Plant Nite at Marche Restaurant in Toronto

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My Plant Nite Cozy Owl White Ceramic Square Dish
My Plant Nite Cozy Owl White Ceramic Square Dish

Are you looking for experiences to nurture your creativity? If so, then read on. I recently had a wonderful experience at Paint Nite and was invited to try Paint Nite’s newest spinoff: Plant Nite on a complimentary basis. Plant Nite is held in restaurants across Canada and the U.S. and involves casual group instruction on how to prepare a terrarium with succulents. I attended Plant Nite in the afternoon of March 18, 2018 at Marché Restaurant in Toronto to prepare the “Cozy Owl White Ceramic Square Dish.” (Our giveaway has now closed. Congratulations to Fran!)

Plant Night at Marche Restaurant in Toronto
Plant Night at Marche Restaurant in Toronto

When you register for a Plant Nite session, you are encouraged to arrive a bit early to order your food and drinks since you don’t want to be distracted by your meal once you are in creative mode. Compared to my Paint Nite experience, Plant Nite at Marche Restaurant had fewer attendees, which made the experience more intimate. Tables are set up with a planter, succulent plants, gravel and an apron at each table setting to begin with. We had a few minutes to get to know our neighbours before our congenial instructor Rachel Sproule introduced herself and told us what was in store.

Applying the mini white stones on the soil in the planter at Plant Nite at Marche Restaurant.
Applying the mini white stones on the soil in the planter at Plant Nite in Toronto.

We began by placing a layer of gravel in the ceramic planter and then filling our ceramic planter about ¾ full of soil. A design graph was provided to demonstrate several possible ways of grouping the succulents. We then removed our succulent plants from their containers and planted them in the soil. The next step involved placing mini white stones along the surface of the soil.

We were then provided with coloured moss which comes in stunning colours of purple, pink, turquoise and chartreuse, as well as natural-coloured moss. We were instructed to tuck the moss around the plants or wherever we wanted in the planters. The coloured moss really turns your planter into an eye-pleasing centerpiece!


Rachel then handed out the mushrooms, which come in blue, red and purple, to be added to the planter. And of course, you can’t forget the owl, since this arrangement is called “Cozy Owl White Ceramic Square Dish.” I chose a white owl, although there were a few black owls as well.

The amazing aspect of Plant Nite is that everyone’s ceramic planter turned out differently. Here is a photo of my Plant Nite creation, as well as photos of a few of my neighbours’ planters:

My Plant Nite Cozy Owl White Ceramic Square Dish
My Plant Nite Cozy Owl White Ceramic Square Dish
My neighbour's Plant Nite creation
My neighbour’s Plant Nite creation
One of my neighbour's Plant Nite creations.
One of my neighbour’s Plant Nite creations.

I found Plant Nite at Marche Restaurant to be very relaxing – less intense than Paint Nite! Rachel definitely made our experience enjoyable! Plant Nite would make a great Easter, Mother’s Day, bridesmaid or graduation gift…see our giveaway below to enter to win one admission to Paint Nite anywhere in Canada.

Me at Plant Nite at Marche Restaurant in Toronto.
Me at Plant Nite at Marche Restaurant in Toronto.

Our giveaway to win one admission to Plant Nite has now closed. Congratulations to Fran!

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33 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve been to paint night and loved it. I’d love to try a plant night! Do these flower arrangements need to be watered? Silly question but I’m totallh curious. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

  2. i haven’t been to either and would love to do this. love your arrangement, btw, it’s adorbs!

  3. I have been to a paint night, this plant night looks like another relaxing experience for my local autism mom’s group to attend! Thanks for sharing the news!

  4. No I have never been to Plant Nite but it sounds like so much fun! I love my indoor plants and am always looking for creative ideas.

  5. I have done paint nite twice before and it was A LOT of fun! So eager to try the plant nite 🙂

  6. I’ve never been to Plant Nite nor Paint Nite. I’m more interested in checking out Plant Nite than painting, planting seems more fun.

  7. My house is riddled covered in my Paint Nite creations! I never thought I was capable of creating such great work until my first Paint Nite session. I didn’t know about Plant Nite, I’ll definitely have to check it out!

  8. No I have never been and OMG I have to go this is so awesome .What a great concept . Thank you for awesome giveaway

  9. I have not been to plant nite or paint nite before, sounds fun! What a great idea. I hope I can attend plant nite some day, I love succulents!

  10. I haven’t been to either. I am not into painting, but Plant night sounds like it was made for me! I would really enjoy Plant night.

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