At the very core of the Ikebana mission is the directive to further peace in our world by developing mutual understanding and friendship with other countries and our neighbors through the art of Japanese Flower Arranging.   This art form crosses all gender lines, all race descriptions, is not bound by age requirements, and is available to anyone who wishes to enhance their lives and the lives of others.  The ability to make someone smile with a simple gift of flowers is powerful and enriches the lives of both the giver and the receiver.

Our Chapter understands that bringing our passion for this art form to others is as important as the enjoyment that we receive from making a beautiful arrangement.  To this end we conduct various events in the community in which we live to bring the joy of Ikebana to others.  Below we  post our current flyers for upcoming events, along with photo slide shows and results of some of the events we have already held.

Ikebana International Melbourne Chapter # 216

February 25, 2018 Chapter 216, Melbourne Ikebana was asked to create the center pieces for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra South Guild's Annual Fundraising Dinner .  Midge Dunne, Inge Holland and Rena Foley produced dozens of the formal arrangements for the event. 

The Miami Chapter of Ikebana International  will be celebrating it's 50th Anniversary in 2019 and is holding 

a BIG EVENT in March 2019 at the Pinecrest Gardens

On Friday, March 29th, they will be bringing in a Saga Goryu trained professor, Bruce Wilson to share this ancient Ikebana art form.  This will be a workshop that requires advanced registration and a fee, or you may observe the workshop for free.

On Saturday, March 30th a Saga Goryu Demonstration and Lunch will be held with Miami Chapters Members displaying their exhibits.

Sunday, Mach 31st, Mieko Kubota, Kumoi-Sakura Kai Grand Master will give a demonstration and workshop at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden at the Japanese Spring Festival.

We will give you the  contact information as soon as we receive it.

Advanced Ikebana Classes will be held at the Suntree Library and will meet on Wednesdays.  The Dates and time are as follows:

October 17 & 31  10:30 am to 12:30 pm
November 7  10:30 am to 12:30pm
November 14  1:00pm tp 3:00pm

For more information:
call 321-779-5225 or 321-549-3522

For more information on any of these events use the "Contact Us" page on this website, leave us your contact information, which event  you are  interested  in and  the appropriate Ikebana International Melbourne Chapter #216 member will contact you.

Follow this link to read a wonderful article in the New York Times called  "The Rise of Modern Ikebana".

May 8th, 2018 Monthly Meeting held at Haru on A1A.

May 16, 2018II Chapter #216 Demo for the  "Young at Heart" luncheon for seniors held at the Satellite Beach United Methodist Church with Midge Dunn and Inge Holland demonstrating.

Events & Outreach for 2018/2019

February, 2018 Rena Foley Melbourne Chapter #216,  just finished a program for the Naples Chapter. It is her second demonstration  in the exchange program between the six Florida chapters that  they are doing amon themselves. The demonstration using bamboo containers was followed with a workshop where attendees learned to master the vertical fixture (tate no soegi dome) using the bamboo nageire containers Rena made from her backyard timber bamboo.  The sessions were deemed a big success.

Ikebana Melbourne Chapter 216 will be holding an Exhibition of Ikebana Designs

being made at the Suntree Library on

March 14th, 2019.  More information will follow.