Explore Indie Cambridge - Small and Green

Janet Fox at Small and Green making a terrarium

With the help of Indie Cambridge - the community of ‘real’ Cambridge - Cambridge Network continues its exploration of the best independent businesses, people, shops, cafés, restaurants, venues and events in Cambridge and the surrounding area. This week:  Small and Green.

Houseplant love has experienced something of a renaissance in recent times and one look at the carefully curated collection from Janet Fox at Small and Green, and it’s easy to see why.

Dedicated to helping people bring their garden inside, Janet offers a range of beautiful plants from quirky cacti to her best seller – the Oxalis Triangularis Purpurea. With its butterfly-like petals which close at night and then re-open in the morning, the exotic tongue-twister is a guaranteed head turner.

For something a little more traditional, her Spotted Begonia is a bit of a favourite, while Janet is keen to impress that something as simple as a pretty potted Ivy never fails to add interest. Terrariums are also a popular choice – and Janet (in conjunction with Joe Thompson, a Norwich based terrarium maker), is now offering a workshop where you can make your very own. The workshops start this June, and shows you how to create a terrarium, how to ensure it has a long and happy life, as well as how to maintain it in the future. If you’re a plant lover looking to learn how to take your indoor arrangements to the next level, this is the course for you.

Workshop details

Friday 25th June or Friday 30th July 6pm to 7.30pm. 
Each terrarium workshop is limited to a maximum of 15 people. Both terrarium workshops are to be held in Sook in the Grafton Centre.


Order before 1st June for an EARLY BIRD price of £40. The cost of the workshop then rises to £44 per person which includes all materials and the terrarium that you will take home with you (retail value of a fully planted terrarium alone would be £35). All plants and rocks will be provided with a range to choose from to suit your taste.

To book, visit https://www.smallandgreen.com/workshops/

This July, Janet is also working with a host of other local indies to run other workshops including: macrame plant hanger, needle felting, Furoshiki sustainable gift wrapping, flowers for the home, essential massage, chocolate tasting and garden journal making.


Run by long-term residents with a true passion for Cambridge and the independent scene, Indie Cambridge is the only organisation and website dedicated solely to supporting and promoting indie businesses in the city – and beyond. Their site features hundreds of traders and tradespeople, artists and makers, producers, venues and events – all of which play a part in the real life of the city and local area. Packed with valuable insider knowledge, it also features a list of indie businesses offering online shopping, click and collect and local delivery.   

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