Botanikurs 101: Living Decorations - Kokedama

with PLANTMOM Monai McCullough

30 Mar 2019

Kokedama is a style of Japanese bonsai, where a plant's root system is simply wrapped in moss and bound with string, transforming it into a unique sculptural art form that can elevate your home. ‘Koke’ means moss and ‘dama’ means ball.

Kokedama 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, participants will make their 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 will cover topics from repotting and plant pests to cuttings and will also incorporate master classes for advanced “planty” projects! Curious about how to become a better plant parent? Join us 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. Monai maintains plants and green walls in Amsterdam and Rotterdam and does private consultations and installations for residential and retail companies. And she hopes to launch her line of sustainable organic fertilizer and starter kits (+much more) soon!


Workshop: Botanikurs 101: Living Decorations - Kokedama
Saturday, 30st of March, 17:30 - 19:00
Tickets: Regular: €35,-  | Students: €24.50,- |(including €1,- administration costs)  
Attendance limited to 15 people
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam