Merchant & Green, terrarium, floristry, kokedama and gardening teacher

Merchant & Green

Merchant & Green

Florists and Stylists

location_on Redfern, Sydney

local_activity classes: Flower ArrangementBonsaiTerrariumFloristryKokedamaGardening

5.0 (789)
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Join us for inspiring classes covering flower arranging, terrarium making, kokedama and bonsai for beginners. Our beautiful florist and workshop studio space are located in Redfern.






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Adam Hading Feb 2024


What an fun class
I learnt so much and walked away with a new member of the garden family.
I definitely recommend for anyone who wants to get in to bonsai or just have a fun afternoon.

Gardening class review by Adam Hading - Sydney

James Lockrey Feb 2024


Insightful, peaceful, and beautiful (terrariums)! I’m encouraged to make more terrariums at home now.

Reece Tso Feb 2024


Fun experience for both of us. Would do again. Relaxing and fun couple activity. Generous

Gardening class review by Reece Tso - Sydney

Ryan Castillo Jan 2024


The teacher was so wonderful, very patient and friendly! Was a really fun experience and the terrarium looked great.

Matthew Allman Jan 2024


The workshop was amazing. My partner and I loved the experience, and the knowledge of Chris was helpful and in-depth. Instructions were clear, easy to follow with so much room for creative freedom in our terrarium.
Would highly recommend!

Callum Smarason Jan 2024


Thanks for the great experience Chris! I have already recommended the class to my friends and family and would consider coming back for the dry terrarium workshop.

Greenhouse Terrarium Workshop review by Callum Smarason - Sydney

Kate Bartley Jan 2024


This class was wonderful, lots of great info, you learn a lot and end up with your own beautiful bonsai! 100% recommend

Aleesha Gibby Jan 2024

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


So much fun and also very relaxing! We did it as a date, and it was very enjoyable.

Giulia Tirelli Jan 2024


We had such a great time with Chris: all the instructions were clear, and he was very helpful in assisting us, while leaving plenty of space to experiment and get familiar with the process.

We couldn't be happier with our Bonsai :)

Will definitely keep an eye for other classes

Cristiano Nunes Jan 2024


Really nice Good place, great instructor, easy access, materials provided. I do really recommend it.

Irene Villafranca Jan 2024


My husband and I really enjoyed the class. Chris was charming, informative and welcoming. Its great that all materials are included. And the location was beautiful!

Brenda Scott Dec 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


What was the teacher like? Awesome, informative and really nice.
How was the venue (if applicable)? Great, parking could be better.
If materials were provided, did you like them? Yes. Brilliant options to choose from.
Was the experience good value for money? Great value for money.
What did you do / learn? A bonsai class. How to care for a bonsai.
What did you like most? Everything

Catherine Davidson Dec 2023


A fabulous fun afternoon with Chris - we loved his guidance and encouragement to be creative with lots of stunning organic materials. Three original wreaths and three happy girls!
Thanks Chris see you next year!

Floristry class review by Catherine Davidson - Sydney

Lachlan J Skinner Dec 2023


Chris was a wonderful teacher. Very support and helpful. Very charming and fun. Provided a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Barbara Reynolds Dec 2023


Held in a gorgeous florist shop, this workshop was very well organised. The teacher was passionate about plants and terrariums. Now we have a lovely terrarium to remind us of the day.

Terrarium class review by Barbara Reynolds - Sydney

Emma Daaboul Dec 2023


A fantastic experience all round! The class was well-run with the teacher offering a lot of tips and advice but allowing everyone to find their own way as well. A really lovely way to spend an afternoon!

Abigail Edgecombe Dec 2023


Lovely venue, personal host with great knowledge, very welcoming and encouraging. Loved the amount of flowers and time to just create and experiment with them.

Penelope Coronel Dec 2023


excellent experience! really enjoyed this activity and thinking to take another workshop at Merchant & Green.

Lillian Armstrong Dec 2023


Our team had a fantastic time at this workshop! Our host was an excellent facilitator, we learnt so much. We also booked this very last minute so the fact we could arrange such a great workshop at such short notice was amazing.

Sofia Whyte Nov 2023


Chris was an absolute treat! We had a corporate event at his store and it was the best time. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and will be back

Junita Powell Nov 2023


Bunches and Bubbles with Chris has been 3 years in the making. We had a fantastic experience, learnt some new techniques and got to take our gorgeous flowers home.
Thanks for making our experience enjoyable and memorable.
We can highly recommend this class.
Regards Junita and Alex

Mary Kavurma Nov 2023


Chris was great fun and very knowledgeable. The team had a great time putting their terrarium's together! We all went home with something beautiful.

Makiko Fujisawa Nov 2023


Chris gave us fantastic time. All my friends enjoyed the class. Beautiful shop. Lots of photos. Will return for another class!

Heidi Debrincat Nov 2023


Chris was fantastic! He was so patient, kind and encouraging in his explanations. We had the best time. 10/10 recommend!

Irena Pavan Nov 2023


Great venue. Friendly staff.
Learnt a lot in this class.
Look forward to the next class.

Elisia Yeo Nov 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


We booked this workshop for an anniversary present and it was excellent! The experience was really well organized and generous, with all materials on hand as well as refreshments and scissors we got to keep. Our teacher Chris was great - very supportive with clear explanations and lots of background. Highly recommend.

Claire Tan Nov 2023


Chris and John were very welcoming and immediately put us at ease with the workshop. We had a very enjoyable time learning about how to assemble a green house terrarium and how to maintain one moving forward.

Maree Friend Nov 2023


My instructor on the Mossarium workshop was fabulous. He walked me through every step and helped me create a moss garden which I will have for many years to come. His store was clean and tidy and interesting to see. He had a good supply and range of substrates etc to use. It was a lovely relaxing way to spend my time and well worth it.

Alice Priest Nov 2023


Loved this experience. Cool workspace at the back of the beautiful Merchant & Green shop. Friendly, knowledgeable and fun facilitation. You create your own little world with all the elements on offer and come away with an awesome living terrarium. Recommend as good value.

Greenhouse Terrarium Workshop review by Alice Priest - Sydney

Jerome Tiratira Nov 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Great session, quite informative, creative, inspiring and our teacher Chris was very nice and friendly.

Liza Attard Nov 2023


Great class with a great teacher. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was a small intimate group and we had a lot of fun. The class was held out the back of and amazing florist and it had a really good vibe. It was a bonus to finish the class and take your own Bonsai home. Highly recommend.

Tharushi Kaluarachchi Oct 2023


We had a lovely time at the greenhouse terrarium workshop - it was our first time creating a closed terrarium. Chris was a lovely facilitator, extremely knowledgeable, kind and welcoming. We really enjoyed the workshop and hope to be back in the future.

