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.

 

2018-19  Ikebana Meetings and Programs

 

 Monday, September 24, 2018 10:00 a.m.
Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens
Hurricane Arrangements
Demonstration and Workshop
 
Monday, October 29, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens
Mystery Container Arrangements 
Demonstration and Workshop (members will trade containers) 


Monday, November 26, 2018, 10 a.m. 
Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens
Using Baskets as a Container

Demonstration & Workshop

Friday, December 7, 2018 10:00 a.m 
University Park Country Club
Bonenkai Holiday Luncheon 

Monday, January 28, 2019, 10:00 a.m.
Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens
Art with Ikebana
Presentation and Demonstration

Monday, February 25, 2019, 10:00 a.m.
Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens
Presidents Tea & Tea Ceremony
Chabana Arrangements

Monday, March 25, 2019, 10:00 a.m.
Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens
Using Obi in Arrangments
Demonstration and Workshop

 
Wednesday & Thursday, April 3 & 4, 2019
Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens
Annual Exhibition “Japanese Tapestry in Ikebana”
Exhibition, Ginza, and Demonstrations
 
Monday, April 29, 2019, 10:00 a.m.
Sarasota Garden Club and Botanical Gardens
Driftwood in an Arrangement
Presentation and Workshop

Other Important Dates and Events

Thursday, January 17, 2019
5:30-7:30 p.m.
“OShogatsu Shinnenkai”
New Year's Dinner Celebration 
Tsunami Restaurant

 

February 15 -16, 2019

 Naples Ikebana International Chapter #160

Annual Exhibition
Exhibition and Demonstrations

 

 March 8 – 10, 2018

St Petersburg Ikebana International Chapter #65

Annual Exhibition

 

 March 29, 30, 31, 2019

Miami Ikebana International Chapter #113
50th Anniversary Celebration

 

May 12 – 16, 2019

NASS Hawaii 2019

10th North American Sogetsu Seminar 2019
Royal Hawaiian & Sheraton Waikiki Hotels
Honolulu, Hawaii,
Special Ikebana Demo by Iemoto Akane Teshigahara
And Workshops