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Air Gardens

Learn how to make your very own sea-scape Air Garden in this fun workshop, using living air plants, gemstones and beach-combed shells, composed in a beautiful glass vessel. Come along to Leila’s Air Garden Workshop and create your very own sea-themed air plant terrarium, complete with gemstones, beach-combed shells and driftwood and more.

You will learn more about these fascinating plants and how to care for them, as Leila will guide you step-by-step towards creating an authentic sea-scape effect - a chance to absorb yourself in capturing the calm of the seaside in glass!

Air Gardens make perfect presents and beautiful, unique home decor. A relaxed and fun workshop open to all (16+).

What you need: All materials are included - you will have the chance to choose three items from a selection of shapes and materials and will take home what you have made. Optional extras can be made available to purchase on the day, such as fairy lights, upgrading to a larger glass terrarium or a kit to take home and make again. 

Tutor: Leila Alford

Leila, is a local creative and enthusiast of all things coastal! She has a small business in Dorset making Air Gardens.

Leila is fascinated by air plants, the hundreds of varieties of quirky shapes, the way in which they live and thrive so differently from other plants and how they fit perfectly into a coastal setting.

Air Gardens are beautiful air plants, captured in glass, decorated with coastal treasures, a lot of which she has found from beachcombing the stunning rugged Dorset and Hampshire coastlines. Leila loves arranging the terrariums to become a seascape, reminiscent of the shore line, rock pools and underwater scenes. Leila sells her air gardens locally, so that people can take home a little piece of the sea with them. She has also ventured into running workshops to allow others to learn about these extraordinary plants and enjoy the therapeutic craft of creating their own air garden.

Tickets: £40 

Session: Thursday 4 November, 6pm - 7.30pm 

Book your spot onto Air Gardens at Hampshire Cultural Trust's Forest Arts Centre, New Milton!

We are taking steps to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable time. More information is available here.

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