Leticia Whelan Oct 2023


Chris was such a great teacher, gentle and encouraging. This was the best creative class I have done in ages

Patricia Hough Oct 2023


It was an amazing experience. Very educational but so much fun. I was amazed at quality of bonsai and the awesome teacher was so patient with us all. I loved workshop and would not hesitate to recommend it either for yourself or as a wonderful. I love my bonsai

Bonsai Class for Beginners review by Patricia Hough - Sydney

Darren Gibbards Oct 2023


We had a wonderful time at the Beginner’s Bonsai Course. Chris was very knowledgeable and made our time really enjoyable. We were supplied with everything we needed on the day and the learning space and surrounds were excellent. We loved the bonsai we created and are now looking after at home. Both of us are looking forward to taking part in more of the great courses they have available and will recommend them to our friends. Thanks again! Darren & Troy

Ronald Cheng Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Chris was absolutely amazing! He was incredibly knowledgeable and really explained the importance of being yourself in your mossarium and being present! A must try for all terrarium enthusiasts!

Charles Batt Sep 2023


I thoroughly enjoyed my class with Chris. He made the process of turning a pot of hedging plants into a bonsai forrest fun, entertaining and educational.
Most importantly, I now have the confidence to do it by myself and develop a new hobby.

Bonsai Class for Beginners review by Charles Batt - Sydney

Jaimee Stephens Sep 2023


Chris was very kind, knowledgeable and engaging. The flowers and supplies were beautiful and with no experience whatsoever I finished up very happy with my flower arrangement!

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop review by Jaimee Stephens - Sydney

Louise Bigeni Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great location with very welcoming and informative staff. Very happy with how much we got done within a short amount of time, leaving with my very own Bonsai that I had constructed.

Gardening class review by Louise Bigeni - Sydney

Nora Chee Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The teacher Chris was very nice, friendly and helpful.
I'd enjoyed the class.
Will start my Bonsai collections.

Ms Linda J Kirk Sep 2023

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Chris is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher and he brings his passion to the class. The plants and materials are of the highest quality and you leave with a gorgeous terrarium that you made yourself and will look at every day in your home. Highly recommended.

Cindy Tang Sep 2023


Chris from Merchant and Green was a wonderful communicator prior to the event (as we had to email him regarding updates with class sizes and times) and also during the class. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and supportive. We had 14 girls in the class for a Bridal shower and all of them had a blast and would not stop talking about Kokedamas when we left. The shop was also set up nicely (with many flowers and products to look at) and all materials (including bags to take the kokedamas home) were provided. Would be back for more of his classes - would definitely recommend.

Anke Davidson Sep 2023


Fun couple of hours being instructed by the amusing and highly experienced Chris. Taught us a bit about the native flowers and how to put them together to make a professional looking bouquet. Took home a beautiful bouquet to enjoy for weeks to come! Thank you Chris!

Floristry class review by Anke Davidson - Sydney

Melissa Meale Aug 2023


We loved the terrarium workshop. It was both a relaxing and interesting thing to do. Thank you teacher Chris!

Gin Lin Aug 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Chris's approach to teaching is so easy to follow. His passion for plants and kokedama is great as well.

Kokedama class review by Gin Lin - Sydney

Mark Stanisavljevic Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Very friendly and accomodating.
Informative class with lots to offer.
A stage 2 class could prove to be interesting.

Elyssa Balilo Aug 2023


Was given as a gift and heard was a fantastic class with a small group so was able engage with others there and teachers a whole lot more

Kevin Huang Aug 2023


Lovely vibe, instructions and knowledge share. Learnt a lot about after care as well. Couldn’t be happier!

Kathryn Park Aug 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended


Excellent workshop! Very high quality materials, great instruction and extremely accommodating of our group. Would definitely recommend!

Greg Wallace Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The teacher shared their passion and lots of information on terrariums and working with living moss.

The unique container and all materials provided are really premium. I would definitely recommend this class for people interested in plants and design.

Sylvia Calvert Jul 2023


What an amazing morning, thoroughly enjoyed all aspects. Instructions were easy to follow the host was amazing, so relaxing. Would definitely recommend.

Henry Luu Jul 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Teacher was very knowledgeable, welcoming and very patient while at the same time efficient in running the class smoothly

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Henry Luu - Sydney

Edith Podesta Jul 2023


Excellent venue, great teacher and very interesting session. Fliers were beautiful and learning experience was excellent.

Natalie Fahd Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


what a great experience, our teacher was very informative we learnt a lot and most of all we had lots of fun highly recommended for big groups.

Caroline Cribb Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Chris was the perfect teacher, knows his stuff, shares his knowledge with passion and makes genuine conversation. The venue was beautifully presented with interesting natural materials around to appreciate. I really enjoyed this course and came away feeling inspired and happy. Thanks Chris.

Chloe Choi Jul 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


We really enjoyed this workshop! The teachers were very informative, flexible with time and we were provided with complimentary refreshments and tote bag to take our terrariums home safely.

Joel Francis Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Fantastic class. We feel really confident about keeping bonzai and are already daydreaming of our next creation. Chris was knowledgeable and encouraging. Fantastic course!

Kirsty Beavon Jun 2023

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Incredible class, we had soooo much fun. Chris was a brilliant teacher, relaxed, fascinating and just a really enjoyable fun afternoon. Thank you. Highly recommended!

Christine Zhang Jun 2023


It was an amazing experience, the staff and the teacher were super nice and patient, it was so relaxing, everything was super easy and nice. I loved how we could customise everything to our liking, loved the overall experience.

Andela Petrovic Jun 2023


Amazing class with an amazing teacher and we all walked away with stunning terrariums.

Honestly highly recommend the class and will be back for more As well as putting together our terrariums, we got to learn a bit more about the plants we were putting inside it and any other plant related questions we had. Learnt so much!

Christie Fyson Jun 2023


Wow what a fun and creative was to spend a Saturday afternoon. Chris our teacher was knowledgeable and helpful especially for myself a first timer in anything plant related.
I did this with my best friend which was extra special. All the materials were great and the venue perfect.

Gardening class review by Christie Fyson - Sydney

Megan Cox Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Chris is a friendly and kind teacher supervising us in a lovely area of the flower shop. The class was relaxed and fun, and we all made great bonsais to take home.

Natalie Popow Jun 2023


We absolutely loved the Kokedama workshop with Merchant & Green. Chris was such a good teacher and we found the whole process of making the three kokedama so relaxing. They provided excellent materials and showed a variety of ways to make the kokedama. We also liked that they gave us a variety of plants. They have a lovely shop there on Bourke Street and it was great to learn a new skill! Highly recommend :)

Kokedama Workshop review by Natalie Popow - Sydney

Lorenzo Jun 2023


Lovely experience! Great team and we’ll time spent

Carly Beautyman Jun 2023


Such an amazing experience at Merchant & Green!
The teacher was so knowledgeable and fun to work with. Beautiful store with great quality products and materials to work with. So happy to have a piece of this memory in my home.

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Carly Beautyman - Sydney

Varsha Sivagurunathan Jun 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


It was a great session! Chris was amazing, explained how to build the terrarium in detail, the hows and why's, and made the whole process really fun! Highly recommend!

Kit Wong Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I had a wonderful time in a small group of 4 in this class. The teachers are lovely and they let you express creativity in what you want to make. Bring your friends and your imagination!

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop review by Kit Wong - Sydney

Julia Moreira May 2023


The venue was nice and suitable. Location was great.
And Chris very kind and knowledgeable.

Wendy Caldwell May 2023


The dried flower arrangement workshop was amazing! Chris, who oversaw the class was a fantastic teacher, with a lot of experience, knowledge and skill. He made the class fun but also shared so many tips and made the entire experience enjoyable. He made time for each person in the class to make their arrangement the best it could be. Everything was provided and we all left with beautiful arrangements. Highly recommend taking this class.

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop review by Wendy Caldwell - Sydney

Bhrizel Rosario May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This bonsai class is a must do! Chris was such a great teacher and was very helpful in giving us tips of how to make our bonsai look it’s best. Will definitely be keen on an intermediate class if available.

Gardening class review by Bhrizel Rosario - Sydney

Vladimir Gligorovski May 2023

50 ClassBento workshops attended • 41 reviews


The teacher was understanding and it was a nice learning experience with a interesting assignment to complete the activity with a nice outcome of what we had to make

Kristy Lovegrove May 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The bonsai class was a great experience, our teacher was very knowledgeable and super friendly.
The small class was ideal and shop were it was held just lovely.

Gardening class review by Kristy Lovegrove - Sydney

Caitlin Sandercock May 2023


Sarah is very bubbly and immediately makes you feel welcome at the workshop. Sarah shared her enthusiasm, experience and creativity for all things terrarium and was very encouraging and patient. My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and would highly recommend it.

Petko Popchev May 2023


It was a great learning experience which also provided me with a beautiful terrarium to keep. Sarah was super informative about all the questions we had and they were very enthusiastic to teach us how to make the terrariums!

Marlan Hapuarachchi May 2023


Teacher was helpful and informative with instructions and care.
Plenty of decorative stones and barks etc available

Maximilien Najera May 2023


It was great to do something different, learning about the plants, the moss, the beauty of a terrarium.
Great atmosphere, Chris and his sister are lovely and passionate !
Would recommend highly this class
Thank you.

Morgan Wyburd Apr 2023


We took our mother in law to this class as a surprise. We had no idea how much we would also end up loving bonsai! Chris was so welcoming and lovely. The class was fun and creative. We left with a beautiful bonsai each and a much better understanding and appreciation for this craft. Would highly recommend giving it a go!

Craig Odonnell Apr 2023


Great fun and insightful.
Was a great way to bring the team together.
Thanks alot

Yennie Chen Apr 2023


Thank you to Sarah for hosting a wonderful session! We all had a fun time getting our hands dirty and creating absolute masterpieces. Would love to do it all again!

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Yennie Chen - Sydney

Leanne Gane Mar 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


This is the fourth time I’ve attended a class with Chris at Merchant & Green and it may be my favourite yet. Chris is knowledgeable and creates a relaxed environment that I love. I wasn’t sure if 1 hour was enough time but it was perfect. So interesting to see the differences in each others end results even though we all had the same instructions. Definitely recommend this class.

Terrarium class review by Leanne Gane - Sydney

Nick Jongh Mar 2023


Making terrariums is fun and it turned out well. Host was super friendly and helpful.

Samuel Sentongo Mar 2023

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Chris was very welcoming and is a great teacher. The environment was great and the lessons . I came out with a lovely dried flower arrangement that I took home .

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop review by Samuel Sentongo - Sydney

Olive Evans Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Our class with Chris was great!

Such a nice guy and super
Knowledgeable really helped us craft the best arrangements!

We left with 2 amazing dried/preserved floral arrangements

Floristry class review by Olive Evans - Sydney

Rebecca Ashdown Mar 2023


Sarah was great, the class was fun and surprisingly easy! Would recommend this workshop to everyone!

Barb Helmsworth Mar 2023


Fabulous terrarium class at Merchant and Green today. It's a large size terrarium jar, with plants, living moss and all the layers included, so definitely good value for the price they charge. Do yourself a favour and book this workshop. I will definitely be back and want to try their bonsai for beginner class too.

Greg Wallace Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This was such a great workshop! Learnt lots and the amazing teacher, Chris welcomed us us and took us through the steps and tips to make our own sub tropical terrarium! Nice class size, held inside a lush florist store, surrounded by greenery and flowers.

Victoria Callaghan Mar 2023


I thought an hour was going to be too short but it's just the perfect time. The teacher was lovely - helpful and friendly. Would absolutely recommend!

Chloe Llewellyn Mar 2023

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 15 reviews


Enjoyed making this wreath, it was easy and gave to a family member who loves it

Tyler Fullerton Mar 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Had the best morning at the beautiful Merchant and Green making our very own bonsai. Chris was an awesome teacher who broke everything down into simple steps, giving us the tools to take care of our bonsai. We did not feel rushed and having the small class made the experience even more personal. I will be recommending this to everyone

Gardening class review by Tyler Fullerton - Sydney

Linda Sultmann Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Wow! What fun, and it was so much more than I expected. Came away with a beautiful large bonsai. Great advice on care, a pair of bonsai scissors and inspiration to keep going with my new little guy.

Thanks Chris!

Gardening class review by Linda Sultmann - Sydney

Kayla Lochner Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Thank you Chris for the wonderful workshop! Thank you especially for running the class even though it was just me! I learned so much about flower care, arranging and presenting flowers. Chris took me through a posy and a flat arrangement, and helped me wrap up my final product. The shop is so beautiful and Chris was highly professional and personable - he clearly has so much experience and passion to share. Thanks so much!

Wild Flower Arranging Workshop review by Kayla Lochner - Sydney

Shannon Layfield Feb 2023


Absolutely loved this class! The teacher was fantastic! They provided a great overview about Bonsais and gave guidance when necessary. They absolutely know what they are doing and I would highly recommend doing this class. Me and my partner have now been converted to the way of the bonsai

Gardening class review by Shannon Layfield - Sydney

Marc Harry Feb 2023

21 ClassBento workshops attended • 20 reviews


This class on Bonsai is excellent fun and at the end fulfilling. The teacher gave easy and quite detailed directions for us to follow as well as completing one with us. I would thoroughly recommend this venue and class. My Bonsai is in the sink soaking but have a look. I love it. Thank you.

Gardening class review by Marc Harry - Sydney

Bill Chant Feb 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


was great fun to get a quick idea what bonsai was like and to walk out at the end with a nice one to start with.

