Rainforest Terrarium Workshop

Build your own miniature ecosystem, in Sydney's Inner West Jungle Warehouse Makerspace

1.5 hours Class size 8 to 60     label $99

Come and join us in Inner West Sydney's huge jungle warehouse makerspace. Stepping into a warehouse filled with over 350+ indoor house plants, you’ll be in the best place to do a plant workshop in Sydney.

You will get to do our infamous Rainforest Terrarium Workshop!
Most terrarium workshops have glassware that is open top, so they need to be watered. Our enclosed rainforest terrariums are luscious little worlds that are fully self-sustaining and self-watering. So you get to find it a sweet spot at home and then sit back, relax, and watch your tiny ecosystem thrive.

You will learn all about terrariums, terrarium plants, how to make a terrarium, what is the right glass for terrariums, what different substrate layers people do, how to make substrate, terrarium design, and so much more! You’ll make your own little lush plant world to take home and admire.

Your teacher will also coach you with some of the Plant Doctor’s tips for keeping indoor plants alive, so that you watch and care for your terrarium with confidence!

All our workshops are first-timer friendly, people of all skill levels and ages are welcome. All materials and terrarium plants (3) are provided, and we will have some refreshing drinks for you (alcoholic, or non-alcoholic).

Everything you learn, like the Plant Doctor’s substrate recipe and functional layer design, you can also apply to any cool glassware you might find!

If you’d like to have your own private rainforest terrarium workshop for a team building activity, a hen’s night activity, kid’s birthday party, school holiday activity, a baby shower, a blessing ceremony, Christmas party, adult birthday party, buck’s party activity, or similar, you can make a request on the right side of our Class Bento profile or workshop page click "Request a private class".

Send us a message if you have any questions!

Knowledge required
Perfect for first-timers, or anyone of any skill level is very welcome!
What you'll get
All materials and plants(3) provided, as well as refreshing drinks (alcoholic and alcohol-free).
What to bring
Just bring yourself!
Suitable for

This class is great for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or hens party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 8 years old).

Adult accompaniment is not required.


Nauti Studios, Parramatta Road, Stanmore NSW

Rainforest Terrarium Workshop location
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The Plant Doctor
The Plant Doctor

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The Plant Doctor and our little crew are passionately sharing the art of indoor house plant care, so that more people can have more greenery in their lives. Watching plants grow and thrive is such a rewarding experience (and stress-free once you know what you’re doing!) and plants are extremely good for our health and well-being.

Step into Sydney's Inner West jungle warehouse makerspace for one of our weekend workshops to learn about indoor plants and plant craft, or we can bring the greenery workshops to you.

We run our weekend workshops monthly and anyone can attend. We run our private workshops around what works best for you. We do workshops for team building activities, a hen’s night activity, kid’s birthday party, school holiday activity, baby showers, blessing ceremonies, Christmas parties, adult birthday parties, buck’s party activities and more!

We love sharing the art of indoor house plant care, and all the creative craft practices that go along with it. Whether it’s through an Indoor House Plants 101 Workshop, a Terrarium Workshop, a Kokedama Plant Ball Workshop, a Macrame Pot Hanger Workshop, or our infamous Rainforest Terrariums Workshop. All these workshops are a great way to learn about indoor house plants, get crafty, and get creative!

Plus, our workshops are experiences which keep on giving! You get to take home a beautiful plant creation which you can watch grow and thrive, as knowledge, crafting, and creativity skills that you can keep for a lifetime!


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Taylor Tracy Dec 2023

I completed the Rainforest Terrarium Workshop with my mum and sister - it was great fun and excellent value for money and we left feeling that we had learnt heaps of skills that would be applicable for future terrariums. Sabrina, our teacher was excellent and we felt well taken care of.
The Nauti studios are really cool inside but it was very hot and accessibility is difficult if you struggle with stairs for any reason. We stood during the workshop which was okay for our party but it is a while on your feet.
Overall a fun experience and really happy with our terrariums!

Amanda Mann Dec 2023

Fantastic day out .
Excellent presentation , wry helpful
And informative Staff.
Great value for money and we got to take home a beautiful self made terrarium.

Susana Maya Muñoz Sep 2023

Our teacher Sabrina was the best, ☺️ We really enjoyed the workshop. Everything was great. Recommended

Rainforest Terrarium Workshop review by Susana Maya Muñoz - Sydney

Diana Hanaor Mar 2023

Sabrina was clear, concise and friendly. She helped everyone and the end results were beautiful. Thank you!

Gita Ram Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Teacher was Sabrina.
Lots of patienceshe had time for everyone's questions. Enjoyed the 2hrs. Thank you.

Chloe Llewellyn Mar 2023

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 15 reviews

Good venue, great teacher and very easy and enjoyable class - highly recommend this to everyone

Rainforest Terrarium Workshop review by Chloe Llewellyn - Sydney

Prenita Chetty Jan 2023

Great experience! Highly recommend it. Lovely venue full of creativity. Teachers were wonderful, and instructions were clear.

