Mister Kokedama

Experience the gift of nature in the palms of your hands.

Mister Kokedama is a Baltimore-based business that specializes in unique, handcrafted, plant-centric art through the process of wrapping and binding different varieties of plants in mosses. We cultivate an environment in which we emphasize one’s connection with nature through understanding the delicate and intimate process of making and caring for the kokedama.

The kokedama gives us the incredible opportunity to observe and appreciate plants through an artistic lens that highlights its’ naturally Zen aesthetic. From succulents to tropicals and everything in between, the kokedama can connect you to the earth under your feet, the community you live in, and most importantly, yourself.

What is a kokedama?

Kokedama, which translates to “moss ball,” is a Japanese form of plant art that originated in the Edo Period in Japan between the 1600s and the 1800s. They were originally created as an alternative to traditional bonsai plants, giving them the nickname “Poor Man’s Bonsai.” Kokedama was considered a cheaper alternative to the beloved art of Bonsai, which can cost from hundreds to thousands of dollars to maintain, even today.

Upcoming Events

Pop-up season is every season! Stop by and chat all things plants at any of these upcoming events:

May 12th: In Bloom Night Market @ Ministry of Brewing, 6PM – 8PM

June 4th: Wine on the Waterfront @ Canton Waterfront Park

June 24th – 25th: Arts & Drafts Festival @ Guinness Brewery

Want to shop retail?

Need a kokedama quick? Good news – you can now purchase our products at the following retail locations:

Fells Point Cultivated Creations (FPCC), located at 1814 Fleet St, Baltimore, MD

Gundalow Gourmet and Designs, located at 820 Kenilworth Dr, Towson, MD

Please remember, our inventory is always changing! If you have something specific in mind, reach out via email or Facebook/Instagram (@misterkokedama) and we will work with you to create the perfect kokedama.

Purchase Policy

If you notice any signs of distress or poor health within 30 days of purchasing your product, please reach out via social media or email. Be sure to include photos of your product as well as information regarding where and when it was purchased. We will reach out and work with you to find a solution that satisfies all parties involved.

The Story of Mister Kokedama

Mister Kokedama is a business born out of the Covid-19 quarantine which gave us bouts of stir-craziness and an explosion of creative energy. What began as a unique and passionate past-time has blossomed into a one-of-a-kind homemade kokedama business that we are incredibly excited about! Our love for plants, paired with an adoration for research, persistent attentiveness, and relentless creativity has fueled this pursuit. We could not be more excited to share with you the outcome and teach you along the way!

Our Mission

At Mister Kokedama, we strive to raise environmental awareness, drive conversations concerning climate change and the consumption of the natural world, and ultimately inspire a love for nature. Our creation process results in zero waste with an end product you can feel environmentally good about. We support locally-owned nurseries, garden centers, and businesses in the Greater Baltimore area to drive a sense of purpose, amplify our voices, and positively impact the surrounding communities.

“Knowing that you love the earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate. But when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond.”

– Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

Get In Touch

  • misterkokedama1@gmail.com
  • @misterkokedama1
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