Closed Terrarium Class

Learn how to make a closed terrarium in this Bay Area workshop.

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 75 (public classes), 5 to 100

label $64 - $99 ($99 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $73 for 6+ guests, $69 for 12+ guests, $64 for 21+ guests)

If you love the look of terrariums and are curious about creating your own, this workshop in Menlo Park will walk you through the whole process.

Your teacher will offer expert guidance as you make a closed terrarium and get all the tips and tricks to taking care of your miniature ecosystem so it thrives, sometimes for years!

Learn about the materials you need and the plants that do best in these types of terrariums. Even beginners will find success and anyone with terrarium building experience will still find plenty to learn and appreciate in this fun Bay Area workshop. You'll find all the materials you need waiting for you in class.

Plan a group experience with friends or join on your own if you're looking for fun things to do in the Bay Area. When you are done, you'll have a personalized terrarium to take home and treasure.

Please Note

  • There is a travel surcharge range of $50-$200 which will be assessed and then added after the initial booking is paid for.
  • Menlo Park is a space this teacher frequently uses to run their class so inquire if you're interested in meeting there for your event.

Add-ons available for this class
  • Extra plants ($5)
  • Light setup ($29)
  • Springtails (insects - little friends) ($5)
  • Extra craft kit ($69)
  • Wardian terrarium case ($59)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • Terrarium bottle
  • Tropical Plants
  • Soil (lava rocks, sphagnum moss, and sand, etc.)
  • Activated carbon
  • Rocks (gravel and pebbles)
  • Burlap
  • Scissors
  • Wooden Sticks
  • Cleaner
  • Decorations
  • Cloth
What to bring
Just your curiosity and enthusiasm for making a terrarium.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, Christmas party, birthday or bachelorette party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 9 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mom, anniversary gift, Xmas gift or birthday gift.

Abdulkadir Gokdogan is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


Your teacher can travel within 100 miles of Menlo Park

Your teacher
Abdulkadir Gokdogan
Abdulkadir Gokdogan

5.0 (48)


I am a scientist and musician. I like to combine art, technology, and science to better understand the world. I am very energetic, I love to read and write. Learning a new culture and making new friends is my motivation.

I am an internationally certified science and terrarium teacher. I love to share my skills with others.

I have been to more than 30 states of America. I have traveled from East to West of the USA twice, drove all the way alone! Travel is a very important part of my life. Also Music and Science !!

Best Regards :)

Verified reviews

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Ya-Wen Lu Sep 2022

Kadir led a private Terrarium Class for our team building activity. It was a fantastic experience for our group of 15. He started off with an introduction to the history of terrariums and then went into the science behind a closed terrarium. Kadir's love for plants and nature was obvious and was clearly reflected in his enthusiasm to teach and share this wonderful experience with all of us. He was courteous, on time, and made set up and take down a smooth process. I would highly recommend Kadir's Closed Terrarium Class!

Terrarium workshop review by Ya-Wen Lu Sydney

Desiree Elsharif Aug 2022

Great fun! Lots of information, hands-on experience and enjoyable team event. Thank you so much

Tim Moore Aug 2022

Great experience with our group of 7. Kept the class active with questions, facts of closed terrarium experiments, and pointers to keep our plants healthy.

Totally recommend this to anyone who is interested.

Closed Terrarium Class review by Tim Moore

Mark Levy Jul 2022

Our teacher, Nurullah (Abdulkadir's brother) was amazing. He facilitated a fun and interactive class/workshop for our group of 31 in our office. He provided all the materials, and including sensors for a few lucky participants. It seems that everyone overall had a great experience not only building terrariums but also learning about their history, the science behind their design as well as practical applications. Overall this experience was a great value, and I would love to it again.

Wendy Blumenschein Jul 2022

Kadir led us in a teambuilding event for 22 people. He has a lot of knowledge and a friendly easy-going nature that makes the experience fun for all. Our group tends to be fairly quiet, but this event had everyone talking, asking questions, and interacting with one another. We had a great time!

On the organizational side, Kadir was very flexible with location and timing. Planning this event was very easy. Would highly recommend for anyone wanting to do a fun team building event!

Katherine Binder Jul 2022

An incredible instructor who was passionate about his work, thoughtful about how to cater the experience to our group, and clear in his communication. Our group left with an interest in terrariums and an incredibly beautiful keepsake.

Thank you, Mr. Botanist!

Closed Terrarium Class review by Katherine Binder

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Colton Western Jul 2022

This was a fun class! I’d 100% recommend taking it especially if you or someone you know have a green thumb. Kadir was a great teacher and his knowledge of the history and science behind terrariums made it that much more fun. My girlfriend and I are excited to have our own terrariums to take care of now, thanks Kadir!

Terrarium workshop review by Colton Western Sydney

Melissa Baxter Jul 2022

Kadir was an incredible, friendly and extremely knowledgeable instructor. He had all the supplies, if not extra and even gave us bonus supplies plus the experience was educational. He knew so much about plants, he really engaged with us and offered suggestions. I can’t wait to do another class with him once my girlfriends are back in town.

Closed Terrarium Class review by Melissa Baxter

Sara Wang Jun 2022

Great teacher. Clear. Personable. We had so much fun and made such cute products! Thank you!

Jennie May 2022

My wife and daughter had a great time and learned a lot.
Wonderful mother/daughter time out.

She-Rene May 2022

Mr. Botanist brought a lot of positive energy and passion to our terrarium event. Our team of 20 had a fun time and shared lots of laughs and good vibes.

Sharon Huang May 2022

Kadir was incredibly friendly and accommodating. He took the time to get to know each of us and creating an environment for us to get to know other participants in the public class.

He came fully prepared with everything we needed…and more! The class was educational, hands-on, and so much fun. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a fun activity for date or family outing.

We learned the history of terrarium, the science on how different parts of the terrarium work, and different types of terrariums. We had an amazing time with Kadir and will absolutely be taking his class again in the future. Thank you for such a wonderful experience, Kadir!

Terrarium workshop review by Sharon Huang

David Wang Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Amazing, interactive, and educative class! Mr. Botanist was a very friendly, great instructor and we had so much fun making our custom terrariums. Highly recommended!

Closed Terrarium Class review by David Wang

Arlene Esquivias Apr 2022

Abdulkadir Gokdogan did an amazing job teaching this terrarium workshop. He was very informative and patient with all the employees who participated. We will be using his services again!

Closed Terrarium Class review by Arlene Esquivias Sydney

Kazuko Takahashi Mar 2022

The instructor was very friendly approachable, and enthusiastic, and help everyone to engage and enjoy the activity. It was nice to learn the history of terrarium and eco-system too. I would encourage everyone who likes or does not have green thumbs. This class was also soothing to touch the soils under the sun.

Closed Terrarium Class review by Kazuko Takahashi

Andy Shum Feb 2022

Very good teacher and fun. Great educational experience and helpful with building your terrarium. Kadir is really attentive to each student even though it is a group class and you can tell that he gives his all. He encourages creativity and is genuinely interested in ideas. Provides all the supplies you need and generous with the materials. Don’t hesitate! Also the park was a beautiful place for the class.

Kayla Quock Dec 2021

The Botanist is a great teacher! Super friendly, informative, and gave a surprise musical performance. :)

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