Long Ko Dec 2022

The instructor were so helpful and nice. It was joyful to learn and create

Eric Cai Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The teacher was very knowledgeable and provided a great learning experience. Thank you Lexxi and Sabrina!

Shalini Pillai Nov 2022

The class was organised well and we learnt so much about terrariums and indoor plants in general. Sabrina was so lovely and informational as well. What a fun activity to do with friends or a partner!

Eva Battaglini Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

A fun and informative class, with a patient and very helpful instructor. Everything you need to make a beautiful terrarium!

Katrina Costello Nov 2022

Sabrina was very informative and patient. She taught us a lot about terrariums and the life cycle of a plant

Terrarium class review by Katrina Costello - Sydney

Leona Wedderburn Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Really fun and instructive class with Lexxi and Sabrina! Super easy to make our tropical terrariums with all the materials sorted and ready to use. Great tips for keeping them healthy too!

Rainforest Terrarium Workshop review by Leona Wedderburn - Sydney

Ariel Manglanlan Oct 2022

Amazing class! Everybody is friendly and welcoming! I would highly recommend it! Keep it up!

Michael Monforte Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Today was a great experience, left with a lot more than what I expected and all the knowledge to continue making more. Everything was provided with extras to make a unique piece. Our hosts were lovely and very helpful, great for beginners and would definitely recommend.

Alan Woo Sep 2022

Excellent teachers! Got this class as a gift. Great fun and I got what I want!

Terrarium class review by Alan Woo - Sydney

Monique Doan Sep 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beware! This class has inspired me so much to continue building terrariums I am so worried I will keep every jar I get in contact with. The class was so simple and easy to follow. They explained every step in so much detail and were so informative with aftercare. Our silly cat had sadly broken the first terrarium but they were so kind to let us know where we can get replacements for each product. Such kind and passionate teachers. Love it.

Rainforest Terrarium Workshop review by Monique Doan - Sydney

Rebecca Mooney Aug 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Elli was great and really helpful with tips on how to create & care for your plants.

Manja Rhijn Aug 2022

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews

This class was a nice activity to do on a Sunday afternoon. The class was completed in less than two hours. The teachers provided information about how to care for the Terrarium. The venue was very cool as well.

Terrarium class review by Manja Rhijn - Sydney

Nan Herlihen Aug 2022

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews

Elli was very informative and explained all elements well. The class was methodically organised and the various stations made it super easy to piece it all together. It was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday. The end product was also pretty cool. Thoroughly recommend.

Rainforest Terrarium Workshop review by Nan Herlihen - Sydney

Warren Terry Aug 2022

A fun, creative and easy glass with friendly and knowledgeable hosts. And you get to take your work home after.

Jack Masone Aug 2022

Class was great, instructor was clear and very helpful. Spacious studio with all materials provided.

Marco Tombola Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Awesome experience! The girls are very helpful and welcoming. Warmly recommended!
Thank you for making my day!

Kayley Higgs Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

My friends & I loved the class! Super cute wholesome Sunday! Even loved the Gin & Tonic we got when we walked through the door!

Pele Chandra May 2022

Relaxing ambiance to learn about plants. Good value, very helpful and informative teachers. Very enjoyable experience.

Helen Nafranowicz May 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Fantastic afternoon with Lexii & Nat! Welcome drink kicked off the session, all materials included were high quality & the expertise shared was invaluable. Thanks so much!

Daniel Latimer Feb 2022

Great vibe and really nice instructor - learnt a lot during the workshop and took home a really nice terrarium!

Sean Casey Jan 2022

This was a really great starter workshop. My partner and I attended wanting to to do this as a little date activity, and around 20 people in total were in attendance. The distancing was good between groups, and everyone wore masks when they weren't having a sip from their drink.

The workshop space itself is on the roof of an older industrial building. It would likely still be quite muggy even during Autumn and Spring. It's really hot, so I would recommend wearing shorts and a T.

The instructors were super friendly, approachable and helpful for all our needs. Chris the instructor, when everyone else was out of the room, sneaked over and took some plants we wanted from other groups tables ;) hehehe

Left with 2 beautiful designs, a bit of knowledge, and a nice time away from home during this s****y time. Interested in their succulent workshop too! Might hit that up in winter maybe!

Rainforest Terrarium Workshop review by Sean Casey - Sydney

Angus McPherson Jan 2022

Really great class! We learned a lot and came home with awesome terrariums and new skills.

Rainforest Terrarium Workshop review by Angus McPherson - Sydney

Leigh Perry Jan 2022

Booked this class with some girls for a laid back hens party.
We learnt so much and our terrariums all turned out great.
Chris and Aly were so lovely and accomodating.
Highly recommend

Sandra Sam Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

What a great time my husband and I had. The teachers Nat/Ness were helpful and attentive. The materials provided were of good quality and the plants were all healthy and lush. The atmosphere was safe, warm and friendly. We highly recommend this experience and would love to make another terrarium in the future.

Terrarium class review by Sandra Sam - Sydney

Jean Viengkhou Nov 2021

Ness was welcoming and friendly and Chris was very helpful and knowledgeable. We learned a lot and had a fun time! The studio is also really cool!

