Botanista, kokedama, fluid art, terrarium and floristry teacher

Botanista

Botanista

location_on Port Noarlunga, Adelaide

5.0 (258)
Instagram followers4k

Botanista is a creative space in Port Noarlunga that melds workshops, South Australia's only Terrarium Bar and a beautiful shopfront filled with plants, terrariums and a dash of magic.

Owner of Botanista, Charlene Maney, opened Botanista in 2018 with a passion for plants, making gardening fun and bringing the community together.

Charlene has been an educator for over 20 years. Her experiences include teaching and overseeing the Indonesian language department in Canberra for the Department of Defence; and overseeing teaching staff as well as teaching several courses herself at the Worker's Education Association of South Australia.

Previous to opening Botanista, Charlene had been running her award-winning online store, Fleurieu Gifts and teaching botanical workshops since 2014. Many of the workshops held at Botanista have been running continuously since the early days of Fleurieu Gifts in 2014.






Classes and kits


Closed Rainforest Terrarium Class

5.0 (37)

date_range 27 Apr, 25 May

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 15

label $148

Succulent Wreath Class for Mother's Day

5.0 (3)

date_range Sat 4 May, 1:30pm

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 15

label $99

Beginners Face Painting Class

5.0 (4)

date_range Fri 26 Apr, 11am

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 12

label $120

Air Plant Seascape Terrarium Workshop

4.9 (7)

date_range Sat 18 May, 11am

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 13

label $50

Succulent Cupcake Decorating Class

date_range 10 May, 7 Jun

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 10

label $80

Alcohol Ink Pot Workshop

4.8 (24)

date_range 30 Jun, 27 Jul

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 15

label $85

Botanical Alcohol Ink Painting Class

4.8 (12)

date_range Sun 30 Jun, 1pm

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 10

label $85

Kokedama Moss Ball Workshop

5.0 (19)

date_range Sat 1 Jun, 2pm

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 14

label $68

Indoor Terrarium Workshop

5.0 (68)

date_range 25 May, 8 Jun

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 14

label $110

Fairy Wreath Workshop

5.0 (7)

date_range Sat 18 May, 2pm

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 12

label $85

Desert Scape Terrarium Workshop

5.0 (8)

date_range Sat 1 Jun, 11am

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 14

label $119

Modern Henna Workshop

5.0 (10)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 13

label $49

Miniature Indoor Ponds Demonstration Class

5.0 (3)

date_range Sat 15 Jun, 11:30am

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 14

label $10

Paint Your Clutch with Alcohol Ink Workshop

date_range Sat 6 Jul, 10:30am

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 12

label $85

Moss Art and Airplant Box Frame Workshop

date_range Sat 10 Aug, 2pm

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 14

label $118

Animal Self Portraits Art Workshop for Kids

7 to 13 years

date_range Sat 11 May, 2pm

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 14

label $26

Paludarium Terrarium Class for Intermediates

5.0 (9)

date_range Sat 7 Sep, 1pm

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 8

label $248

Tea Leaf Reading Class

5.0 (5)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Port Noarlunga

5 to 12

label $65

Macrame Pot Hanger Workshop

5.0 (8)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Port Noarlunga

5 to 8

label $80

Terrarium Care Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Port Noarlunga

4 to 8

label $29

Plant Reading Class: Flora Forecasting

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Port Noarlunga

5 to 12

label $50

Crystal Remedies and Bracelet Making Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Port Noarlunga

5 to 14

label $75

Christmas Baubles Alcohol Ink Workshop

4.8 (5)

date_range Sat 9 Nov, 10:30am

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 12

label $85

Spooky Season Terrarium Class

date_range Fri 11 Oct, 6pm

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 12

label $128

Date Night Terrarium Class for Couples

5.0 (2)

date_range Contact for details

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 4

label $150

Succulent Christmas Wreath Class

5.0 (14)

date_range Contact for details

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 13

label $98

Traditional Japanese-style Kokedama Virtual Class

5.0 (3)

ondemand_video

Pre-recorded

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

label $35 - $94

Indoor Terrarium Masterclass

5.0 (1)

ondemand_video

Pre-recorded

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

label $45 - $135

Closed Rainforest Terrarium Virtual Masterclass

5.0 (1)

ondemand_video

Pre-recorded

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

label $45 - $169

Living Succulent Wreath Virtual Class

ondemand_video

Pre-recorded

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

label $35 - $104

DIY Living Succulent Wreath Kit

5.0 (1)

local_shipping Ships to you

label $79

DIY Traditional Japanese Kokedama Kit

local_shipping Ships to you

label $69





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Reviews

(258)


Risa Dobashi Apr 2024


It was at a shop at Port Noarlunga. The teacher spoke slowly and clearly so that everyone could understand. We’ve started the workshop with a small lecture about air plants, which made this workshop much valuable. We could choose materials not only from containers but also from stuffs in the store.

Terrarium class review by Risa Dobashi - Adelaide

Debra Carlyon Apr 2024


Great class for anyone. I have a disability so the Teacher was very helpful and was supportive. The class was value for money. There were a variety of materials to choose and use. I learnt so much about air plans. The teacher is so passionate about air plants and this showed in her teaching. I now have an air plant and it was fun making it. I would recommend this class to anyone

Anonymised ClassBento student Apr 2024


This was a nice couple of hours learning about terrarium care while we assembled our own. I think my mother would have enjoyed it - I'd like to come back again and bring my mother.

The instructor was also lovely. Her enthusiasm (and hopefully a bit of knowledge) rubbed off on us all. Thank you!

Indoor Terrarium Workshop review by Anonymised ClassBento student - Adelaide

Yvonne Cadd Apr 2024


Finally, made it to a class!
Teacher - made to feel welcome, inclusive
Venue - snug but comfortable
materials - great choice of plants to suit individuals in class, happy with my choice
Indoor Terarrium workshop
Yes, great value taking into consieration teacher's time and materials provided
Overally a positive experience - learnt something new, great atmosphere - other participants, teacher, close to home (5mins, did'nt have to travel to city)

Robyn Moss Mar 2024


I purchased this experience for myself and 3 friends. Katy was fabulous, she explained and demonstrated how to use alcohol ink very simply.
Everything was included for us to make our gorgeous original creations.

Alcohol Ink Pot Workshop review by Robyn Moss - Adelaide

Alexandra Simmons Mar 2024

171 ClassBento workshops attended • 173 reviews


Great kit! Had a lot of fun doing it very happy with the result and how it turned out

Terrarium class review by Alexandra Simmons

Alexandra Simmons Mar 2024

171 ClassBento workshops attended • 173 reviews


Fantastic kit highly recommended comes with everything needed and instructions are very easy to follow

Traditional Japanese-style Kokedama Virtual Class review by Alexandra Simmons

Renee Magin Mar 2024


Wonderful workshop to celebrate my birthday. The instructor was helpful and full of useful information without being boring.
The terrarium I made looks amazing and I can’t believe they included so much in the cost of the workshop. Amazing value for money.

Shelly Hall Mar 2024


I really enjoyed my experience at Botanista’s closed terrarium class. Our teacher was super friendly, welcoming and explained steps thoroughly and clearly which helped everyone have confidence with building their terrariums. There was a huge range of plants and accessories to pick from. It was fun and memorable and I’d love to come back and do another class!

