Monthly meetings are held on the last Monday of each month September through April at 10 a.m. in the Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens main meeting room unless otherwise noted.  The Garden Club is located at 1131 Boulevard of the Arts (across the street from the Hyatt Hotel) in Sarasota.  Look for the sign on the corner of Boulevard of the Arts and US 41 (Tamiami Trail)

Our meetings are open to the public and member's guest(s) for a nominal fee of $5.00 per person.  Please pay the Treasurer at the registration/membership table upon entering.  Members of other chapters are welcome to attend a meeting when they happen to be visiting in the area at no charge.

  • Chance drawings for various types of items may be held at each meeting.
  • Scheduled program dates may be altered for master teacher workshops.
  • There are no meetings from May through August.

 

2017-18  Ikebana Meetings and Programs

 

 Monday, September 25, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens
Using Containers with Multiple Openings
Demonstration and Workshop
 
Monday, October 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens
Hanging Ikebana
Demonstration and Workshop


Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
University Park Country Club
50th Anniversary Luncheon & Demonstration
Demonstration by Riji Carol Cook

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens
Japanese Cultural Experience
6:00 p.m.
Tsunami Restaurant
50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Thursday, November 9, 2017
10:00 a.m -12:00 noon

Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens
Session 1 - Workshop with Carol Cook
12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH
1:00 p.m. -  3:00 p.m.
Session 2 - Workshop with Carol Cook

Monday, November 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens
Ikebana International Convention by Attendee Ellen Kaman
Presentation and Discussion

Monday, January 29, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens
Ikebana Underwater
Demonstration and Workshop

Monday, February 26, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens
President’s Tea and Joint Meeting with Sumi-e Society
Roses in Ikebana

Tea, Delectables, and Special Surprises!
Wear Your Favorite Japanese Outfit
Demonstration and Workshop
 
Monday, March 26, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens
Leaf Manipulation
White Elephant Sale
Demonstration and Workshop

Wednesday & Thursday, April 4 & 5, 2018
Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens
50th Anniversary Exhibition “A Symphony of Leaves”
Exhibition, Ginza, and Demonstrations
 
Monday, April 30, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens
Japan and the Art Deco Era
Presentation and Discussion

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Location to be Determined
Sayonara Luncheon

Have a safe and happy summer break!

 

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 Other Important Dates and Events

 

January 24, 2018, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Tsunami Restaurant
“O Shogatsu Shinnenkai”
New Year's Dinner Celebration


February 16-17, 2018
Naples Ikebana International Chapter #160
Annual Exhibition
Exhibition, Ginza, and Demonstrations

March 1 - May 27, 2018
Orlando, Florida
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
Exhibition and Demonstrations

March 10-11, 2018
St. Petersburg Ikebana International Chapter #65
Annual Exhibition
Exhibition, Ginza, and Demonstrations