Specialising in something is very rewarding for both us and others, whilst teaching we have learnt a great deal more. We now hold an extensive knowledge of miniature tropical plants and how to create the perfect balance for a self-sustainable eco-system.
Due to the closed system, the environment is ideal for a wide range of the tropical and colourful array of plants, but which ones? Many plants seem appropriate but in the end are not. Plant companionship is just as important as the environment you're creating. You don't want your plants competing leaving your terrarium either looking messy or with one dominant plant.
When working with plants your also working with soil. The soil is a compound that has many variables, which depicts what plants will thrive and which will not. with each other
When we were working away a lot my plants suffered so, I decided to cover them using large water containers which, captured the evaporating moisture and dripped down water to plants. eureka, I thought but alas it was a thing...a Terrarium!
I made some for Christmas presents and then my little business began.
I have been designing these little beautiful gardens for 7 years; From foraging moss, soil and stones to now, cultivating my own plants and resourcing my glass from local glass blowers.
I design a diverse variety of landscapes using beautifully shaped glass and unique dynamic and colourful plants suitable for any European home.
After years of experience, I am able to teach workshops for all occasions including art therapy, parties/weddings/schools/youth centres and prisons all over the UK.
After much trial and error, I have worked out the perfect formula and the perfect process to ensure the healthiest of terrariums. My prefered formula included bat droppings for fertiliser and insects that compost the decaying biomatter. These insects are extremely small, barely visible to the eye and they thrive in this tropical environment.