Closed Rainforest Terrarium Class review by Shelly Hall - Adelaide

Anthony Hallett Mar 2024


Another great class headed by Char and her great insights. This was our second after participating in the desert scape terrarium class and would recommend going if you ever have been interested in terrariums.
She always makes you welcome welcome and included while providing a fun, engaging and enjoyable experience.

Amelia Gonis Feb 2024


I recently had the pleasure of attending my first class and I can't recommend it enough! Not only did I learn a tremendous amount about plants, but I also thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the experience. The instructor's knowledge and passion for the subject were evident, making the lessons engaging and informative. I love what I created

Fiona Broadbent Feb 2024

32 ClassBento workshops attended • 32 reviews


Thank you so much. I felt so comfortable. I really enjoyed this class. You’re an amazing instructor. Since doing the class I’ve done some henna on my family.

Melenie Weyland Feb 2024


We were welcomed with a beautiful smile into the magical world of what is Botanista in Pt Noarlunga. We had an amazing experience a first learning how to use henna the teacher for the class Lisa was so patient and explained how henna works where it’s from and the reasons behind henna a all round great experience had the atmosphere was perfect, location perfect & a well priced fun experience we will be happy to do again.
We even took some henna cones home with us which we purchased to continue to be more creative at home.
Thanks Char (Botanista) & Lisa for a great workshop. See you again soon.

Nerissa Galloway Feb 2024


Lovely venue at Botanista, teacher Lisa was friendly and knowledgeable. All materials were provided and Lisa gave some good tips to get a great outcome. Option to purchase additional henna to take home, but there was enough left over from the class as well. I went with my 14 year old daughter who loved it!

Jennifer Krasnoff Feb 2024


Such a relaxing workshop, great teacher, helped me discover my new hobby. Will recommend to a friend :)

Modern Henna Workshop review by Jennifer Krasnoff - Adelaide

Deborah Rodrigues Feb 2024


Absolutely fantastic class all round! Went with a group of friends and we all loved what we ended up with. Lots of fun and freedom to play around with different designs. Char, the shop owner is so friendly and lovely and super helpful, ready to lend a hand at any stage. 100% recommend.

Floristry class review by Deborah Rodrigues - Adelaide

Sam Sky Feb 2024


I attended the fairy weath workshop with a group of friends. The class was so easy and had such a relaxed vibe. We had alot of fun getting creative with our wreaths. I would recommend to anyone wanting to do something a little different on the weekend.

Jody Holdback Feb 2024

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Love the finished products of the Fairy Reath. After Char gave some examples of how to fill spaces and use the dried flowers and leaves, we started on our own breath. Char was always there to provide instruction and advice if required. A great afternoon was had by all. Also I really like my rreath and are keen to make more.

Annie Baxter Feb 2024


Amazing ????
Very relaxing environment with clear explanation of the process to make an interesting mushroom wreath for a front door.
Plus ideas received from the 10 others wreaths made, as each was totally unique.
I have a very happy front door full of colour!
Thank you Annie Star

Simone Stratford Feb 2024


Class was amazing thankyou Shara (hope I got the name right) beautiful materials to use great workspace and a great teacher so much fun and highly recommend

Fairy Wreath Workshop review by Simone Stratford - Adelaide

Rutu Salunkhe Feb 2024


My partner and I went to this class as a valentines day activity. Our teacher Sharn (was that her name) was fantastic, had great energy and paced the experience well. There was a great variety of materials to choose from and really allowed us to get creative! The class is definitely worth the money and we would both definitely do it again!

Date Night Terrarium Class for Couples review by Rutu Salunkhe - Adelaide

Rutu Salunkhe Feb 2024


My partner and I went to this class as a valentines day activity. Our teacher Charlene was fantastic, had great energy and paced the experience well. There was a great variety of materials to choose from and really allowed us to get creative. The class is definitely worth the money and we would both definitely do it again!

Terrarium class review by Rutu Salunkhe - Adelaide

Len Zitzke Feb 2024

24 ClassBento workshops attended • 25 reviews


Always great doing Paladariums with Charlene at Botanista high reccomend. Anyone who has made a terrium this is the next step.

Kate Clinch-Jones Feb 2024


Charlene facilitated a most enjoyable hands-on workshop. Great materials which made it good value for money, lots of good tips, a nice small number so that everyone had help or questions answered as needed. I'd do it again.

Rebeka Ryding Feb 2024

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 16 reviews


Wonderful! I loved learning about aquatic plants, high quality materials were provided and I feel the class struck the perfect balance between guidance and creative flexibility, resulting in a beautiful finished product. Char is a truly fantastic teacher, a lovely person and generous with sharing her knowledge. She makes sure you know everything you need to make them yourself at home. I always enjoy my workshops here, beautiful and relaxed atmosphere.

Terrarium class review by Rebeka Ryding - Adelaide

Grace Colliver Feb 2024


Absolutely loved this class, great value for money
Would definitely try a different workshop at this venue

Jody Holdback Feb 2024

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


As all of Char's other terrarium classes this one is first class. Friendly, easy to follow informational quality materials. Everytime I attend a class I gain further information. Will keep coming back. :)

Fiona Broadbent Feb 2024

32 ClassBento workshops attended • 32 reviews


I loved this workshop so much. It definitely takes time! 100% worth it. Charlene gave me alot of help as the cacti’s weren’t wanting to sit in place properly! We got there in the end. I recommend this class! You’ll love it

Fiona Broadbent Feb 2024

32 ClassBento workshops attended • 32 reviews


This was different from the usual terrarium I’m use to making. Char gave us a lot of information on how to care for our air plants! Thank you as always

Terrarium class review by Fiona Broadbent - Adelaide

Len Zitzke Feb 2024

24 ClassBento workshops attended • 25 reviews


Amazing class always doing great classes at Botanista. Charlene is a amazing teacher! Highly Reccomend.

Terrarium class review by Len Zitzke - Adelaide

Wendy Chetcuti Feb 2024

77 ClassBento workshops attended • 79 reviews


Great teacher wonderful course lots of fun lots of variety great venue highly recommended great afternoon

Custom Charge review by Wendy Chetcuti

Tina Adams Feb 2024


Excellent fun we have enjoyed every class we have taken here, highly recommended we will be back

Anthony Hallett Feb 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Teacher Char was fantastic and really helpful. Had a great time learning new things!
Everything was provided and we got to take a nice creation home to sit proudly in our house :)

Terrarium class review by Anthony Hallett - Adelaide

Corrie Feb 2024


Thankyou l really enjoyed your class and look forward to doing more classes with you

Rebecca Bennett Feb 2024


All materials were provided. Room was set up & suitable. Char was friendly, a good teacher, supportive and encouraging. I would definitely recommend. My little plants are doing well.

Alex Carter Jan 2024


My daughter and I attended this workshop, which she gave to me as a Xmas gift. We made 2 Kokedamas each, which were easy and fun to make and look great. Such a lovely gift for any age group. Our instructor and owner of the business is beautiful and shared all her knowledge, so we can make more at home. Highly recommend!

