[London: 29 April 2020] In response to lockdown, Botanical Boys, the duo whose mission it is to connect people with nature, and the developers behind biophilian designed Wardian London, have come together to bring you a series of virtual terrarium masterclasses and free isolation demos on how to look after your plant favourites, perfect for those looking to spruce up their green thumb skills and brighten up their WFH spaces.
With virtual Chelsea Flower Show around the corner and online yoga sessions starting to become yesterday’s news, The Botanical Boys x Wardian London series provides a new way for you to not only escape these challenging times and find your inner zen, but also the option to move the green beauty of your local park to your living room.
Make the most of your time stuck inside and grow your plants healthy again starting with the first isolation demo coming out on Wednesday 6 May in celebration of World Mental Health Day. The below demos will be going live at 6pm on a bi-monthly basis, please see below for schedule so you know when to tune in:
Wednesday 06 May – Introduction to the history of The Wardian Case:
Discover the history of The Wardian case - an early type of terrarium invented by Dr Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward and inspiration behind residential-led development Wardian London.
Wednesday 13 May - Benefits of indoor plants:
Explores how spaces filled with plants positively impacts our wellbeing, productivity and mental stimulation.
Wednesday 27 May - Indoor plant styling:
A nod to Chelsea Flower Show, this demo will present useful styling ideas on the best location for a number of popular indoor plants (i.e. that mini cactus you’ve lost track of or your DIY aloe vera), giving you a good indication on what plants to have where.
Wednesday 10 June – Plant care tips:
The final demo of the series will talk through basic house plant care and a few additional tips to keep them alive. Key topics that will be covered includes lighting, soil, watering, potting and feeding, pruning and signs of problems to look out for.
All free demos will be led by Botanical Boys founder Darren Henderson and be a total of 15 minutes long. The demos will go up on Botanical Boys, EcoWorld and Ballymore’s Instagram channels, meaning you can easily share the tips with your friends or save your favourite post to look back over and get stuck in on the weekend.
The ‘at home’ terrarium masterclasses will be live at 6pm and led by Botanical Boys’ Darren on the below dates via Zoom, kicking off on the first day of virtual Chelsea Flower Show:
- Monday 18 May
- Monday 01 June
- Monday 08 June
- Monday 22 June - With Father’s Day coming up (on Sunday 21 June), treat your dad to this masterclass – whether you do it together or from afar, it makes a fabulous gift to keep your dad on trend with the growing appreciation of the plant world.
To register your complimentary place on a live masterclass and find out how to purchase your terrarium kit, sign up on the Wardian website here: www.wardianlondon.com/botanicalboys/
Note - they must be purchased a minimum of 7 days before the class date (to allow for courier delivery). The terrarium kit includes all plant materials, glass vessel and courier delivery, with entry level terrariums starting at £28. There is also an interest free instalment payment method available.
Designed in collaboration with Glenn Howells Architects, Wardian London is a residential development in Canary Wharf inspired by the 19th Century creation Wardian Case by Dr Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, a local physician and botanist who revolutionised the transportation of exotic plans across the globe. The biophilian designed development is a testament to Ward’s botanical innovation from blurring the boundaries between urban and green living – offering residents access to a green botanically inspired oasis in Canary Wharf, rare in such a central commercial neighbourhood.
A world first in housing design, Wardian London comprises of two residential towers of 55 and 50-storeys which contain 766 homes instantly recognisable by their fully-fledged private balcony garden, as well as a grand lobby, open air pool, restaurateur Alan Yau’s three new restaurants and a vibrant rooftop observatory. The first homes are set to complete in Q3 2020. Wardian London offers own indoor and outdoor landscaping service for residents. Tailored to fit residents’ lifestyles, ‘The Gardener’ offers seasonal plant packages and comprehensive garden maintenance to maximise the floral variety of each apartment.
For updates on the live demos and masterclasses, please visit the following Instagram channels:
For more information, please contact:
The Communication Group plc
Tel: +44 20 7630 1411
Further images are available on request.
To register interest please visit www.wardianlondon.com or call 0800 404 8855