plant and interior fusion.

The Botanic Designer is Markus Hamence.

The plant lover has a long standing love of Indoor Plants. Being self-taught ‘Plants’, Markus (a horticulturalist & interior designer) has gathered his knowledge through study, trial, experimentation and exploration.

Markus (and his home of over 600 indoor plants) has appeared over many platforms including tv show South Aussie With Cosi, Glam Adelaide, The Adelaide Advertiser and The Daily Mail.

The Botanic Designer offers ‘tips & tricks’, advice and plenty of inspirational Indoor Plant and Interior imagery. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all the regular content.

The fusion of good Interior Design and Indoor Plants creates the perfect space to live in – a calming sanctuary that reflects the occupants needs & personality to feel at one with their environment.

Available for Interior Design, Botanic Design work & Plant Workshops at

Above are some images from the iconic Lenzerheide Restaurant in Belair that Markus is the caretaker for on a weekly basis.


The Botanic Designer offer a variety of workshops.

Markus attend schools, expos, libraries and town halls and host a range of interactive and engaging conversations and workshops. They present options of screen presentations with conversations and also hands-on making of plant related exercises. The sessions wrap-up with a Plant Sale.

Currently The Botanic Designer offer:

• Beginners Plant Care
• Autumn Drops (Seasonal Plant Care)
• Winter Chills (Seasonal Plant Care)
• Spring has Sprung (Seasonal Plant Care)
• Summer Lovin’ (Seasonal Plant Care)
• Easter Styling with Plants
• Christmas Table Styling with Plants
• Christmas Gift Hamper Styling with Plants
• Terrarium Making
• Succulent & Cactus Bowl Making
• Propagating
• Children’s Pot Painting & Planting
• Upcycling with Plants


For information and costings on the workshops email

upcoming workshop dates.

The Botanic Designer Propagating Workshop / Walkerville Town Hall / Saturday 4 November 2023, 10.00am

The Botanic Designer Christmas Styling with Plants / Flowers By Alicia, Whyalla / Saturday 25 November 2023, 11.00am

The Botanic Designer Christmas Styling with Plants / Hub Library, City of Onkaparinga / Thursday 30 November 2023, 6.00pm

The Botanic Designer Christmas Styling with Plants / The Summit Cafe & Restaurant , Mount Lofty / Friday 1 December 2023, 11.00am

The Botanic Designer Upcycling With Plants Workshop / Victor Harbour Library / Saturday 20 January 2024, 10.30am

"Markus hosted a plant workshop earlier this month in our Goolwa Library. His welcoming and friendly attitude (coupled with some great theatrics) made our guests immediately warm to him. The Designer Botanist shared his love for plants, combined with his knowledge of interior design as we were guided through his philosophy that indoor plants provide the perfect space to live in – a calming sanctuary. Markus was professional, polite and prompt to deal with, bookings were steady, and the event was a fully booked, fun filled Saturday afternoon. Feedback has been really very good from our diverse audience. Thank you & congratulations"

Kath Messner, Alexandrina Libraries, 2021

"The indoor plant workshop was very popular, informative and appreciated by everyone who attended. Markus spoke about a variety of plants and related scenarios and was great at taking questions from the audience. Many attendees purchased plants afterwards which is a testament to their knowledge gained from the workshop. A good result for all!"

Adriane Dade, Town of Walkerville, 2021

"Markus was really fun, engaging, knowledgeable. Encouraged audience questions. I came away with a lot more understanding of how to keep indoor plants alive (and hopefully happy)"

Tara Lee, City of Prospect, 2020

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