In response to lockdown, Botanical Boys, the duo whose mission it is to connect people with nature, and the developers behind biophilian designed Wardian London, have come together to bring you a series of virtual terrarium masterclasses and free isolation demos on how to look after your plant favourites, perfect for those looking to spruce up their green thumb skills and brighten up their WFH spaces.
With virtual Chelsea Flower Show around the corner and online yoga sessions starting to become yesterday’s news, The Botanical Boys x Wardian London series provides a new way for you to not only escape these challenging times and find your inner zen, but also the option to move the green beauty of your local park to your living room.
Make the most of your time stuck inside and grow your plants healthy again starting with the first isolation demo coming out on Wednesday 06 May in celebration of World Mental Health Day. The below demos will be going live at 6pm on a bi-monthly basis, please see below for schedule so you know when to tune in:
- Wednesday 06 May – Introduction to the history of The Wardian Case: Discover the history of The Wardian case – an early type of terrarium invented by Dr Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward and inspiration behind residential-led development Wardian London.
- Wednesday 13 May – Benefits of indoor plants: Explores how spaces filled with plants positively impacts our wellbeing, productivity and mental stimulation.
- Wednesday 27 May – Indoor plant styling: A nod to Chelsea Flower Show, this demo will present useful styling ideas on the best location for a number of popular indoor plants (i.e. that mini cactus you’ve lost track of or your DIY aloe vera), giving you a good indication on what plants to have where.
- Wednesday 10 June – Plant care tips: The final demo of the series will talk through basic house plant care and a few additional tips to keep them alive. Key topics that will be covered includes lighting, soil, watering, potting and feeding, pruning and signs of problems to look out for.
All free demos will be led by Botanical Boys founder Darren Henderson and be a total of 15 minutes long. The demos will go up on Botanical Boys, EcoWorld and Ballymore’s Instagram channels, meaning you can easily share the tips with your friends or save your favourite post to look back over and get stuck in on the weekend.
The ‘at home’ terrarium masterclasses will be live at 6pm and led by Botanical Boys’ Darren on the below dates via Zoom, kicking off on the first day of virtual Chelsea Flower Show:
- Monday 18 May
- Monday 01 June
- Monday 08 June
- Monday 22 June
To register your complimentary place on a live masterclass and find out how to purchase your terrarium kit, sign up on the Wardian website here: www.wardianlondon.com/botanicalboys/ Note – they must be purchased a minimum of 7 days before the class date (to allow for courier delivery). The terrarium kit includes all plant materials, glass vessel and courier delivery, with entry level terrariums starting at £28. There is also an interest free installment payment method available.
For updates on the live demos and masterclasses, please visit the following Instagram channels: @ballymore @ecoworld_uk @botanicalboys