February 8 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
One event on February 22, 2020 at 10:00 am
There’s nothing more cheering at this time of year than clusters of delicate snowdrops gently nodding their heads. Throughout February, the gardens will be carpeted in a spectacular display, heralding the star of Spring, and new for this year, we’ll be championing a beautiful way to display them.
Originating from Japan, the practice of Kokedama involves carefully removing the root system from a living plant’s container, before surrounding it in a mud cake and wrapping it securely with moss (the word ‘kokedama’ means ‘moss ball’). The result is a striking sculptural ‘string garden,’ that can be either hung indoors or outdoors, as a display rather befitting the elegant beauty of the snowdrop.
Head gardener Joshua Sparkes will be hosting two kokedama workshops in February, where you can learn how to make your own hanging planter using this Japanese moss ball technique.
Workshops will be held on Saturday 8th February and Saturday 22 February, from 10am – 12 noon.
Tickets cost £25 and include entry to the gardens as well as a generous slice of cake and cups of tea and coffee to fuel creativity.