Merchant & Green, terrarium, kokedama and floristry teacher

Merchant & Green

Merchant & Green

Florists and Stylists

4.9 (566)
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The creative team at Merchant & Green have over 20 years of experience working with flowers and plants. Join Chris and the team for inspiring classes covering flower arranging, terrarium making, kokedama, christmas wreath and live streaming classes. Our beautiful florist and workshop studio are located in Redfern.






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Allira Hudson-Gofers Sep 2021

Make a Mini Terrarium at Home



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

Make a Mini Terrarium at Home



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 workshop review by Chris Smith


Harry Lee Sep 2021

Make a DIY Kokedama



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


Mandy Haddon Sep 2021

Make a DIY Kokedama



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

Kokedama workshop review by Mandy Haddon


Melanie Young Sep 2021

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews

Make a DIY Kokedama



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  + more

Kokedama workshop review by Melanie Young Sydney


Katie Knight Sep 2021

Make a DIY Kokedama



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 • 2 reviews

Make a DIY Kokedama



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

Make a DIY Kokedama



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


Tarlia Spasaro Aug 2021

Make a DIY Kokedama



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

Make a DIY Kokedama



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


Emma James Aug 2021

Make a DIY Kokedama



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

Make a DIY Kokedama



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 workshop review by Andrea Beaumont


Soumela Papadopoulou Aug 2021

Make a DIY Kokedama



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


Meredith Lane Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Make a DIY Kokedama



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

Make a DIY Kokedama



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


Virginia Lewis Jul 2021

Make a DIY Kokedama



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

Make a DIY Kokedama



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


Tara Sanhueza Jul 2021

Make a DIY Kokedama



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

Make a DIY Kokedama



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

Kokedama workshop review by Nicole Mounser


Catherine Lee Jul 2021

16 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews

Terrarium Craft Box



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 workshop review by Catherine Lee


Natalie O'Halloran Jul 2021

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

Make a DIY Kokedama



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 workshop review by Natalie O'Halloran


Belinda Hines Jul 2021

Make a DIY Kokedama



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 • 9 reviews

Make a DIY Kokedama



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

Make a DIY Kokedama



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

Make a DIY Kokedama



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 Sydney


Nikki Ferguson Jul 2021

Make a DIY Kokedama



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 workshop review by Nikki Ferguson


Kathy Donovan Jul 2021

Make a DIY Kokedama



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 workshop review by Kathy Donovan


Ximena Masgoret Jul 2021

Make a DIY Kokedama



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

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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


Janet Gibson Jun 2021

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



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

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



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

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



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


Tammara Rizzo May 2021

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop



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

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



I took my wife to this class for her 30th birthday and it was awesome! Chris was extremely welcoming and knowledgeable. The studio was calming and spacious. We drank green tea while Chris showed us how to make our terrariums and how to care for them. I cannot recommend this class enough. Cheers Chris, we’ll definitely be back!

Terrarium workshop review by James Morgan


Marietta Cordi May 2021

Floristry class



Excellent venue and value for money. I went home with 3 beautiful arrangements. Highly recommended


Marieta Vitangcol May 2021

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop



Chris was amazing, made a newbie feel really comfortable. Would highly recommend doing his class.


Vanessa Beddie May 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



The room was well set up on arrival, with aprons infont of each chair. We started on the making the small one with lovely teacher explaining each steps, then we moved to middle size which I enjoyed as we had learnt the techniques of how to do it now, then on the bigger one! Instructions card how to card n water given to us at the end. Highly recommend this class!

Kokedama workshop review by Vanessa Beddie


Vanessa Beddie May 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Attended the class, building well set up n everything prepared including aprons n jars of things needed in the kitchen so olao can reach get and pass/place on the table near us as worked showed us step by step explaining it, highly recommended doing it

Terrarium workshop review by Vanessa Beddie


Tahlia Yule May 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



This course was so much fun. The teacher was super nice and my terrarium was awesome


Tahlia Yule May 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Teacher was patient, helpful, knowledgeable and just wonderful. Venue was great and class size perfect.


Imelda Tomas May 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



Orla was absolutely wonderful. The whole setting was great from the moment we arrived at the florist to their workshop. We learned how to make Kokedamas and the environment was relaxed and so easy going. Instructions were clear. Orla was hands on if help was needed. Such a great class and looking forward to booking another one with Merchant & Green.

Kokedama workshop review by Imelda Tomas Sydney


Wendy Frechtling May 2021

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



It was a lot of fun - time went remarkably quickly & the teacher informative & knowledgeable in a relaxed easy way


Tracy Hunter May 2021

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



Absolutely everything about our workshop experience was fantastic. The beautiful Ola was so helpful and friendly. Ola is definitely the bomb ❤️

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three review by Tracy Hunter Sydney


Bethan Williams May 2021

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Oral was amazing and the class was very enjoyable Would highly recommend Such a great day

Terrarium workshop review by Bethan Williams


Gilbert Mesa May 2021

Terrarium class



The teacher was an absolute delight. She was a uper relaxed and created an amazingly chilled atmosphere. The class was heaps of fun and would recommend it to anyone. We did it as an Anniversary activity and this private class was perfect for it. Also I got to make a beautiful large succulent terrarium which I named Larry, which I will cherish for as long as I live. Thanks Merchant & Green!

Large Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Gilbert Mesa Sydney


Jacqueline Chang May 2021

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



This was a really fun class and great for someone who has zero terrarium knowledge/experience. The glass bowl was pretty big and even fit five succulents.


Kylie Jackson Apr 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



Had a great morning with Chris making these gorgeous sculptures. Time flew by and I now have three kokedama plants of my own. Highly recommend.


Sreeja Banerji Apr 2021

Floristry class



Our instructor Orla was fantastic! My friends and I had so much fun working with Australian natives and learning ways to arrange them! Such a nice way to spend the day!

Floristry workshop review by Sreeja Banerji


Sarah Bartolo Apr 2021

Floristry class



Such a lovely day! Teacher was amazing, super helpful and the blooms were beautiful. Was so happy to walk away with an amazing creation


Joey Chau Apr 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



We had a great time at Merchant & Green again! It was so much fun to join the kokedama class today. The instructor was so nice and kind to show us how to make it step by step. Easy to follow, fun to make your own kokedamas!

Kokedama workshop review by Joey Chau


Yuka Yoshida Apr 2021

Floristry class



Lovely teacher Great advice and kind demos. And most of all lovely chatting with the teacher and other attendants. Thank you so much.

Floristry workshop review by Yuka Yoshida


Albert Kartawardana Apr 2021

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



The terrarium workshop was great, it was run by a friendly teacher too! Would be keen to come again


Ben McQueen Apr 2021

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Excellent intimate venue, surrounded by flowers, with excellent positive teaching, without being creatively limited! I can’t recommend this enough - it was so good!

Terrarium workshop review by Ben McQueen


Mable Hau Mar 2021

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



I went to the workshop with my mum and two girlfriends and we all had a great time. All materials were provided. Chris the instructor was very patient and guided us step by step. We each brought home a unique terrarium with instructions on how to look after it. I would definitely recommend this workshop to all age groups. I found it especially suitable to spend time with elderly family members as the workshop is short and easy to follow with no physical effort required.


Serena Dang Mar 2021

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Chris was an amazing teacher and taught us the ins and outs of terrarium building and care. We booked it for a birthday and we had fun during the whole class.

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Serena Dang


Ella Bailey Mar 2021

Floristry class



Beautiful venue, enthusiastic and warm teacher. Beautiful flowers and great teaching would definitely come back. Only issue was that there definitely needed to be two staff members on as she needed to step away from the class a lot to serve others and it made the whole thing run late- totally not her fault! But that did impact the experience. Loved it though. Òrla was fabulous.

