Kokedama Workshop

Sydney's highest rated Kokedama workshop

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 4 label $135 or 4 payments of $33.75 Afterpay

Your teacher, Merchant & Green is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

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Teachers will wear face masks, complimentary face masks and hand gloves are available in studio for all students. We will disinfect tools, materials and workshop space surfaces before and after every class.

Learn the art of making unique Japanese inspired moss balls from Sydney's highest rated Kokedama teachers.

Kokedama has been around for centuries. It's a variety of Bonsai, consisting of petite plants living off a ball of special soil and moss, bound by string. You can hang them, feature them in bowls, let them stand 'naked', or do something more creative!

Perfect for beginners and people who like to get closer to nature and get their hands dirty, as well as those looking for something different to do. The Merchant & Green team will make it easy for you to follow along, and you'll be amazed by what you create with your own two hands.

You will make a set of 3 Kokedama moss balls. Choosing from a variety of succulents or seasonal indoor plants selected by your teacher on the day.

At the end of the class you can take your new moss balls with you, to style in your home. They also make an original gift for someone special. A Merchant and Green care card and carry bag is included. They're easy to take care of, and will bring a nice touch of greenery into any space.

Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:

Knowledge Required
Beginners welcome.
What you'll get
All materials, full instruction, herbal tea, care card, carry bag.
What to bring
All materials are provided.
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.


Merchant & Green - 674 Bourke Street, Redfern NSW

Your teacher
Merchant & Green
Merchant & Green

Florists and Stylists

5.0 (442)

The creative team at Merchant & Green have over 20 years of experience with flowers, plants, styling and gardens. Join Chris and the team for inspiring classes covering flower arranging, terrarium making, kokedama and special seasonal classes. We offer a large range of online streaming workshops. Our beautiful studio is located in Redfern.

Verified reviews

Bill Pritchard • Sep 2020

I loved the class. The trainer was excellent. Very professional, beautifully organised. And i love my finished products. And the environment was perfect. I am seriously thinking about doing the terrarium workshop.

Kokedama workshop review by Bill Pritchard

Amelia Glass • Sep 2020

Very friendly instructor and a lovely setting in the florist. Had lots of fun making our kokedama.

Danielle Trent • Sep 2020

Had an absolute fantastic morning , well worth it and highly recommend it . Was really fun and relaxing

Kokedama Workshop review by Danielle Trent

Fahrena Mitchelson • Sep 2020

What an amazing experience. You come out of the class knowing exactly what to do. All materials provided, you take home 3 beautiful kokedamas, and the teacher was fantastic!

Jeff Sargeant • Sep 2020

I really enjoyed this class! Very welcoming environment and the instructions were very easy to understand.

Ola was happy to answer questions and checked everyone’s work to see how they were going.

Dwayne Beale • Sep 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed this class. A great venue, a knowledgeable personable teacher and I came home with 3 kokedama made with high quality plants and materials so great value. Highly recommended.

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Kate Rowan • Aug 2020

Such a beautiful and highly recommended class. The venue is gorgeous and the teacher was so warm and welcoming. Thank you again for a truly beautiful day at Merchant and Green!

Judith Townsend • Aug 2020

We had a fabulous time this morning. Environment was wonderful, Chris attentive, knowledgeable, well paced, clear instructions, ginger tea a bonus. I left feeling a great sense of achievement and with three lovely kokedama. I will certainly be back for other classes. Judith and Irene

Lee-Anne Jobe • Jul 2020

Terrific learning experience I would highly recommend it.
I’ll be making these at home for friends as I love them, great gift idea.

Valerie Gan • Jul 2020

Teacher was amazing and we had heaps of fun learning something new! Its definitely something I would love to do again with a group of friends and colleagues as an activity together.

Katrina Farrell • Mar 2020

Orla was a great teacher and the session was completely hands-on, so you get to practice the skills before leaving to try again at home. And you get to take your creations home too - I have three new kokedama!

Rifat Kibria • Mar 2020

It was a great class led by Chris - we really enjoyed it, thank you very much.

