Botanikurs 101: Living Decorations - Kokedama

with Monai McCullough

14 Dec 2019

Kokedama is a style of Japanese bonsai, where a plant's root system is wrapped in moss and bound with string, transforming it into a unique sculptural art form. ‘Koke’ means moss and ‘dama’ means ball. It has come a long way since its traditional bonsai, including string gardens which allow plants to defy gravity and make a strong and peaceful statement. Made popular by Dutch artist Fedor van de Valk, string gardens take this tradition a step further by suspending kokedama in the air. They’re a great way to bring diversity to your houseplants and are easy to care for.

In this workshop, you will make your own kokedama, learn about the unique soil properties and master caring for them at home.  

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The different Kokedama elements yet to be assembled -



Botanikurs is a series of workshops and classes focused on plants. We invite you to learn and explore the life of plants and its systems as well as master taking care of your plants at home. This program covers topics from repotting and plant pests to cuttings. Curious about how to become a better plant parent? Have a look at our workshop program to unlock the secrets of the green world and more.


Monai McCullough is an indoor plant expert from New York City passionate about sustainable and chemical free care alternatives. She decided to move to Amsterdam to launch her business PLANTMOM, blending her plant expertise and enthusiasm to help people develop more confidence in plant care.


Workshop: Botanikurs 101: Living Decorations - Kokedama
Saturday, 14th of December, 17:30 - 19:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Tickets: Full price €35,- | Student / Artist / Stadspas €21,-* (incl. €1 administration costs)

*We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option. For questions please e-mail

Attendance limited to 15 people. We maintain a minimum of 7 participants.

Please note that this workshop will be held in English.