Wild Flower Arranging Workshop review by Ella Bailey Sydney


Joey Chau Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



We had a great weekend activity at Merchant & Green. As a budding green thumb, Teacher Chris was kind and helpful to show us how to make a terrarium and how to decorate it. He has a large range of knowledge of plants and experiences! If you are thinking about the class, just join it and trust me, you won’t regret it!

Terrarium workshop review by Joey Chau


Kylie Little Mar 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

Floristry class



Excellent class it was great to learn how to make an arrangement.very easy to do once you understand the technique.it was great to try making the arrangement multiple times before making a final one to bring home.The teacher guides you through the class offering suggestions. A great fun class that makes you feel confident to arrange flowers.

Floristry workshop review by Kylie Little Sydney


Suzanne Johnston Mar 2021

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Fun and enjoyable class. Great teacher. Love the end product. Would recommend. Easy way to spend an hour on a Saturday


Joanna Grygierczyk Mar 2021

Floristry class



Fabulous class! Super passionate teacher and really encouraging. He Let us play and have fun after teaching some techniques. All the wildflowers were fresh and beautiful to craft to our creative eye. Would highly recommend it!


Chris Corscadden Feb 2021

Make a DIY Kokedama



Very warm and friendly teacher who is patient and engaging with everyone in the class.


Ben Yeo Feb 2021

Make a DIY Kokedama



Great way to start the weekend! The teacher was friendly and very clear in the instructions.

Kokedama workshop review by Ben Yeo Sydney


Kiana Gonzales Feb 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop



Teacher was amazing, explained everything so well. Had all the materials that we needed provided and was very accommodating.


Michael Momdjian Feb 2021

Terrarium class



Super fun private class with useful hints and tips on how to care for your succulent in a comfortable location. Would highly recommend as a great gift idea.


Kylie Little Feb 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop



Awesome teacher gave clear guidance easy to follow. Very high quality dried flowers. I was able to make an amazing flower arrangement that was much bigger than I imagined.

Floristry workshop review by Kylie Little


Jaclyn Quitoriano Feb 2021

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop



What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Small class size, great tips and instructor very friendly. Highly recommended

Floristry workshop review by Jaclyn Quitoriano


Maria Pirrello Feb 2021

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Very friendly informative teacher. Good clear instructions and good that all materials were provided. No stress event. It was a present but I would now buy for other people. It was great fun and would definitely attend another workshop by them.


Deshan Seb Feb 2021

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Great class Nice teacher Fun vibe. Good materials supplied. Would recommend to friends and go again.


Peter Hunt Feb 2021

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



A wonderful experience. Friendly, knowledgeable teacher in a beautiful space with all materials and more besides.


Beth Wilding Jan 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Floristry class



Chris created a lovely,relaxed environment and made it possible to try different styling techniques.He made everyone feel confident they could achieve an amazing finished product by sharing his expertise and providing simple instructions and guidance. The flowers were super fresh and the space was really well set out.


Gillian Dryland Jan 2021

Floristry class



Chris, our instructor had a lot to contend with. He had 6 family members spanning 3 generations. It’s a testament to his skill that even the most timid of us could feel satisfied with our final arrangements. He was funny, knowledgeable, encouraging, and a great communicator. The venue was lovely, the foliage interesting, and the whole family had a great time. Thanks!


Holly Deakin Jan 2021

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Chris was just great. A beautiful environment with lovely plants and materials to choose from. We absolutely loved it

Terrarium workshop review by Holly Deakin


Tony Merlo Jan 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Teacher was knowledgeable with a fine selection of plants and materials made available to design and build your own terrarium. Enjoyed it so much that we were sad when it ended. Only improvement would be to see some completed designs and to be shown all the types of rocks before we stared to design our own terrarium. We felt it may have improved our design given we had never done this before.

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Tony Merlo Sydney


Michelle Favero Jan 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



A fantastic morning spent with Chris who was a great teacher - very relaxed but very knowledgeable. I love my Kokedamas which have pride of place in my garden.

Kokedama workshop review by Michelle Favero Sydney


Sinead Teague Jan 2021

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop



The class was really enjoyable. The venue was in a house just across from Chris's flowershop, it was a perfect setting for the class. He was extremely helpful and gave lots of tips. You then took your creations home with you, so it is definitely value for money. Would recommend.

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop review by Sinead Teague


Peta Eggins Jan 2021

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Such a great experience! My friend and I really enjoyed ourselves. Our teacher was really lovely and full of plant knowledge. The working space, materials (vase, plants, soil, moss, stones and decorative pebbles) and guidance were all great. I got to ask a bunch of random plant care questions too which was a bonus! I'll definitely go back for some other classes.

Terrarium workshop review by Peta Eggins


Brooke Wemyss Jan 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



Chris is an awesome teacher & the classes are fun & informative. I have done 2 workshops with Chris & I can’t recommend Merchsnt & Green highly enough


Michelle Favero Jan 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



Fantastic fun. Chris is a great teacher and conversationalist. So happy with my three kokedamas. Would definitely recommend this workshop. No previous experience is required and the result is stunning. The facilities were great too. I will return.


Lindsey Jastrzebski Jan 2021

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Chris was an incredible host, the workshop space was divine and our terrarium class was nicely paced and full of good information on how to look after our creations. Definitely recommending this workshop to friends and keen to look into the other classes Chris hosts.

Terrarium workshop review by Lindsey Jastrzebski


Eimear Clancy Jan 2021

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



Great class. Chris is a lovely teacher who is patient and caring. The kokedamas were easy to make and the process is fun. Lovely way to spend time doing something both creative and relaxing. Came home with 3 lovely kokedamas each.


Sarah Smith Jan 2021

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Fantastic experience. Chris is so friendly and helpful. Amazing venue with an awesome teacher. Highly recommend


Irene Chork Jan 2021

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



Chris was patient, clear and I got to take home 3 lovely plants with instructions on how to care for them. Highly recommend. A meditative process


Clara Luxford Jan 2021

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



Participants received a warm welcome to an enriching, hands on fun experience in a comfortable and pleasant work space. The process of creating the three Kokedamas was very absorbing and satisfying helped by a great teacher.


Janine McLeod Jan 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



The teacher was friendly welcoming and informative It was fun The premises were excellent and staff very friendly and I walked away with a lovely terrarium that I made I will do another workshop with them


Brooklyn Smith Jan 2021

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



We loved our class chris was informative, thorough, engaging and clearly knew he stuff! He was helpful and provided guidance where needed but let us do our creative thang! It was clear all the plants were well looked after and the materials were excellent quality. We can’t wait for another class!

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Brooklyn Smith Sydney


Shirley Ng Jan 2021

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



This was such a great class! It was a lovely change of pace and Chris was so welcoming. We’ll definitely be back!


Angela McDermott Jan 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



This was a fantastic way to spend time on a Saturday afternoon. Chris was a great teacher knowledgeable, friendly and generous. The venue was easy to get to by car with free parking nearby and I walked away with three beautiful Kokedamas. I’m very happy!

Kokedama workshop review by Angela McDermott


Shafia White Jan 2021

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



Loads of fun, and came out with three adorable kokedamas that I hope to keep alive.


Amanda Blakers Jan 2021

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



This was a great class, the studio was lovely and the teacher had a good knowledge of plants and tried to incorporate a cultural aspect to the class as well. The process was fun and the plants provided were healthy and advanced.


Anna Richards Jan 2021

Christmas Wreath Workshop



Beautiful work space, teacher was friendly, calming and ready to help at any stage. There were plenty of materials to go around and they were great quality. This is my second class with Merchant and Green and I would definitely do another.

Christmas Wreath Workshop review by Anna Richards


Bella Burge Dec 2020

Christmas Wreath Workshop



This workshop was so good! We arrived late but they were so accommodating and even helped us with directions. I am very keen to book in for another workshop with them!