Felicity Nunn Jan 2024


Teacher was absolutely fabulous, lovely and knowledgeable. The class was so much fun. Highly recommended

Rachael Harvey Jan 2024


The teacher was absolutely lovely teacher, friendly, approachable and kind. Gave easy to follow instructions. My daughter said, 'people say there is always room for improvement but you guys were top notch.'
The venue was beautiful, what a lovely shop. It was a great space for the class, no excess noise and we were able to hear clearly.
The paint pallete that was supplied is great quality and I love that they're made in south Australia. I feel it was great value for money, provided excellent tips that I can practice with at home and because they supplied me with a kit I can practice straight away. I will definitely be coming back for the intermediate class.
What an absolute pleasure to be able to join your class. Thank you for having us, made the hour trip Absolutely worth every cent. Would do again in a heart beat. Thank you.

Natalie Sabic Jan 2024


Char was amazing Just the right amount of information. Great class for people of all ages and experience levels. Will look to book in for another class soon.

Terrarium class review by Natalie Sabic - Adelaide

Michelle Reeve Jan 2024


What a fun and informative workshop. Teacher provided an easy to follow process enabling us to create our terrariums with lots of plants, rocks, decorative items to choose from. Thank you, I love my beautiful and unique finished product.

Kathy Low Jan 2024


The lady was very informative and loved what she was going , and we had a lot of materials to work with

From Your Shergold Family Jan 2024

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Everything was well packaged and quite easy to do. This will give me confidence to start larger projects

Marcus Andreucci Jan 2024


A really welcoming, fun, and informative class. I had a great time and love my terrarium!

Terrarium class review by Marcus Andreucci - Adelaide

Andrea Cumming Jan 2024


Amazing really enjoyed the class very informative

Fiona Broadbent Jan 2024

32 ClassBento workshops attended • 32 reviews


Thanks so much Char! Insightful class. I feel knowledgeable enough to be able to make my own Rainforest terrarium at home. Even though the temperature you did amazingly well. Highly recommend this class!

George Howard Jan 2024


Amazing friendly instructor with an abundance of knowledge, perfectly guided us all through creating our own beautiful terrartiums!

Rachel Bristow Jan 2024


What an excellent class! Charlene's beautiful and positive vibe brought a bunch of strangers quickly into an excellently cohesive group. Our end results were all differently beautiful and I learned so much about creating and caring for terrariums. Highly recommended.

Kelly Ellbourn Jan 2024


Had the most amazing and fun experience making an open terrarium, at Botanista, my friend and mum came along for our Xmas gifts this year. Shar our teacher was lovely and friendly, explaining everything we needed to know to create our mini plant worlds. A wonderful selection of plants, stones and wood was provided as well as the opportunity to purchase extra characters to add to them if we wished. Would highly recommend doing a class as we learnt so much about the products we were using and why we were using them, as well as ongoing care of our terrariums. A fantastic experience, we are already planning our next class, thank you Botanista

Jody Holdback Jan 2024

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Char is a great teacher, full of knowledge. She makes the class interesting and always assists with a positive attitude. All materials are high quality.

James Hardy Jan 2024


Amazing workshop to express our creativity and learn about plants. Great teacher full of enthusiasm!

Alexandra Simmons Dec 2023

171 ClassBento workshops attended • 173 reviews


Very happy with this kit came in a nice box had a lovely plant and everything was provided would definitely recommend even as a gift for someone

Kokedama class review by Alexandra Simmons

Erin Hamby Nov 2023

68 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews


Been waiting until I finish study for the year to try this one.
My cat also enjoyed the activity assisting with soil placement.
Looking forward to trying again with various moss

Terrarium class review by Erin Hamby

Kath Sutton Nov 2023


I loved every minute. Char was a great teacher. i will book another class. terrefic

Tori Instone Nov 2023


It was fantastic, loved it. Potentially you could offer additional special optional extras at an additional cost (e.g old man’s beard which I did purchase afterwards , little mushrooms and bird pins, string of pearls, other air plants)

Beth Freeman -Gray Nov 2023


This is my second class with Shar and it was just as wonderful as the first one ! She is very generous with her time , expertise and stock to do the wreaths Recommend for an afternoon of feeling great and unearthing inner creativity !

Trish Gercovitch Nov 2023


Great class, would highly recommend!
Shar is a great teacher who obviously loves what she does. Will definitely enrol for another class.

Meredith Move To Live Nov 2023


Charlene is so knowledgable and makes everyone feel like an amazing gardener! We had so much fun!

Terrarium class review by Meredith Move To Live - Adelaide

Jody Holdback Nov 2023

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Char is the best teacher. This was harder than I thought but Char was wonderful with her information and assistance throughout this class. Ended with a great looking reaf.

Fiona Broadbent Nov 2023

32 ClassBento workshops attended • 32 reviews


Amazing class as always with Char. It was my difficult then I thought. Worked out amazingly well. I think the Santa on the end topped it off!

Floristry class review by Fiona Broadbent - Adelaide

Narelle Borowicki Nov 2023


Absolutely loved this class. Cass was an amazing teacher calm, patient and encouraging. Would highly recommend doing this class. Certainly helps lift the Christmas spirit

Stella and Jana Hutchison Nov 2023


I had mum-daughter experience and we had a lovely time together. The shop and the teacher exceeded our expectations. We will be back. Thanks x

Jo Sheridan Nov 2023


All 7 of us absolutely loved our terrarium build, we chose the $110 bowl. It’s perfect for a get together with friends, in a relaxed environment. Char was an amazing teacher, she was clear, helpful and full of knowledge which was interesting to listen to. She made us all feel very welcome.
The products used were great quality and the experience was well worth the money.
Can highly recommend

Indoor Terrarium Workshop review by Jo Sheridan - Adelaide

Wendy Chetcuti Nov 2023

77 ClassBento workshops attended • 79 reviews


Wonderful class had fun with the group of people really nice friendly environment highly recommended

Closed Rainforest Terrarium Class review by Wendy Chetcuti - Adelaide

Fiona Broadbent Nov 2023

32 ClassBento workshops attended • 32 reviews


This was a great experience. I learnt more about different terrariums and I can’t wait to book the next class. Thank you :-)

Terrarium class review by Fiona Broadbent - Adelaide

Leah Madison Nov 2023


I have a gorgeous closed terrarium. I am felling very proud. Charlene is a brilliant teacher and even with full class I feel very safe, she makes you feel very welcome.

Closed Rainforest Terrarium Class review by Leah Madison - Adelaide

Jody Holdback Nov 2023

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Katy is an outstanding teacher. She is positive, gives clear information and assists without taking over if you need some extra tips. All supplies were there and great quality. Had a super time and would attend another class of Katy's in a heartbeat.

Anne Marie Pepe Nov 2023


Was good fun throughly enjoyed the class
Thankyou ❤️
The ink colours are fantastic and easy to work with

Alexandra Simmons Nov 2023

171 ClassBento workshops attended • 173 reviews


Fantastic kit! I had so much fun making this and am so happy with the result

Floristry kit review by Alexandra Simmons

Provider's response

Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed the kit Alexandra, and your wreath looks really beautiful. Well done! Charlene - Botanista

Helen Adams Nov 2023


Hi I found the course relaxing and fun. Haven't used that medium before but can see enormous future use and with Christmas coming up will start with Christmas cards.
Katie was very friendly and helpful. Good size group, any more would be to many in the space.
Cheers Helen

Christine Cederblad Nov 2023


I thoroughly enjoyed learning how to create a piece of art using Alcohol Inks. It was a relaxing experience and can definitely recommend it as a diversion from stress. The supplies given were sufficient to create a lovely piece of art. Katy who supervised the workshop shared her knowledge of the art form in a friendly, encouraging manner. Thank you Katy

Fiona Broadbent Nov 2023

32 ClassBento workshops attended • 32 reviews


Thank you so much Katy, this was a great experience. I’ve enjoyed both of your alcohol ink classes. Amazing.

Clea Fisher Nov 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


All of the class- teacher/ equipment just great fun with a beautiful image to frame

Fiona Broadbent Oct 2023

32 ClassBento workshops attended • 32 reviews


We loved this class so much. We made so more. Thank you so much this was one of my favourite classes.

Fluid Art class review by Fiona Broadbent - Adelaide

Peta Williamson Oct 2023


Great teacher very friendly and full of information
A no pressure class…great for beginners
Great workspace
Great location with close parking
I love my new terrarium

Indoor Terrarium Workshop review by Peta Williamson - Adelaide

Tina Tischendorf Oct 2023


We loved the class Highly recommend! Perfect gift, girls day out or just to gain some more knowledge.
Would do it again

Nicole Maddern Oct 2023


This was a great beginner's workshop, and I would definitely recommend. Char was a great teacher and explained everything in terms that was easy to understand and remember. She took the time to answer individual questions and help out around the tables. It was a relaxed, easy-going class that was full of laughs and well worth the money. You get to take your terrarium home with knowledge on how to care for your creation. I would definitely do this workshop again.

Lila Dyson Oct 2023


Was a great workshop! Lisa was very knowledgeable and very lovely. We were allowed a lot of free time for practicing designs which was great! Will definitely be back!

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Lila Dyson - Adelaide

Nicole Maddern Oct 2023


Great teacher, who was encouraging and full of helpful information and hints. I loved the relaxed easy nature of the workshop and the fact that all we had to do was turn up with nothing as everything was provided.
Would definitely return for more workshops.

Wendy Chetcuti Oct 2023

77 ClassBento workshops attended • 79 reviews


Lovely teacher very knowledgeable lots of different courses highly recommended lots of things you can buy

Desert Scape Terrarium Workshop review by Wendy Chetcuti - Adelaide

Deborah Rodrigues Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Such a fun class! Had a great time learning about terrarium building, and getting to play with different ideas. Would 100% recommend. Botanista is so beautiful, the instructor/owner is so lovely and was super helpful as well. If I had spae for another terrarium, I would go again.

Len Zitzke Oct 2023

24 ClassBento workshops attended • 25 reviews


Judith thoroughly enjoyed the class and made her very happy. Charlene was a excellent teacher as always Highly Recommended.

Terrarium class review by Len Zitzke - Adelaide

Len Zitzke Oct 2023

24 ClassBento workshops attended • 25 reviews


Judith thoroughly enjoyed the class and made her very happy. Charlene was a excellent teacher as always Highly Recommended.

Closed Rainforest Terrarium Class review by Len Zitzke - Adelaide

Laura Williams Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Loved it Just wish it was longer, 1 1/2 goes really fast. Would also like to follow it up with a little more advanced class.

Andrea Allwood Oct 2023


She was so beautiful .
Well prepaid.
Well explained.
Beautiful location.
Thank you for this great experience!

Emily Balmer Oct 2023


Teacher was great and knowledgeable, enjoyable class! Look forward to more classes in the future.

Jody Holdback Oct 2023

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


This is not my first Terrarium class and like all the others it was outstanding and possibly my favourite. Char isAMAZING! As a person with a disability, Char makes sure she adapts her teaching to ensure it is inclusive. I have and will continue to come back time and time again.

Amanda Schulz Oct 2023


Great afternoon and everyone left with a great terrarium
Class was great for all ages informative and fun

Terrarium class review by Amanda Schulz - Adelaide

Sokunthear Sovann Oct 2023


was the most memorable day ever, we couldn't have picked a better place to go too, the venue was just perfect, the wreath making was such a success, everyone enjoyed Their time, and loved every moment of it while it lasted, we just wanted to say thank you to our teacher, she was just so beautiful inside and out, she was so helpful, and outgoing! organised everything we needed to make sure our wreath turned out amazing, I couldn't fault this place at all, or was worth the 1.5 hour drive, I highly recommend

Susan McCann Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


We had a lovely afternoon and made a lovely terrarium it was really great thanks

Leah Madison Oct 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Charlene was again informative, friendly & caring class size perfect I love my seascape. Woo hoo

Air Plant Seascape Terrarium Workshop review by Leah Madison - Adelaide

Beth Freeman -Gray Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This was such an amazing workshop. Charlene was so welcoming and knowledgeable about all things plants , soil and sustainability . She was so generous with all the components of the terrarium Will definitely do another workshop and give it as a gift voucher. Her shop is delightful and workshop space rustic and functional An afternoon thats good for the soul

Terrarium class review by Beth Freeman -Gray - Adelaide

Alexis Izquierdo Oct 2023


Great experience, I am looking forward to going again and making something else. Great couple date idea.

Yvonne Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great workshop. Loved having the hands on to put into practice and see the variety made by workshop participants.

Karen Inwood Sep 2023


My mother and I really enjoyed the class and we learnt a lot. We only left early because my mother was worrying about her dog at home. The class was delivered in a friendly manner and it was good to experiment with the materials. It was wonderful to be able to ask questions and work in a group and I now have some ideas to implement at home.
We love your shop and we'll be back!

Thanks- Karen

Amanda Keedwell Sep 2023


My Botanista experience was really cool! The class was informative and really enjoyable… value for money too and I loved the hands on approach. The trainers were lovely and very helpful providing advice and answers to questions and an array of resources to play with. The shop is a delight with many products to choose from. It’s a beautiful spot with a calming vibe. Love it!

Miniature Indoor Ponds Demonstration Class review by Amanda Keedwell - Adelaide

Elaine Cram Sep 2023


Comfortable and cosy environment. Christine was very a very engaging presenter. Her happy demeanour and positive energy was like a breath of fresh air.

Catherine Schneider Sep 2023


I loved the Kokodema class. It was a fun and relaxed atmosphere with great guidance by Char.
As well as being to follow step by steps.

Jody Holdback Sep 2023

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


All workshops I have done with Char have been outstanding and this one was no exception. All materials and full explanations were provided, along with a take home reference list and instructions. This was a great skill to learn and I look forward to making more of them.Not to mention my next workshop at Botanista. If there were ten stars to give I would give them!

Rhiannon Liebelt Sep 2023


Thoroughly enjoyed the whole workshop
we gained some really great knowledge about terrariums and how to set them up correctly.
There was plenty of everything you needed to make our terrariums beautiful Thankyou fir a great couple of hours.

Corrin Fulton Sep 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Had the best time with my Mum & Sister in law Thank you for a wonderful experience. Char was an amazing passionate instructor with a wealth of knowledge. I'm so proud of my first terrarium, I can't wait to make another!

Terrarium class review by Corrin Fulton - Adelaide

Max Pihema Sep 2023


Shar was a lovely teacher. The class was not only fun but also very informative and we will be able to use the skills we learnt to build future terrariums. The materials provided were good quality and it was certainly good value for money.

