Creating positive vibes not only in our homes and gardens but also in our minds while delivering solid tipS & tricks in an informative session. 


the sessions

The Botanic Designer offer a variety of workshops.

Markus attend schools, expos, libraries and town halls and host a range of interactive and engaging conversations and workshops. The workshops can present options of screen presentations with conversations and also hands-on making of plant related exercises. The sessions can wrap-up with a Plant & Decor Sale.

With 13 unique workshops currently on offer AND OVER 150 successful workshops already held around the communities, Markus’ sessions are received super well and the feedback positive (see testimonials for reference).

Currently The Botanic Designer offer a range of workshops from ‘General Plant Care’ and ‘Seasonal Care’ right through to ‘Christmas Styling with Plants’. Below are buttons of all the workshops that take you through to the information on each.


For information and costings on the workshops and to receive a pdf package email

See below for the range of workshops currently available and click for some more detailed information specific to the session desired…

Beginner's plant care

Autumn Drops

winter chills

spring has sprung

summer lovin'

easter styling with plants

christmas table styling with plants

christmas gift hamper making with plants

terrarium making


succulent & cactus bowl making

children's pot painting & planting

up-cycling with plants


Workshops are held and can be run all around Australia. From the city areas plus coastal, hills & suburbs right to the regional towns and remote areas (including cruise ships).


From the experienced gained in his plant world, Markus delivers knowledge and content in a variety of ways over an array of 13 seperate workshops. The sessions range from conversation based with slide presentations through to actual hands-on session.


The workshops are fun, entertaining, informative and most of all engagaing. Enter the session with questions, leave with laughter and a smile and the knowledge you sought.

Why Choose The Botanic Designer?


Markus’ goal is to ensure workshop attendees have a great time, learn valuable information that they seek and leave with a smile on their faces.



Hosted by Adelaide’s rockstar indoor plant guru and styling king Markus Hamence, The Botanic Designer will offer his extensive plant and styling knowledge through three different workshops to add a little mini-world feature to your home decor.

'Easter styling With Plants Workshop' - BOOKINGS OPEN!

Hosted by Adelaide’s rockstar indoor plant guru and styling king, Markus Hamence, The Botanic Designer has developed a Easter Styling with Plants Workshop for the season of the egg.. Armed with personality, engagement plus sound plant and styling knowledge, Markus will lead the group through all the tips & tricks required to get your space looking stunning for Easter whether it be a children’s high tea, champagne brunch, festive lunch or a dinner party.

PLAYFORD Library - Saturday 6 APRIL 2024, 10.30am

'Upcycling With Plants Workshop' - BOOKINGS OPEN SOON!

Come along and experience a plant workshop that re-uses, re-cycles, re-purposes and re-invigorates. Markus Hamence (The Botanic Designer) has just wrapped up Season One on Channel Nine’s ‘The Garden Hustle’ now he comes to Victor Harbor armed full of more fun plant tips, tricks and entertainment with ‘Up-cycling With Plants’.

On The Road


Take a gander at some of my recent workshops. The Botanic Designer has visited Port Augusta, Whyalla, Kimba, Victor Harbour, Gawler and the local metropolitan hot spots that include Walkerville, Burnside, West Lakes – Contact me to have me at your venue in 2024 and onwards…

Let's See the Review


Town of Walkerville
    Town of Walkerville

    Adriane Dade

    The indoor plant workshop was very popular, informative and appreciated by everyone who attended. Markus spoke about a variety of plants and related scenarios and was great at taking questions from the audience. Many attendees purchased plants afterwards which is a testament to their knowledge gained from the workshop. A good result for all!

    Alexandrina Libraries
      Alexandrina Libraries

      Kath Messner

      Markus hosted a plant workshop earlier this month in our Goolwa Library. His welcoming and friendly attitude (coupled with some great theatrics) made our guests immediately warm to him. The Designer Botanist shared his love for plants, combined with his knowledge of interior design as we were guided through his philosophy that indoor plants provide the perfect space to live in – a calming sanctuary. Markus was professional, polite and prompt to deal with, bookings were steady, and the event was a fully booked, fun filled Saturday afternoon. Feedback has been really very good from our diverse audience. Thank you and congratulations

      City of Prospect
        City of Prospect

        Tara Lee

        Markus was really fun, engaging, knowledgeable. Encouraged audience questions. I came away with a lot more understanding of how to keep indoor plants alive (and hopefully happy)


          Linda Popp

          A wonderful way to start a beautiful Sunday morning up at Petaluma Cellar Door. Markus was so informative and shared his passion for plants with much enthusiasm and fun. With a glass of Croser Sparkling in hand and one of the best views of the Adelaide Hills Markus will take you through everything and anything you need to know to keep the plants in your life happy.

          Unley Libraries
            Unley Libraries

            Kristie Beatson

            If you are looking for a very knowledgeable, approachable and personable presenter, Markus is perfect. Unley Libraries hosted a ‘sold out’ indoor plant talk at Unley Town Hall in November 2020 to an audience of plant enthusiasts. Markus is very professional, organised and a dream to work with. We have had Markus back a number of times now with a variety of his workshops. Each of them different but always highly engaging and informative in nature. He is highly recommended.