Girls Gone Koko, kokedama and terrarium teacher

Girls Gone Koko

Girls Gone Koko

location_on Melbourne

local_activity classes: KokedamaTerrarium

4.9 (71)

The Makers, Cara and Danielle, started making kokedamas for a bit of fun, they loved it so much it was decided they needed to share them so they could continue to make and create happy mossy balls. What started out as a lot of plants and a close-knit friendship quickly grew into Girls Gone Koko.

苔玉 Kokedama: Moss Ball

The mossy balls originating in Japan reflect the aesthetic principle of wabi-sabi, a Taoistic form of appreciation for the wonder that is nature. Translated, wabi-sabi is admiring and embracing the wildness, the irregularity, the incompleteness as well the simplicity of living.

One can easily understand how the girls went crazy over these amazing, fun and beautiful kokedamas. Foremost, by what they represent. These plants are not only naturally beautiful, made from sustainable materials and extremely versatile as home decor but also functional. Plants serve as air purifiers, improving your health with increased oxygen levels and thereby increase your productivity.

With Danielle finishing her Diploma in early childhood and Cara with a BA Education and certificate IV in Training and Assessment the natural next step for the girls was to open their workshop to the public to teach people how to make their own kokedamas.

Your Kokedamas will look amazing anywhere, from your office to your bathroom, in a pot, hung or many together as a living art installation. Girls Gone Koko hope these cute balls of moss with their eclectic style and individuality will grow on you and nourish your soul.




Louise Heunis Apr 2024

My husband and I did class, it was a lovely activity to do together, we gained the skills to make more and certainly gonna be nice gifts to friends. Interaction and materials provided were as expected. Well recommended

Nick Chang Apr 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended

A great class! Me and the wife went for this, Dani and Cara were awesome teachers and have now brought us into the world of terrariums.

They provided everything and gave us so many options in the creation process.

Loved it!

Nishi Apr 2024

Teacher was great, I really.enjoyed learning about terrariums would definitely recommend. All equipment required was provided.

Jenni Andre Mar 2024

A nice quick class to learn Kokedama technique. Everything supplied and got to take home what we made. Our instructor was very friendly and patient, there tk help when needed.

Liz Walsh Feb 2024

Really had a lovely time. It was a private class for my daughter and I. We both had a great time.

Matt Williamson Feb 2024

We had a lovely experience this morning with our teacher Cara. Her friendly demeanour and knowledge about plants made the experience such a joy.

Thanks for making our Sunday morning a memorable one. We look forward to having our Kokedama’s in our house!

Matt and Heather

Alicia Lewis Feb 2024

Fantastic workshop! All of the plants were so healthy and the teacher was very patient with us. We really enjoyed our time here, the hour went by so quickly. Would definitely recommend this to everyone and anyone!

Amanda (Mandy) Norris Jan 2024

Our instructor was very relaxed and easy to talk to. She had great knowledge and provided excellent choices of plants. We all enjoyed the class and have two great kokodamas to bring home.

Caroline Wilkie Dec 2023

I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. It was personalised to our needs, the teacher was relaxed and personable and very helpful. We were able to use all of the resources available without restriction which was so fun. Thankyou!

Ashlyn Howie Nov 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great team building event for corporate ideas and the materials provided were great quality! Recommend :)

Kelly Donnelly Sep 2023

Great class to do at home with colleagues! Teachers were both knowledgable and engaging through out the lesson.
All necessary materials were supplied that made the class simple to execute for a beginner. I'd highly recommend the class for anyone interested in learning more about Kokedama!

Winter Stagg Sep 2023

32 ClassBento workshops attended • 28 reviews

an absolutely fabulous time, the girls are really well educated on all the ins and outs of plant parenting and how to build the perfect extra large terrarium. many months later and it's still thriving! couldn't recommend enough as a solo project or with a group of friends!

Terrarium class review by Winter Stagg - Melbourne

Ellen Henneberry Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I had a lovely private workshop W Danielle. The kokodama classes are a lot of fun and you get a beautiful koko to take home. Thank you for offering these classes.

Carmen Ingles Jun 2023

Found the whole experience pretty relaxing. Teacher was very friendly and helpful. A good variety of materials provided.

