Wednesday, 13 March 2013


The workshop also provided an opportunity to promote the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, which will be held at the Exhibition Building and adjacent gardens from Wednesday 20th until Sunday 24th March.

I. I. Melbourne Chapter's exhibition space, 6 metres x 3 metres, will display "Harmony", an exciting arrangement which has been forged by the five different schools, each using  similar material in an individual way to give a unified whole.

It's not be missed - located at stand C 12, within the main hall.

There will also be a combined ikebana demonstration, showcasing the different schools on Wednesday 20th March, 3.45 - 4.15 pm.

Tell your friends about it! And remind them that I. I has been awarded bronze and silver medals in recent years. We wish the hard-working group who have met for several months to design and construct this year's entry similar success.


Chieko Yazaki (Shogetsudokoryu school) and Irina Raportaru ( Ichiyo school) ran a very successful introductory workshop at the St. Kilda Library on 6/3/13 (at the request of Port Phillip Council).
Nineteen people took part and five expressed interest in taking up the Ikebana International  Introductory Lesson Offer (three lessons for $40).  Another participant bought a gift voucher. 

Wednesday, 6 March 2013


On 17th February Pat Hetrel, President of the Melbourne Chapter, and her husband, George, hosted a very successful Family Day at their property, Como Gardens. 

There were numerous activities for children, including an ikebana workshop, conducted by Theresa Feile. 

A demonstration by teachers from several schools generated praise and interest, with a number of enquiries about taking up the introductory offer of three ikebana lessons for $40.

We added ikebana arrangements to the gardens - a considerable challenge given the hot day - but had plenty of choice for space! We could have had many more. 

Lara Telford and her students constructed a striking piece in remembrance of bushfires and the power of renewal.

(Photographs reproduced with permission from Ikebana Melbourne Chapter 29 members)