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Kokedama is a type of Japanese bonsai (also known as “the poor man’s bonsai”) that involves growing plants in a ball of soil wrapped in moss. Kokedama actually translates to “moss ball” in Japanese. In this fun workshop, Conservatory Horticulturist Jayton Howard will talk about the history of this form of garden art and demonstrate how to make a Kokedama. You’ll have fun with moss and get your hands messy as you make our own Kokedama to take home with you. Jayton will provide all the information you need to properly care for and maintain your Kokedama.

Fees: Member $42, Non-Member $50

All programs are subject to change. Pre-registration through our website is required.

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Register Member $42

Register Non-Member $50

Friday, March 15, 2024
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Event Details

Jayton Howard

If you have a size appropriate plant (6” pot size or smaller) you’ve been wanting to turn into a Kokedama, bring it along for the class, but it’s not necessary. All materials will be provided.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is happy to provide workshops that enable participants to create with live plants, but we can’t guarantee live plants will survive after they are taken home.

About the Instructor

Jayton Howard grew up in Oregon working at his mother’s flower shop, had the privilege of studying horticulture in Australia where he also managed a garden shop for 5 years, then moved to Hawaii to specialize in tropical growing where he managed wholesale nursery operations as well as a cacao and coffee farm. Now he is here in Richmond at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as the Conservatory Horticulturist where he gets to keep the tropical lifestyle alive.