The Japanese word Kokedama literally means “moss ball” and is a ball of soil, covered with moss, in which an ornamental plant grows. This ancient Japanese art from is still very popular in Japanese gardens today, as well as being the newest botanical craze to sweep the planet!
We’ll post out kits in advance of the activity containing tropical plants, soil, moss and string. Hosted by our expert gardener in the virtual Zen garden, guests will be given a demonstration on traditional planting and wrapping techniques and how to mix “poor man’s bonsai” soil!
Guests then get their hands dirty mixing their soil, applying their moss and wrapping their kokedama.
Kokedama can either be displayed on an ornamental plate or strung up for added kokedama drama! We’ll teach guests how to make a macrame string cradle to sit their kokedama in and guests will make different projects so they can try out different plants, techniques and display options.
Not only do kokedama look stunning but they are also wonderfully low maintenance! We’ll give advice on how to care for them so that even the self- confessed plant killers can get theirs to thrive! At the end of the activity, guests will have beautiful, unique plant arrangements to give as gifts or bring a bit of nature indoors.