Gretel Spiegel • Feb 2020

Chris is a fabulous teacher and extremely helpful & encouraging.
Love my kokedama
Thank you

Kokedama workshop review by Gretel Spiegel Sydney

Gabrielle Dardouillet • Feb 2020

It was my Christmas gift and i really enjoyed it! Nice teacher, small group, and nice work space. Playing with the textures and creating something beautiful, it's really relaxing and satisfying. Thank you!

Kokedama Workshop review by Gabrielle Dardouillet

Brigitte Greene • Feb 2020

Fun workshop with small class size and great teacher! 100% would recommend for anyone interested in plants

Natalie Read • Jan 2020

Teachers were fantastic! They were easy to get along with and had lots of knowledge to share on the practice of Kokedama which was very interesting! Would highly recommend this class or any workshop at Merchant & Green as it is a beautiful, relaxing space. Very rewarding experience. Thank you.

Christina Cardillo-Zallo • Nov 2019

Very friendly and enthusiastic teacher. Very knowledgeable and loved that we could ask questions about other plants and care. Beautiful, cosy shop, with some great little things and funky plants for sale.

Kokedama Workshop review by Christina Cardillo-Zallo

Sudhesh Hegde • Nov 2019

Christ was great very friendly and listening. Great to be part of the kokedama training.

Kimberly Hetherington • Oct 2019

Great intro to kokedamas and how to make them, thanks Chris! Great shop, small group, amazing florist

Kokedama workshop review by Kimberly Hetherington

Kate Rowland • Oct 2019

Chris was fantastic & a really great teacher. The atmosphere of his shop & his friendly personality really set the mood for an enjoyable experience. With the assistance & guidance from Chris we crafted our own amazing works of art. The high quality of material that was provided for us to work with certainly made our Kokedamas look top notch. Enjoyed it so much I would go again.

Kokedama workshop review by Kate Rowland

Sophie Burgess • Oct 2019

Chris is such a wonderful teacher; warm, calm, funny & expertly skilled. He’s extremely helpful with his guidance and practical in offering a 2nd paid of hands to help shape the kokedamas we made.
Thank you for such a joyful experience!

Justina Budiman • Sep 2019

I did the Kokedama workshop on the 21st September at Merchant and Green Florist. It was a reasonable group of six persons surrounded with beautiful flowers and plants. An enjoyable and full of fun afternoon. The teacher (Orla) showed us how to make the Kokedama. And she patiently guided everyone of us to the end of the class, and answer any questions promptly.
I brought home different sizes of Kokedama with succulents and maiden hair.

Kokedama Workshop review by Justina Budiman

Yuka Kumata • Sep 2019

My mum and I went to the Kokedama class at Merchant and Green on Saturday and we had the best time! Orla was our teacher and she was so lovely and talented. Very patient. We left with three kokedama plants each, of varying sizes. One small succulent, one medium succulent and one large maiden-hair fern! I would recommend this class to everyone :)

Typhaine • Sep 2019

Orla was really nice and helpful. My husband and I loved the class Really recommend it :)

Elizabeth Symmons • Aug 2019

Wow, what a great workshop. The class size was small which allowed for great support and guidance.

Maria Mamanidis • Aug 2019

I really loved this course, I got exactly what I wanted out of it. The teacher, Chris was lovely, easy going, informative and patient. I loved the Kokedama that I made and so did my family. I"m so glad I did this course. Thank you

Meiko Taylor • Aug 2019

I had sooo much fun! 100% would do it again, highly recommend I had a really good day THANK YOU

Kokedama workshop review by Meiko Taylor

Josie • Aug 2019

The best one hour I’ve spent in a long time! The class was realistic, and perfect for anyone looking for a new pastime to be mindfully creative. Thank you for a wonderful class, teacher and venue.

Kokedama workshop review by Josie

Alice Nguyen • Aug 2019

It was definitely a wonderful experience. A member called me to check up on of whereabouts because we were running a little late by 10 minutes, so we are grateful for the wait. The teacher was patient and took the time to answer our questions and came by to help us.
The atmosphere was peaceful with customers coming in checking the classes and the store out.
Would recommend to anyone who wants to get an introduction into plants and not get there hands too dirty!