Winter Stagg Jun 2023

32 ClassBento workshops attended • 28 reviews

where to begin? two amazing teachers guiding you though a fun and rewarding experience. both myself and my support worker made 'droplet' style open terrariums and had an absolute BALL!
we went a little bit overtime because we were just having too much of a good time!
unfortunately i don't have a photo of both or terrariums together so i'll just put up mine. this is the PERFECT experience for someone who loves nature, a good laugh and a lot of shiny things! it's a big open space in a garage full of amazing plant based masterpieces, kokedamas, terrariums, and things i do not know the names of, all dripping from the walls and covering every surface, in every possible style you can imagine! would highly recommend for a date, a good time with mates, take a parent/sibling/random friend who helped you move house! all are welcome and all will have an amazing time! couldn't recommend enough!

Deluxe Open Terrarium Workshop review by Winter Stagg - Melbourne

Bianca Parsons Jun 2023

Our team had such a wonderful time completing our open terrariums. It was well organised, well resourced and the teacher was a wealth of knowledge. Thank you!

Vanessa Arbon May 2023

We completed the deluxe terrarium class and had a great time! The class was so much fun, lots of options in relation to design and all the support that we needed was provided.

Terrarium class review by Vanessa Arbon - Melbourne

Melissa Mitchall May 2023

Fantastic class. Lots of fun. Small group size made it very intimate and personalised. Danni and Cara knew what they were talking about and explained each step well. Knew when to step in and help if someone appeared alittle lost. Worked well together. Was a great day

Kokedama class review by Melissa Mitchall - Melbourne

Jill Spackman May 2023

Had a fantastic time and learnt a lot. The girls were great and I came home with 2 beautiful kokedamas

Elizabeth Anderton May 2023

These ladies really love what they do and that shows in how they present their class. I had a fabulous afternoon and now want ALLLLLLL the things to make more terrariums.
Thank you!

Terrarium class review by Elizabeth Anderton - Melbourne

Berenice Gruchot May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

This was a really fun class. We are very happy with the terrariums we made and there were lots of different options to choose from; plants, stones, sands, shells, decorations everything :)

Dianne Renner Apr 2023

Had a wonderful experience with Kara. The group was fun and Kara made it very easy to follow . Would recommend to anybody.

Emma Hayton Apr 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

My 9 year old and I had a great time making our terrariums. There was a good selection of plants and bits and pieces to go in and we were given lots of info and help with our creations. I especially appreciated the interaction with him - he got a lot of enthusiasm and encouragement on his VERY eclectic aesthetic decisions which was so lovely, and we’re both really happy. I’m sure we’ll be back for something else!

Terrarium class review by Emma Hayton - Melbourne

Lauren Lee Apr 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed this fun experience. Cara was enthusiastic, helpful and gave great tips for ongoing care of my 2 new kokedamas.

Winter Stagg Mar 2023

32 ClassBento workshops attended • 28 reviews

What a wonderful crew! They have a studio built in a big beautiful garage with plants everywhere and lots of fun things to play with. I’ve never made a kokedama in my life and they made it so easy I felt like I was an expert by the end! On top of all this I booked last second and they accommodated me no fuss. Very accepting of all people, even fold with neuro-disabilities such as myself. So patient and yet so to the point at the same time! Definitely going to book them in for a terrarium class and see if they’ll show me how to do their amazing macrame too!
Cannot recommend enough of your tired of over priced ‘wine on arrival’ hyper-sterile environments and just want to chill and have fun. These ladies are excellent people!

Kokedama Workshop for Beginners review by Winter Stagg - Melbourne

Clare Steeper Jan 2023

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

The Kokodama class run by Cara was great. As others cancelled I ended up having a private class! Cara was very knowledgeable and went through how to make them step by step. They are fun to make and seem like they will hopefully be easy to look after. I will definitely be trying to make more at home by myself. They will make great presents

Kokedama Workshop for Beginners review by Clare Steeper - Melbourne

Megan Kelly Jan 2023

I had a great time making my terrarium. Everything was explained really well, and I loved the end result. The girls were super friendly and knowledgeable. I'd highly recommend doing one of their classes.

Carissa Hill Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Both Cara and Dani were really great. Both were informative and helpful. I really enjoyed my time making terrariums.

Terrarium class review by Carissa Hill - Melbourne

Hannah Booth Dec 2022

Such a fantastic class, really fun putting together the terrarium, lots of different colours, plants, and objects to choose from. Instructors very friendly and knowledgeable, definitely recommend!

