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)