Debbie Mackinnon Dec 2020

Christmas Wreath Workshop



A lot of fun and Chris was a cool teacher with plenty of ideas and inspiration! All very festive!

Floristry workshop review by Debbie Mackinnon


Polly Seager Dec 2020

Christmas Wreath Workshop



Fantastic Xmas workshop - Chris was a great teacher. Really fun and will definitely do it again.


Bonita Lipman Dec 2020

Christmas Wreath Workshop



Absolutely loved it. Super casual with lots of help if needed. Chris was great and we all had such fun creating our own individual wreaths. Materials were beautiful and lots of variety. Highly recommend it for a great experience.


Warin Changak Dec 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Class was amazing I got a present to take home for my boyfriend. I recommended to everyone

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Warin Changak Sydney


Amy Little Dec 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Knowledgeable and friendly teacher. Easy to follow steps. You will take home a beautiful terrarium.

Terrarium workshop review by Amy Little


Cindy Hatfield Dec 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Christmas Wreath Workshop



Wonderful class to quickly learn how to make an impressive wreath. Teacher (Chris) was patient, supportive and knowledgeable. It was a very relaxed and lovely environment. Thanks!


Natalie Milanovich Dec 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Make a DIY Christmas Wreath at Home



Fantastic class! Chris was very knowledgeable and made the experience very enjoyable. I would highly recommend!


Julie Maxfield Dec 2020

Make a DIY Christmas Wreath at Home



This was fun! and the class was very pragmatic. Thank you The best for these holidays

Make a DIY Christmas Wreath at Home review by Julie Maxfield


Laura Ikin Dec 2020

Make a DIY Christmas Wreath at Home



Appreciate that running Zoom sessions are hard - I spend half my working week on online calls and understand engaging the group is not easy especially when people choose to have their cameras off (we had our camera on) It would have been nice though, if the option was given to attend the session in the studio, given restrictions have lifted and the group looked to be 2 main groups, 1 of friends and 1 workgroup, celebrating Christmas. Unfortunately, the contents of our wreath boxes were very minimal and not at all worth the price we paid ($125)  + more


Elise Chung Dec 2020

Make a DIY Christmas Wreath at Home



A really enjoyable class that I was able to do at home, which was perfect as a new mother. Chris was very helpful and explains all steps clearly. The material was of a very high quality. I would highly recommend the class and will be looking to do others.

Make a DIY Christmas Wreath at Home review by Elise Chung Sydney


Dominica Ingui Dec 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Wonderful new workshop space - with some very friendly and knowledgeable facilitation by Orla. Such a high quality experience, I truly recommend to anyone who is looking for a wholesome afternoon out.

Terrarium workshop review by Dominica Ingui


Elizabeth Somerville Dec 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Christmas Wreath Workshop



Great workshop with a knowledgable, friendly and attentive host. Materials were great quality and there was a great variety of foliage, tones and textures to use. The studio space was also generous with lots of room to spread out and create. I'd highly recommend this workshop to anyone, it's suitable for a range of ages and abilities.


Vanessa Clayden Dec 2020

Make a DIY Christmas Wreath at Home



Chris was most enthusiastic and clear in his instructions- loved it all.Materials were nice and arrived in good time before the class. Great many thanks Renate


Kerryn Houghton Dec 2020

Make a DIY Christmas Wreath at Home



Great class with fantastic instructions Loved that everyone in the class had different flowers Highly recommend


Andrew Hansen Dec 2020

Make a DIY Christmas Wreath at Home



The Christmas wreath making class was very fun. I always wanted to make one by my self, so I was.l very excited at taking this class. The zoom lesson was great. The instructor, Chris gave us clear explanation and he was very helpful. I would love to take another class like this sometime soon!


Silvia Lu Dec 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Friendly, knowledgable and attentive teacher, stylishly minimalist surroundings and a nice selection of succulents to choose from


Sarah Cui Dec 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



This class was so much fun! The succulents were great quality and every step from making the terrarium to caring for it afterwards were explained very well. The new workshop was spacious and beautiful, we would highly recommend this class!

Terrarium workshop review by Sarah Cui


Laura Hagan Dec 2020

Christmas Wreath Workshop



Class and teacher was fabulous. Only thing I could suggest is a more open access to materials. Some people were disappointed that they couldn’t make a wreath that truly represented their style and space because they were limited to the wreath put in front of them. Luckily we had a really nice bunch of people with us at the workshop and everyone was happy to share what they didn’t need. But on a whole everything else was fabulous and it was a really enjoyable evening.


Kylie Little Nov 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Great class loved making the terrarium. The teacher is awesome very friendly and knowledgeable on subject. I was able to make a terrarium that looks professional. I love it would recommend it very highly to anyone who wants to make a terrarium. Definitely would take another class with them again.

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Kylie Little Sydney


Steven Matthew Nov 2020

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



What a beautiful experience! It was so relaxing and our teacher clearly knew lots about the topic and was happy to share his love and passion with us.


Michael Towle Nov 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Chris was a great teacher, the class flowed fluently and we both loved the experience, thank you! All the materials were provided to design our own terrarium. Definitely recommend.

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Michael Towle Sydney


Kirsten Davies Nov 2020

Make a DIY Christmas Wreath at Home



A clearly delivered and a lovely class. I enjoyed it a lot. Thanks so much


Nicole Muller Nov 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Make a DIY Christmas Wreath at Home



Very enjoyable class. Engaging teacher, terrific craft box. A great way to ease yourself into the Christmas spirit.


Kylie Little Nov 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

Make a DIY Christmas Wreath at Home



Zoom class was great awesome teacher. The pace of class was great and I was able to create an amazing wreath. The quality of the dried plant material was superb ver impressed.

Floristry workshop review by Kylie Little


Tara (Michael) Nov 2020

Make a DIY Christmas Wreath at Home



Quality wreath and flowers. Chris is absolutely lovely. Highly recommended!


Amy Vuong Nov 2020

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



Attended this class earlier in the month, it was amazing! Chris is very knowledgeable. Loved that the class was taken place in the florist :)


Maria Moiso Nov 2020

Floristry class



Really enjoyed learning how to make a Christmas Wreath. Chris is absolutely charming and his Florist Studio is amazing. Great location, parking right out the front and friendly team and customers. Would love to do another class with Chris.

Floristry workshop review by Maria Moiso Sydney


Lucy Smy Nov 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



This was a great class and Chris is awesome. He is calm - even when his internet briefly failed. He was kind and attentive to everyone.

Kokedama workshop review by Lucy Smy


Michelle Tek Nov 2020

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop



This was such an amazing and informative class. We were able to make 3 different pieces and take home the rest of the flowers we didn’t use. The time just flew by, and I had a blast.

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop review by Michelle Tek Sydney


Ingrid Russell Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Terrarium class



We had a great time! Chris was super knowledgable and our terrariums came out beautifully. Kits come with tracking and arrived quickly too.


Soujanya Raj Nov 2020

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop



What an amazing class. We were only 2 students in the class so go a lot of personal attention and it was great to learn the history of all these different flowers. I loved the flower shop as well so colourful and so beautiful. We got to make 3 different pieces an take away so much knowledge. Loved it!

Floristry workshop review by Soujanya Raj Sydney


Marcella Hager Nov 2020

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



We did this class today and it was just amazing. A brilliant way to get back in touch with nature. Left feeling very zen and proud as punch with 3 gorgeous Kokedama’s. Thank you for such a brilliant experience.


Carer Vmch Oct 2020

105 ClassBento workshops attended • 94 reviews

Make a DIY Kokedama



Our clients started providing positive feedback to us as soon as the class finished. The creations were just gorgeous. Thank you.

