Making a Succulent Garden

Making a Succulent Garden

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Making a Succulent Garden – Sydney Course

Bring the beauty of the outdoors into your home! You can learn how to make a lovely succulent garden in a terrarium for your home or work. Succulents are hardy plants that are very easy to care for – you don’t have to have a green thumb – and they don’t take up much space.

A succulent garden is a fantastic way to bring a variety of colours to your home or work place. They provide a brilliant pop of colour to any setting and look lovely on a window sill or as a table centre piece.

You can have fun building a gorgeous succulent garden to enjoy, or you may want to give your succulent garden as a unique gift to someone.

The Making a Succulent Garden workshop will provide you with step by step guidance on how to make your own terrarium using succulents. You will learn to choose the best succulents for the garden, design a landscape, build your own garden and know how to take care of it.

By the end of the workshop you will have come away with your own succulent garden in a terarium to take home and care for.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course you will gain an understanding of:

  • The best succulents for inclusion in a succulent garden
  • Items of landscape to put in your succulent garden
  • Building a succulent garden from bottom to top
  • Care and maintenance of a succulent terrarium

Course Outcome

By the end of the course you will know:

  • How to combine creativity with building a succulent garden
  • Elements of shape, texture and colours coordination
  • How to care for your succulent garden
  • How to maintain your succulent garden
  • How to create your own succulent garden in a terrarium

What to bring

  • Pen and paper
  • Secateurs or florist scissors
  • Gloves
  • Your teacher will have florist scissors to purchase for $5 each


This level is for the complete beginner and assumes no prior knowledge of terrariums.

Delivery Mode

The class is delivered in a classroom using a professional kitchen for practical lessons.

Course testimonials:

  • Sylvia said: The teacher was well informed, friendly and communicated well. There were lots of succulents to choose from in constructing our 'garden'. I really enjoyed the class and am looking forward to using my new skills to doing more succulent gardening. There was plenty of parking close to the entrance, which was helpful in the rain. Tea/coffee was available close by if required.