Creating an Underwater Native Plant Jarrarium

15/10/2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
St. Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op
525 Williamstown Rd
Port Melbourne VIC 3207
Starting at $40
Richard Rowe

What You Will Learn

  • About indigenous aquatic plants suitable for Jarrariums
  • How to make and maintain a Jarrarium
  • Tips and Tricks for success

What You Get

  • A Jarrarium made by yourself to take home
  • Discount tube tubestock – $2 per tube stock bought on the day from the nursery (normal price $3.30)


Aquatic plants are often a forgotten part of the plant world, which is a shame because many are adapted to shade and are perfectly suited to growing indoors.

Join us to learn about Jarrariums and make one to take home.  A Jarrarium is a self contained, low maintenance underwater landscape and aquatic ecosystem that brings the beauty of water plants to your coffee table. These self contained vessels are low maintenance and self-sustaining, requiring only indirect light and are constructed to ensure their longevity.

This Master Class will cover:

  • Local indiginous plants suitable to use in a Jarrarium
  • How to construct and Jarrarium
  • Ongoing maintenance requirements
  • Tips and Tricks

The cost includes the resource needed to make an aquatic landscape of approx. 1.5 litres in volume (around 30cm tall) including a local indigenous aquatic plant that will grow and flourish in this environment.

In the morning of the same day and at the same venue we are running a master class on “Creating a Native Plant Terrarium”.    If you book both classes you can attend both classes for $80 ($40 per class). You will need to book each class separately but use the “2 class – Terrarium & Jarrarium” ticket option when booking your tickets.

Maximum class size is 15 people.

Master Class Presenter – Patrick Honan

Patrick Honan is a graduate of Urban Horticulture.  He currently works at St Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op as a director and nursery assistant.  He has also worked at the Australian Garden in Cranbourne, appeared on Gardening Australia with Jane Edmanson, written for online magazine “The Planthunter” and presented numerous workshops and talks around topics like indoor plants, native bees and rooftop gardens. With a background in communication, Patrick also works as a consultant to help people bring horticulture and ecology into their urban lives. You can see more of his work at

  One Response to “Creating an Underwater Native Plant Jarrarium”

  1. Looks like so much fun! Can’t wait to try this at home myself. Would love to see this workshop run in Sydney.

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