Terrarium workshops in Singapore

Singapore is known as a green city but being chained to a desk job in our concrete jungles makes it easy for us to forget the tranquillity that nature brings. For those who are yearning to bring a little greenery to your workspaces but don’t have space for a regular potted plant, check out these terrarium workshops in Singapore that’ll give you a mini zen garden for your desk.

1. J2 Terrarium – Unlimited use of workshop materials ($38/pax)

Terrarium Workshops in Singapore - J2 Terrarium
Image adapted from: @​​j2terrarium via Instagram

J2 Terrarium workshops give you the same excitement you get from going to a buffet. You get free-flow access to all the materials you need to create your terrarium as well as to their stock of stones, plants, and figurines.

This means you can go as minimalistic or as elaborate with your designs as your terrarium container will allow. Also, kids below the age of 6 get to accompany a paying adult for free if they want to try their mini hands at the workshop too.

Price: From $38/pax

1 Yishun Industrial Street 1, #04-33 A’Posh Bizhub, Singapore 768160
Opening Hours: Saturday 08:30 AM-10:30 PM  Show Time 

2. Terrarium Singapore – Suitable for corporate team bonding ($30/pax)

Terrarium SingaporeImage credit: Terrarium Singapore

Terrarium Singapore offers the cheapest terrarium workshop on our list, and they make things convenient by conducting their workshops at any location of your choosing.

In their terrarium-making lessons, you’ll have the option of adorning your garden with adorable cartoon-character figurines. The company also offers group classes on a casual and corporate basis.

Price: $30/pax
Contact: Terrarium Singapore website

3. Make Your Own – Hanging globe terrariums ($45/pax)

Terrarium Workshops in Singapore - Make Your Own globescape

Image credit: Make Your Own via Facebook

Make Your Own is a cosy workshop studio space that hosts numerous craft activities such as terrarium making, calligraphy, and copper working sessions. Each class can cater up to 30 people per session with workshops available for both corporate cohesion and casual events with a minimum of 15 people

In the Corporate Globescape Terrarium Workshop ($45), you’ll learn the basic techniques of layering materials, tips on how to care for your terrarium, and how to select accessories that will beautify your garden without making it look cluttered. 

Price: From $35/pax

Make Your Own
Upper Aljunied Lane, #01-06 Blk 4, Singapore 360004
Opening Hours: Saturday 09:30 AM-06:00 AM  Show Time 

4. Crafts For Green – Variety of geometrical jars ($55/pax)

Terrarium Workshops in Singapore - Crafts For Green
Image credit: Crafts For Green

Most terrarium workshops already have a fixed jar for you to build your garden in but Crafts For Green’s terrarium workshops allow you to style your terrariums according to your geometrical jar preference. You’ll get to choose from Teardrop terrariums, Fishing mossariums and Globe terrariums for those who want a little more room for your plants.

The space also has workshops for children from 18 months old, which is great for helping children work on their dexterity.

Their best-selling workshop is The Teardrop workshop ($65/pax). In this class, you’ll get to choose 2 of your favourite succulents before planting them.

Price: From $55/pax

41 Jalan Pemimpin, #03-01C Kong Beng Industrial Building, Singapore 577186
Opening Hours: Saturday 10:30 AM-06:30 PM  Show Time 

5. The Fun Empire – Largest variety of figurines in Singapore ($30/pax)

The Fun Empire terrariumsImage credit: @thefunempire via Instagram

The Fun Empire offers up the largest collection of figurines in Singapore to decorate your terrarium with. They’ve got 6 categories of mini props altogether – from cartoon to couple-themed ones, you’ll have something decorative for every occasion.

Their Terrarium Workshop will give you a step-by-step breakdown of how to pile on the various “ingredients” of your forest. You’ll also get to learn about different colour combinations you can use in your choice of sand and pebbles for your terrarium to have a pop of colour.

Price: From $30/pax

60 Tannery Lane, Singapore 347803
Opening Hours: Saturday 09:00 AM-10:00 PM  Show Time 

6. Ecoponics – Family-friendly classes for parents & kids ($27/pax)

Terrarium Workshops in Singapore - EcoponicsImage credit: @ecoponics via Instagram

Creating terrariums is a great way to help little ones cultivate green fingers from a young age and that’s something Ecoponics hopes to inculcate with its Terrarium Workshop. The classes here are family-friendly and allow parents to sit in with their children and build a terrarium each together.

