcoming vibes, teacher knew his botany and it was very interesting to hear him talk

Natalie Chalmers Jan 2023

The class was great - informative yet informal. Emma covered all the main points to consider and how best to care for them. There was also plenty time to ask questions about any issues you have with your own plants.

Anna Gatseva Dec 2022

I went to the winter wreath workshop and I had a lovely time! Emma was very patient and kind and explained everything so we got to making our wreaths. I enjoyed the relaxed athmosphere of the course and the venue. Loved the availability and quality of the materials - everything was prepared with care and organized well. We could really make it our own and have a lovely time. It's a great skill if you like making things with plants and I'm happy I will be able to make more in the future now that I have a much much clearer idea of the basics. Thank you! Recommend this course would love to go again

Winter Wreath Workshop review by Anna Gatseva - Glasgow

Peter Akehurst Dec 2022

This was an incredible experience! The teachers had so much passion and knowledge.
I love my terrarium!

Chiayi Ke Dec 2022

I love this workshop so much
Everything is so perfect !
I enjoy it very much!

Laura Penny Oct 2022

Loved the terrarium making class tonight! Really great atmosphere and the shop is filled with stunning plants. Lots of information given while creating your own terrarium and really happy with the end product. I will be back for more classes!

June Thomson Jul 2022

Really enjoyable class. Teacher friendly and very knowledgeable . Gave lots of help and encouragement and also provided info on aftercare . Would definitely recommend this class

Océane Touillon May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Emma was really kind and sweet. She answered all of my questions and provided great advice!
Great class, I LOVED IT

David Dickson Mar 2022

Teacher was very knowledgeable, and friendly.

Venue was amazing tbh. Content was clear.

Really enjoyed it. Will be in ordering from the shop soon.

Benjamin Tilbury Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Teacher was very friendly and knowledgeable. Had everything we needed and more.
Would love to see more types of classes in the future

Grant Dyer Jan 2022

What a great night. The class was so much fun, full of helpful tips and guidance. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere. I loved my end result. Would definitely recommend

Terrarium class review by Grant Dyer - Glasgow

William Wright Nov 2021

Glasgows own TROPICAL PARADISE right in the heart of the City, the course was relaxed n welcoming, it’s hands with full description at each section, all my questions answered in great detail throughout the course, I left feeling empowered to keep my plants alive and knowing I can contact Emma at any time for advice n guidance, the extensive knowledge coupled with the passion from Emma, leaves you without doubt that’s she truly is Plant Mama
many thanks, can’t wait to do the next course. X

PS. Love my new Addition Banna ( bought a banana plant )

Houseplant Care Class with a Plant Pro review by William Wright - Glasgow

Marisa Burch Apr 2021

Really informative and fun. I got a lot out of it and my plants will be better off for it!

Jacqueline Smith Apr 2021

Relaxed and informative class. I really appreciate that Emma offered additional contact should we have any further questions after the class.
Thank you.

Emma Prowse Mar 2021

Very informative class with general care advice and a really nice relaxed Q&A at the end. Thanks Emma, I learned a lot and your advice about my wee plant pals will help me look after them.

Daria Siman Mar 2021

Absolutely wonderful introduction to plant care by Emma. She covered everything one needs to know in order to be a good plantparent, and she answered all our questions!
If you are new to plants or just need a refresher of the basics, I absolutely recommend this class.
Thank you, Emma!

Helyn Nichol Mar 2021

Absolutely loved this class!
I started off with a list of questions and Emma answered them all during her lesson so I didn’t even need to ask.
At the end, she gave me her full attention to ask anything that I needed and even compared her plants to mines.
Such a sweetheart and great at what she does!

Gillian Campbell Mar 2021

A great introduction to plant propagation! Emma is an engaging speaker and the content was pitched at an ideal level for me as a novice. I particularly enjoyed the Q&A section of the session and got lots of useful tips. I would recommend this class to anyone starting on their propagation journey. Thanks again!

Viola Madau Mar 2021

It was a super useful class, I've learnt a lot! Thank you so much Plant Mama

Emma Slater Mar 2021

Thanks Emma your class was fantastic it was really informative I can’t wait for the next one

Melissa Clerihew Mar 2021

Received some great advice for my plants and even learned a wee bit about propogation, almost a teaser for the propogation class. Emma ensured she answered everyones plant questions.

Karen Finan Mar 2021

So lovely and approachable. Nothing ever seems like a hassle to her. She just genuinally cares about plants and it shows!

Lauren Stewart Mar 2021

So informative and gave me loads of answers to many problems I've had with my plants. I'm confident I can now care of them better. Great value for money also and nice to learn some new things during lockdown.

Leanne Young Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Emma was brill. Lots learned and she was so helpful answering everyone’s questions. Already looking up plant mamas other class to book.

Cj Macpherson Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The class was so wonderful! It was such a great intro into houseplants + I gained some really useful tips that I can’t wait to use!
Through the power of video Emma assured me that my monstera cutting was healthy.

We use our own and 3rd party cookies on this site to improve your experience and for personalised advertising. By clicking ‘OK’, you consent to use of our cookies. You can change your preferences here
1E57MXLBSX b30fa37a8c654059964d2a78c24cea95 production Glasgow Scotland GB glasgow