Kokedama workshop review by Carer Vmch


Felicity Coombs Oct 2020

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



Wonderful few hours at the florist shop. Friendly teacher who passes on his knowledge and techniques


Fran Conaghan Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Floristry class



Lovely space and inspiring displays. Thank you Orla for the insider tips on Producing a beautiful bunch of wildflowers. I really enjoyed the workshop! Cheers Fran

Floristry workshop review by Fran Conaghan Sydney


Seilly Hon Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Make a DIY Kokedama



Amazing experience and really enjoyed the class. Chris really great teacher and knowledgeable. It’s really help with the isolation and gain experience with this class.


Maria Stojanovic Oct 2020

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop



I did private class at Merchant & Green Redfern flower shop and it was more then I expected. Chris (with 20+ years in flower industry (you can see that confidence straight point :) ) ) was very helpful, not just teaching me how to make beautiful flower arrangements, and recognising flowers in the first place, but also with so many tips that will help me to open my own flower shop one day. Thank you so much guys!


Tamara Hildebrandt Oct 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



Great experience - highly recommended.


Dylan Kumar Oct 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



Enjoyable, answered all our questions. Lost track of some of the steps possibly due to speed. A part from that good experience.


Nina Muhleisen Oct 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



Absolutely brilliant session - everyone received their package in time, and Chris our host was brilliant answering all our questions and stepping us through how to make the Kokedama. The team had a great time, it was an excellent way to bond in our virtual environment


Lucy Wang Oct 2020

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Excellent class, what better way to de-stress than spending an hour surrounded by beautiful greenery, and listening to our wonderful teacher Chris talk us through the fundamentals of terrarium building. We love our terrariums, and will be back for the other classes offered by Merchant & Green.

Terrarium workshop review by Lucy Wang


Ashlee Linck Oct 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



Our class was for a team building event and it was absolutely brilliant! It was soothing, creative and enjoyable! Highly recommend!


Catalina Bonavia Oct 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



Really nice, informative and enjoyable class. I was part of a class with my working team and we had a lovely time with Chris. 100% recommended! Thank you very much!


Bill Pritchard Sep 2020

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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 Sydney


Joy Smith Sep 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Make a DIY Kokedama



Chris is a marvellous teacher. He explains things so clearly and is happy to answer questions. I also did the terrarium workshop with him


Amelia Glass Sep 2020

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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


Danielle Trent Sep 2020

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three review by Danielle Trent Sydney


Dani Sep 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



Brilliant class with all materials of excellent quality. Instructor was knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend!


Kerry Lowe Sep 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



Thanks for a great start to Saturday morning. We are off making more kokedamas! Happy weekend.


Alyse Shute Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Make a DIY Kokedama



Great class! Our teacher was really friendly and following the instructions was easy, he was happy to go over steps a few times which was really helpful too. Doing the class via zoom was still fun and interactive, it was good to see everyone’s Kokedama creations at the end. The kit contained good amounts of everything you need. I really enjoyed this class and would recommend it!

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Alyse Shute


David Mueller-Wiesner Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Make a DIY Kokedama



Plenty of material and great instructions. Would definitely recommend to all plant lovers. More advanced Zoom classes would be great.


Marie Tan Sep 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



Such a fun and easy class to follow! Can’t wait to make more kokedamas :)

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Marie Tan


Alison Corsiatto Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Make a DIY Kokedama



The presenter was awesome and it felt like you were in the studio doing the class.loved it


Hannah Gee Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



I absolutely loved my workshop at Merchant & Green! The store is absolutely beautiful and a wonderful place to spend the morning. Every step was explained thoroughly and included not only instruction on how, but why each step was important, alternatives we could use if we wanted to make a terrarium in future, and an explanation on the origin of the plants and how best to care for them. It was a really fun class and I loved the terrarium I got to take home. Would absolutely recommend this class to do with friends, or just by yourself - you'll make  + more


Paul Bird Sep 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



Thankyou Merchant and Green, Chris you were very kind in sharing this beautiful art form of Kokedama. A fantastic outlet whilst in lockdown and having our 2 teams across 2 states , Victoria & Queensland joining virtually . It was awesome and so much fun.

Kokedama workshop review by Paul Bird Sydney


Jennifer Eardley Sep 2020

Pottery class



Loved the class . Nina was very welcoming and instructive. The class was held in the middle of a florist store, which made it a very pretty venue.


Fahrena Mitchelson Sep 2020

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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.


Aiden McCann Sep 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Chris was a great teacher! Really valued his time with us and have learnt a lot


Paulette Parisi Sep 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Such an amazing experience. Thank you Chris! I would by this as a gift for anyone

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Paulette Parisi Sydney


Louise Richards Sep 2020

Terrarium Craft Box



Merchant & Green hosted a class my myself and some workmates over VC. It was super fun and interactive - really took our mind off work for a couple of hours! We had some technical difficulties with using Google Meet at the start, but other than that it worked really well.


Joanne Afiatini Aug 2020

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop



The class definitely gives you value for your money, the quality of flowers they have are amazing. The teacher was so lovely. I enjoyed it so much that time really did fly past. Would definitely recommend

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop review by Joanne Afiatini


Kate Rowan Aug 2020

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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


Heather Vmch Aug 2020

105 ClassBento workshops attended • 94 reviews

Make a DIY Kokedama



Chris is a fantastic teacher - very thorough and a wealth of information. Our ladies & gentleman all thoroughly enjoyed learning to make a beautiful Kokedama, which they can now keep to remind them of the fun they had in this class. Thanks Chris :-)


Alana Domizio Aug 2020

Terrarium class



Very friendly and extra helpful, even when asking about care of some of our other plants. Easy instructions to follow and gave us a little history and extra information about terrariums. Thank you for a wonderful Sunday morning class! What a great way to start our day!

Terrarium workshop review by Alana Domizio Sydney


Mary Gill Aug 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



Great teacher. Clear instruction, fun and interactive. I love my kokedama Thank you. Thank you

Kokedama workshop review by Mary Gill


Sally Stacey Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Make a DIY Kokedama



Easy to follow, easy to understand, clear instructions. Couldn’t be better. Inspired me to try a few more


Christine Deane Aug 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



Highly recommend this class for any beginner! Chris was a great instructor, went slow and made sure everyone had a chance to ask questions.


Anne Nizoridis Aug 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



Chris was amazing patient, funny and inspiring. Would recommend doing this so relaxing class Thank you


Molly Hogan Aug 2020

Floristry class



Absolutely loved this class Great value for money ,Chris is amazing. You will leave wishing you were a florist


Kylie Hayes Jul 2020

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop



Chris was very friendly and created a very relaxing atmosphere for us to all enjoy doing the workshop. He had amazing knowledge on the flowers and the process of drying flowers. He was super encouraging and gave us some really handy hints but allowing us to be creative and have a go. We all loved the finished product so much


Dominique Mitchell Jul 2020

Pottery class



Nina, our teacher, was fun, knowledgeable and lovely, as was the host Merchant & Green. Highly recommended!


Christine West Jul 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



Great kokedama making class with Chris from Merchant & Green. Very welcoming and helpful, and happy to share his plant knowledge and online view of his beautiful store.


Rosemary Green Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Make a DIY Kokedama



Chris was clear and concise with instructions, explained and demonstrated the process well. Questions were answered promptly.


Amaya Swindail Jul 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



Very helpful and described what we had to do. Was easy to follow. Thank you.


Leah Andrianopoulos Jul 2020

16 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Make a DIY Kokedama



Fantastic, lots of fun. Great teacher. Loved this class. Inspired to make more kokedama. Highly recommended.


Jill Plowright Jul 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



Sue and I really enjoyed the lesson, we now feel inspired to make some more Kokedama. Although we are not in lockdown it was good to see a bit of the world from Chris’s shop and say Hi to other participants.


