DIY / Make

Handmade Holiday Gift Workshop: Terrariums Saturday, December 2, 10:00 am

Create your own terrarium for gift giving this holiday season!

Handmade Holiday Gift Workshop: Terrariums
Handmade glass terrariums from Jesse Miller
Event Type

Basic workshop


2 hrs


All ages are welcome


$30 for non-members
$20 for members


The Ecology Center
32701 Alipaz Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Instructor: Vicki Marks

Please wear closed-toe shoes and clothing suitable for working in the outdoors. We recommend you bring a garden hat, sunscreen and a reusable water bottle/canteen.

We will be taking pictures and possibly video to use on our website, social and other educational media, and by registering for this workshop you agree to our photo/video release policy.

Handmade gifts have a heightened value both for the gifter and the receiver. There is no need to buy gifts from the store, you can give meaningfully for the holidays using your own creativity.

Join us for this hands-on workshop to learn how to make terrariums!

Here is what to expect:
  • Learn the history and origin of the terrariums from the expert, Vicki Marks.
  • Enjoy a talk about plants, soil, water, exposure and a planting demonstration.
  • Make your very own terrarium! You will have the opportunity to pick from a variety of plants and all materials are included in the price of the workshop.

Vicki Marks

After 30+ years as a graphic designer and managing her own design studio, Vicki Marks is one of the founders and original volunteers of The Ecology Center. Green Feast, an annual locally sourced farm-to-table dinner for 200 people that is center’s biggest fundraiser and most popular event was Vicki’s brainchild in 2009. She continues to support its goals and programs through many avenues, including many years of teaching one of our most popular workshops- terrariums. “Terrariums are a great gift because they require so little care,” says Marks. In addition to teaching terrariums, Vicki leads a core group of women volunteers at The Ecology Center who lead the harvest and preservation of our fruit as well as care of chickens in the coop.