Andrew Lim Nov 2021

Chris ran the class well. She made us feel at ease and explained everything clearly. She was always approachable. It was just a great session and we’re very happy with our terrariums (terraria?)!

Charlotte McLaren May 2021

We did this class it was Great fun making our own terrariums, helpful advice and nice atmosphere

Gail Oliver May 2021

Teacher very knowledgeable and a very enjoyable workshop. I would recommend to others of its relaxing atmosphere.

Nicole Egan May 2021

My mum and I thoroughly enjoyed our terrarium workshop at The Pant Doctor. They were knowledgeable, helpful, encouraging and very informative. Thank you Nat and Chris

Terrarium class review by Nicole Egan - Sydney

Yvette Debergue May 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended

Nat and Chris were terrific and the class was great.
Really good materials, good quality, and really interesting and informative class.

Danni Sloan Mar 2021

This was a very interesting and enjoyable workshop. The group size was good and the two coordinators spent time with everyone so help could be given and questions answered without problem. The girls knew their subject and were confident in delivery. The materials were all supplied and we were given variety in our choices. I will be looking at further workshops with the Plant Doctor!

Nicole Egan Mar 2021

The teacher and their assistant were great. All products needed were readily available and the knowledge and help with wonderful. I look forward to watching my terrarium grow.

Rainforest Terrarium Workshop review by Nicole Egan - Sydney

Laine Fullerton Mar 2021

20 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

This class was such a fun night out with friends! Nat was so knowledgeable and the whole class was really well-paced. We were able to fully customise the terrarium with our choice of plants, rocks, sticks, shells and other goodies, but Nat was still happy to help out where needed. The steps were made really clear about what we need to do to keep these little ecosystems thriving at home too, so I left feeling confident that I could finally keep some indoor plants happy!

Rainforest Terrarium Workshop review by Laine Fullerton - Sydney

Rez Cabala Mar 2021

21 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

What a fun class, and what a fun studio! I was totally in my element the two teachers were so lovely and helpful, definitely gave me the confidence to go with my creative direction. My terrarium sits on my bed side table and its the perfect thing to wake up to in the morning! Highly Recommend

Camila Galizzi Mar 2021

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

I loved everything Teachers were great and I really enjoyed the whole activity. So much fun

Kelly Zurek Mar 2021

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

My tropical terrarium I was given turned mouldy.They use bamboo lids instead of glass & in ten days I’ve had2 throw it away.Not a good feeling.Also a better studio would of made the experience a lot more comfortable.The teachers were friendly but needed 2 give better step by step instructions.I felt so uncomfortable because of the heat in the studio that I just had2 cut class short & leave early.A disappointment

Terrarium class review by Kelly Zurek - Sydney

Teacher's response

Hi Kelly
So sorry to hear about your Terrarium. We did test the bamboo lids before we started using them for workshops and a month later they were doing really well so I’m really sorry you didn’t have the same experience. We have recently changed the containers we use, to glass-topped ones, so we would love to invite you back to make another one, or we will happily refund the cost of your workshop. We are also looking into investing in a larger fan for the front room, that day was undoubtedly VERY hot, I’m so sorry the experience wasn’t enjoyable. Ness

Leyen Nguyen Mar 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended

I bought this workshop for my boyfriend and his mother as a cute bonding experience. They came back with big smiles and beautiful new terrariums and told me they had a lovely time. The teacher was bubbly and provided great information about terrarium care, and offered lots of variances of decor for customisation. The only downside (no stars off for this at all since it was out of anyone's control) is that the workshop was on the top floor of a building, making it really hot during the workshop on that particular. A suggestion for future workshops is having items all on a more accessible level so that people who have back problems don't have to bend over to get things. 100% a great experience and would recommend!

Teacher's response

Hi Leyen,

Thank you so much for getting in touch with your thoughts and feedback!

We are so glad to hear they had an awesome time!

Your suggestions are much appreciated, and we will be putting materials higher where possible, thank you for pointing that out!

Yes, unfortunately the beautiful Nauti is in an uninsulated warehouse and does get warm when the weather does. It was very unlucky with the day being so hot.

But I am super glad they had a blast, they were both really lovely and made great design choices with their terrariums! Thanks for buying such a lovely gift!


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Elena Pobjie Jan 2021

Fun and engaging activity. Both the host and the teacher were accommodating and just great.
Worth the time and money.

Alana O'Sullivan Jan 2021

Nat was a fantastic wealth of knowledge who made the class really engaging, interesting and educational. Came away with a great terrarium and the information and support to keep it alive.

Tash Nguyen Dec 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Had a great time! Nat and Ness are an amazing team! Very happy with my experience and my creation!

Maryam Shukry Dec 2020

The class was so much fun, the teachers were were super relaxed and friendly. A great afternoon

Jessica Pilon-Summons Nov 2020

Was a fab class to do for my 30th. Was fun, informative and a great activity to do with friends. The plant dr really knows her stuff!

Terrarium class review by Jessica Pilon-Summons - Sydney

Caroline Witts Oct 2020

Great space and a fun concept. Very informative for people at all levels. Nat and Ness were awesome.

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