Kokedama; Japanese Moss Ball Design

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Kokedama; Japanese Moss Ball Design

You’ll learn the history of this art, get an introduction to moss, and learn to make your own beautiful kokedama.

By Toronto Botanical Garden

When and where

Date and time

Wed, Aug 9, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT


Toronto Botanical Garden 777 Lawrence Ave E Toronto, ON M3C 1P2 Canada

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

‘Moss ball bonsai,’ Kokedama is the Japanese art of planting without pots. A ball of soil or clay is covered with moss is used to support the plant’s roots. Considered to be cheerful, peaceful, and calm, this charming design style began in the seventeen century. Perfect in small spaces, Kokedama are often presented on decorative plates, wood branches, or stone but they can also be suspended in the air with the help of a cord. In this workshop you’ll learn the history of this art, get an introduction to moss (an often ignored member of the plant kingdom), and learn to make your own beautiful kokedama.

All materials required will be provided. Workshop not affiliated with Certificate in Floral Design.

Wednesday, August 9, 6 to 8 p.m.

Public $55, Members $45 (plus applicable taxes and fees)

About Lil Taggart

Lil Taggart is an experienced and creative designer and instructor in Floral Arts. She is also an accredited Floral Design Judge and has competed on an international level as well as domestically. She serves on the board of Canada Blooms, co-chairs the staging for the Toronto Flower Show, is past president of the Georgetown Horticultural Society and is a member of The Garden Club of Toronto.

Safe Program Access

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    • This is an in-person, indoor, Adult Education program at the Toronto Botanical Garden.

We appreciate your support and cooperation.

Registration Deadline: Monday, August 7, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

About the organizer

Toronto Botanical Garden connects people to plants and inspires us to live in harmony with nature. Our gardens conveniently located in mid-Toronto are open daily from dawn until dusk, and admission is free. The gardens seemlessly connect with Edwards Gardens, Wilket Creek and the Don Valley Ravine. We also offer year-round learning opportunities for all ages both inperson and online.