Botanikurs 101: Living Decorations - Kokedama

with Monai McCullough

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.  


Kokedama - Tia Torok


Botanikurs 101

Botanikurs 101 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
Duration: 1,5 hours

Price: €38 /person

Price for artists/students group: €29 /person

This workshop will be given in English.