Melanie Mulholland Jan 2023


Thoroughly recommend class I went with two friends and we felt welcome from the moment we entered. We left with all the information we need to do more bonsai at home and had a lovely time. Thank you

Jessica Edwards Jan 2023


This workshop was fantastic. The teacher was lovely, the venue was welcoming, we were given loads of choice and freedom (with the perfect amount of guidance), and the end product was great to take home. This definitely made for a wonderful gift.

Terrarium class review by Jessica Edwards - Sydney

Linda Kirk Jan 2023

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


The class was great fun and the teacher (Chris) made us feel relaxed and comfortable. He gave us very clear instructions and imparted his considerable knowledge about the plants and the construction of the terrarium. The materials provided are of the highest quality and the venue is excellent. Highly recommended.

Bruno Mollica Jan 2023


A great class! Everything was explained clearly and it was easy to make a personalised and nice-looking terrarium. Chris was informative and very encouraging throughout the entire session.

Paige Johnson Jan 2023


Such a awesome workshop! Super fun and relaxing. Chris was a friendly teacher, with great stories and I had a real lovely time. Highly recommend!

Ash Nielsen Jan 2023


What a lovely evening. We learnt a lot & look forward to creating our own additional Terrariums at home. I thoroughly recommend!

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Ash Nielsen - Sydney

Joseph Whelan Jan 2023

17 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


100 0ut of 100

If your looking for a good time, you are definitely in the right place. It was a great environment with a fun and bubbly teacher. This art class won’t disappoint. If you like to get a little messy and have some fun, it is definitely a great way to forget your troubles and bring back the zen in your life.can’t wait to sign up for the next class

Bonsai Class for Beginners review by Joseph Whelan - Sydney

Kara Ortiga Jan 2023


Wonderful experience doing this with Chris! His space is lovely. Had a glass of rose, too. The flowers you work with are generous, although some pieces could be fresher. But overall I think the experience was excellent.

Floristry class review by Kara Ortiga - Sydney

Laura Arnott Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Loved the terranium workshop. Our teacher spent time explaining everything clearly whilst also making it a really fun experience. Very happy with the final take home product

Leila Cheikh Dec 2022


Wonderful little workshop, cosy and intimate and relaxed. Walked away with a gorgeous and sustainable Christmas wreath I'll use for years. Highly recommend!

Floristry class review by Leila Cheikh - Sydney

Kimberlee Hughes Dec 2022


What a wonderful teacher Chris is! So patient and engaging. He really took the time to teach me how to develop a Bonsai, trim it, make it look aesthetically pleasing and to care for it after. I absolutely loved the hands on experience in such a wonderful setting - the smell of the greenery is amazing. I found the cost very reasonable for all the materials involved in making this beautiful plant. I will definitely be back for another class

Gardening class review by Kimberlee Hughes - Sydney

Cheryl Jackson Dec 2022


Fabulous class with the best teacher ever! Do yourself a favour and book this class. We will definitely be back for other workshops!

Chloe Wilson Dec 2022


This was a great workshop! Had lots of fun and an amazing teacher to show everyone the steps and tips for a get Terrarium! Super chill class and nice size glass bowl and lots of succulents to choose from!

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Chloe Wilson - Sydney

Sharyn Clark Dec 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


The evening was a great night would recommend anyone they can do this class it was thoroughly enjoyable

Terrarium class review by Sharyn Clark - Sydney

Elizabeth Softley Dec 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


I just did the Terrarium workshop in Surry Hills @ Merchant & Green for the second time. I was provided everything for the class & feel I now have the knowledge to recreate it in the future myself! Will definitely pursue more classes with Merchant & Green!

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Elizabeth Softley - Sydney

Claire Peters Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


We loved this class! The venue is lovely and the teacher gave just the right amount of instruction and inspiration. Even though we used the same materials, everyone's wreaths looked different - and they all looked great! Would definitely recommend the class.

Kylie Little Dec 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews


Another excellent class with clear instruction. I was able to create an awesome Christmas wreath. Would definitely do again

Floristry class review by Kylie Little - Sydney

Kerrie Peterson Dec 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


My friends and I loved this workshop. Everyone at Merchant & Green we’re very welcoming and Chris the instructor made sure everyone felt at ease. The materials were plentiful and each step was carefully explained whilst leaving space for personal interpretation. I would definitely recommend Chris as an excellent instructor.

David Khou Nov 2022


Teacher was amazing, kind and very instructive. The venue was great and I’m very happy with the terrarium. Thank you!

Aura Cabaero Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


⭐ Terrarium making for Bridal Shower⭐
Decided to do a fun and creative activity for the bride to be!
Chris & Sarah are very accommodating, friendly, and entertaining
All materials provided + coffee!
Learnt how to best look after a terrarium too!
Thank you Chris and Sarah! We shall see you soon!

Terrarium class review by Aura Cabaero - Sydney

James Anvia Nov 2022

42 ClassBento workshops attended • 29 reviews


Lovely outing great helpful teacher very accommodating carefully and helpful explains things well so knowledgeable so helpful .

Terrarium class review by James Anvia - Sydney

Mimi Nguyen Nov 2022


Chris was an awesome down to earth teacher who made the class enjoyable and fun

Sheng-Ming Wu Nov 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


On street parking limited but happened to be available at the time.

Nice atmosphere, and very friendly teacher and assistant. Quite patient in explaining and making people feel at home.

Recommend getting the animal piece add on as it makes the terrarium come to life.

Very helpful and suitable for beginners as well as other levels.

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Sheng-Ming Wu - Sydney

Lilas Tran Oct 2022


Booked the class because we were interested to learn how to create our own bonsai. Love how enthusiastic the teacher was and really enjoyed learning how to make and take care of our bonsai.

Yumi Ueki Oct 2022


Teacher Chris was so nice I enjoyed Succulent Terrarium Workshop and want to come again

Marc Harry Oct 2022

21 ClassBento workshops attended • 20 reviews


Wow really good fun excellent workshop space top notch trainers I just love my Terrarium thank you.

Terrarium class review by Marc Harry - Sydney

Sarah Kol Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Teacher was very helpful and gave good tips with arrangements, I enjoyed the class very much and would love to return again in the future.

Kelly Geater Oct 2022


A fun workshop with a lovely instructor, who gave practical advice, was incredibly knowledgeable, and was very kind. Excellent value for money as you get to keep the arrangement along with any unused materials

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop review by Kelly Geater - Sydney

Emma Schulze Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


An absolutely lovely way to spend an afternoon. Learned so much during the class and came away with heaps of gorgeous flowers

James Anvia Oct 2022

42 ClassBento workshops attended • 29 reviews


A lovely day out with lots of gift ideas here too. Truly professional trainers here and really made it enjoyable and supportive . Hope to attend other ones very soon . Great experience Sincerely recommend this

Gardening class review by James Anvia - Sydney

Emily Oct 2022


Chris was fantastic, very friendly and helpful. Great tips and advice, we learnt alot about bonsais.

