About sunshine & succulents

Sunshine &  Succulents offers public, private, and corporate workshops, and creates custom terrariums and plant installations for our clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We are a mobile business, and do not have a brick-and-mortar store (for now!). We're based out of Petaluma, CA, and often find ourselves in San Francisco teaching workshops!


Sunshine & Succulents was founded in November 2012 by Brandi Chalker. Brandi's love of succulents stems from her long-time residence in San Francisco's Outer Sunset neighborhood, which is full of wondrous succulents both large and small that thrive with minimal care and survive the harsh ocean winds, sandy soil, and fog.

Sunshine & Succulents' terrariums have been featured on TV on ABC7, and we have taught workshops for companies like Facebook, AirBnB, and Google, and at world-class institutions like the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers.

As Sunshine & Succulents grows, Brandi continues to expand her own personal plant collection- which now includes carnivorous plants, Japanese aquatic Marimo moss balls, far too many ferns, and a philodendron that's threatening to take over her house. She takes great joy in getting other people excited about having plants in their lives through her workshops.

Brandi and Sunshine & Succulents recently moved to Petaluma, an hour north of San Francisco in Sonoma County. Brandi's looking forward to continuing to teach workshops throughout the Bay Area, and hopes to expand into working with wineries closer to her new home as well.