Botanista, kokedama, fluid art, terrarium and floristry teacher

Botanista

Botanista 4.9 (17)
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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


Indoor Terrarium Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 15

label $100

5.0 (5)

Kokedama Moss Ball Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 14

label $68

5.0 (2)

Alcohol Ink Pot Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 15

label $85

5.0 (2)

Plant Reading Class: Flora Forecasting

date_range Sat 27 Aug, 10:30am

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 12

label $50

Tea Leaf Reading Class

date_range Sat 12 Nov, 10:30am

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 12

label $55

5.0 (2)

Macrame Pot Hanger Workshop

date_range 27 Aug, 15 Oct

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 8

label $80

Modern Henna Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 13

label $49

Botanical Alcohol Ink Painting Class

date_range 10 Sep, 1 Oct

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 10

label $85

4.5 (4)

Closed Rainforest Terrarium Class

date_range Sat 17 Sep, 1:30pm

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 10

label $148

Gardening Class: Feng Shui Your Plants for Success

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Port Noarlunga

6 to 12

label $50

Terrarium Care Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Port Noarlunga

4 to 8

label $25

Succulent Christmas Wreath Class

date_range Sat 19 Nov, 11am

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 10

label $98

Fairy Wreath Workshop

date_range Sat 24 Sep, 11am

location_on Port Noarlunga

1 to 12

label $85

5.0 (1)

Paludarium Terrarium Class for Intermediates

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Port Noarlunga

3 to 8

label $248

5.0 (1)

Succulent Wreath Class for Mother's Day

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Port Noarlunga

5 to 15

label $99



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Reviews

(17)



Karen Drieberg Aug 2022

Kokedama Moss Ball Workshop



The Kokedama class was excellent value for money. The venue was a purpose built room decorated with a lovely feature wall of plants, and the instructor was both entertaining and welcoming. All aspects of Kokedama were covered, from it’s history through to plant and material selection and upkeep. The materials and plants used to make two Kokedama were of the highest quality, and the class was well structured and flowed smoothly. An excellent way to learn a traditional Japanese planting style


Belinda Bowden Aug 2022

Kokedama Moss Ball Workshop



Loved every bit of the Kokedama Workshop. Love this shop and the vibe. The workshop was everything I expected and have come out with great knowledge of how to create kokedamas. Highly recommend attending a workshop at this amazing place.

Kokedama Moss Ball Workshop review by Belinda Bowden


Lianne Quinn Aug 2022

Botanical Alcohol Ink Painting Class



Always great classes @ Botanista, very Welcoming, easy to follow, not rushed, and love exploring & trying out he varying creative styles/classes on offer. Katy was wonderful, inspiring & encouraging. Good to hear how she benefits from being creative also, lovely Woman, sharing her talents with us & sharing the morning with my Girlfriend was memorable, Thank You

Fluid Art workshop review by Lianne Quinn


Michailey McDonald Aug 2022

Alcohol Ink Pot Workshop



My gorgeous daughter booked a class with Katy as part of my birthday gift and we absolutely LOVED the experience. Katy was a very warm and welcoming teacher. Her explanations and demonstrations were simple and easy to understand. For 'non-artistic' people like myself, she was so encouraging and delighted not only in the various colour choices, but in the way the inks moved around the pots making each  + more

Fluid Art workshop review by Michailey McDonald


Liz Hallam Jul 2022

Alcohol Ink Pot Workshop



Loved learning this new skill. Instructor was lovely and explained the process really well. It is quite an easy technique so anyone can have a go. My daughter and I were really happy with our end products.


Sharryn Campbell Jul 2022

Botanical Alcohol Ink Painting Class



Enjoyed the lesson Katie was lovely and explained the process well A little disappointed about the time as the session only went for 1 hour instead of the 1.5 hours paid for

Fluid Art workshop review by Sharryn Campbell


Sharon Finney Jul 2022

Botanical Alcohol Ink Painting Class



The teacher was lovely and the venue was ok however the workshop was not what was advertised unfortunately. I and I believe others were expecting the workshop to go for 1 & 1/2 hours but it only lasted 1 hour. Also the booking information explained that the workshop would let you practice with pieces of paper the inks etc prior to creating an A3 piece to take home. There was no time to practice techniques on any paper prior to creating one piece of A3 work. Very disappointing as I was expecting to be able to learn and then practice several techniques  + more


Reply from this teacher:

Hi Sharon,
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback. It is appreciated and taken on board.
We will make sure that time management and student expectations are covered in classes going forward and do thank you for bringing it to our attention.
We hope to see you back in future.
Best wishes,
Charlene - Botanista


Rebecca Preston Jul 2022

Indoor Terrarium Workshop



This was a really fun, informative workshop. Would definitely do again and highly recommended . Thanks


Tamara Curwin Jul 2022

Indoor Terrarium Workshop



Great afternoon. Taken through the process step by step. Very knowledgeable teacher and got to take a beautiful gift home!


Anne Rasiah Jul 2022

Paludarium Terrarium Class for Intermediates



Charlene is a wonderful and patient teacher. Thoroughly enjoyed my time in learning how to put the paludarium together. Acquired sufficient knowledge during the workshop and look forward to attending more such classes in the future.


Jill Patmore Jul 2022

Tea Leaf Reading Class



The Tea Leaf Reading Class was great. Good teacher and fabulous (if a little cold) setting. Our host ,Charlene, was, as always, charming. It was good fun to share tea leaf reading experience with some interesting women. We certainly will be sharing these new skills with any friends who we can sit down and have a cuppa with.

Tea Leaf Reading Class review by Jill Patmore Sydney


Sally Wandless Jul 2022

Tea Leaf Reading Class



Had the best time, Christine was a wonderful teacher. Having a book to take away as well was lovely reminder and learning tool. The whole experience starting with entering such a welcoming and fascinating store then meeting other lovely ladies in the class. Loved it


Catherine Jacka Jul 2022

Fairy Wreath Workshop



This was such a fun workshop. I had a friend visiting from Melbourne and I wanted to plan something different and creative. This was perfect! We both created beautiful wreaths and had such a fun time. Everyone was very friendly and it was a relaxed and encouraging environment. Will definitely be doing more workshops now.

Floristry workshop review by Catherine Jacka


Sharn Nulty Jun 2022

Botanical Alcohol Ink Painting Class



A wonderfully relaxing class that allowed you to create beautiful pictures and no skill required. Totally enjoyed the lesson.


Sienna Greenway Jun 2022

Indoor Terrarium Workshop



Great value for money my daughter had a fantastic time


Diane Newton Jun 2022

Indoor Terrarium Workshop



A fantastic way to spend a sat morning learnt lots info shared in a fun manner great choice of plants no need to have prior plant knowledge the planting room was surprisinglots of thought and expertise with workshop friendly and you get to take your creation home. So good.


Claire Horne Jun 2022

Indoor Terrarium Workshop



Fantastic workshop in a welcoming, cosy space. Materials all provided (makes the workshop great value) and extras available to purchase on the day from the shop are a great addition. Charlene is so knowledgeable, patient, and friendly - great teacher! Thanks so much Charlene and Botanista!




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