Ikebana Wellington

Friendship through flowers

Sogetsu Upcoming Events

Emperor’s Birthday arrangement by Elizabeth

Sunday July 14, 2-4pm at Khandallah Town Hall. “Sogetsu Ikebana can be created anytime, anywhere, by anyone with any kind of material”. (Book 1, page 2, Akane Teshigahara). Try using a mixed bunch of flowers (or at least a couple of varieties you’d find in a bunch) from the supermarket or dairy and an everyday container (like a bottle or jar) to create your own ikebana. Sandi will lead this workshop. Read more on Sogetsu  Upcoming Events page.

Learning Ikebana

Currently (2019)  five of our members are active Sogetsu teachers in the Wellington area. Each lesson costs: $25 per class and is of approximately 1-1 ½ hours long. Materials such as flowers and greenery are expected to be provided by the student unless special arrangements have been made with the tutor. Textbooks, containers and fixings cost extra.

For more details on times, fees and venues please
Contact us at   wgtn.ikebana@gmail.com

These members are fully certificated and hold classes regularly.

Elizabeth McMillan in Seatoun Ph 04 380 9545. Lesson fees are $25 each and are held on Mondays and Tuesdays. Elizabeth also holds a monthly class in Waikanae on the second Thursday afternoon of each month.

Satomi Takahashi in Seatoun Ph 04 388 8204. Satomi holds lessons on Fridays. Each lesson costs $25. Japanese and English spoken.

Helen Arranging
Helen Wareham in Oriental Parade Ph 04 970 9573 or Mob 021 201 8601. Helen holds lessons on Wednesday mornings. Each lesson costs $25.

Sandi's arrangement
Sandra Hurnard in Khandallah and Martinborough Ph 021-498-361. Lessons cost $25 for casual learners and $20 for regular attendance. Classes are held in Khandallah fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons and Sunday afternoons. Martinborough lessons are held fortnightly on Friday mornings. Advanced notice of attendance at lessons is essential.

Kathy Kerry in Northland Ph 04 973 9065. Lessons cost $25 each and are held by arrangement to suit teacher and student.

I.I. Recent Activities

We are very sad to announce that our lovely friend and colleague, Barbara Fowler died on April 7 2019. She will be sadly missed. There will be a memory gathering time at Barbara’s place, 88 Farnham St, Mornington on Saturday 13 April between 11am and 2pm.  Memories of Barbara can be said aloud, or written into a memory book. Read more in About Us.