Bonsai Class for Beginners review by Emily  - Sydney

Rebecca Oxford Oct 2022


Chris was very patient and helpful. Great value for money considering the size of the plants. Plus lots of fun.

Bonsai Class for Beginners review by Rebecca Oxford - Sydney

Glen Kolenc Oct 2022


A friendly, informative, helpful teacher. He was very encouraging & was happy to answer all our questions.

Caroline Stanghieri Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great teacher. I made 3 Brilliant and so much fun. I would definitely recommend doing this class.

Catherine Gire Oct 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Very knowledgeable teacher, great venue. All staff are friendly and the store has lots of goodies on sale.

Kerry-Anne Smyth Oct 2022


the Teacher was very informative and patient, he gave good simple ideas for making a terrarium and gave advise and tips about taking care of succulents. it was a great experience and value for money.

Robyn Good Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The class was awesome, well organised and fun. Materials were provided. The teacher was really fun and informative. A great course.

Elizabeth Softley Oct 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


The teacher was very lovely and shared alot of helpful information. Everything was provided and we were given step by step instructions how to make our own terrarium. Great experience, would definitely recommend

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Elizabeth Softley - Sydney

Melissa Jaramillo Oct 2022


Chris was a fantastic teacher. Always full of fun facts and reassuring to us botanical-illiterate. The materials provided were high quality, we even got fancy moss imported from NZ! Excuse me? Like my wine? I even got a hand crafted stone kangaroo figurine. If you can, definitely get the extra ornament. 11/10 would recommend

Terrarium class review by Melissa Jaramillo - Sydney

Elaine Nasr Sep 2022


Chris was a great teacher! He was very knowledgeable and patient with the class. The lesson itself was a lot of fun and therapeutic. The products we were given to use were also of great quality. Highly recommended!

Rohit Mangar Sep 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Brilliant class. Chris was amazing. The vibe was dope. Definitely recommended to anyone who wants to try something awesome and interesting.

Yvette Sep 2022


We had such a fun time making our very first terrarium! The venue was beautiful, and the teacher so patient and knowledgeable. Totally recommend !

Samuel Sentongo Sep 2022

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Loved the teacher and his experience, Enjoyed the class and can confidently say my kokedamas are still alive

Emme Stone Sep 2022


The teacher was really great and explained things super clearly. It was a calm and creative process in a beautiful environment. All in all, I found the workshop very rewarding and I am really happy with what I was able to create.

Gardening class review by Emme Stone - Sydney

Sylvia Barber Sep 2022


Excellent, learnt how to trim the plant etc, trim roots , plant carefully in plantar, clarify theapoearance

Holly Kim Sep 2022


Teacher was very friendly and made everyone feel welcomed. They were insightful with the succulents.

Cassandra Liang Aug 2022


Me and my friends had a great time at Merchant and Greens dried flower arrangement workshop. The instructor was very accommodating and had a vibrant energy which made the experience even better. There was a large variety of dried plants and we were encouraged to get creative and to not be afraid to make mistakes. Overall I highly recommend this class.

Floristry class review by Cassandra Liang - Sydney

Ann Yan Aug 2022


Nice fun class to do with friends, great memory, and pretty vase and flowers to keep

Joanna Choo Aug 2022


Chris was an amazing instructor and a friendly presence. There was plenty of dried and preserved native plants to decorate with. We had this class as one of a hens activities and the bride to be enjoyed it so much!

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop review by Joanna Choo - Sydney

Heshani Silva Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The workshop was great. The number of students (four) was perfect, as it allowed for us to mingle and learn from each other (as Chris the instructor guided our creation). There were ample materials given to us to use.The workshop was meant to run for an hour but it went over - which was great because we didn't feel rushed and it felt like Chris and the team were invested in our experience. Definitely would recommend this workshop!

Vanessa Li Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Chris was an amazing instructor and created a relaxing group atmosphere for our first time doing floral arrangements. It was really fun to learn about the different types of flowers and Chris was very encouraging and patient when it came to making our own creations (which we got to keep!). Would highly recommend for a fun weekend activity.

Carole Lee Aug 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Loved the bonsai class … Thank you Chris for making it so much fun I had a great time learning something new. I always enjoy your workshops. Look forward to the next one.

Gardening class review by Carole Lee - Sydney

Justin Tang Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I organised to attend this class with my wife for her birthday and we had a blast! Chris was not only super patient and personable, he was really knowledgeable on the different types of flowers and passionate about what he does. Listening to his stories was also such a great part of the experience! Would highly recommend as a date / group activity!

Alexandra Carrig Aug 2022


Amazing class! Learnt so much from Chris, lots of materials were provided and we were given a choice of a few different pots. So happy with the arrangement I created.

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop review by Alexandra Carrig - Sydney

Khya Brooks Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


What an incredible class! The teacher was so informative and made us feel so comfortable. We learned so much and walked away with some incredible terrariums.

Amanda Elvy Jul 2022


Really loved the Kokedama workshop with Chris. I went solo and they made me feel so comfortable and involved. The class was fun, relaxing and full of knowledge. Cannot recommend Merchant & Green enough.

Christy Lau Jul 2022


Lovely store, wonderful class. We did a private class and our teacher Chris provided lots of guidance. It was a very peaceful and relaxing way to spend our Sunday!

Bonsai Class for Beginners review by Christy Lau - Sydney

Allen Jul 2022


Great teacher with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Really enjoyed the setting/location. Materials provided were great and learned a lot about making and maintaining terrariums. Now have the knowledge and confidence to make my own!

Terrarium class review by Allen  - Sydney

Camille Post Jul 2022


Lovely environment, great materials, nice teacher. Calm, fun and a great result to take home.

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Camille Post - Sydney

Astrid Sampson Jul 2022


Terrific class and Chris was a wonderful teacher. Everything was provided and he was very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend

Grace Marks Jul 2022


Fun class with the lovely Orla !
Perfect for a girls afternoon.
We each came away with 3 lovely Kokodama’s and the knowledge to make more and to keep them thriving.

Kokedama Workshop review by Grace Marks - Sydney

Michele Chirva Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


We had a great time. Chris was patient and a great teacher. His passion for Bonsai comes out in his workshop and the stories shares. Thanks you Chris, we had a lovely time.

Cassandra Townson Jul 2022


Such a fun class! Chris was a great teacher, he was very knowledgeable with lots of tips and tricks for our future terrarium projects.

Erin Wright Jul 2022


Really good class and Chris was a great teacher! Not only did we create our own terrarium to take home, but we learned enough about the materials and plants to make more at home in the future. Lots of fun, highly recommended.

Jennifer Nguyen Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


My husband and I had a great time creating our terrariums. The teacher is very friendly and knowledgeable and the resources provided are of a high quality. Very recommended.