Tayla Bleckly Sep 2023


Teacher Shar was absolutely wonderful. Such an enthusiastic friendly person with great teaching skills. Made us all feel very comfortable. Also loved how informative it was as to the why we do each step.

Bridgette Warhurst Aug 2023


It was so much fun! Charlene the teacher, was really informative and supportive in conducting the class. The variety of plants, nic nacs and additional supplies to make the terrarium was exceptional.
For someone that had killed just about every plant I've ever had, the class provided me with what materials (soils etc) and what methods on how to care for the terrarium at home were best to ensure the terrarium survived!
The class size was the perfect size (10 people) to ensure we received lots of attention from the teacher and the location was great too.

Indoor Terrarium Workshop review by Bridgette Warhurst - Adelaide

Karine Aug 2023


Great double date idea
Had so much fun and something beautiful to bring home
It's a must do

Indoor Terrarium Workshop review by Karine - Adelaide

Leah Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended


I loved it. Teacher was gr8. Very caring, class size perfect and I was amazed how big a terrarium I made.

Vicki Watson Jul 2023


This was an absolutely amazing workshop! I learnt so much, had such a fun time and would recommend it to everyone. Katy was such a great teacher and I was very impressed with her way of teaching. Well done, and thank you so much!

Ps I was pretty happy with my pots, great for a first timer!

Michelle Slow Jul 2023


Great experience, loved the class and the product. Relaxed atmosphere and katey was a great instructor

Fluid Art class review by Michelle Slow - Adelaide

Michelle Slow Jul 2023


Great experience, loved the class and the product. Relaxed atmosphere and katey was a great instructor

Alcohol Ink Pot Workshop review by Michelle Slow - Adelaide

Mary Lawrence Jul 2023


Amazing class! Katy is a talented artist a great teacher. I would highly recommend this class.

Annette Henderson Jul 2023


A most enjoyable class not only fun but great to learn something I have been interested in for years.Lovely shop to look around after, will definitely be back.

Anne O'Donnell Jul 2023


Friendly teacher, fun session with everything supplied. Highly recommend

Rebecca Trott Jul 2023


I really enjoyed the kokedama class, it was so different to anything I've done before. The teacher was lovely, very helpful and passionate about what she does. I can't wait to use the skills I've learned to make more kokedama at home.

Kokedama Moss Ball Workshop review by Rebecca Trott - Adelaide

Jess Hall Jul 2023


Had an excellent time at Botanista, making beautiful kokedemas. Lots of fun and learnt skills to explore in the future. Thanks for a great, informative class.

Kokedama Moss Ball Workshop review by Jess Hall - Adelaide

Toni Doecke Jul 2023


All I can say is love love loved this class! My private group was fun and out host was so lovely! Will definitely be booking more classes!

Indoor Terrarium Workshop review by Toni Doecke - Adelaide

Len Zitzke Jul 2023

24 ClassBento workshops attended • 25 reviews


Amazing class I really enjoyed one of my favourite classes from Botanista. It is very creative and so many options to create your own Desert Terrarium ATTTT, Highly recommend every one to do this course!

Desert Scape Terrarium Workshop review by Len Zitzke - Adelaide

Annette Dalton Jul 2023


I loved every minute of it, thought a terrarium caring pamphlet would have been good

Michaela Aardenburg Jul 2023


Had the most amazing time today, Char was so hospitable and guided us through the stages of our Desert Scape workshop with patience and support.

Would highly recommend for both groups and singles ♡

Len Zitzke Jul 2023

24 ClassBento workshops attended • 25 reviews


Always enjoyable this class and get to take the terrarium home. Great teacher Charlene has years of knowledge in growing terrariums highly recommend. ATTTTTT

Len Zitzke Jul 2023

24 ClassBento workshops attended • 25 reviews


Always enjoyable this class and get to take the terrarium home. Great teacher Charlene has years of knowledge in growing terrariums highly recommend. ATTTTTT

Carter Halm Jul 2023


Informative class by a great teacher which resulted in a beautiful Paludarium.

John Dart Jul 2023


The teacher was supportive and informative. The class was well organised and fun. I would recommend the class.

Wendy Chetcuti Jul 2023

77 ClassBento workshops attended • 79 reviews


Wonderful teacher very knowledgeable wonderful relaxing course absolutely luved highly recommended so many choices lovely

Closed Rainforest Terrarium Class review by Wendy Chetcuti - Adelaide

Vicki Watson Jul 2023


This workshop was AMAZING! Char was an excellent teacher, the closed terrarium was everything I dreamt it would be. The quality of plants and hardware was first class. If I could find anything to offer as constructive feedback I would, but this was absolutely the best, and I can’t wait to come and do another class. My daughter came with me and she too was very happy with everything and also went home with a stunning terrarium. Well done

Closed Rainforest Terrarium Class review by Vicki Watson - Adelaide

Vikram Howard Jul 2023


Everything was fantastic. Loads of direction and encouragement. Plenty of materials to use. Venue was great. I'll be back for more.

Closed Rainforest Terrarium Class review by Vikram Howard - Adelaide

Sarena La Jun 2023


My sister and I bought this for a mothers day gift for my mum and all 3 of us enjoyed the class very much. Char was a great teacher and taught us a lot about how to make a terrarium. There was a variety of plants and other decor items to choose from, so everyone's terrarium looked completely different to one another depending on their style. I highly recommend this class (definitely worth the money) and am already planning on doing the closed rainforest terrarium class.

Indoor Terrarium Workshop review by Sarena La - Adelaide

Meagan Heselwood Jun 2023


Char is fabulous. A really enjoyable class. Happy with my terrarium. Lots of awesome plants to choose from. Highly recommended.

Amanda Mourits Jun 2023


Was a great morning. Sharlene was amazing and full of knowledge. It was great fun and would totally go again.

Michelle Vincent Jun 2023


Great teacher and such an informative and helpful workshop. Shar made it all seem so simple to do even when there were so many steps to it. Highly recommend.

Indoor Terrarium Workshop review by Michelle Vincent - Adelaide

Yvette French Jun 2023


A fabulous, fun way to learn about indoor terrarium! Char is a warm, friendly and engaging teacher, making everyone feel part of the experience! The class offering is great value for money and very generous for building an abundant, personalised terrarium! Highly recommended, would do again!

Indoor Terrarium Workshop review by Yvette French - Adelaide

Dominic How Jun 2023


Brilliant loads of fun. Instructor very knowledgeable. End product is amazing. Would go back again.

Deb Sears May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Friendly class, easy to follow instruction and positive feedback for our random 'messes' . Very enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Penny Roberts May 2023


Thankyou so much , it was awesome , I will definately be telling all my friends about it

Fluid Art class review by Penny Roberts - Adelaide

Helen Fregona May 2023


Was a great experience and learnt alot. Our teacher (Char) was able to share her own tips and learnings along the way which is invaluable when starting a new craft.

All materials were supplied and presented in an easy step by step format.