Kaylene Clarris Jul 2020

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Make a DIY Kokedama



Merchant &Green presented todays online workshop professionally and personable. I would recommend this workshop. Thank you


Joy Smith Jul 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Terrarium class



This class was fantastic, everything was explained so clearly and answered questions on how to do terrarium in closed small containers. I would recommend this class.


Susy Magon Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Terrarium class



Chris at Merchant and Green was a fantastic teacher! My friend and I had an amazing time making Terrariums for our birthdays! Thankyou so much for being so encouraging and helpful. The environment at Merchant and Green was super welcoming and relaxing. :)


Lee-Anne Jobe Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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.


Ebony Wilson Jul 2020

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews

Make a DIY Kokedama



Fantastic class! Our team really enjoyed themselves. Thanks again to the team at Merchant & Green.


Alice Sarratee Jun 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



The class was amazing! The class was in in cute flower shop. Chris is very informative and very helpful during the class. Highly recommended


Carol-Anne Cooper Jun 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



I thought the instructions were easy enough to follow. I was pleased to have managed to keep it all together and get the string around it! The Zoom meet was good and clear. I was pleased to receive my kit in good time, however I was concerned to be able to keep the plant alive for the in between time. Overall a good class and I will try to revamp an old one that I have.

Kokedama workshop review by Carol-Anne Cooper


Lucy Robertson Jun 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



Simple, fun, very satisfying class. Chris was a very knowledgeable teacher and gave us lots of extra advice on plant care in general. I love my kokodama and actually had enough material to make two!

Kokedama workshop review by Lucy Robertson


Sally Killoran Jun 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



Fantastic course with Chris and some lovely people who I met on zoom. I'm really happy with the end result!


Ebony Wilson Jun 2020

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews

Make a DIY Kokedama



Great class! The team really enjoyed it. Thanks again for a fun and informative class.


Divya Pereira Jun 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Totally enjoyed the class from the start. The workshop was set up beautifully midst the flowers,Chris was great Glad I picked this class


Dee Booth May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Make a DIY Kokedama



Helpful and knowledgeable instructor, the class was a lot of fun. Now I want to make heaps more!


Carla Bignasca May 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



Chris was an excellent teacher, helping the class every step of the way with clear and concise instructions. Would recommend this to friends and family and anyone who is just starting out with plants or looking for something else to do than just display them in another nice pot.


Ann Stevens May 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



So much fun! What a wonderful knowledgeable teacher. I need to pick my next class!


Robin McLean May 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Make a DIY Kokedama



Chris was very clear and went slowly so I could follow his instructions. He answered all my questions and was very helpful. Thank you and I’ll do more courses!

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Robin McLean


Jata Haan May 2020

Terrarium class



Thoroughly enjoyed our streamed online workshop with Chris. He was clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about his work, a great teacher and the end results looked beautiful. The centrepiece of our table! Would highly recommend this class.

Terrarium workshop review by Jata Haan


Michelle Ng May 2020

Terrarium class



Chris was so lovely, knowledgeable and very approachable! Had such a great time and learning experience! Thank you so much Chris - can’t wait to see my love for terrarium grows! (Pardon the pun!)

Terrarium workshop review by Michelle Ng


Deonisia Soundias May 2020

18 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews

Terrarium class



I loved this class! Thoroughly enjoyed it and now have a beautiful terrarium to enjoy ongoing. Thank you Chris!

Make a Succulent Terrarium review by Deonisia Soundias Sydney


Tammy Pardon May 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



We very much enjoyed the class. It was fun and informative and we will now be able to make the kokadamas ourselves


Sarah Stevenson May 2020

16 ClassBento workshops attended • 13 reviews

Terrarium class



Great class where you end up with a pretty terrarium at the end! The teacher was lovely and made it fun and easy to follow along. Would definitely recommend :)


Belinda Osmond May 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



Such a great class! Thank you Chris for a awesome time, we had a great time, and Mum loved it for her birthday. Highly recommended


Vanessa Lennon May 2020

Terrarium class



Such fun! Chris ran a great session, easy to follow the instructions and see what he was doing. And a lovely terrarium at the end of it.


Emily English May 2020

Terrarium class



Really fun class, quality products - including 3 different succulents, excellent teacher and a gorgeous handmade terrarium to keep!


Michelle Renshaw Apr 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



I found it relaxing & also with the current Corona Virus, it was good to interact with other people. Loved the end result. Chris was lovely.


Ann-Maree Pantoja Apr 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Make a DIY Kokedama



Chris was so friendly and had a wealth of information regarding kokedamas. It was fun doing the workshop virtually too!


Evie Wilcox Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Terrarium class



The make your own terrarium was a great experience I and my daughter had a great time. Thank you Chris from Merchant and Green for showing us how to make a terrarium and supplying the resources required to make the wonderful ecosystem. All in all I loved the experience and would recommend and do it again.:)

Terrarium workshop review by Evie Wilcox


Andrea Ferguson Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Terrarium class



The materials we received were labelled and packaged with care. Chris was really friendly and informative; the steps were well explained and easy to follow. The "hand-camera" view as well as the presenter view was a great addition to the Zoom meeting. We love our new mini-terrariums!

Terrarium 101 review by Andrea Ferguson


Arlita McDonald Apr 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended

Make a DIY Kokedama



Easy to follow class over Zoom. Chris was friendly and provided plenty of advice and tips to nurture my kokedama baby afterwards. Also showed us examples of what you could do so if you wanted to continue to make more, you could use your new knowledge and skills.

Kokedama workshop review by Arlita McDonald


Linda Blair Apr 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Make a DIY Kokedama



This class was fun and interesting. I love the plant I made during this class.


Kathryn Power-Scott Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Make a DIY Kokedama



Loved the ‘Make a Kokedama’ class - I adore my first homemade kokedama and look forward to making many more! Thank you

Make a DIY Kokedama review by Kathryn Power-Scott


Anne Stewart Apr 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Make a DIY Kokedama



Chris was excellent - calm, relaxed and explained everything well. Also answered all my questions Great session - loved it1


Anique Apr 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



Really enjoyed my recent 'How to make a Kokedama class' on ClassBento. It was incredibly easy to follow, fun and engaging. The class started on time and the presenter gave very clear instructions. Would definitely recommend.


Katherin Apr 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



The Kokedama class was a stress release session much needed in this tough time. It was easy to do with the guidance of an excellent teacher. I enjoyed it so much!

Kokedama workshop review by Katherin


Marianne Arenas Apr 2020

Make a DIY Kokedama



I purchased a private class for my team during isolation and it was fantastic. It ticked the box for my team feeling reinvigorated and doing something to feel connected again. Even though it was online, it still had the feeling like we were all in the studio together which was great. Will definitely be doing this again!

Kokedama workshop review by Marianne Arenas


Anuradha Seneviratne Mar 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



The terrarium class was great! Chris was informative throughout the process and we got to select our cactuses as well as decorate the way we liked. Highly recommend as a unusual birthday present.

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Anuradha Seneviratne Sydney


Katherine Ding Mar 2020

Terrarium class



It fun, relaxing and therapeutic. Would definitely do it again and would recommend doing the private class


Michelle Topacio Mar 2020

Terrarium class



Instructor is very good, nice and accomodating. Intimate class with attentive teacher. Would definitely recommend!


Mitchell Struyve Mar 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Terrarium class



Chris is a terrific teacher and host. He explains everything step by step. The finished product is a lovely unique terrarium - beautiful and ready to place in the home. We learnt lots about creating and also caring for a terrarium. Great venue. Highly recommended.

Terrarium workshop review by Mitchell Struyve


Michael Weerden Mar 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Terrarium class



The teacher was really knowledgeable, passionate and very welcoming. The class is pretty much held in the shop of a florist and is a little snug. There is lots of choice in plants and material for your teranniums. Its a great quick and impressive course with a finished terrarium to take home.


Katrina Farrell Mar 2020

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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!