Serenus Law Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I interesting experience with a great teacher. Great activity to do with your friends! Thanks

Kellie Maloney Jun 2022

28 ClassBento workshops attended • 24 reviews


Had an amazing time at this class with my mum and my nan (three generations make three Kokedama!). There was a great selection of plants available and I really enjoyed experimenting with three different sized Kokedama. Orla was a fantastic teacher and it was great to hear from Chris during the class as well! Pictured is an adorable photo of my nan with her little succulent Kokedama. Highly recommend this class!

Kokedama Workshop review by Kellie Maloney - Sydney

Pamela Maloney Jun 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Merchant & Green is a lovely florist and gift shop. The staff are welcoming and knowledgeable about their craft. The kokedama class was a fun, relaxing and easy class for my mum, daughter and myself to enjoy. Their plants are healthy and good value for our next attempt at home. Thanks x

Kokedama Workshop review by Pamela Maloney - Sydney

Sally Naser Jun 2022


Was very enjoyable and a very special experience. Great for a birthday present for someone who enjoys creativity and nature!

Gardening class review by Sally Naser - Sydney

Helen Kang Jun 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Chris was amazing - so patient and nurturing and instructive ! My daughter and I had an absolute blast in the class. And we got to take home not only a beautiful terrarium but the skills to make more at home ! Highly recommend this class

Carolyn Burke Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Had such a lovely experience with the wildflower arranging workshop. Orla was a great teacher. Really clear and helpful. And the flowers were gorgeous. I’m still looking at my arrangement that I brought home, and it makes me very happy and proud. I’d definitely recommend this as a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, or a good introduction if you’ve been considering pursuing floristry (I know I’m definitely hooked, and going to come back).

Tracey Harrison Jun 2022


Chris is super knowledgeable who gave fantastic clear instructions. Everyone in the class left with three Kokedama‘s each all looking beautiful. Would definitely recommend this class.

Kokedama class review by Tracey Harrison - Sydney

Kyle Heine Jun 2022


Super fun class with a great teacher. Informative and helpful, shared knowledge for future projects. Will definitely be back :)

Andrew Harjono Jun 2022


We enjoyed the tutorial workshop pretty much. I can easily recommend this class for everyone.

Sally Leighton Jun 2022


Chris is a knowledgeable and passionate teacher and the terrarium was beautiful. Would definitely recommend

Renee May 2022


I had a lovely time learning how to make a terrarium with Chris. Chris has a wealth of knowledge regarding plants and looking after plants. Thank you, I will be back to learn more. :)

Rebecca May 2022


The terrarium making class was so fun! I learned a lot, enough that I definitely feel like I could make one again on my own at home! The teacher was very knowledgeable, and the class was beautiful in an actual flower shop. He was even so kind as to provide us all with a hot beverage from the cafe next door, an excellent touch! I would highly recommend this terrarium class to anyone who has always wanted one. Because I am so thrilled to finally have one that I made on my own, which makes it even more special!

Terrarium class review by Rebecca  - Sydney

Diana Lee May 2022


This was a super fun class with a very knowledgeable and patient teacher! I would highly recommend for both beginners and plant nerds.

Meaghan Perry May 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Class was great and the teacher was very friendly and approachable. Absolutely and loved it and would do again

Wing Lee May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Loved the class! It was taught very great and lovely flowers provided. Learnt a lot from it

Amelia Sampson May 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Such a terrific host and an amazing experience! Would definitely recommend, it was very personal and lots of fun.

Elke Andrees May 2022


A beautiful and welcoming venue at a flower shop. The teacher was friendly, accommodating, experienced in her craft and very helpful. It was a fun morning, learning a few things, with all the wildflowers provided. We each went home with a beautiful bouquet we have created, complete with wrapping paper and ribbon. A lovely experience to share with a friend or for yourself.

Wild Flower Arranging Workshop review by Elke Andrees - Sydney

Alannah Tuck Apr 2022


What a great day! Really loved the whole experience. The teacher and venue were great, so helpful and a beautiful store.

Christine Chandra Apr 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Teacher was very informative. Class was very fun. Venue was clean . And the location was great .

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Christine Chandra - Sydney

Fiona Macgregor Apr 2022


Orla was a fantastic teacher, very patient and knowledgeable. Merchant & Green was beautiful and cosy, and a great place to come together as a group and learn something new. We had a great selection of quality materials to build the terrarium. Thank you!

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Fiona Macgregor - Sydney

Kelvin Guo Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


It was relaxing and fun. Very enjoyable making something and taking it home to nurture.

Linda Barnhill Apr 2022


Great class! My friend and I had a fantastic time at this class. Our wonderful teacher Orla was fun , informative and warm. I highly recommend this class. I am so proud of my terrarium and it was well worth the time and money.

Noo Crighton Apr 2022


Love it so much stunning bouquet and wrapping just gorgeous strongly recommended. Worth every penny

Michelle Young Mar 2022


Amazing workshop. We all had such a fantastic time with Chris, learning about how to build and care for our very own terrarium. We all took our little masterpieces home with delight and a sense of pride! Who says that that an IT team can’t be creative
Thank you Chris . Thoroughly enjoyed by all!

Theodora Chan Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Had a great time at this class! Very laid back, fun and informative. Would recommend.

Hein Leong Mar 2022


The place was wonderful and the class was great. Would definitely recommend anyone looking for a fun and informative class ok terrarium.

Areon Feb 2022


I attended this course in yesterday with my daughter and I really enjoyed my time here it was such a great hands on course. The teacher was really knowledgeable, friendly and patient. Merchant and green was in a great easy to find location with plenty of parking in nearby streets. Such an amazing florist with some really beautiful products/ gift wear/gifts to purchase. I thought that the course was great value for money and am glad that I finally got to attend (covid made me postpone three times) I will even purchase an online course for my mum i enjoyed it so much. Would definitely recommend !

Kokedama Workshop review by Areon  - Sydney

Maria Tsantekidis Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Big thanks to Chris for this amazing class. Our team thoroughly enjoyed it, and the terrariums looked beautiful!

Chris was also amazing with communicating, as well as following up with couriers for any undelivered boxes, without us even needing to ask, ensuring no one missed out on their terrariums.

I would highly recommend this online class to anyone looking for something a bit different, and a fun team building exercise.

Barbara Ngo Jan 2022


Attended the workshop with my friend and we both had an absolutely great time! The staff were lovely and took the time to explain and answer our questions. Would definitely attend another one of Merchant & Green's workshops :)

Terrarium class review by Barbara Ngo - Sydney

Yvonne Stanford Jan 2022

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


Orla, our teacher was lovely. Very friendly and kind and also very knowledgeable. The venue was beautiful and calm and a pleasure to do this workshop. The materials offered were great and made the terrarium look fantastic. So pleased with my outcome.

