Who We Are

The Urban Botanist began out of a sincere desire to engage with nature in an urban environment. Our biology background tied together with the love to explore the natural world is what started The Urban Botanist. Terrarium workshops were created to share our strong passion to educate others about the world of botany in an urban setting.

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Virtual Workshops

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Nature Series

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DIY Kits & Apparel

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Moss Walls & Frames

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Biophilic Design

The Urban Botanist designs and installs custom moss walls and frames in your home or space. We offer low maintenance beautifully textured moss walls in all shapes and sizes. We also offer this concept in frames, logos and other custom designs. Click here to learn more!

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Virtual Workshops

Our workshops provide the perfect balance of craft, design, interactive learning, team bonding, and plant therapy. We are dedicated to passing on our knowledge about terrariums and ecosystems through our workshops, while having fun at the same time! We enjoy hosting a comfortable place for everyone to learn the basics of plant care together. We offer a variety of workshops that allow you to get crafty and learn more about nature!

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Testimonials

Everyone loved it. So many nice messages about you and your ability to be so engaging while talking to people over Zoom

Erin W., UKG Software

Everyone on the team LOVED the event, and I really appreciate all you did to ensure the logistics ran smoothly. Thank you!

Aria, Google

Thank you so much for your informative, fun, and high-energy session! I have been flooded with Slack messages from everyone telling me how much they loved it. We all learned so much. And I love that you tied in the connection with gratitude and wellness.

Cheri, HelloFresh

The team from UKG was super impressed with the Terrarium event! We look forward to the next workshop!

TOM M., UKG SOFTWARE

I had a wonderful experience building a Terrarium for Mother’s Day. Emma was wonderful, knowledgeable and most of all patient! Thank you for this experience. I will definitely be signing up again!

Stephanie S.

An incredibly informative, relaxing and creative session with The Urban Botanist. The perfect way to unwind and recharge.

EMMA W. - REVANESSE

Thank you for the lovely team building activity. Our staff enjoyed building their terrariums and most of all enjoyed your team's support and pleasant approach to teaching us. We look forward to having you at our school again!

Abraar School

Emma - you rock! Can't wait to do it again! Super cool vibe... You won't be disappointed.

Angie G.

Working with Emma and her team was so much fun! Thanks to her expertise, we were able to bring our vision to life, and the result is truly stunning. From start to finish, Emma was wonderful to work with, professional and very knowledgeable. She shared her insight into the various species and foliage options and worked with us to find the right fit for our space and budget. The moss wall has brought so much warmth into our space, and our guests love it! Thank you, Emma!

Lauren, Jacobsons Ottawa

The Urban Botanist began out of a sincere desire to engage with nature in an urban environment. Our biology background tied together with the love to explore the natural world is what started The Urban Botanist. Terrarium workshops were created to share our strong passion to educate others about the world of botany in an urban setting.

Read a recent interview with owner Emma Terrell with Ottawa Neighbours blog.

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A web series designed to bring you closer to nature.

This series will give you a fresh perspective on how beautiful your backyard can be. Join the Urban Botanist in this exploratory series where we teach you how to live wilder.

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