Terrariums - a garden in a bottle! Low maintenance ecosystems, terrariums make great gifts, desk companions or indoor decorations.

Building on the basics of propogating succulents to use in garden craft, Penny will guide you in making two terrariums to take home. You will learn to make the layers of soil and mulch, how to embed and care for the plants and make a unique piece to take home.

Penny, a local horticulturalist, will share her enthusiasm for working with items from gardens to create beutiful craft and home decor items. This passion is incorporated into sustainability principles with many of the plants propogated directy by Penny from her own and local community gardens.

We will begin with light refreshments as Penny demonstrates the process for constructing your own terrarium. We will then make our own bespoke terrariums to take home. Time permitting, a second smaller terrarium will also be made. These make lovely gifts for Christmas.

All materials and tools will be provided, but if you have cuttings you would like to bring along, a special glas jar or bowl, or a plate of food to share with others, that would be most welcome!

Class Booking Conditions

Bookings are considered final once payment is made, no refunds will be given for nonattendances. However, if at least 7 days notice is given of inability to attend, a transfer to an available class of equivalent value may be organised, with a $10 administration fee applicable.

Class Cancellations

If there are insufficient numbers for a class it may be cancelled or postponed. In this case, you will be notified as soon as possible and given the option of a full refund or a transfer to a class of equivalent value.

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Class Schedule

Friday 13th November, 7-9pm

What you will learn
  • How to layer soil, mulch and plants to create a natural look.
  • The basics of propagating succulents for sharing and use in garden craft.
  • How to upcycle glass containers and create designs to suit personal spaces.
What you will get
  • Enjoy light refreshments, the company of other creative people and create your own bespoke pieces.
  • Take home 1 or 2 terrariums made by you - a unique piece for your home, or a gift for someone special.

What to bring
  • Your interest to learn! All materials are provided.
  • Optional - you may like to bring along extra succulent cuttings (or 'pups' for those in the know!), and even a plate of food to share at this social and creative night.
What to wear


Appropriate for

Individuals and small groups keen to get together, learn something new and be creative.

Activities for everyone: health and wellbeing, leisure and learning, social activities and volunteer opportunities and children's programs.

The Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre Inc (the Centre) was founded in 1978 at the initiative of local residents and was registered as an Incorporated Association in 1996. The Centre is located at 157 Union Road and an adjoining property at 1 Bedford Avenue. All our facilities are leased from the City of Boroondara.

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre was founded in 1978 as a friendly, inclusive and welcoming meeting place where people could come together to share experiences and skills.The Centre offers a wide range of programs and activities run by friendly and knowledgeable teachers, at affordable prices.

The Centre is a overseen by a Committee of Management, and receives funding support from the City of Boroondara, the Department of Planning and Community Development with the remainder of the Centre’s income generated by fees from programs and venue hire.

We have many active volunteers supporting the activities of the Centre and social activities to help you connect with your local community. Call 9890 2467 or email: to find out more.

The Surrey Hills Heritage Collection at the Centre, is open for viewing on Mondays.

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