Highly recommend

Fiona Broadbent May 2023

32 ClassBento workshops attended • 32 reviews


Charlene is the best teacher. We where given step by step instructions. The instructions where spot on. She took the time to come over when we needed advice. Charlene made sure it was fair on everyone. Charlene made sure at the end we knew how to look after our indoor terrarium. At the end of the workshop Charlene didn’t push us out when the time was up. There was so much variety on the items that went into the terrarium. We where also allowed to walk around the shop and purchase any little items to put in our terrarium to make it personal. Charlene gave suggestions on the plants we where wanting to go in the terrarium depending on the theme we where going for. In addition Charlene offered us information on the products we would need on how to make a indoor terrarium at home. I % recommend this Worksop!

Indoor Terrarium Workshop review by Fiona Broadbent - Adelaide

Theresa Parry May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Such fun making a wonderful terrarium. Learnt a lot about how to create and care for them.

Timothy Manfield-Farrow May 2023


It was great, great plant selection, instructions were thorough very helpful, great terrarium very happy

Terrarium class review by Timothy Manfield-Farrow - Adelaide

Janet Bedford May 2023


Very interesting class and informative. All items supplied and being shown how to assemble the terrarium to bring out the best features.
Very happy with what I achieved.

Indoor Terrarium Workshop review by Janet Bedford - Adelaide

Melanie Malig May 2023


It was a wonderful class. Very relaxing environment. Very easy good to follow instructions and a beautiful piece to take home

Succulent Wreath Class for Mother's Day review by Melanie Malig - Adelaide

Brenda Webber May 2023


Hi, this class was great fun and very relaxing. We were like a group of ladies sitting in a garden area, chatting about our plant choices, while creating our own masterpieces. The teacher was delightful - encouraging, friendly, and leading the group at a good pace. It was informative and practical and I left feeling confident enough to continue the skills on my own. The shop is well stocked and would provide almost all your needs to make your home a treasure trove of your own creations. Overall, it was a real treat to do this class and I thanked my son for gifting me this class as a birthday present.

Succulent Wreath Class for Mother's Day review by Brenda Webber - Adelaide

Caroline Holland May 2023


Amazing afternoon. Great product and value for money. It was a lovely thing to do with your mates.

Kim Aldwin May 2023


Fantastic workshop in a plant paradise! Very informative, the teacher was great, lovely plants to make a kokedama out of and take home. Great value for money. Would definitely recommend!

Kokedama Moss Ball Workshop review by Kim Aldwin - Adelaide

Theresa Parry May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Super fun, excellent value. Made two Kokedama plants to take home. Very easy and invaluable knowledge and confidence building.

Rachel Bristow May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


It was an excellent class that I thoroughly enjoyed. I really appreciated the way our learning had been structured to make it as clear and enjoyable as possible. Our pot hangers looked excellent, it was good value for money. Botanista is also a great venue and Charlene is a lovely host.

Heather Brogden Apr 2023


Teachers was fantastic love it highly recommend always wanted to learn will be doing more

Helli Meinecke Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Mary was fantastic! A great teacher who made everyone feel welcome. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop!

Carol Graham Apr 2023


Teacher lovely and great.
Well explained, value for money.
Very enjoyable.
Thankyou so much
Loved it

Donna McAuley Apr 2023


My girlfriends and I had a wonderful experience created our beautiful terrariums taking pride of place in our respective homes. Charmaine was a bubbly, kind and friendly teacher who made the process interesting and fun. The class was just the right balance of teaching and creating! The terrarium itself was beautiful quality and the plants and other resources were generous for the money! I highly recommend!
Donna

Len Zitzke Apr 2023

24 ClassBento workshops attended • 25 reviews


Amazing classes all the time. I really enjoyed it and always great value! I hope she comes up with more and more ideas. Highly Recommend!

Indoor Terrarium Workshop review by Len Zitzke - Adelaide

Emily Ashwood Apr 2023


Char was great! Charismatic and chatty but didn’t fluff around by talking too much lol. We’re considering going back for the succulent class!

Indoor Terrarium Workshop review by Emily Ashwood - Adelaide

Jan Stryker Apr 2023


Teacher was fantastic and very informative, I left leaving confident I can maintain and keep my Terrarium alive! Plants and products all great quality and plentiful. Workshop really feels like a ‘happy place’ for everyone. HIGHLY recommended.

Indoor Terrarium Workshop review by Jan Stryker - Adelaide

Amara Campbell Apr 2023


I received the voucher for the alcohol ink pot workshop as a gift and I was very excited about the experience. I really enjoyed the class and Katy was lovely. However when I got home with my pots I found that the cardboard box I was given for transport had scratched off areas of the paint from my pots. I then waited over 48 hours before I vanished my pots. I followed all the provided instructions but when I sprayed my pots with the vanish it caused the paint to drip and run which completely changed and smudged the alcohol ink patterns I had created. I found this really disappointing that the end product didn’t turn out as I really wanted to love this experience.

Loraine Summers Apr 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Katy was really lovely, very relaxed and the class was great. Really enjoyed the pots we made although a little disappointed that the stands shown in the photo were not included in the price.

Elijah Coe Apr 2023


Our 11 year old plant mad kid has not stopped talking about all the things he learned.
A wonderful class with lots of valuable information for future projects and a gorgeous piece for our home.

Closed Rainforest Terrarium Class review by Elijah Coe - Adelaide

Andy Irwin Apr 2023


So much fun Great for beginners, AND such a huge selection of plants!

Closed Rainforest Terrarium Class review by Andy Irwin - Adelaide

Grace Lang Apr 2023


Had a fantastic time doing the Closed Terrarium class. Lots of fun, info and gorgeous plant choices. Everyone's terrarium was spectacular Can't wait to find another workshop to do there See ya soon beautiful botanista folks

Terrarium class review by Grace Lang - Adelaide

Eve Marsh Apr 2023


Fun very informative workshop. Everyone in the group really enjoyed the experience. Love my plants

Dianne Diepgrond Apr 2023


Charlene is a fantastic teacher. The class size was good the materials and information provided were excellent. The pace of the workshop was perfect. Great fun and two lovely Kokedama to take home. Loved it.

Kokedama class review by Dianne Diepgrond - Adelaide

Jenny Wuttke Mar 2023


Katy was a great teacher very encouraging positive relaxing and approachable. The materials provided were good so we were all working on the same project.
Botanical was a great venue very welcoming and inspiring
I really enjoyed learning the alcohol ink process and am proud to bring home a finished product that looks professional. The class size was perfect as Katy could keep her eye on everyone offering assistance before we asked for it.
Loved it so much would like to have stayed for the alcohol ink botanic painting
Jenny Wuttke

Deb Sears Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Excellent fun. Small group and lovely teacher with easy instructions. Quirky little workshop with calm atmosphere and delicious strawberry and mint tea.

Jo Bell Mar 2023


Good balance of instruction and creativity. Would definitely recommend this workshop. A fun afternoon and a lovely terrarium to take home.

Jacinta Calman Mar 2023


The afternoon was most enjoyable. The experience was supportive, friendly and very enjoyable. I learnt how to make an open terrarium. Every part of the process of making the terrarium was explained clearly and in a friendly manner. There were about 10 others in the session.
I will bring my grand daughter here in a year or so to make a fairy garden terrarium. This is a very inclusive activity. Lots of fun and very interesting.
Thank you Sharlene for all your preparation, support and helpful advice.

Terrarium class review by Jacinta Calman - Adelaide

Mandy Campbell Mar 2023


Myself and my daughter Rebecca really enjoyed our tea leaf reading class with Grandma Christine She was wonderful made it a fun class my reading was spot on
Small group meet some lovely people.
Will be recommending to all my friends venue was perfect
Thankyou Christine

Renee Haskett Feb 2023


I bought a gift voucher for my wife Renee, who loved the class. The teacher was excellent, it was fun, relaxed, and Renee learnt everything she was hoping to and is now inspired to make more for presents for family and friends, a great experience, highly recommended!

Indoor Terrarium Workshop review by Renee Haskett - Adelaide

Danni Spencer Feb 2023


Venue was beautiful, teacher was super knowledgeable and friendly. Had an awesome time, would definitely recommend to a friend

Megan Visser Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Char was amazing. A bundle of passionate energy, so happy and supportive.
The class of 10 was structured beautifully allowing everyone to create their own masterpiece without being rushed.
Amazing value for money with everything included.
Loved every minute

Trudi Tomlinson Feb 2023


Very friendly and informative
Very good class for beginners
I would definitely recommend this class to others

Katie Eley Feb 2023


Teacher was lovely and gave great advice
Good value for money
Had a great time
classes not too big

Indoor Terrarium Workshop review by Katie Eley - Adelaide

Adam Cattonar Feb 2023


Fantastic! Charlene’s obvious enthusiasm for her subject shone through in a well thought out and structured class that provided the perfect foundations to go on to create terrariums. The materials provided were also top notch and you come away from the course with a beautiful item to admire for a long time to come. Thanks Charlene!

Indoor Terrarium Workshop review by Adam Cattonar - Adelaide

Rebeka Ryding Feb 2023

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 16 reviews


Great introduction to alcohol inks, got to try a selection lots of different colours and try out techniques with the air blower. I'm glad we got a practice page first, (haha) before moving onto the real thing. I appreciated the advice on how to create our botanical design. The metallic ink was amazing

Fluid Art class review by Rebeka Ryding - Adelaide

Georgia Braddon Feb 2023


The teacher was really lovely and helpful. I appreciated the small group size as we could all ask questions when needed. The cup of tea was also a nice touch.

Jane Stokes Feb 2023


Pleasant room plenty of space cheerful instructor herbal tea plus you come away with two unique flower pots.

Shelagh Vonderwall Feb 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I had an excellent experience with our teacher, Katy, who gave very clear instructions on how to proceed with painting our pots. There were enough materials available to suit everyone's choices, and plenty of time to complete our 2 pots. The class size was comfortable in the space provided & the refreshments offered were very welcome. I would definitely recommend this class to family and friends.

Alcohol Ink Pot Workshop review by Shelagh Vonderwall - Adelaide

Gail Hodshon Feb 2023


Great Presenter
Great Venue
Easy to follow steps
Great follow up advice
I've enjoyed the classand will recommend to others

Kylie Bennett Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Charlene is a fantastic teacher & makes the experience relaxing & enjoyable while providing lots of information. The venue has everything you need & there is plenty of choice of plants & materials to use. Afterwards I recommend browsing the beautiful shop & a visit to the local bakery!

Jade Cornish Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Really lovely workshop - learned a lot, nice vibes, and came away with an awesome terrarium and enough knowledge to make more. Would recommend

Mary Dunnicliff Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I really enjoyed class very informative, Charlene was a great instructor. lots of great plants to choose from. Good to rake home something we finished.

Rebeka Ryding Feb 2023

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 16 reviews


Amazing class, had an really enjoyable time! Teacher is wonderful and a joy to learn from. Excellent value, got a huge beautiful terrarium to take home. The highlights for me were choosing which plants to put in (we got to pick several from the shop stock, amazing!) and many more provided to take cuttings from, and I liked learning about the springtails, they're so cool. Thank you!

Closed Rainforest Terrarium Class review by Rebeka Ryding - Adelaide

Claire Davill Feb 2023


Very enjoyable workshop with high quality materials provided. Instruction was informative but flexible, and it was great to come home with an impressive paludarium terrarium.

Michael Millward Feb 2023


Great value for money and a really enjoyable experience. The teacher was so enthusiastic and so genuine the whole time. Had lots of great advice and seemed genuinely pleased about helping us learn. I also appreciated that we learnt not just how to make this terrarium, but also how to look after it in the long term and how to make more in future. Could not recommend this class more highly. It was fantastic.

Cassandra Woods Feb 2023


It was an extremely helpful class, very beginner friendly, and my partner and I were able to make two stunning terrariums that are heads and shoulders above what we could have done before. We were provided with absolutely everything we needed, and got some useful take-aways. A lot of good information provided by a wonderful teacher. We are very much considering coming back to future classes.

Closed Rainforest Terrarium Class review by Cassandra Woods - Adelaide

Annie Baxter Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Tea was delicious
Henna class great experience
Peaceful environment
Shop is - as always - just devine !

Modern Henna Workshop review by Annie Baxter - Adelaide

Sonja Mercer Feb 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Cannot speak highly enough of the courses at Botanista. This is the second one we've done, and always feel a beautiful sense of inclusiveness. My 16 yr old daughter and I love our terrariums. They're gorgeous and we learned so much about the process.
A wonderful way to spend a Saturday!

Rebeka Ryding Feb 2023

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 16 reviews


Great, really enjoyed the class learning how to do henna tattoos! Teacher was awesome, we all got some a print out of some designs and paper to practice before going onto our hands. Even brought us tea and delicious snacks! and offered to do a tattoo for us for free. Thanks for the great tips, i feel like I improved a lot! Venue is beautiful, love Botanista and the workshops here. Can't wait to do more tattoos at home

Modern Henna Workshop review by Rebeka Ryding - Adelaide

Karlene Cassi Feb 2023


Fantastic class to do - lots of education around soil and plants to use in terrarium, with a great selection of plants and materials. Bright beautiful surroundings with a beautiful teacher that made it so much fun.

Anthea Moon Jan 2023


The night before the workshop I fell ill. I contacted the lovely Botanista to apologise I could not make it. Hearing my disappointment she did not hesitate to offer to send me the kit but also the class instructions. I am so excited. I am also very appreciative of her kindness and willingness. The kit should arrive in 2 days time and will upload photo then.

I cant wait to attend the class in person one day soon!

Melanie Lois Jan 2023


WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. Teacher was friendly and engaging, she had great knowledge and was able to educate without being boring. She made sure every individual had time to create their dream terrarium. Excellent variety of plants, sands, rocks included in the workshop and a beautiful full sized terrarium. Such a fun and engaging experience. 10/10 would recommend!

Terrarium class review by Melanie Lois - Adelaide

Lisa Stewart Jan 2023


I really enjoyed the terrarium workshop. The facilitator explained the process of making a terrarium in an easy to understand and friendly way. There was a large range of lovely fresh healthy plants to choose from. I loved that I came away with a finished terrarium and information on how to look after it. Would recommend this workshop to anyone interested in plants/terrariums.

Terrarium class review by Lisa Stewart - Adelaide

Lilly Callaghan Jan 2023


Fantastic class. My eleven year old said it was the best birthday present ever. Thank you so much for being so patient and understanding.