Mellissa H Mar 2020

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Great class with fantastic resources. Very easy to follow and we all had a lot of fun.

Terrarium workshop review by Mellissa H


Samantha Bleuel Mar 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Chris was great, very informative and fun. Lovely small class. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Sarah Nicol Mar 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Greeted with a herbal tea in a lovely buzzy florist. Had great fun learning how to make & look after a Terrarium. Very thrilled with the finished product.


Jessie Cacchillo Mar 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Chris was lovely and informative. The class was fun and intimate. A perfect way to start a Saturday morning with friends.


Mary Datoc Mar 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Chris was a fantastic facilitator and encouraged us to be creative. We loved being surrounded by the plants and flowers in his store as we created our terrarium. Chris provided everything we needed from the vessel, soil, pebbles, plants & accessories. So much fun - highly recommend.

Terrarium workshop review by Mary Datoc


Rifat Kibria Mar 2020

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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


Lauren Weatherford Mar 2020

Textiles class



Basket weaving using natural fibers found in the environment was fantastic! Robin, our teacher, was very helpful with instructions. The class was small, giving us time for individual attention. We learned several techniques which was really nice. The shop was cute and although it was very hot that day it was comfortable enough to complete our baskets. Lindsay, the shop keeper was kind enough to offer us aprons and tea upon our arrival. It was a nice way to meet people and learn something new. Thank you.


Emma Perkins Feb 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



This was recommended by a friend. Great teacher, relaxed atmosphere, would highly recommend to others!


Ray Ward Feb 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Fun activity for a Sunday morning! Our teacher was very friendly, fun and knowledgeable. Excellent value for money, highly recommended!


Claudia Mackay Feb 2020

Terrarium class



This was so fantastic Orla was so lovely to interact with. She was very informative and positive ☺️ The space was fantastic for a private workshop for two and we even enjoyed a peppermint tea whilst we worked. We learnt all about how to care for our new terrariums and what to look out for with them. Amazing value for money! And just so much fun! Thank you to Orla It was even better because of your  + more

Large Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Claudia Mackay Sydney


Hee Lim Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Teachers were kind, it was easy and fun and we had fun and made good memories.


Chloe Wagenknecht-Reid Feb 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



I absolutely loved the terrarium workshop! The teacher was so relaxed and helpful and shared knowledge and tips for our plants at home as well as guiding us through our terrarium making. All the equipment and items were beautiful and there was great variety of rocks, stones, plants and even little handmade, stone animals to put in the terrarium! It was great value for money and I would definitely  + more

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Chloe Wagenknecht-Reid


Harriet Barley Feb 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



I had a great experience at the terrarium workshop. Chris the owner was super friendly, helpful and knowledgable. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to try something new!


Annalise Chriqui Feb 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



The teacher was lovely and didn’t leave any questions unanswered. Had such a great time creating a beautiful terrarium to take home. Would definitely do it again

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Annalise Chriqui Sydney


Madeleine Baxendale Feb 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Terrarium class



Highly recommend this class! Everything was meticulously organised and explained, it was a relaxing and creative space and I loved every minute of it

Make a Succulent Terrarium review by Madeleine Baxendale Sydney


Gretel Spiegel Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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

Kokedama workshop review by Gretel Spiegel


Leanne Feb 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Had an excellent time at this class. I really enjoyed the funky venue and made a fantastic terrarium


Simone Tallent Feb 2020

Floristry class



Fun and informative class, great for beginners. Chris was very knowledgeable and friendly. Small class size allowed for lots of one on one attention and help when needed. Would highly recommend.

Wild Flower Arranging Workshop review by Simone Tallent


Adrienne Hoare Feb 2020

Kokedama class



This class was fantastic! Chris and Lee were so lovely and helpful. The space was so beautiful, will definitely do more of their workshops in the future!


Kylie Little Feb 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



The teacher was excellent and explained why each step was important and was very helpful during the process.Loved the class and would do another workshop as it was fun and everyone made very different terrariums.Very easy to get to about a five minute walk from the Surry Hills light rail stop.

Terrarium workshop review by Kylie Little


Gabrielle Dardouillet Feb 2020

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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: Make a Set of Three review by Gabrielle Dardouillet


Mark Borda Feb 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



The class was well run and a fun, relaxing start to the weekend. The terrariums looked great.


Emily Cesca Feb 2020

Floristry class



This was a really fun date day for myself and my husband. We got to play with different bouquet shapes and learn about how to use various textures and sizes of foliage together. Olna was friendly, knowledgeable and supportive and gave us a great balance of instruction and creative freedom. We both walked away with a beautiful bouquet, and I’ve already told my mom that another workshop with Merchant  + more

Floristry workshop review by Emily Cesca


Brigitte Greene Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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


Nicole Heinrich Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Teacher was amazing! She was very informative and also patient in explaining each step. We would definitely come back to this venue again just for the service


Poonam Kamboj Feb 2020

Terrarium class



The instructor was really good and very friendly. Clear instructions, very informative and practical session.


Xiya Li Jan 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Teacher was really friendly, gave useful info to everyone. Very relaxed environment would highly recommend


Peter Key-Matuszak Jan 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Our teacher was engaging , knowledgeable and friendly. Great selection of succulents, pebbles and decoration. Great atmosphere. I'd recommend this to friends for sure.


Cynthia Subakat Jan 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Amazing, teacher is really friendly. The atmospheres great. Instruction was really thorough tok with plenty of time for questions.

Terrarium workshop review by Cynthia Subakat


Nicoletta Crollini Jan 2020

Terrarium class



Fantastic experience and one of the few you can take something home! Great teacher and enjoyable relaxed space. Highly recommend the terrarium workshop to anyone!


Linda McCarthy Jan 2020

Terrarium class



This greenhouse terrarium class was a fantastic experience for our girls day out. Chris was extremely accommodating when we needed to change our booking and he created a really relaxing atmosphere for the class. I could feel my stress melting away as I dug my fingers into the moss. I really enjoyed learning about the plants and the little ecosystem they create and it was really interesting to see how  + more

Terrarium workshop review by Linda McCarthy


Camille Vachon Jan 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Loved the class, it was easier than I thought and the instructor was Lovely. Got to take my beautiful terrarium home too :)


Michael Stacey Jan 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



The teacher was very friendly and helpful. The store was beautiful and all materials supplied were nice. My wife and I really enjoyed our time there.


Hayden Wright Jan 2020

Terrarium class



Chris was a great host , very knowledgeable and friendly. We very happy with our terrarium :)


April Palmerlee Jan 2020

Terrarium class



Purchased this for two 8-year old girls. The venue was very flexible about arranging a time convenient to me, and the final product is beautiful. It looks professional, despite being made by children. The class is scheduled to be 1-hour, but it really only took less than 30 minutes. Highly recommend!


Natalie Read Jan 2020

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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.


Ross Lieber Jan 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Fun class, the kit provided was decent and the experience was enjoyable. All in all, our terrariums turned out nicely and the photos looked good.


Lucy Burnitt Jan 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



So much fun and such a good end result. Also learnt a lot too. Great teacher!


Hannah Phan Jan 2020

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Chris and Linz were amazing We've learnt so much on how to take care of our indoor plans xD

Terrarium workshop review by Hannah Phan


Alex Nicholls Dec 2019

Make a DIY Christmas Wreath at Home



This class was amazing, I had so much fun. The teacher was lovely and the florist had such a great atmosphere. Really beautiful materials, would highly recommend!


Mia Callanan Dec 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Excellent fun class with Chris. Looks lovely in my home. Would recommend as a perfect birthday gift.


Noni Chan Dec 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Fun activity for hens day! Really accommodating hosts, lovely shop And beautiful terrariums of course!


Renee Kiely Dec 2019

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Make a DIY Christmas Wreath at Home



Great teacher, materials, location and value for money. Lovely afternoon spent sipping good champagne and being creative.