Paula O'Brien • Aug 2019

Really enjoyed this class. Chris and Orla were great. A lovely experience. Highly recommend it. Thanks.

Angela Pezzullo • Aug 2019

I had a fantastic experience,
The teachers were so full of knowledge and helpful and so friendly,
The class is held in a florist,
it’s absolutely stunning and beautiful environment.
yes I will do another class with them

Kokedama Workshop review by Angela Pezzullo

Sandra Dugandzic • Jun 2019

My Mum, daughter and I loved this class. The teacher was very informative and gave very good instruction. The venue was easy to get to and lots of parking in nearby streets. The class was good value for money, we all had 3 Kokedama to take home. I feel that it is something we could now do on our own.

Preeya Stanley • Jun 2019

I got this workshop as a gift for my hubby who loves gardening and was looking to learn more about kokedama. Chris was our teacher. He was friendly and warm and a good instructor. The tasks were sequenced well, in increasing difficulty and we felt confident with each new task. The materials we used were of great quality and we got to take home the kokedama we created. We had guests over the next day and they were super impressed with our creations!
We really recommend this class!

Kokedama workshop review by Preeya Stanley

Daniel Voysey • Jun 2019

Great environment, excellent value, friendly helpful staff. Highly recommend this for anyone with an interest in plants

Laura Wilkie • Jun 2019

Very enjoyable class. The teachers were lovely, very attentive and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend.

Ellen Woolley • May 2019

This was a relaxed and very pleasant way to spend an hour or two. Both my teenagers loved learning the traditional craft also. The wonderful staff made us adept so naturally. The outcomes are surprisingly something I am eager to hang in our home. Excellent value and I highly recommend the experience.

Kokedama Workshop review by Ellen Woolley

Divya Gurram • May 2019

Thank you for a lovely class! A great birthday and mother’s day present for sure

Alison Tierney • Apr 2019

Today, I spent a very pleasant morning learning how to make Kokedama balls under the guidance of Chris (assisted by Orla). Chris, our friendly teacher made us feel welcome. His instructions were clear, he was patient, he provided assistance when needed and he was positive in his encouragement of our efforts. We ended the class having each made 3 respectable Kokedama balls and with enough knowledge to make more on our own. All up it was a fun workshop.

Karen Profilio • Mar 2019

Enjoyed this workshop very much. The venue was beautiful and very conducive to working with plants, being surrounded by them and also beautiful flowers. The teacher was knowledgable and had a supportive, easy manner. Everyone in class achieved a great result and I was very happy with the three Kokodamas I bought home. The skills are something that I will be able to use again and again on my own, but we were given some insider hints that made the whole process much easier. It was a relaxed, but productive, way to spend a Saturday morning. A super successful workshop, thank you!

Kokedama workshop review by Karen Profilio

Stephen Cashen • Mar 2019

great fun, friendly staff made the group feel welcome.
fantastic way to learn a new skill and would definitely recommend it to my friends.

Kokedama workshop review by Stephen Cashen Sydney

Sue Mirow • Mar 2019

Fantastic class. Relaxed friendly environment. Great teacher.
Motivated to go and create more. Highly recommend

Shirley • Mar 2019

Located in a quiet and leafy street, this workshop was so much fun and set at a really leisurely pace. The morning didn't feel rushed and we were taught kokedama in a set of really easy to digest steps and were guided throughout the whole process. Ian always offered help or advice when we needed it and made it such a great experience. Would highly recommend!

Kokedama workshop review by Shirley

Georgia Carter • Mar 2019

Such a fabulous class! Small group and made 3 plants to take home. Couldn't recommend it more!

Kelly Macri • Mar 2019

What a wonderful workshop for a Saturday morning! We made 3 absolutely beautiful kokadama plants to take home and all the supplies are included in the price. It was a great day and Iain the teacher is so friendly and relaxed, we all loved hearing about the kokadama and all other plants/flowers. We will definitely be back for another kind of workshop - thank you so much!