Deluxe Enclosed Terrarium Workshop review by Hannah Booth - Melbourne

Rachel Colquhoun Dec 2022

Really amazing class! Girls gone koko were so so nice and gave a great intro into making closed terrariums. Would definitely recommend :))

Terrarium class review by Rachel Colquhoun - Melbourne

Lleimi Bejarano Dec 2022

The teacher was friendly and funny.
She really knows how to teach.
We made two beautiful kokodamas.

Kokedama Workshop for Beginners review by Lleimi Bejarano - Melbourne

Owen Paden Nov 2022

Both instructors were 10 out of 10.
Excellent teaching. Very knowledgeable and happy to help.

We came away very pleased with the class.

Natasha O'Neill Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Teacher was lovely - very knowledgeable enjoyed the class and very happy with the kokodama's we made

Susan Green Oct 2022

Awesome Class, thank you. Am excited to get making Kokedama at home for friends, family and myself!

Michelle Snooks Oct 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

We had a great time at the workshop. Great value for money, friendly instructor and came away with 2 lovely kokadama.

Kokedama class review by Michelle Snooks - Melbourne

Tahlia Stoll Oct 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

What an amazing experience with Girls Gone Koko! The teacher was very knowledgable and answered all my questions during the process. All the materials that were provided had a variety for all the different themes and were happy to provide suggestions and recommendations, which i loved. I was able to be creative but also able to ask for clarification and guidance. Will be definitely recommending and bringing along others to other workshops done by Girls Gone Koko

James Oct 2022

Was super fun, really nice teacher and she had lots of funny storries to tell us

Janine Nielsen Oct 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Relaxed east and fun the afternoon was very informative and enjoyable with lots of laughs

Mami Metherell Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

It was so so awesome
My husband and I had so much fun making kokedamas :)
We definitely come back for different sessions ♡

Claire Stipic Oct 2022

What a great workshop!
Cara was lovely and so helpful and supportive of us fumbling around making kokodama for the first time. I love my 2 that I brought home with me and can’t wait to make some more.
Hoping to go to another Girls Gone Koko workshop some time.

Kokedama class review by Claire Stipic - Melbourne

Robyn Ellis Oct 2022

It was fun and very straightforward. I had just enough material to make a second one.

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Robyn Ellis

Susan Jones Aug 2022

Our teacher was very knowledgeable in their field of plants and making our Kokedamas. Small class made for more personal 1 on 1 tuition. An enjoyable couple of hours.

Kokedama class review by Susan Jones - Melbourne

Emma Morris Aug 2022

116 ClassBento workshops attended • 83 reviews

This was a really cute class, the teacher was knowledgeable and even shared tips about other craft activities we both enjoy! I’m really excited to attend another Girls Gone Koko class!

Deluxe Enclosed Terrarium Workshop review by Emma Morris - Melbourne

Emma Hayton Aug 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

My niece and I had a lovely time at this class making our mini air terrariums. We received lots of info and tips during the class and there was a huge array of options for going into our design. We loved it. Highly recommend for crafty kids.

Mini Air Plant Terrarium Workshop review by Emma Hayton - Melbourne

Sharon Degeling Aug 2022

46 ClassBento workshops attended

The Girls Gone Koko were great! Instructions were clear and materials plentiful. Had a wonderful session.

Kokedama class review by Sharon Degeling

Justine Watson Jul 2022

Good class size, enough space to work in, happy teachers, nice materials, good instruction. We had a lot of fun. Thank you ladies.

Bianca Rossetti Jun 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Danielle was amazingly knowledgeable and lovely. Answered all my questions and helped me make 2 kokedama's.

Kokedama Workshop for Beginners review by Bianca Rossetti - Melbourne

Kathryn Marangos Jun 2022

40 ClassBento workshops attended • 36 reviews

Love these. So mesmerising to see get larger slowly. Easy to look after and adds interest to the coffee table.

Kath Struthers Jun 2022

Lovely and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble and very patient. Great array of plants to choose from too.

Michelle Lazarus Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Fantastic teachers who are patient and kind. Class was great. Feeling more confident with making these at home with the tips and tricks given in class.

Joanne Ross May 2022

Had fun in the class. The teachers were friendly and helpful. It was an overall good experience and I learnt something new!

Sandra Mourik May 2022

This was a great way to learn, no experience necessary. The teachers were great and everything you need was supplied, including great ideas to do at home

Erin Miller May 2022

What a fun afternoon! Mum and I thoroughly enjoyed getting our hands dirty making Kokedamas with the girls gone Koko!