Floristry workshop review by Renee Kiely Sydney


Nicole Davies Dec 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Floristry class



A fantastic class for beginners. Chris was amazing and so passionate. I would definitely go back for another workshop

Wild Flower Arranging Workshop review by Nicole Davies


Bethany Stavrakis Dec 2019

Make a DIY Christmas Wreath at Home



Chris was fantastic! He has a great spirit and loads of knowledge. The class was a perfect balance of education and exploration! Highly recommend.


Michelle Blackwood Dec 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Make a DIY Christmas Wreath at Home



I just made a beautiful Christmas wreath at Merchant & Green. The instructor was so friendly and helpful that it made the process so easy and seamless. The class was limited number so we had lots of attention and we all left with a beautiful piece for Christmas. The materials provided were quality and easy to work with. Absolutely enjoyed the workshop as would anyone that books in to do it.

Floristry workshop review by Michelle Blackwood


Michelle Blackwood Dec 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Make a DIY Christmas Wreath at Home



Our hosts were extremely hospitable and friendly, going out of their way to make it an enjoyable class. They helped with advice but allowed us to put our own creative touch on things. Really enjoyed the class and came away with my own sustainable Christmas wreath which I will enjoy displaying at home.

Floristry workshop review by Michelle Blackwood


Christina Cardillo-Zallo Nov 2019

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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: Make a Set of Three review by Christina Cardillo-Zallo


Pip Thomson Nov 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Loved the class. It was such a great way to spend a Saturday morning. Orla was very knowledge and lovely. I got to take home a beautiful terrarium and was given tips and know-how if I wanted to make another in the future. Definitely recommend.

Terrarium workshop review by Pip Thomson


Sudhesh Hegde Nov 2019

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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


Lachlan Andersen Nov 2019

Terrarium class



The class was amazing! So much fun learning about terrariums and having total freedom with what we were creating. Chris was our teacher and he was outstanding! So nice and patient. 10/10 would recommend anyone doing this class.


Sarah Martin Nov 2019

Dried Flower Arrangement Workshop



Chris was a lovely teacher who was very patient and showed me a number of flower making techniques to give me a good foundation In flower arrangement. I took home two massive bunch of wildflowers I arranged with tips from Chris. It was a lovely class I’d highly recommend.


Gemma Gafa Nov 2019

Kokedama class



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!


Dave Murray Nov 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Terrarium class



What a great way to spend a Sunday. Thanks for a fantastic workshop! We had a great time making terraniums and a kokedama for a birthday celebration. Chris and Peter made us feel so relaxed and welcome. We will be recommending it to our family and friends. Thanks!


Kate McGloin Nov 2019

Floristry class



My mum and I had such a lovely morning with Chris learning lots of different ways to create a beautiful wildflower bouquet. Will definetely be coming back to do another class!


Andreea Hrincu Nov 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Great class taught by ever-patient, informative Chris. Everything was provided for us, and the end result was excellent! Highly recommend :)

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Andreea Hrincu


Vineel Singh Nov 2019

Terrarium class



Teacher was sociable, friendly and very informative. She made it very comfortable. We would recommend.


Kimberly Hetherington Oct 2019

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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

Kokedama workshop review by Kimberly Hetherington Sydney


Kate Rowland Oct 2019

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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 Sydney


Abby Lam Oct 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Everyone was lovely and welcoming. Very informative session. I love the look of my terrarium :)


Sophie Burgess Oct 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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!


Archana Matt Oct 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



The class was good fun, Christopher was really nice! Materials Provided were of good quality and I enjoyed the class overall :)

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Archana Matt Sydney


Tania Tan Oct 2019

Floristry class



Very patient and personable teacher who answered all my questions and carefully explained the techniques involved. Loved working and learning about Aust Wildflowers.

Wild Flower Arranging Workshop review by Tania Tan


Stephanie Reid Oct 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Beautiful class, well organised and run. Chris was great. Really enjoyable and would definitely recommend.


Jason Leong Oct 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Terrarium class



Fantastic and fun. Learnt a lot about succulents and terraniums. Very intimate setting. Perfect for couples!


Justina Budiman Sep 2019

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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  + more

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three review by Justina Budiman Sydney


Yuka Kumata Sep 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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


Katherine Sep 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Awesome class thank you Great teacher, very friendly and knowledgeable. Great value for money too given you get to take your own terrarium home Really enjoyed this class


Kylie Tomlin Sep 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Great way to spend a Saturday afternoon - terrarium was easy to make and lots of helpful info on how to care for it was provided. Beautiful location inside the florist shop surrounded by plants and flowers.

Terrarium workshop review by Kylie Tomlin


Jonathan Barel Sep 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Terrarium class



Teacher was excellent. Learned so much. I'm very pleased with what i made and this was definitely worth the money


Hin Sep 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Our teacher, Orla is very knowledgeable and friendly. Had a lot of fun learning terrarium!

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Hin


Jason Chen Sep 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Amazing class. Learnt a lot and had heaps of fun planting our terrariums. Will be back for more!

Terrarium workshop review by Jason Chen


Terry Lynch Sep 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Great fun and something different. We learned how to care for the plants in our terrarium and were able to design our own terrarium with the assortment of plants and stones available. Orla was very friendly and knowledgeable and made the experience very fun.

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Terry Lynch


Elizabeth Symmons Aug 2019

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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


Abi Hughes Aug 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Loved this class! The location was lovely (at their shop in Bourke St), and Nicole greeted us and settled us in with a cup of herbal tea. Our tutor Chris was awesome, very knowledgeable and happy to chat about plants in general (I'm an orchid enthusiast and I got a few great tips). There were plenty of supplies, and Chris encouraged us to give our terrarium our own touches; everyone's looked individual  + more

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Abi Hughes


Maria Mamanidis Aug 2019

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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


Phoebe Rogers Aug 2019

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



A really lovely way to spend an afternoon, in a beautiful flower shop, with a delightful host who explained all you need to know about plants and terrariums. You get a beautiful product at the end. Highly recommended.

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Phoebe Rogers


Meiko Taylor Aug 2019

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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


Michelle Lin Aug 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



It was a lovely class with 6 attendees in total with a great light atmosphere. Chris was knowledgable and friendly. We each ended up with a medium sized bowl with 3 succulents. We got tea, banter, fun and the whole experience was great.

Terrarium workshop review by Michelle Lin Sydney


Josie Aug 2019

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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


Victoria Chen Aug 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Such a lovely class with an amazing and passionate teacher, really enjoyed it and would recommend!

Terrarium workshop review by Victoria Chen


Yue Liang Aug 2019

Terrarium class



It was an awesome little class, my partner and i had so much to work with that we didnt know what to do with it! Chris was very informative and helpful, i was astonished by just the absolute beauty of what we had created. Highly recommend to anyone and everyone, this really is a class everyone can enjoy.


Alice Nguyen Aug 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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!


Sarah Blatch Aug 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Was a great workshop, teacher was friendly and knowledgable. A glass of bubbles would have been good Would recommend to friends :)


Lea Dawson Aug 2019

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Fantastic and fun. Lovely teacher and environment. Small class size. Very social.woulr recommend to friends.


Paula O'Brien Aug 2019

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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


Angela Pezzullo Aug 2019

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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: Make a Set of Three review by Angela Pezzullo


Gareth Chan Jul 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Teacher was very friendly and accommodating- he explained the layers of the terrarium and the function of each layer very well. Materials were provided and teacher went through why we were using the materials. Lots of time and space to use our creativity to make our own terrarium. Location was great- very chill and nice atmosphere.


Jean Jul 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Great teacher, very helpful and knowledgeable. Lovely working space with plenty of materials to use. Very happy with my terrarium.


