WORKSHOPS

"Brandi's workshops are awesome! She is full of plant knowledge, provides all the materials, educates you on the plants, does demonstrations, & then allows you to get creative." - Jackie Y.

 

Upcoming Workshops

Saturday 7/8, 10-11:30am: Succulent Terrarium Workshop, Walnut Creek
Friday 7/14, 6-7:30pm: Succulent Terrarium Happy Hour, Petaluma
Thursday 7/20, 7:30-9pm: Succulent Terrarium Workshop + Wine, San Carlos
Saturday 7/22, 11:30am-1pm: Terrariums + Wine Tasting, Sonoma
Saturday 7/22, 2-4pm: Modern Macrame Plant Hangers + Wine Tasting, Sonoma
Sunday 7/23, 12-1:30pm: Succulent Terrarium Workshop, San Francisco
Sunday 7/23, 4-5:30pm: Natural Skincare Workshop + Wine, San Carlos
Thursday 8/10, 6-8pm: Modern Macrame Plant Hanger Happy Hour, Petaluma
Saturday 8/12, 11:30am-1pm: Terrariums + Wine Tasting, Sonoma
Saturday 8/12, 2-3:30pm: Natural Skincare + Wine Tasting, Sonoma
Sunday 8/20, 12-1:30pm: Succulent Terrarium Workshop, San Francisco
Sunday 9/10, 12-1:30pm: Succulent Terrarium Workshop, San Francisco


Succulent Terrarium Workshop @ Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek

Description: Are you fascinated by succulents, but haven't had the best luck keeping them alive? Or are you an avid gardener just looking for a new project? Either way, this workshop is for you!

Join us at the renowned Ruth Bancroft Garden and get your hands dirty while learning how to design with and care for succulents.

Pick from a huge selection of succulents and make your very own glass orb terrarium, with plenty of demonstrations and hands-on help along the way.After the workshop, enjoy a stroll through the gardens to delight in the amazing collection of succulents and cacti on display!

DATE:
Sat. July 8th, 10-11:30am
10% discount for Ruth Bancroft Garden members! Click the link --> and scroll down to find our event listing


Happy Hour Succulent Terrarium Workshop @ 2nd Street Flowers, Petaluma

Description: Are you fascinated by succulents, but haven't had the best luck keeping them alive? Or are you an avid gardener just looking for a new project? Either way, this workshop is for you!

In this creative workshop, you'll get your hands dirty while learning all about how to design with and care for succulents.

Pick from a huge selection of succulents and make your very own glass orb terrarium, with plenty of demonstrations and hands-on help along the way. All materials included. You'll practically be a terrarium guru by the time you leave!

Sip on complimentary wine & beer while you craft! (for our 21+ guests only)

DATE:
Thurs. July 14th, 6-7:30pm


Succulent Terrariums + Wine Tasting @ Domenico Winery, San Carlos

Description: Are you fascinated by succulents, but haven't had the best luck keeping them alive? Or are you an avid gardener just looking for a new project? Either way, this workshop is for you!

Get your hands dirty while learning how to design with and care for succulents. Pick from a huge selection of succulents and make a unique glass orb terrarium, with plenty of demonstrations and hands-on help along the way. All materials included. You'll practically be a terrarium guru by the time you leave!

This workshop takes place at the Domenico Winery Tasting Room in San Carlos, and your ticket includes a glass of wine of your choice. Domenico Winery specializes in Italian varietals from their vineyard in the Sierra Foothills. Doors will open at 7pm with the workshop starting at 7:30, so you'll have time to sit and sip before we begin crafting.

*Domenico does not serve food, so please don't come hungry!

DATE:
Thurs. July 20th, 7:30-9pm


Terrarium Making & Wine Tasting @ Cornerstone, Sonoma

Description: Are you fascinated by succulents, but haven't had the best luck keeping them alive? Or are you an avid gardener just looking for a new project? Either way, this workshop is for you!

Get your hands dirty while learning how to design with and care for succulents. Pick from a huge selection of succulents and make a unique glass orb terrarium, with plenty of demonstrations and hands-on help along the way. All materials included. You'll practically be a terrarium guru by the time you leave!

During the workshop, students that are at 21+ will get to sample wine from Meadowcroft Wines, which focuses on crafting limited production, vineyard designate wines.  Sample a glass of wine during the workshop, then join your classmates afterward in Meadowcroft's Tasting Room, just steps away from the workshop location, for two-for-one tasting flights of their wines.

DATES:
Sat. July 22nd, 11:30am-1pm
Sat. August 12th, 11:30am-1pm


Get your retro groove on with this beginner’s macrame workshop. Macrame was huge in the 70s – but today’s macrame is far more modern (read: less gaudy).

In this workshop you’ll learn basic macrame knots and you’ll make a stylish plant hanger for your favorite leafy friend. Each person will learn how to tie basic macrame knots and how to create a structure to hold your favorite plant pot. You'll leave with a completed plant hanger, a 4" fishbowl style glass to hang in it, and a succulent to plant in it at home. You'll also get a handout with photos, so you can turn macrame into your new favorite hobby!

Petaluma Workshops are held at Second Street Flowers and are "Happy Hour" workshops with free beer & wine.

Sonoma Workshops are held at Cornerstone Sonoma and include a glass of wine from Meadowcroft Winery, plus discounted two-for-one tastings in their Tasting Room after the workshop.

PETALUMA DATES:
Thurs. June 15th, 6-8pm
Thurs. August 10th, 6-8pm

SONOMA DATE:
Sat. July 22nd, 2-4pm


natural skincare workshop

If you've ever spent way too much on luxurious, all natural, chemical-free skincare products (or dreamed of doing so), then this workshop is for you. And even better, you can sip on wine while you craft!

In this amazing smelling workshop, you'll learn how to make a variety of exfoliating and moisturizing scrubs for your face and body, using all natural ingredients. Each student will take home a collection of their own handmade skincare products - keep them for yourself, or share with friends! You'll also learn where to order supplies so you can continue making these luxurious products at home.

Workshops at Domenico Winery in San Carlos include a glass of wine from Domenico's Sierra Foothills vineyards. Doors will open at 7pm with the workshop starting at 7:30, so you'll have time to sip and savor before we craft.

Workshops at Cornerstone Sonoma include a glass of wine from Meadowcroft, which focuses on crafting limited production, vineyard designate wines. You can also join your classmates afterward in Meadowcroft's Tasting Room, just steps away from the workshop location, for a two-for-one tasting flight of their wines.

Note: We use only essential oils, not fragrance oils, so people who are sensitive to synthetic fragrance should be okay. But be aware that the essential oils do smell very strongly, so if you're extra sensitive, this may not be the class for you.

DOMENICO WINERY DATE:
Sun. July 23rd, 4-5:30pm

CORNERSTONE SONOMA DATE:
Sat. August 12th, 2-3:30pm


Succulent Terrarium Workshop
- San Francisco -

Description: Are you fascinated by succulents, but haven't had the best luck keeping them alive? Or are you an avid gardener just looking for a new project? Either way, this workshop is for you! In this creative workshop, you'll get your hands dirty while learning all about how to design with and care for succulents. Pick from a huge selection of succulents and make your very own glass orb terrarium, with plenty of demonstrations and hands-on help along the way. All materials included. You'll practically be a terrarium guru by the time you leave!

DATES:
Sun. July 23rd, 12-1:30pm
Sun. August 20th, 12-1:30pm
Sun. September 10th, 12-1:30pm


I loved the workshop! Brandi is such a good instructor. She is friendly, attentive, and passionate about sustainability.
— Marie T.