Cara and Dani were great! Venue was great! And we walked away with 2 treasures each to display at home!

Thanks ladies

Kokedama class review by Erin Miller - Melbourne

Zana Hunt May 2022

Spending time today with Kara and Dani making koko balls was a Beautiful Mess.
Great support, conversation and all materials provided. Can’t recommend these girls enough - Thanks so much xx

Kristy Robson May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great class and teachers were knowledgeable and really helpful. They had lots of supplies to choose from so that you could make it your own. Venue was easy to find and great environment. My daughter and I had a great time :)

Libby Buist May 2022

100000/10 ! I would recommend this class to everyone, of all terrarium building abilities. The teachers were full of useful knowledge & tips - they were also incredibly welcoming, kind and helpful throughout the whole experience. Our terrariums turned out beautiful, there was an endless amount of plants, rocks, sands and decorations to choose from to make them all personal to our own styles and preferences. We travelled over 2 hours for this class and I 100% would do it again. Thankyou so much ladies ❤️

Terrarium class review by Libby Buist - Melbourne

Vanessa Jacob May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This was a fabulous class! Even on a Melbourne winters day, the girls made it so entertaining! Great teachers, great value for money, easy to get too and good set up!

Kokedama class review by Vanessa Jacob - Melbourne

Belinda Roffey May 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The teachers were knowledgeable, friendly and funny. I appreciated the message prior to the class suggesting I bring a coat as it was a cold Melbourne day. All the materials were provided and as much help as needed to produce 2 Kokedama.

Kokedama class review by Belinda Roffey - Melbourne

Dana Hampton Apr 2022

My partner and I had never made Kokedamas before until this class. Cara and Dani were friendly and gave good instruction in order for us to make them ourselves. Was good fun and we got to go home with two of our very own kokedamas. All materials provided as well so was great value for money spent.
Keen to also try their terrarium making class next! Thanks ladies!

Brydie Hartigan Apr 2022

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Lovely atmosphere, very relaxed and friendly. Beautiful materials supplied and informative as well as creative. Highly recommended.

Kokedama class review by Brydie Hartigan - Melbourne

Rina Rose'meyer Apr 2022

Attended a great workshop run by Dani and Cara. They created a fun atmosphere and taught us the steps in a really simple, easy to learn manner. I highly recommend this workshop Short, sharp, fun and you walk away with a new skill.

Stephanie Rodger Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Such a fun class, am feeling so chilled after that! Thank you so much ladies for hosting us, what a lovely way to spend an afternoon. We loved learning from you guys and feel confident based on your instructions that we will be create these beautiful pieces again. Stunning!

Rhonda Kinghorn Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

This workshop was brilliant and great value for money. The hosts were fantastic, very knowledgeable and made the session super fun. I would highly recommend this workshop!

Kokedama Workshop for Beginners review by Rhonda Kinghorn - Melbourne

Shay Donnachie Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I had a great time. Both ladies were so fun and bubbly and made me feel like a pro. I never felt stupid asking questions. Will absolutely be returning for another class with them.

Kokedama class review by Shay Donnachie - Melbourne

Lisa Cox Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

What a wonderful class, girls were so helpful and informative. Loved learning how to make my mini kokedama, will be back for more classes x

Andrea Anthony Mar 2022

Teachers were happy, friendly and loved sharing their knowledge. Inspired to do another class. Goid job ladies!

Joanne Sarafis Mar 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The workshop was fantastic. Instructions very clear and lots of opportunity to practise.
Cara and Dani were very enthusiastic and provided lots of additional tips

Thoroughly recommend it

Ellen Henneberry Mar 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Good fun. Very informative. Lovely teachers. I’ll go back again for further learning. Thank you

Julie Abblitt Mar 2022

Cara and Danielle were warm, welcoming and fun. Although the space was a little crowded, we had a lot of "artistic" choice and licence to make it our own.
Great demonstrations and help throughout. Would highly recommend this class.

Kokedama class review by Julie Abblitt - Melbourne

Faye Glew Feb 2022

The Koko Girls are fantastic! I had a wonderful time learning how to make Kokedama. The class was fun, informative and I came away with the knowledge that I can now have a go on my own. The two Kokedama that I made are wonderful. Thank yo so much Dani and Cara great teachers, great venue and great class!

Cath Landewee May 2021

Just wanted to say Thank you to the girls - what a lovely morning out and some great creations
Super friendly and informative

Kokedama class review by Cath Landewee - Melbourne

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