Kokedama Workshop review by Kelly Macri

Stephen McCarthy • Mar 2019

A great way to Learn new gardening/planting skills, in a relaxed laid-back atmosphere ,small class great teacher, a lot of fun and great Kokedamas to take home - What’s there not to like?

Kokedama workshop review by Stephen McCarthy

Joy Mestroni • Feb 2019

Another great workshop more skills that I can put to use! Chris is very easy to understand and very thoughtful!

Michelle Bartolo • Feb 2019

It was a great class with a wonderful teacher. Very enjoyable and 3 beautiful Kokedama to take home.

Sabrina Parr • Feb 2019

Lovely space. Lovely teacher. Enjoyable learning experience. Really impressed with what I made! Highly recommended.

Kokedama Workshop review by Sabrina Parr

Courtney Moran • Feb 2019

The teacher was awesome and very helpful and very patient and fun. The space was beautiful and the kokedamas we made were great. Awesome experience, I will come back to do more classes.

Sally Oughton • Feb 2019

I absolutely loved this class - was a Xmas present for my mum who loved it too! Great location (the florist is beautiful, loads of all day parking and a great cafe next door!), really friendly teachers, small class size. The Kokedama we made and took home are stunning (and worth more than the cost of the class if purchased from a florist!) and it was just SO MUCH FUN! Really really great morning!

Kokedama Workshop review by Sally Oughton

Susan Cummins • Feb 2019

Beautiful venue, super well organised and Chris was an excellent teacher. We really enjoyed learning how to make kokedama

Kokedama workshop review by Susan Cummins

Belinda Catorall • Jan 2019

Fantastic class! This was a great way to spend the morning learning a new skill. Chris was a helpful and encouraging host who shared his knowledge on all things kokedama with the group. I recommend this course.

Darren Inchley • Jan 2019

Had a great time, learnt heaps and loved our finished Kokedama. Looking forward to the next class

Charlene O’sullivan • Dec 2018

The teachers were very helpful! And the materials were really good! I felt like it was really good value and got to make three beautiful kokedama balls! It was a great way to introduce myself to the world of plants!

Kokedama Workshop review by Charlene O’sullivan

Sarah Gell • Dec 2018

Lovely venue and great teachers, Orla and Paloma were friendly and knowledgable and the class was fun

Helen White • Dec 2018

Loved the class, good atmosphere, fun and relaxing with easy guidance to making the kodedamas which are excellent presents and good skills to have.

Sam Amora • Dec 2018

Great value educational workshop! The teacher was really helpful and friendly and we got to take home 3 plants each!

Kate Owens • Dec 2018

Chris ( the teacher ) was fantastic my 8 year old granddaughter and I both loved this class. It was amazing value for money all the materials to make 3 kokedamas were supplied. It was such a cute venue too. Highly recommend this course to anyone who loves plants.

Kokedama Workshop review by Kate Owens

Lily Widodo • Nov 2018

Thank you Chris for such an enjoyable & fun class. Love your travel story too Will come back for more

Kokedama Workshop review by Lily Widodo

Linda Baker • Nov 2018

Had the best time in this class. The hosts were great, answered all questions and were so helpful. Everything we needed was included and we all left with 3 beautiful kokedama. Overall awesome time

Elizabeth Crouch • Nov 2018

The venue was a boutique flower shop in Surry Hills, the teacher a vibrant friendly human who made the Kokedama making fun and inclusive for all. Thank you for the wonderfully creative and mindful experience.

Kokedama workshop review by Elizabeth Crouch Sydney

Julie Wood • Oct 2018

This workshop was so much fun and really relaxing. The florist shop was a great venue. Our teacher Chris was terrific and gave us a lot of encouragement. Pleased with what I had achieved. Would consider doing another course.

Susan Subrata • Oct 2018

I had such a great time at the workshop, Chris is a wonderful teacher. Each of us get to take 3 plants home, which is awesome. Will definitely recommend it to my friends.

