Year 2024
March 2024


Kokedama : Art of Japanese Miniature Moss Ball Gardens

BotanicalProjectroom@Geylang, 26 Geylang Lorong 34, Singapore 398223

About National Silver Academy (NSA)
The National Silver Academy (NSA) is a network of post-secondary education institutions (PSEIs) (i.e. ITE, polytechnics, universities and arts institutions) and community-based organisations that offer learning opportunities that are subsidised for seniors. Seniors and PRs aged 50 years and above can look forward to attending short courses and bite-sized courses that are exam free. For courses run by community-based organisations, the final fee payable – for both Singaporean and Permanent Resident seniors – takes into account the support given by the government to community-based organisations to develop and offer the short courses.

About The Singapore Association for Continuing Education (SACE)
The Singapore Association for Continuing Education (SACE) is a registered charity with MOE. It offers over 70 courses under the National Silver Academy, most of which are highly subsidised for Singaporeans & Permanent Residents aged 50 and above. SACE serves the continuing learning needs of adults of all ages.

Course Details
Course Number SACE-CBO-M-128E-2024-08-01
Course Start 06/08/2024
Course End 06/08/2024
Registration Open
Duration 3.5 hours in 1 Session
Session Tuesday, 2:00 - 5:30 pm, 6/8
Objective This course aims to equip participants with the key knowledge on the history and art of Kokedama, coupled with hands-on creation of their individual Kokedamas with suitable plant selections
Description This course covers the history and culture of Japanese Kokedama. Participants will learn a variety of techniques to create Kokedamas using a selection of different plant materials Additionally, participants will learn how to introduce this new growing technique in their home gardens and how to maintain Kokedamas in their optimal conditions
Trainer Darren Ng

Darren was a NParks ambassador for the ‘Community in Bloom’ programme where he conducted Orchid Gardening workshops for NParks and the National Library. He has also conducted the Asian Herbs and Cultivation workshop at Sunrise Global Chef Academy and Swarovski Singapore. He is leader of the Siglap South Community Centre garden interest group and organises many gardening workshops and community events. His qualifications include Bachelor of Science (Botany, Hon 2nd Upper) from NUS, 6 Sigma Black Belt and has certications for various courses on Situational Leadership, Lateral Leadership, NLP.

Medium of Instruction English
Venue BotanicalProjectroom@Geylang, 26, Geylang Lorong 34, Singapore 398223
Application Register online with details on Course Topic, Start Date, Full Name (as in NRIC/FIN), Date of Birth, Gender, NRIC/FIN, Race, Citizenship, Address & Postal Code, Email and Contact Number
Fees Payable $17.50 pp NSA fee for Singaporean/PR age 50 and above, $87.50 pp for all others.

Additional Materials Fee:

$20 for 1 self created Kokedama, including moss, tweed wrapping and plant materials.

Payment Register and pay online via PayPal, Credit Card, Internet payment to SACE DBS 049-001627-1.


SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) Applicable
SACE Membership Subsidy (SMS) Applicable for SACE members
Contact Person Secretariat – Tel: 6266 0648  or Email: