Wabi Kusa Making Workshop

Wabi Kusa Making Workshop

Join Borrowed Light Floral Studio at Walthamstow Wetlands on Thursday 28 February between 7 - 8.30pm for a Wabi Kusa Making Workshop. This unique form of Japanese aquascaping grows aquatic plants on a ball of substrate inside a glass container, creating a moist environment where the vegetation can thrive. The aquatic plants become naturalised to the air over a few weeks and are simple to look after - the leaves and substrate just need to be kept moist and placed where there is plenty of light. Wabi (meaning 'aesthetic' or 'imperfectly beautiful') Kusas (meaning 'from grass or plant') make for unique miniature gardens for the home.

wabi kusa making workshop


wabi kusa workshop

Borrowed Light Floral Studio is the partnership of Sarah Purchase and Claudia van Rensburg. They met working together as florists in central London and have now formed their own studio based in Walthamstow. Their work ranges from events, weddings and art installations, to creating miniature gardens. Favouring British grown flora and eco friendly products wherever possible, they create high quality and impactful designs in a sustainable way.


Tickets priced at £35 per person including all materials, jar and wabi kasu to take home. Workshop will take place in the Engine House at Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road, N17 9NH. Please arrive via the main entrance on Forest Road.

lake view at walthamstow wetlands

engine house at walthamstow wetlands

If you would like to purchase a gift voucher for a Wabi Kusa Making Workshop with Borrowed Light Floral Studio, please click here to buy a ticket. Please then email info@walthamstowwetlands.com with your name and order number to be sent a personalised PDF gift voucher via email which you can print off at home.