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About the course
Create natural landscapes or mythical lands in miniature in your home. Bring every corner of any room to life with your mini garden creations bursting with oxygen-boosting plants.
As well as giving life to a room, indoor plants help purify air so the air you breathe is cleaner. There’s something magical and mindful about nurturing plants, caring for them and watching them grow.
Forget about sticking a pot plant in a corner and watering it once a week. A mini garden brightens every room and lifts your spirits.
These modern mini natural landscapes look like living works of art. Although they can be intricate and delicate, they’re easy and economical to make at home.
With the simple step-by-step instructions in our course, you can quickly create delightful mini gardens using old containers such as cocktail glasses or coffee pots to turn into vessels for your plants.
The course has 33 contemporary mini garden designs which can fill even the smallest corner in any room. Whatever your dream garden contains, you can make a mini version in your home. With the projects in this course, you’ll never run out of ideas.
Release your creative spirit on to the gardening world and grow your own ecosystem to enhance your home.
Bring the outdoors inside and start deciding on your first mini garden from the projects in our online course now.
What you will learn
Fire up your imagination, unleash your creative spirit and bring mini landscapes to life
How to create your very own unique piece of natural beauty in your home
Confidently grow and look after beautiful plants such as tropical plants, cacti, air plants and mosses
What to look out for when buying plants at a garden center or online to ensure you’re picking healthy varieties
Choosing the right vessel for your particular project. You can reuse old containers and give them a new lease of life
Putting together your mini garden with the right soil and different layers for good drainage and filtration
Ideas for decorating your gardens such as seashells, crystals, unicorns and dinosaurs
Keeping your garden alive by identifying pesky pests or diseases
Tips for making sure your garden stays healthy and beautiful
International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.
Module 1: Introduction
- 1.1 The wardian case
- 1.2 How a terrarium works
- 1.3 All about layers
Module 2: Getting Started
- 2.1 Vessels
- 2.2 Terrarium plants
- 2.3 Foundation
- 2.4 Decorative elements
- 2.5 Tools of the trade
Module 3: Fantastic Projects To Get Started
- 3.1 A buddhaful memo board
- 3.2 Air plant-etarium
- 3.3 Shake n bake
- 3.4 Best fronds forever
- 3.5 Concharium
- 3.6 Cactusville
- 3.7 Darling dino
Module 4: Creative Projects For Decorating
- 4.1 Desert oasis
- 4.2 A plant lover’s dream
- 4.3 A mossy occasion
- 4.4 Fern fever
- 4.5 Go with the faux
- 4.6 Green lantern
- 4.7 Mossy picchu
Module 5: Darling Projects For Gifts
- 5.1 Will you Mari-mo me?
- 5.2 Succulent cocktail
- 5.3 Geo minimal
- 5.4 Prickly by nature
- 5.5 Little miss sunshine
- 5.6 So jelly
- 5.7 Jar-ry rigged
Module 6: Fun Weekend Projects
- 6.1 Wild thing
- 6.2 The beads’ knees
- 6.3 Orchid mania
- 6.4 Woodland chandelier
- 6.5 Zen Succulence
- 6.6 Test subjects
- 6.7 Secret Garden
- 6.8 Four easy ways to style air plants
- 6.9 Capture the rainbow
Module 7: Keeping Up With Your Plants
- 7.1 Pest control
- 7.2 Propagation
Who is this course for
Everybody who seeks for a new hobby to boost their manual and creative skills or start a new business
Everybody who wants to bring fresh air to their homes
Everyone with a creative eye who loves the idea of bringing nature indoors
People who recognize the health benefits of indoor plants and want something more imaginative than pot plants
Gardeners looking for new projects
Interior designers who would like to offer a new service to clients
Wedding planners and stylists can add mini gardens to their decorations
Florists or flower arrangers can create mini gardens to sell
Anyone looking for interesting items to sell at craft fairs or markets
How will it help me
Mini gardens can look complicated but shop-bought displays seem generic and may be expensive. Use old containers and your imagination to make your own unique mini garden with the easy-to-follow instructions in this course. From deciding on your theme to buying the right plants and after-care tips for mini gardens, our course has it all covered.
After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.
All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). They will also earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE).