The Solarium at Pistils NurseryThank you for your interest in scheduling your gathering at Pistils! We host a limited number of events per month, and look forward to working with you.

About Private Events

Our Solarium provides beautifully curated tropical greenhouse setting, ideal for small gatherings, business meetings, retreats and dinner parties.

Private events are typically held in off hours, from 8-11am or 7-11pm. The rental fee for private gatherings is $400, which includes preparation and clean-up of space by Pistils staff, use of facilities (table with 12 chairs, sink, ice bucket, prep counter, bathroom, bluetooth speakers), on-site staffing from Pistils and exclusive access to the space for the given time period. To schedule your gathering at Pistils, simply fill out the form, below, and a member of our team will be in touch soon!

About Private Workshops

Our private workshops are typically held in off-hours, from 9-11am or 7-9pm in our Solarium on Mississippi Avenue. We ask for a minimum of 8 students to reserve a private class, with a maximum of 12 students.

The ticket costs, listed below, cover personal instruction, rental of Pistils Nursery and staffing for your workshop. To hold your reservation, we ask that a $200 deposit be made at least 7 days before the scheduled workshop date.

To schedule your workshop, simply fill out the form, below – a member of our events team will be in touch soon! We do our best to accommodate custom workshop requests, and our standard workshop offerings are:


Terrarium workshops are our most popular, longest-running class. Reservations cost $25 per person, plus the cost of terrarium building materials. Materials costs vary, but participants are welcome to bring their own glass vessels, and $20-25 is an average budget.

In the class you’ll learn all about the ins-and-outs of terrarium design and ongoing care to keep your plants happy. Each participant will leave the class with their own finished terrarium


In this class you’ll learn the art and craft of the Japanese Kokedama — a traditional bonsai form. Reservations are $50 per person and is all inclusive.

Kokedama, simply translated, means “moss ball.” In this all inclusive class, you’ll create your own Kokedama from a tropical plant of your choosing, and learn best practices for care and upkeep to keep your new string garden beautiful and healthy.


In our newest workshops, you’ll use some of most unique plants available — Tillandsia “air plants” or Staghorn Ferns — to create a unique mount. The class is $35 or $48 per person, respectively.

Mounts can be hung on walls or make fantastic living centerpieces. You’ll leave the class with a completed mount, and knowing the ins and outs of air plant or staghorn fern care.

Schedule a Private Workshop
Schedule a Gathering
Dinner party? Bridal shower? Business event? Let us know as many details about your event as possible.
Please list 3 possible dates for your gathering. At least 2 weeks advanced notice is greatly appreciated, but if you need your event to take place sooner, we'll do our best to accommodate your request.
Anything special you'd like us to know about this event? Let us know!

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