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🌿 Discover the Art of Kokedama at Rodilesa Nursery, Bendigo! 🌿 Are you a nature enthusiast with a passion for creativity? Look no further, because Botanical Lane Bendigo and Rodilesa Nursery are joining hands to present an extraordinary event that's bound to spark your interest.

Get ready for a captivating journey into the world of Kokedama, an ancient Japanese gardening technique that encapsulates the beauty of plants in elegant moss-covered orbs. Mark your calendars for Saturday, 23rd September, and immerse yourself in the tranquility of Rodilesa Nursery's picturesque setting as you learn to craft your very own Kokedama masterpieces.

🌱 What is Kokedama? Kokedama, which translates to "moss ball," is a traditional Japanese art form that transforms plants into stunning hanging sculptures. The method involves encasing plant roots in a mixture of soil and peat, bound together by moss. These botanical spheres are not only aesthetically pleasing but also serve as living artworks that bring a touch of nature indoors.

🌸 Collaboration for Creativity Botanical Lane Bendigo and Rodilesa Nursery have teamed up to create an unforgettable experience that blends artistry and horticulture. With a shared passion for greenery and innovation, this collaboration promises a Kokedama workshop like no other. The serene ambiance of Rodilesa Nursery provides the perfect backdrop for a day of exploration, learning, and creativity.

🌿 Workshop Highlights: On Saturday, 23rd September, participants will have the opportunity to delve into the captivating world of Kokedama creation. Guided by Botanical Lanes Creative Director, you'll learn the step-by-step process of crafting your own Kokedama masterpieces. From selecting the ideal plants to creating the moss-clad spheres, every stage of the process will be unveiled, allowing you to connect with nature on a whole new level.

🌱 Open to All! Whether you're an experienced gardener or a curious beginner, this workshop is open to individuals of all skill levels. Bring your friends, family, or even come solo to make new connections within the local community of nature enthusiasts. Discover the joy of hands-on creation and take home not only your Kokedama artworks but also a wealth of knowledge about plant care and design.

🌸 Booking Details:

Date: Saturday, 23rd September

Time: choice of 10 am or 2 pm

Location: Rodilesa Nursery Mc Ivor Rd Junortoun

Cost: 70 pp Limited spots are available, so be sure to secure your place by booking in advance.

To register for the Kokedama workshop, simply click here workshop page or contact

Don't miss this opportunity to engage with nature in a unique and artistic way. Join Botanical Lane Bendigo and Rodilesa Nursery on the 23rd of September for an enriching day of Kokedama crafting, connection, and creativity.

Embrace the art of Kokedama and take home more than just a beautiful creation – take home memories that will last a lifetime.

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Join a Workshop: Wine and Twine Kokedama Class at Bendigo Botanic Gardens Omari Cafe/Bar or at St Annes Winery Bendigo

If you're looking for a unique and enjoyable experience in Bendigo, the Wine and Twine Kokedama class is an excellent choice. Held at two stunning venues, the Bendigo Botanic Gardens Omari Cafe/Bar and St Annes Winery at Big Hill, this workshop offers the perfect blend of creativity, nature, and wine and gourmet food.

The Bendigo Botanic Gardens Omari Cafe/Bar is in a picturesque location, nestled within the serene and beautiful surroundings of the Bendigo Botanic Gardens. As you step into this oasis of greenery, you'll immediately feel a sense of tranquility and relaxation.

The workshop takes place in a cozy and inviting space within the Lani Function room, where you can connect with fellow participants and tap into your creativity.

St Annes Winery in Bendigo is renowned for its exceptional wines and breathtaking vineyard views. This charming winery provides the ideal backdrop for the Wine and Twine Kokedama class. Imagine overlooking the lush vineyards, learning the art of creating Kokedama, and sipping on exquisite wines grown right on the premises, and enjoy a gourmet pizza lunch by St Annes Bendigo chef.

The workshop itself combines the ancient Japanese art of Kokedama with the joy of indulging in fine wine. Kokedama, meaning "moss ball" in Japanese, involves wrapping plant roots in a ball of soil, covered with moss and twine.

It creates a unique and beautiful way to display plants, adding an artistic touch to any space. In this hands-on class, you'll learn the traditional techniques of Kokedama creation, including selecting the right plants, shaping the moss ball, and creating a beautiful string arrangement.