Donnae Distin Jul 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



The class exceeded my expectations! We were warmly welcomed to the florist and our teacher, Chris was really helpful and knowledgable. There were a variety of materials to choose from allowing us to be as uniquely creative as we felt. We received guidance through each step in the process of building our terrariums. It was a relaxing and fun afternoon :)


Naomi Riley Jul 2019

Terrarium class



Chris was patient, informative and friendly. The atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable. All equipment was provided and the quality was excellent. A fun and different way to spend a few hours that will bring many more hours of pleasure to come.


Emma Taylor Jul 2019

Floristry class



Merchant & Green are an amazing little company. I recently attended one of their workshops and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Mitch was an amazing host! His knowledge of plants and how to create beautiful arrangements is second to none. I would highly recommend visiting the store, the workshops are well worth your money! I know that I will definitely be returning in the near future.

Wild Flower Arranging Workshop review by Emma Taylor


Brianca Le Jul 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Great class with such a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. I'm a nervous person but I had a lot of fun and despite the unfortunate power failure in the region, it was resolved quickly with romantic candle lights. Though the lights did eventually turn on again. Great people, service, plants and overall I love it. The terrariums turned out better than I expected.

Terrarium workshop review by Brianca Le


Jessica Durand Jul 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Great energy despite the black-out! The candle lights were a nice addition and make the class extra special :)


Michelle Hsu Jul 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Teachers were friendly, casual and very knowledgeable about their work. The class was done in the their beautiful florist store and amidst their flowers and ferns! Materials were all provided, along with a rustic apron to truly get into the spirit of things. A relaxing and creative way to spend time with your partner or bestie. Thanks Merchant and Green!

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Michelle Hsu


Leah Krischock Jul 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



My husband gave this class to me as a Christmas present and I was delighted with his choice. The teachers were friendly and knowledgeable, kept the class running despite the minor setback of a blackout in the area and were attentive to each of the students. We were shown how to build up our dry terrarium glass bowl with each layer of material, receiving information on the purpose of each and important  + more

Terrarium workshop review by Leah Krischock Sydney


Sara Vickers Jul 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Great session - thank you. The venue was perfect, the instructors were very knowledgeable and helpful, & came away with a lovely end result

Terrarium workshop review by Sara Vickers


Ethan Ding Jul 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Terrarium class



It was a beyond amazing experience with friendly knowledgeable and patient host! Definitely would recommend everyone to go try out! Ethan/Andrew


Nicola Proud Jul 2019

Floristry class



We had the best time in this class. It’s an intimate space where you’ll have a personalised lesson & experience. Chris was an excellent and generous teacher. The products we used were such a high quality and Merchant & Green topped us up with extras to ensure we loved our bouquets. We will definitely be coming back for different class types, perhaps with a glass of bubbles!


Illana Sussman Jul 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Really fun and super friendly instructors. Highly recommended way to spend Saturday morning and you get to keep your work of art!


Luke McKey Jul 2019

Terrarium class



We did the terrarium class and it was amazing. Our teachers were very helpful and personable and so much fun! Would absolutely recommend this class.

Large Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Luke McKey


Alix Ratcliffe Jul 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Floristry class



The wildflower arranging workshop was excellent! Such a lovely afternoon with great information & guidance from the teachers while also letting us take our bouquets in our own direction :) We learned to make bouquets 3 different ways using the wildflowers. The workshop is in a gorgeous location in the florist studio, surrounded by wonderful flowers. The flowers provided were beautiful and we each got  + more

Floristry workshop review by Alix Ratcliffe


William Kim Jun 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Fantastic class! Definitely worth the price you pay for. Thank you for making our Saturday special :)


Lianne Bissell Jun 2019

Floristry class



Chris & Mitch were perfect hosts, so attentive and fun. We were shown multiple ways of arranging flowers and ample time to play around with different ideas, there was absolutely no rush to stick to the allotted time. The herbal tea was also very welcome. Highly recommend this workshop and no doubt will be back again.

Floristry workshop review by Lianne Bissell Sydney


Catherine-Anne Walsh Jun 2019

Floristry class



Wonderful afternoon. Thankyou. Great teachers and amazing shop. It really does have it all. Shall be back.


Travis Kecek Jun 2019

Terrarium class



Amazing, teacher was very accommodating and friendly and informative. Everything I could ever want from that experience. Give that woman a raise.

Terrarium workshop review by Travis Kecek


Linda Burrow Jun 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Chris is a wonderfully caring teacher. The class was informative and relaxing and the venue was superb. Loved every minute and took away an original creation


Tracey Lewis Jun 2019

Textiles class



There were only 2 of us so we received individualised attention. It was so much fun and it brought back memories of when I attempted macrame over 35 years ago. The teacher was amazing and attentive. I would highly recommend this class. I am now keen to do some more macrame workshops. I was so impressed I purchased my pot for my Macrame Plant Hanger as well as some other items from Merchant and Gr  + more

Textiles workshop review by Tracey Lewis


Sarah Neill Jun 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Floristry class



Had such a fun time! Chris is lovely and it was so welcoming arriving and having a cup of tea waiting. The space is really welcoming and lovely and being in the storefront means you also see customers come in and chat about the flowers they’re getting etc. this was wildflowers and the selection was incredible - some I hadn’t seen before were really breathtaking and they look so good on my dining  + more

Floristry workshop review by Sarah Neill


Kirsty Henry Jun 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Friendly host, great location and very informative session. We all took home a lovely succulent display too. Would highly recommend.


Sandra Dugandzic Jun 2019

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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.


Sarah Jewry Jun 2019

Floristry class



The flower shop was really cute. The instructors were really friendly and easy to chat to. They showed us how to arrange the beautiful wildflowers and we made one to take home! It was me and 4 other girls and it was a super cosy afternoon. Would definately recommend

Floristry workshop review by Sarah Jewry


Preeya Stanley Jun 2019

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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  + more

Kokedama workshop review by Preeya Stanley Sydney


Ashleigh Dunne Jun 2019

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Teachers were extremely lovely, helpful and provided alot of information on how to care for our terraniums. The class was held in a beautiful flower shop and was so much fun to do.

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Ashleigh Dunne Sydney


Annie Huynh Jun 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Very good experience, had such a lovely time. The teacher was very informative and his passion rubbed off into me. Will definitely be back!


Joanne Nguyen Jun 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Amazing class! Workshop is small, cozy and teachers were very friendly. They were knowledgeable and helpful in explaining different materials used and the types of terrariums. Location is fantastic too as there are a lot of quaint eateries.

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Joanne Nguyen


Teagan Naidu Jun 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Fantastic class! It wasn’t rushed at all, we could take our time and get as much or as little feedback as you like. Very warm and welcoming teacher.

Succulent Terrarium Workshop review by Teagan Naidu


Harriet Gall Jun 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Held in a stunning florist shop, I couldn’t fault my Succulent Terrarium Making Class. Chris is passionate, patient and so knowledgeable about everything plants. The workshop was simple, informative and great fun. I love my new terrarium, it already has pride of place in my home. Highly recommend this course.

Terrarium workshop review by Harriet Gall


Roigo Oliveira Jun 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Amazing experience! Very informative and helpful! I'm confident to have a try and make my own terrariums!


Daniel Voysey Jun 2019

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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


Sarah Doolan Jun 2019

Kokedama class



Fun lesson in a relaxed atmosphere, I learned something new and met new people. Highly recommended.


Laura Wilkie Jun 2019

Kokedama Workshop: Make a Set of Three



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


Beth Hubble May 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



This class was amazing! I booked as a surprise for my partner’s birthday and we both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Great instruction, good banter, really informative and lots of creative fun. Highly recommended!


Nikki Boer May 2019

Succulent Terrarium Workshop



Lovely way to spend a Sunday morning. Workshop presenter was friendly and attentive. It's nice to get creative and get out of your head.

Terrarium workshop review by Nikki Boer