Terrarium class review by Yvonne Stanford - Sydney

Dalina Tong Jan 2022


Loved this terrarium workshop! I went with my partner and we both really enjoyed our experience. The class was quite relaxing and easy to follow - the only hard bit was having to choose only 4 of the many succulents they provide! Would highly recommend this for a date or even a birthday outing.

Chloe Wu Jan 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Really enjoyed this flower arrangement workshop with Chris. The flower intro part was really fun and I truly loved how Chris later taught us about different bouquet-making techniques! Very practical.

Floristry class review by Chloe Wu - Sydney

Juan Martinez Jan 2022


Great class, Great Instructor and Great Materials. Would definitely recommend to a friend and would be interested to check out their other classes.

Kylie Little Dec 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews


It was a fun awesome workshop which meant I could make an amazing wreath. There was a great ran of material and textures to add to the look of my natural wreath.

Floristry class review by Kylie Little - Sydney

Jennifer McLuckie Dec 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Our teacher was a charming lady from Dublin. Helpful and chatty. Materials beautiful and easy to use. A great class!

Floristry class review by Jennifer McLuckie - Sydney

Irene Leung Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great venue atmosphere for small group. Teacher friendly. All materials provided. Fun activity for girls day out.

Emma McCormack Dec 2021


Would highly recommend this workshop. Small class, great venue & Chris and Orla were more than happy to share ideas & inspo. Love my flower wreath!

Mark Tawadrous Dec 2021


Excellent guidance, materials and advice provided by Merchant & Green, small class run in a covid safe way and a great afternoon overall

Christmas Wreath and Bubbles Workshop review by Mark Tawadrous - Sydney

Alexandra Bhatti Dec 2021


This is the second time I've taken this wreath making workshop. Chris creates a warm, friendly and relaxed environment and is an excellent guide. Our class has turned into a lovely annual tradition! Highly recommend.

Jules Jones Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Another fabulous workshop at Merchant & Green. Thank you to Chris & the friendly & knowledgeable team for a wonderful creative morning in the beautiful M&G studio. Lots of guidance & floristry tips on how to create our wreaths plus a beautiful array of floral goodies & greenery to suit whichever style of wreath we chose to make. Our teachers made sure that individual needs & styles were catered for. Great value & lots of fun in a lovely relaxed environment. Everyone made a beautiful Christmas wreath & a great time was had by all. Thanks so much Chris for another lovely workshop. Will definitely be back for more.

Floristry class review by Jules Jones - Sydney

Laine Fullerton Dec 2021

20 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


This was such a fun class to do with my mum and sister! Chris and the team at Merchant & Green are so friendly and provide you with so many different botanicals and foliage to create your wreath. You’re free to work away and make whatever you wish but they’re also willing to help at any stage. It was so nice to see everyone create something entirely unique with the same set of materials!

Christmas Wreath and Bubbles Workshop review by Laine Fullerton - Sydney

Felicity Webb Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Chris was extremely pleasant and helpful and friendly!
He gave lots of useful tips and demonstrations!

Alice Stapleton Dec 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Lots of materials to work with and good workshop space. Great to do it face to face to get feedback from the class instructor.

Wei Tang Dec 2021


Chris was very friendly and helpful. My friend and I enjoyed the class very much. Highly recommended!

Make a DIY Christmas Wreath at Home review by Wei Tang

Christine Toohey Dec 2021


Wow, what a thoroughly enjoyable class. The team at Merchant & Green @ 674 Bourke St, Redfern were incredible, supportive, and encouraging. The workshop space was beautiful, full of natural light, the abundance of greenery and dried flowers provided suited a multitude of tastes you could tell it was thoughtfully selected by Chris and his team.
I would highly recommend this class for anyone willing to give it a go and have a lot of fun. Considering a plastic wreath in the shops will put you back over $100 there is little more gratifying than making your own decoration. The materials supplied are top-notch and everyone in the class produced unique stunning wreaths that matched their personality and home décor. 10/10

Floristry class review by Christine Toohey - Sydney

Norita Murphy Dec 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A fantastic festive class. Very informative, plently of materials resulting in a beautiful wreath at the end. Great day out!

Zaklina Todorovic Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Orla was amazing - super friendly, fun and helpful. I learned some great tidbits about wreath making and was so into my creation the hour flew by! Would highly recommend.

Med Blackmore Nov 2021


This was my first class and I must say, it was fun. The enrolment process was clear and easy to do. All of the items needed for the class arrived in plenty of time. The teacher was lovely, easy to understand with clear demonstrations. She was positive and encouraging with good knowledge. I will definitely be taking another class.

Karen Chapman Nov 2021


I really loved this Zoom class!

Nice steady pace, lots of chatting and suggestions and great products to work with

Very pleased with what I made it turned out better than I anticipated, helped by the great products supplied and knowledgeable tutor

Thanks for a great time! :o)

Make a DIY Christmas Wreath at Home review by Karen Chapman

Gabrielle Baker Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The teacher was great at explaining things. The booking was easy and emails were replied to quickly for re-booking dates due to covid. Enjoyable and relaxing experience!

Joanne Cole Nov 2021


The teacher was great we had lots of fun while learning. Products were great. I will be recommending the class to others

Imelda Tomas Nov 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


This is my 2nd class at Merchant & Green. Orla remembered me from the first class I took which was Kokedama class which was very humbling. Chris who taught this class was absolutely lovely. He was informative, very open to questions, hospitable and such a joy to be around. The materials were perfect and a variety to pick from. I'd be back for another class soon again! Thank you.

Terrarium class review by Imelda Tomas - Sydney

Cynthia Wu Nov 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Chris is so friendly and knowledgeable. Will attend his workship in the future for sure.
Me and my girl both enjoyed it!

Merril Hotchkin Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Awesome Chris you made it so fun and informative Thanks for sharing your expertise with us

Adrian Montalto Nov 2021


Very relaxed class, Chris was very friendly, and we left with a beautiful succulent terrarium

Caitlin Fuller Nov 2021


Chris is lovely and I learnt a lot about succulents and other flowers from him and the class. It was a great, I’ve done it twice now! Would definitely recommend and would even come back for a third time.

Terrarium class review by Caitlin Fuller - Sydney

Cynthia Co Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I had to wake early for this class as it starts at 9am on a Saturday, but it was worth it. The teacher(sorry forgot the name) was friendly and patient. Answered all my questions clearly. Explained what kokedama is and the process of wrapping a plant root into a base of soil and spagnum moss. My kit arrived within the week of the class so everything was ready for my, turned out one on one class. My teacher was well dressed and has an engaging smile. We chatted as well so all through the class we talked and laughed as friends do. Although only half an hour, I got all the useful info regarding kokedama making. Thanks a lot!

Emilia Keating Oct 2021


Wonderful! Thankyou so much, had the best time. Would definitely do again. Feeling creative and inspired

Terrarium class review by Emilia Keating

Barbara Ryan Oct 2021


it was an awesome class and the instructor was friendly and informative! it was a great team exercise. the only minor issue was the glass terrarium container was broken when it was delivered for one member of the team and another member of the team did not receive their pack. Otherwise it was great and lots of fun!

