Traveling Workshop Instructor Maria Colletti makes designing your very own interior gardens easy with step-by-step photos of over twenty of her own terrarium designs. Plus, you'll get all the information you need about popular terrarium plants, such as tillandsias (air plants), orchids, mosses, succulents, and ferns.

Growing collections of adorable miniature plants in glass vessels is a great way to bring the outdoors inside and get back in touch with nature—no matter where you live or what time of year it is. 

Terrariums are a wondrous combination of nature, gardening, and home decor.

Whether you reside in a tiny apartment, spend the bulk of your day at an office desk, or just want to be better connected to green living things. Terrarium building and tending is both therapeutic and inspirational.

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Maria Colletti

Terrarium Designer

Hello, I am Maria Colletti, author of Terrariums: Gardens under Glass and a traveling workshop instructor.  I had a dream and it came true.

I love to teach workshops.  The joy on the faces of students is a wonderful way to make a living.  I am so excited about this green life...please join me on Instagram where I reveal all my creations and events.    Instagram: maria.colletti.399

I have spent most of my life working at the New York Botanical Garden as Shop Manager and teaching the Living Décor terrarium series with Adult Education.  My terrarium tips were in a featured article in The Washington Post.

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum hosts my workshops in their conservatory room. This is featured in my book, Living Decor which is about houseplant care, terrarium building, and decor styling. Spend an afternoon in such a sunny delightful room with citrus trees and ferns is dreamy!

You can find me selling terrariums at street fairs and flea markets such as Nyack Street Fair and Pawling Farmer's Market.  Life is a carnival when chatting face-to-face and dancing in the street!  

In Edible Manhattan online magazine, I was crowned, the Queen of Green, and described as a  ‘terrarium savant’!  How fun is that!  

Australian Journalist, Joanna Hawkins, interviewed me for Melbourne Herald Sun news feature, "Turn over a new leaf by getting in some indoor plants" . https://www.realestate.com.au/news/turn-over-a-new-leaf-by-getting-in-some-indoor-plants/

Australian Canberra Weekly had my Houseplant Chandelier featured on the cover!  So great to share your work with the world at an instant.

You can listen to a fun radio interview with NPR’s You Bet Your Garden host, Mike McGrath

Garden Club members are so passionate about all kinds of gardening!  Previous presentations with Sands Point and East Hampton,  Long Island plus New Canaan Connecticut, Garden clubs including the Spring luncheon at Rye Yacht club.

Plants make people happy!  My mission is to bring that houseplant happiness closer to you at home and work. Experience joy through green plants. One terrarium at a time...