A little about Brenda
At Flower Power we are very lucky to work with some amazing people with heart of green. Brenda Cook assists us create our hand-crafted Living Trends pieces you'll find in-store. Brenda has over 30 years experience in Horticulture and, prior to working with us, sat on the board at the University of California Riverside's Botanic Gardens for two years after owning several successful landscaping businesses.
An absolute whiz at inspiring others to get creative with greenery, Brenda has run countless workshops on making terrariums, vertical gardens, succulent arrangements, kokedama string gardens, botanical art, pallet gardens, succulent wreaths and more.
Look out for upcoming workshops on our website or by following us on Facebook.
"This is my third workshop I have been too. Absolutely would recommend others to join in. Very enjoyable and fun! It's a great way to learn something new." Sharon, Lidcombe
"The Kokedama workshop on my Saturday afternoon was fantastic! My plants turned out wonderful and exceptional support was provided. I came on my own and would highly recommend the experience." Sonia, Cronulla.
"Loved it. Easy to follow. Not too long or too short. Plus I got to walk away with two beautiful creations." Pamela, Blakehurst
"Such a great workshop! Fun afternoon with friends and you get to take home not only your own creations but also a new skill." Sophie, Brighton Le-Sands
"The Kokedama workshop was awesome and the staff were incredibly helpful. Thanks for a great afternoon." Krista, Engadine.
"Fantastic afternoon learning something so simple that looks so effective. Thank you for showing me another way to enjoy my plants." Jodie, Cunjurong Point
"Fantastic hands on workshop! What a fun afternoon." Angie, Lidcombe
"Very informative workshop. Great fun!" Margaret, Roseberry
"What an amazing experience! Thank you to Brenda and the Flower Power team for sharing your knowledge and experience. Absolutely loved it!" Sharon, Penshurst.
"It was a very good workshop with so many plants to choose from. Brenda has so much knowledge in the area." Jess, Cronulla
"Such a great workshop. I didn't want it to end! Everyone in my family can expect kokedamas for Christmas presents." Connie, Manly
"Useful information for first timers. Enjoyable and interactive workshop." Kylie, Glenwood
"Great workshop where you can DIY and have a one of a kind plant. " Shane, Glenwood
"The kokedama workshop was so much fun and easier than I thought. Brenda is a wonderful teacher and the team were very helpful and friendly. Will be recommending this to my friends." Hannah, Paddington
"I attended a class today on making a terrarium. The class was $90 for 1.5 hrs and I was overwhelmed by Flower Power's generosity in the materials they supplied as part of the class cost.
Brenda Cook who ran the class was truly inspiring. Full of great advice, helpful hints and engaged the class with whimsical stories.
Time flew and I didn't want it to end. It was amazing to see what others in the class created with the same material options. Each person's was unique. And now I sit here at home with a huge smile on my face as I look at my terrarium. Thank you Flower Power." Ursula Smit
"The class was very enjoyable. Brenda is a very knowledgeable and I just didn't want the class to end. Thank you so much for an enjoyable class. Will definitely be attending more classes of Brenda's to learn more. Thank you Flower Power for making this happen." Sharon, Lidcombe
"A relaxing atmosphere. A great way to spend a Saturday morning." Dianne, Croydon Park.
"Brenda and the team are all so knowledgeable and helpful. For someone with no artistic talent like myself I'm amazed to have created something so lovely." Erin, Kingsgrove.
"Fun, rewarding. I was happy with the information presented and very happy with the end result." Michael, Kingsford.
"Fabulous, fun and stress free. 1.5 totally enjoyable hours plus the bonus of walking away with something beautiful to enjoy." Heather, Dover Heights
"What a fun day! I learned so much and came home with a beautiful terrarium! I can't believe how easy it was - the team was very helpful and knowledgeable! If you've ever wanted to learn how to build a terrarium this is the workshop for you!" Shelly, Sylvania
"Thank you Flower Power Garden Centres! The workshop was fantastic, will look out for more." Rai at Utter Adore. Read Rai's blog on her Terrarium Workshop experience here.
"Brenda was fantastic! Plenty of great information and very hands on with everyone as required. Would recommend this to anyone interested in learning to make terrariums." Marilyn, Glenfield
"Loved it! Awesome educator full of knowledge and great skill. Great materials, looking forward to more!" Courtnie, Wollie Creek
"Thanks for a great, creative afternoon. I am going home with two beautiful kokedamas and lots of inspiration to create more kokedamas at home. Very professional and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend this workshop!" Laura, Manly.
"I have always been fascinated with the terrariums but actually having made one is such an amazing achievement. The class was one of the best ways to spend a Saturday morning." Jovanka, Kograh Bay
"Fun, interactive and informative workshop. Will be back!" Susie, Chester Hill.
"Brenda, Kaitlyn and Mathew are amazing. The kokedama workshop was amazing and I walked home more knowledgeable and with two amazing plant pieces. It was a great afternoon of fun! I loved it and will be back!" Joelle, Warwick Farm.