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)

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