How to make Kokedama Workshop: Reigate, Surrey

Join me at The Skimmington Castle in Reigate to make two beautiful Japanese Kokedama to display indoors and bring a unique way of displaying plants in your home.  Kokedama translates as Koke = Moss and dama = ball.  Making them is fun, mindful and creative.

In this 2 hour workshop you will have a selection of houseplants from Reigate’s newest and first plant boutique; Grow at The Skim to choose from and I will guide you in moulding and binding your two Kokedama.  Please bring gloves to wear if you wish.  The workshop is suitable for adults and accompanied teenagers. All materials will be provided to create your two Kokedama.

Date:  Thursday 26th March  7-9pm POSTPONED

Location: The Skimmington Castle

Cost: £45                                                           BOOK HERE


Make Your Own Terrarium Workshop: Redhill

Join Renée to learn how to make a Kilner Jar Terrarium and bring some botanical charm to your home!

Terrariums were first created in the Victorian era, came back into fashion in the 70s and have now returned as we realise the benefits of greening our lives and homes. In essence they are a garden in a sealed glass container.   The sealed container makes a micro-climate which means these little green oasis are really easy to look after and make a brilliant Christmas gift!  I’ll provide all the materials and plants for you to make your very own Kilner Jar Terrarium to take home.

The workshop will take place at Nutfield Lodge as part of The Crafters’ Market Workshop Programme.  The Crafters’ Market runs 4 times a a year and is a celebration of local crafters and makers.  Its a great event to come to browse the selection of products made locally and is great if you are looking for a unique and special gift.

This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners.  Workshops are for adults but young makers (Aged 10+) can join when accompanied by an adult (18+)

Date: 28th March 2020 2.30 – 4PM POSTPONED          Location: Nutfield Lodge, Redhill RH1 4ED

Cost: £40                                                 TO BOOK EMAIL

Spring Wreath Workshop: Reigate, Surrey

Celebrate Spring and join me at The Skimmington Castle in Reigate to make your own unique, beautiful and natural Spring Wreath in conjunction with Reigate’s newest and first plant boutique; Grow at The Skim.  Spring Flowers were traditional collected on Mayday to decorate houses, churches, maypoles and to make garlands and crowns to celebrate Beltane and the fertility of the warmer seasons.

In this two hour workshop you will begin by making a moss and wire base and then I will show you how to add foliage and flowers gathered from the garden or foraged from the hedgerow to create your own beautiful wreath.  Add a natural touch of Spring to your home.

All materials will be provided to create a wreath full of greenery and colour. Please bring gloves and secateurs and any decorations if you want to personalise. The workshop is suitable for adults and accompanied children over eight years old. The cost is £45.

Date:  Saturday 4th April 10am – 12pm POSTPONED

Location: The Skimmington Castle

Cost: £45                                                           BOOK HERE


… make your garden bloom all year round or your very own botanical creation.

I’m a Gardener and Designer who loves being creative and encouraging other people to enjoy plants and flowers, either by using them creatively in their gardens or by using them indoors to create beautiful posies, wreaths or arrangements.  I save seedheads and prunings, press flowers, forage hedgerows, fill vases indoors and out and collect nuts and leaves, I think it’s the scavenger in me, or just the little girl that collected interesting things from the garden, wood or beach!

I run public workshops or you can book me for a private event.  I focus on sharing gardening techniques and more creative workshops for small groups, hen parties and children’s parties. Topics include:

  • Easy design tricks to give your garden the wow factor
  • Creating seasonal pots and containers
  • Making Summer flowering hanging baskets
  • Seasonal and Christmas wreaths
  • Fantastic flower crowns
  • Build a Terrarium
  • Japanese Kokedama

To book me for a talk or workshop please email



Renée ran a Christmas wreath making workshop which I helped to organise and also attended. It was fab! She is a dream to work with and the love she has for her job shines through in her classes. Very knowledgeable and ever so helpful. Don’t hesitate to book her but be quick, she’s becoming a bit of a local legend!

Susy, Redhill

Just had my hoedown. I was feeling completely overwhelmed by my garden. I now feel excited to get out there and put into place all the wonderful ideas Renée gave me … would recommend Renée to everyone!

Georgia, Godstone

We started with a Hoedown and were so impressed and blown away by Renée’s knowledge, passion and ideas, that we booked her garden design and planting services.

Monica, Coulsdon

I had a lovely session with Renée discussing our garden. It was a great opportunity to get advice on how to look after favourite plants and she had so many planting ideas for those problem areas.

Karen, Horley

Absolutely wonderful, full of amazing ideas, gives great advice. Allowed me to see my garden in a different way.

Ellen, Merstham

My garden makes me smile now . . . everyday it makes me smile

Bonnie, West Sussex

Renée has created a space that feels bigger than before and I just love to sit and look at it!

Wendy, Redhill

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