La Jolla’s Adelaide’s is bringing back the terrarium

Participants experiment with different plants and layers.

Adelaide’s Flowers held a terrarium-building workshop Aug. 14, where 10 guests got to make their own plant sculptures. A terrarium, also called a vivarium or a glass garden, is a clear container filled with plants. Choosing between round or square glass vessels, different colors and textures of moss and types of rocks to act as a base, each participant received personalized attention on plant selection for filling them. The next terrarium-building workshop is 1 p.m. Sept. 29 at 7766 Girard Ave., La Jolla. To register, call

(858) 454-0146. A $10 buy-in will go toward materials. Photos by Ashley Mackin

Natalie Fitzgerald gets advice from Adelaide’s events coordinator Ginny Boland.
Suze Banashak and Chloe Pedersen pick out plants for their terrariums.
Participants experiment with different plants and layers.
Eryn Schnitzler gathers plants for her terrarium.
Adelaide’s event coordinator Ginny Boland explains to participants how to get started.