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.

 

2016-17  Ikebana Meetings and Programs

 

Monday, September 28, 2016

10:00 a.m.

Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens

Using Bamboo Containers and Pine Branches

Demonstration and Workshop

 

Monday, October 31, 2016

10:00 a.m.

Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens

Eeekebana!” Halloween Inspired Ikebana

Demonstration and Workshop

 

Monday, November 28, 2016

10:00 a.m.

Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens

Water Space in Ikebana

Demonstration and Workshop

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

10:30 a.m.

University Park Country Club

Haiku Inspired Ikebana

Holiday Demonstration, Luncheon, and Chinese Auction

 

Monday, January 30, 2017

10:00 a.m.

Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens

President’s Tea

Using Ribbons in Ikebana

Tea, Delectables, and Special Surprises!

Wear Your Favorite Japanese Outfit!

 

Monday, February 27, 2017

10:00 a.m.

Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens

Antique/Treasured Item as a Container

White Elephant Sale

Demonstration and Workshop

 

March 2017

Dates and Location to be Announced at a Later Date

Ikebana International Sarasota Chapter #115

49th Annual Exhibition

Exhibition and Demonstrations

 

Monday, March 27, 2017

10:00 a.m.

Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens

Difficult Container Challenge

Demonstration and Workshop

 

Monday, April 24, 2017

10:00 a.m.

Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens

Japanese Art Deco Lecture

Election of Board Officers

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Location to be Determined

Sayonara Luncheon

Board Officers Installation

 

 Have a safe and happy summer break!

 

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 Other Important Dates and Events

January 19-20, 2017

St. Petersburg Ikebana International Chapter #65

Sensei Fusako Hoyrup”Seiga” Wafu School

Luncheon, Demonstration and Workshop

 

January 26, 2017

5:30-7:30 p.m.

O Shogatsu Shinnenkai”

New Year's Dinner Celebration

Tsunami Restaurant

 

February 17-18, 2017

Naples Ikebana International Chapter #160

Annual Exhibition "Artfully Arranged"

Exhibition and Demonstrations

 

February 25, 2017

Sogetsu Florida Branch

Marriott Hotel, Delray Beach, Florida

Annual Exhibition, Workshops, and Demonstration

 

March 2017

Dates and Location to be Announced at a Later Date

Ikebana International Sarasota Chapter #115

49th Annual Exhibition

Exhibition and Demonstrations

 

March 1 - May 29, 2017

Orlando, Florida

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Exhibition and Demonstrations

 

March 11-12, 2017

St. Petersburg Ikebana International Chapter #65

Annual Exhibition "Circles and Squares"

Exhibition and Demonstrations