Richard Hanson Oct 2021


It was a great experience, lots of laughs and learning. Thanks so much!

Krystal Ammann Oct 2021


I suggest to recommend doing it outside for those with OCD!

Michelle Graham Oct 2021


The class was a great one to do on-line. The contents of the pack were clearly labelled, and it was very easy to follow the instructions during the class. The resulting terrarium looks great!

Ishani Karunanayake Oct 2021


It was great and clear instructions. Enjoyed the session alot

Estelle Liedemann Oct 2021

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 14 reviews


Nice little class to do, it is for a small succulent so don’t expect a large plant in the mail. Great way to start though.

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Estelle Liedemann

Allira Hudson-Gofers Sep 2021


Chris was a fantastic teacher and we learnt a lot of interesting information about terrariums, in addition to making some wonderful ecosystems.

Chris Smith Sep 2021


Chris was excellent at coordinating the distribution of materials before the class (including a change of address!), and his enthusiasm for terrariums clearly shone through during the class. Happily recommend.

Terrarium class review by Chris Smith

Harry Lee Sep 2021


very friendly , helpful and practical. thanks a lot. was a Fathers day gift and appreciated.

Mandy Haddon Sep 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Good Saturday fun! Our instructor was great. Very friendly and informative. And my kokedama is adorable. Thank you

Kokedama class review by Mandy Haddon

Melanie Young Sep 2021

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews


We ran this class as part of an online team building/wellness event for work and it was fantastic! Kokedama's look quite complex but the process to make one was fairly easy and the result is very satisfying. Chris took the time to answer questions and provide advice about materials, watering etc. Everyone really enjoyed the workshop and are all so happy with their Kokedama. This workshop also worked really well as an online event.

Kokedama class review by Melanie Young

Katie Knight Sep 2021


He was engaging, knowledgeable, friendly ,class was interesting fun and easy to understand.i really e joyed it .

Tabitha Acret Sep 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Fun session, nice to have a plant I can keep and display after amd feel confident enough to make more which is good

Kate Dixon Aug 2021


It was clear what we had to do, the equipment we received was great and the teacher was very pleasant

Tarlia Spasaro Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Very happy teacher was wonderful thank you we had a great time doing it thanks.

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Tarlia Spasaro

Jodi-Leigh Sullivan Aug 2021


The host was lots of fun and very organised and knowledgeable. Loved the class! Love our kokedama!

Emma James Aug 2021


Really enjoyed our class with Chris - a fun and informative session and well paced for amateurs like us. Looking forward to making more kokedamas!

Andrea Beaumont Aug 2021


Chris was really helpful and thorough, was also really inclusive and was sure to address all his students and facilitate good conversation (not always easy to do in an online setting!) Thanks so much Chris, will recommend Merchant & Green to friends!

Kokedama class review by Andrea Beaumont

Soumela Papadopoulou Aug 2021


Very nice class my son enjoyed it by doing the cokedama at home during the lockdown

Meredith Lane Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


So so so good! Such a lovely and informative class. Super casual environment, class facilitator was patient, explained things carefully, gave interesting anecdotes/extra explanations and overall it was just such a beautiful atmosphere and way to spend an afternoon. I love my kokedama, and feel confident I could make more thanks to how well the class was run.

Dawn Uchida Aug 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Chris is a fantastic teacher and made the session really fun and informative. Loved making my first Kokedama!

Virginia Lewis Jul 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Really enjoyed this class. The class was well paced and easy to understand. We had plenty of opportunities to ask questions and working with natural elements was very cathartic.

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Virginia Lewis

Trish Neal Jul 2021


Excellent class, good clear instructions for an amateur like me…worked well on zoom during lockdown in Sydney

Tara Sanhueza Jul 2021


This class was extremely fun to take part in. I would recommend to everyone and I would love to do it again. Very nice teacher. Very good at teaching us how to do Kokedama and had very clear instructions.


Overall great class and will definitely do it again

Nicole Mounser Jul 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Great and interactive class! Participants said they really enjoyed and easy to follow along with great instructor!

Kokedama class review by Nicole Mounser

Catherine Lee Jul 2021

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 23 reviews


A simple craft box with a cute garden when completed.
All plants arrived in great condition and are growing/thriving.
If you have other stones, decorations you can add them to it

Terrarium kit review by Catherine Lee

Natalie O'Halloran Jul 2021

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews


This is such a wonderful workshop! The teacher was warm and very easy to follow, with lots of tips and tricks to keep my cute new plant baby happy. The materials came beautifully packaged and the workshop was fun and highly organized. So relaxing. Can’t stop smiling

Kokedama class review by Natalie O'Halloran

Belinda Hines Jul 2021


A Small class, with lots of opportunities for questions and feedback, and very knowledgeable teacher

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Belinda Hines

Kylie Little Jul 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews


It was a fun easy class to do by zoom.Chris fave easy to follow instructions and I was able to make an awesome kodedama. I can’t wait to make some more.

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Kylie Little

Alannah Maher Jul 2021


Instructor made the class really enjoyable, accessible and interesting. This is a class where I felt motivated to continue doing kokedama as a hobby!

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Alannah Maher

Eric Emerick Jul 2021

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews


This class was fantastic. Teacher was very personable and helpful. The instructions were super straight forward and turned into a cute little project. Would highly recommend.

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Eric Emerick

Nikki Ferguson Jul 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Orla is a fantastic, patient and knowledgeable teacher! Had a really great time putting together my kokedama, and look forward to making more in the future, armed with the great instruction Orla provided. I now have a beautiful, living ornament to enjoy! Highly recommend!

Kokedama class review by Nikki Ferguson

Kathy Donovan Jul 2021


This class was a lot of fun to participate in. The teacher demonstrated the steps very clearly and talked us through them all the while modelling the process. Loved the interactive nature . Thank you.

Kokedama class review by Kathy Donovan

Ximena Masgoret Jul 2021


I really enjoy it and the material provided were great! Now I know what will be the Christmas preset for my friends

Yeajee Hwang Jun 2021


It was very nice and healing class.
It made me feel calm and happy.
Try it!

Janet Gibson Jun 2021


Chris the teacher was warm and welcming; the class was well structured; the venue clean and amenable. Loved this class and would highly recommend it.

Ira Goyal Jun 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


We had a great time making our terrariums. There was a good range of materials to make your own creation. The instructor was very friendly and helpful too.

Carol Luu Jun 2021


A Really good teacher and fun relaxing session. Would definitely come back again for more!

Tammara Rizzo May 2021


Great value for money. Teacher was helpful, kind and fun. We got to experiment with the flowers with lots of feedback and tips along the way.

James Morgan May 2021


I took my wife to this class for her 30th birthday and it was awesome! Chr