Corporate workshops are available too, with a minimum of just 5 people required. Apart from terrarium making workshops, they also offer workshops for you to create other items like soy candles and leather products.

Price: $27/pax for 5 people

37 Jalan Pemimpin, #03-10, Singapore 577177
Opening Hours: Saturday 07:30 AM-07:30 AM  Show Time 

7. Love In A Bottle – Group workshops in your preferred location ($50/pax)

Terrarium Workshops in Singapore - Love In A Bottle kids' workshop
Private terrarium workshop as an idea for a kids’ birthday party.
Image credit: Love In A Bottle via Facebook

Instead of travelling to a studio for a terrarium workshop, Love In A Bottle brings the workshop to you in the comfort of your own home. All you need is a minimum of 4 interested parties and a space for the class to be conducted in. Everything else will be provided for on their end.

Terrarium Workshops in Singapore - Love In A Bottle Millenia Walk storeIf you are less than 4 people, you can also walk into their store for a hands-on workshop.
Image credit: Love In A Bottle via Facebook

Those who wish to beautify their terrariums further can check out the extensive number of figurines at their physical store at Millenia Walk. You’ll also find a wide range of other plants, moss, and jar types there for those who wish to have another go at building terrariums.

Price: $50/ pax

Love In A Bottle
6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-261 to 267, Singapore 039594
Opening Hours: Saturday 11:00 AM-09:00 PM  Show Time 

8. The Green Capsule – Terrariums in a wooden frame ($45/pax)

Terrarium Workshops in Singapore - The Green Capsule airplant greenwall
Image credit: The Green Capsule via Facebook

Terrariums are usually found in little glass jars but if you wish to have a mini garden with a new look, check out the Airplant Greenwall workshop ($45/pax) by The Green Capsule. Instead of having your terrarium in little jars, you’ll be creating it on a square wooden frame instead. In this workshop, you’ll learn more about the plants commonly used in terrarium making as well as caretaking tips to extend the plant’s lifespan.

Terrarium Workshops in Singapore - The Green Capsule wooden frames
Image credit: The Green Capsule via Facebook

You’ll be given 4 different-sized wooden frame options for you to choose from but we recommend going for their large-sized frame, so you can have even more variety without worrying about the plants competing for space.

Price: $45/pax

The Green Capsule (Funan)
107 North Bridge Rd, #04-11 Funan, Singapore 179105
Opening Hours: Saturday 11:00 AM-08:00 PM  Show Time 
1 Kim Seng Promenade, #02-143 Great World, Singapore 237994
Opening Hours: Saturday 11:00 AM-09:00 PM  Show Time 

9. The Plant Story – Serves afternoon tea in a treehouse ($195/pax)

Terrarium making at The Plant Story Image credit: @theplantstory via Instagram

Albeit on the premium side, an experience at The Plant Story includes a 2.5-hour workshop followed by afternoon tea at their Shambala Treehaus. Aside from building regular terrariums using typical succulents, The Plant Story offers a large variety of other plant types that you can use to build sky, water, and desert terrariums.

Through their Miniature Gardens Workshop, you’ll learn how to use plants like succulents, ferns and various cacti to create terrariums that are both aesthetically pleasing and low-maintenance.

Terrarium Workshops in Singapore - The Plant Story
The Desert Garden (left) and the Rainforest Garden (right) both require minimal watering to survive.
Image adapted from: The Plant Story via Facebook

Once you’re done creating your miniature garden, make your way to the Shambala Treehaus where cakes and tea will be served.

Price: $195/pax

The Plant Story
Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore 799977
Opening Hours: Saturday 09:00 AM-08:00 PM  Show Time 

DIY terrarium workshops in Singapore

We may not be able to interact with nature much thanks to our jobs, but you can bring nature to you through these creative terrarium workshops. These portable and beautifully potted plants will give you a change in scenery that’ll leave you feeling accomplished and refreshed by the end of each class.

And if you feel like your creative juices are flowing, then art jamming might just be next on the cards for you.

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Cover image adapted from: @​​j2terrarium via Instagram, The Green Capsule & Make Your Own via Facebook, Crafts For Green
Originally published on 14th May 2019. Last updated on 31st August 2023 by Aditi Kashyap.

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