Terrarium class review by Lilly Callaghan - Adelaide

Taija Mureithi Jan 2023


What a great workshop I had been a long time admirer of terrariums but knew it needed some research and planning to DIY because of cost factors and my ability to kill plants. However, Charlene was a great teacher and very knowledgeable. She guided us through the process with tips and hints and the value of what we created plus all the insider knowledge was superb.
Highly recommended

Terrarium class review by Taija Mureithi - Adelaide

Jillian Whiting Jan 2023


Great. Bella and Archie really enjoyed your class and love their terrariums.
Big thankyou and will recommend to friends. Jill

Claire Stokes Jan 2023

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


even though it was a quick class, it was still enjoyable & I learnt a new skill. Was a little disappointed in the size of the pots as the add lead me to believe that there would be one small pot & one big pot but all good.

Leigh Glatter Jan 2023


The teacher was very knowledgeable and her memory for our names was quite remarkable.
Her instruction were easy to follow .
My granddaughter and I shared a wonderful experience and it has inspired us to share more workshop on offer at the Botanista

Kellie Pollard Jan 2023


An informative session on creating paludariums, I'm looking forward to creating my own. Thank you.

Andi Brown Jan 2023


What was the teacher like? Charlene was fantastic. SO welcoming and warm, she made the space feel very welcoming and was very approachable and encouraging
How was the venue (if applicable)? The venue was perfect for the size of the group. The overall vibe of Botanista was amazing and, as it was my first time there, I was VERY impresed with the prices on items stocked in store.
If materials were provided, did you like them?Yes, great products, with Charlene also pointing out where to buy them later and not making it feel like we had to use particular brands or vendors (or making it ONLY available from her store at a huge mark-up) was refreshing to see someone genuinely just wanting to empower people to be able to do this themselves after the class.
Was the experience good value for money? Great value for money. Walked away with two kokedama's and a lifetime of knowledge.

Petra Waterman Jan 2023


good info but i feel that the presenter was a bit unorganised and with a bit a pre-planning the workshop could have run a bit more smoothly, i.e. having a backboard that already had the foam removed, having hoses already attached to pumps etc

Kerry Johnston Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The informative class covered all the basics and more. Well worth the money. Now I can plan my Paludarium Terrarium. Thank you.

Wendy Bradock Jan 2023


Very friendly and informative
Easy to understand happy to answer all questions
And a free gift.

Kellie Petersen Jan 2023


Was an informative class. I found it useful and gave some handy tips.
My only downside now is trying to find the black foam, I went to 3 stores and couldn’t source it.
I will give adding a feature into my hopeful frog enclosure a go.

Rebeka Ryding Jan 2023

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 16 reviews


Great class! The teacher is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and has a lovely personality. Beautiful venue, plenty of moss, soil and plants provided. Good pacing, I never felt rushed and enjoyed a lovely morning surrounded by plants. I feel confident I could make these myself at home with the knowledge I have learned. Having said that I would do this class again because with everything provided it's good value, you get two lovely kokedama to take home.

Kokedama class review by Rebeka Ryding - Adelaide

Jill Eldridge Jan 2023


Teacher was very helpful and encouraging. Everything set up well. Lots of help if needed . Felt a bit rushed/ would have liked another 15-20 minutes.
Overall a great class

Megan Visser Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great experience. Made two pots and walked away with the skills and knowledge to make many more. Absolutely stunning and soooo happy. Great value for money

Charlene Maney Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This was the second time I've done this workshop and I loved it. Katy is patient and excellent at explaining. A great exercise in letting go and going with the flow.

Peta Oloughlin Jan 2023


Loved it, all of it. Well organised, very pleasant teacher and great atmosphere. My 5 friends and myself laughed a lot and were so pleased with our pots and satisfied with what we were taking home for our money.
Thank you Katy and Botanica.

Liz Mathison Nov 2022


Had a great time and managed to produce something really quite nice.
Cane with a friend and both of us said we would love to do another different class, let me know if you’re planning anything else.
Thanks
Liz and Helen

Mickey Phelps Nov 2022


Excellent class! Fun in the lead up to Christmas and love that it continues to live if taken care of properly. Good amount of time available for creating.

Floristry class review by Mickey Phelps - Adelaide

Emily Hawkins Nov 2022

36 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews


I really enjoyed the class with the demo being short yet thorough. As we shaped our wreaths we were given extra hints and tips and the class size meant it was easy to ask questions.
I’m excited to see how it grows/adapts to a new environment over time.

Floristry class review by Emily Hawkins - Adelaide

Dian Tonkin Nov 2022


Great venue with a fantastic teacher who was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
There were plenty of supplies to make our beautiful wreaths!

Lauren Johnston Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Fantastic afternoon learning about making a succulent wreath.
It was relaxed and everyone was friendly. I came along on my own.
Definitely will book in another workshop.

Succulent Christmas Wreath Class review by Lauren Johnston - Adelaide

Robyn Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The teacher was personable, interactive and very approachable. Made a great and creative atmosphere. Would absolutely recommend!

Krystyna Knight Nov 2022


Teacher was very informative, was helpful, nothing seemed to be any trouble, and no question was too silly to ask, the class size was perfect we had 7 in the class I attended, the items provided were excellent I found the items to be of good quality, 2 hrs was just long enough, although some could have taken longer, the experience was great was made to feel welcome. I Would recommend this class to anyone that is thinking of doing it just do it!

Succulent Christmas Wreath Class review by Krystyna Knight - Adelaide

Sarah Collyer-Braham Nov 2022


I had such a lovely afternoon at this class! The Paludarium I made is just beautiful, and has lasted months on healthy and growing - my jewel orchid even flowered Thanks so much, I learnt a lot from the class and has inspired me to create more :)

Felicity Coles Nov 2022


I loved this class. It was great to have such a beautiful venue and instructor to be inspired and immersed in.

Christine Nov 2022


Friendly and warm environment ensuring a feeling of comfort. Our educator was very knowledgeable and her passion soon poured into everyone. Had the most wonderful afternoon and will most definitely be back for more♡♡. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.

Terrarium class review by Christine  - Adelaide

Christine Fitzharris Nov 2022


Christine was so knowledgeable and the workshop was wonderful. I met lovely people, we shared cuppa’s and tea leaf readings with one another. Fun and beautiful experience

Tea Leaf Reading Class review by Christine Fitzharris - Adelaide

Rebecca Klass Nov 2022


Extremely passionate and knowledgeable about her craft and past that passion and knowledge onto us so beautifully.

Indoor Terrarium Workshop review by Rebecca Klass - Adelaide

Melody Yik Nov 2022


Just fantastic and really rewarding workshop. The owner she is just the best teacher ! Come for a drive at Port Noarlunga. It definitely worth it.

Stacey Davis Nov 2022


I had a fantastic time doing the Hanna art course. Lisa is a lovely teacher, easy to talk to and was very helpful. Thank you so much!

Try White Nov 2022


Wonderful event, a great opportunity to try something new. Perfect place for a workshop. Thank you

Fluid Art class review by Try White - Adelaide

Denny Hudson-Bayliss Nov 2022

77 ClassBento workshops attended • 40 reviews


I really enjoyed this class. The materials were of good quality and liked the fact that our creations were unique and beautiful.
The teacher, Katie, was lovely and explained the process very well.