The instructors by Botanical Lane Bendigo creative director will guide you through the entire process, ensuring that you gain the skills and knowledge needed to create your own Kokedama masterpieces. They will also provide insights into the fascinating history and cultural significance of Kokedama, adding depth to your learning experience.

Throughout the workshop, you'll have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for plants and craftsmanship. The friendly and supportive atmosphere encourages interaction and collaboration, fostering a sense of community and creativity.

In addition to the hands-on activities, both venues offer the chance to savor some of the finest local wines.

At the Omari Cafe/Bar, you can enjoy a selection of carefully curated wines and cocktail perfectly complementing the serene surroundings and enhancing your creative journey, plus delicious gourmet platters to indulge in.

At St Annes Winery, you'll have the pleasure of tasting their award-winning wines, appreciating the harmony between nature, art, and tasting the chefs delicious wood fired pizza.

By the end of the Wine and Twine Kokedama class, you'll not only have gained new skills and knowledge but also have a beautiful Kokedama creation to take home and display with pride.

This living artworks will serve as a reminder of the enjoyable and fulfilling experience you had during the workshop in central Victoria.

Whether you're an experienced plant enthusiast or simply looking to try something new, the Wine and Twine Kokedama class at the Bendigo Botanic Gardens Omari Cafe/Bar and St Annes Winery is an opportunity not to be missed.

Immerse yourself in nature, tap into your creativity, and indulge in the rich flavors of local food and wines – it's an experience that will leave you inspired and rejuvenated.

Book into one of the Bendigo Wine & Twine Kokedama workshop or contact

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Flourishing plants offer a wide range of benefits, both for the environment and for us.

Here are some key benefits of flourishing plants:

  1. Improved Air Quality: Plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen through the process of photosynthesis. They help to purify the air by removing pollutants and releasing fresh oxygen, thus improving air quality.

  2. Increased Oxygen Levels: As mentioned earlier, plants produce oxygen, which is essential for all living beings. Flourishing plants contribute to higher oxygen levels, creating a healthier and more breathable environment.

  3. Enhanced Aesthetics: Flourishing plants add beauty and visual appeal to indoor and outdoor spaces. They bring vibrancy, color, and texture to their surroundings, making them aesthetically pleasing and contributing to a sense of well-being.

  4. Noise Reduction: Plants can act as natural sound barriers by absorbing and diffracting sound waves. They help to reduce noise pollution, creating a calmer and more peaceful environment.

  5. Improved Mental Health: Numerous studies have shown that being around plants and nature can have a positive impact on mental health. Flourishing plants can reduce stress, boost mood, and improve overall well-being. They provide a sense of tranquility and connection with the natural world.

  6. Increased Productivity: Research has indicated that having plants in workspaces and indoor environments can enhance productivity and concentration. Flourishing plants can create a more pleasant and stimulating environment, leading to increased focus and efficiency.

  7. Biodiversity Support: Flourishing plants contribute to the preservation of biodiversity by providing habitats, food, and shelter for various species, including insects, birds, and other animals. They play a vital role in maintaining ecosystems and promoting ecological balance.

  8. Soil Conservation: Plants help prevent soil erosion by holding the soil in place with their roots. They contribute to the formation of fertile soil, protect against nutrient loss, and improve soil structure, promoting sustainable agriculture and preventing land degradation.

  9. Temperature Regulation: Plants can provide natural cooling effects by shading and evapotranspiration. They reduce the heat island effect in urban areas and create a more comfortable and cooler microclimate.

  10. Food Production: Flourishing plants, particularly crops and agricultural plants, provide essential food resources for humans and animals. They contribute to food security and support sustainable agriculture practices.

  11. Networking opportunities: Join a local group or join in a plant class. Workshops like the Bendigo Kokedama workshops that are run by Botanical Lane Bendigo are perfect, you will meet like minded people, make friends and learn a new skill.

These are just a few examples of the benefits that flourishing plants offer. Their presence has a far-reaching positive impact on the environment, human health, and overall well-being.

When you attend one of Botanical Lane Bendigo's workshops, you will be given a plant care instruction booklet too. Your stylish living art, a stylish Kokedama plant will be one of your favorite's after attending one of our workshops.

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