Press & Preserve Kit by Heron Hawker

by Rob Slade in London, Greater London, England

We did it
On 29th March 2018 we successfully raised £455 with 17 supporters in 28 days

The Press and Preserve kit aims to conserve and bring woodland life to your home in a creative, yet elegant and memorable way.

by Rob Slade in London, Greater London, England

The Press & Preserve kit will preserve a leaf and capture a memory, turning it into an evolving piece of artwork and keepsake. Using an old scientific method and a little glycerine, you can preserve a piece of foliage and watch it change to warm ochres, rich reds or deep mochas over time in it’s frame whilst keeping it’s form. This kit has everything you need to make it.

Although this kit aims to help people get creative, we also want people to appreciate where the specimen came from. We hope this kit encourages people to go out and have an adventure in the UK’s woodlands, which is where our love for plants at Heron Hawker came from as kids. More than 1,000 ancient woods have been threatened over the last 10 years and we intend to collaborate with a woodland/parkland conservation charity so that your preservation at home helps to maintain the woodlands for future generations to enjoy. So whilst there maybe a beautiful new addition to your shelf containing your memory of a day out, you’ve also helped to protect the tree or plant it came from. 

Rewards for donations include:

Cactus seeds to grow at home

Some hardy succulent or cacti

Handpicked ceramic pot and succulent 

Press and preserve kits from the first batch

Workshops where you will learn how to build your own terrarium 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

A selection of cactus Seeds to grow at home

Some cactus seeds to pot at home and grow. This reward is available worldwide.

£10 or more

A hardy succulent or cacti in 5.5cm plastic pot

As a thanks for your donation we’ll send you a little succulent or cacti in the post. To UK residents only.

£15 or more

A hardy succulent or cacti in 8cm-12cm plastic pot

To say cheers we’ll send you a medium sized succulent or cacti in the post. To UK residents only.

£20 or more

A hand-picked ceramic pot and succulent

We’ll put together the perfect pairing, a nice pot and a nice plant to go in it. To UK residents only.

£25 or more

A Press & Preserve Kit from batch 1

You’ll receive one of our first kits! Available across Europe.

£40 or more

A ticket to one of our terrarium workshops

Here you will build and keep your 9.5” fishbowl terrarium. Valid during workshops in 2018, Hornsey, London.

£55 or more

A Press & Preserve Kit + a ticket to our workshop

The best of both worlds, a press and preserve kit and a ticket to one of our workshops where you get to build and keep your 9.5” fishbowl terrarium. Valid during workshops in 2018, Hornsey, London.

£70 or more

A ticket for two to our workshop

Here you and a buddy to put your landscaping skills to the test and both build and keep your 9.5” fishbowl terrarium. Valid during workshops in 2018, Hornsey London.

£150 or more

Private terrarium building workshop for two

We’ll open the shop in at our shop in Hornsey, London, one evening exclusively for the both of you and create some amazing terrariums together. One 9.5” each and a 7.75” each. Plus two press and preserve kits and some bubbles during the evening.


Got an idea like this?

Our crowd has raised over £55 million for bright ideas and good causes.