Kokedama Workshop review by Susan Subrata

Pip Cleaves • Sep 2018

This was my first Class Bento workshop. I totally loved that we jumped in straight away and made our first Kokedama.
Our hosts were so helpful and friendly that my nerves disappeared within minutes.
The venue was beautiful and relaxing.
I’ll be joining more workshops here in the future.
A perfect way to spend a weekend morning.

Kokedama workshop review by Pip Cleaves Sydney

Marife Cruz • Sep 2018

Perfect class for a chilled out Sunday, fun and hands on in the heart of Surry hills/ Redfern.
We did a Sunday morning class and it was perfect. Everything is provided and all you need to bring is yourself

Kokedama Workshop review by Marife Cruz

Kaye • Aug 2018

Really enjoyable class to learn the basics of making kokodamas (moss balls). Small class numbers which allows a group dynamic and friendly interaction to be made. Highly recommend

Kokedama Workshop review by Kaye  Sydney

Lucy Rae • Aug 2018

Chris and Mitch were so friendly and inviting - they were wonderful teachers and hosts for the night. The shop was a beautiful intimate space with lots of pots and plants that we couldn’t help but buy too! The class was lots of fun and even the most uncoordinated were able to get the hang of it! We all walked away very proud of our kokedamo creations. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a fun hands on experience.

Kokedama workshop review by Lucy Rae

Hayley Nelson • Aug 2018

Awesome class! Chris was amazing and especially helpful with my son! We loved it! Definitely our new hobby!

Kokedama Workshop review by Hayley Nelson Sydney

Daniel You • Aug 2018

Great class, really loved the hands on experience. Chris was an awesome and patient and attentive teacher. Can’t wait to make more.

Kokedama Workshop review by Daniel You

Jules Jones • Aug 2018

Wonderful creative workshop! Thanks Chris for the informative & practical tuition. I really loved it & will definitely be back. Can heartily recommend this class, such a lovely space & a great teacher.

Kokedama Workshop review by Jules Jones

Beth • Jul 2018

I can not recommend this class enough!
I had such a wonderful time. Chris and Peter were fantastic teachers and made us all feel very welcome and at home. I will definitely be back for another of their classes very soon.

Kokedama Workshop review by Beth

Roberta • Jul 2018

We had a wonderful time learning a new craft. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. Came home with 3 beautiful finished plants. I’d love to do another course here.

Kokedama workshop review by Roberta Sydney

Grace Bucholtz • Jul 2018

My sister and I bought the kokedama class for my Mum as a present. We all absolutely loved it. The Shop was beautiful with some amazing and different flowers and arrangements. The teachers were so lovely, and really know their stuff. They made the class so fun. All the materials were provided and were of a high quality. Would highly recommend this class. It has inspired me to go back and try some other classes with them!

Kokedama Workshop review by Grace Bucholtz

Carole • Jul 2018

Fabulous class yet again. Loved the atmosphere thank you Chris for making my afternoon such a fun experience my 3rd workshop and I keep coming back for more.

Kokedama workshop review by Carole

Michael Bishop • Jul 2018

Had fun! Learnt a lot. Beautiful materials. A good level of instruction and advice. Thanks Chris!

Pam Brock • Jul 2018

This was an interesting class, something quite unique. Chris was very patient and showed and explained the technique well. Great choice of materials and good value. The venue is small but is great being surrounded by colourful, perfumed flowers, plants.

Kokedama workshop review by Pam Brock

John Scotland • Jun 2018

Chris was a fantastic teacher, great fun!

Patrick Salvador • Apr 2018

The kokedama class was awesome and very relaxing. The teacher was very comfortable to interact and chat with and very helpful. He made the class awesome and fun. Nothing was wrong about it. Thanks for an awesome experience.

Gemma Gafa • Nov 2019

The Kokedama class is a great workshop to be had with friends. Chris and the Merchant and Green team (thanks Chris & Georgia!) are very welcoming and friendly. Very good value, a great experience to laugh and relax and walk away with beautiful plants. Perfect for beginners and everything is provided. The Bondi location is a great location and beautiful store. Highly recommend!
Would this class be suitable for my 9 year old daughter?

Yes the class is suitable for your 9 year old, so you're both very welcome to join the class.

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