Meetings & Contacts

Meetings take place once a month on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2pm
The group meet at The Kiosk in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Ray King
Tel: 341 1154
Mob: 021 037 0675

Please bring your own foliage and flowers to each workshop, some will be there to use for those that are unable to do this. Also bring pen and notebook, as there will be lessons each week.


Currently the group is studying the upright styles of Ikebana under the tutoring of Ray King.

2022 Programme

Wednesday 16 February 2pm : Arrangements on the table. See notes at end.
Wednesday 16 March 2pm : Green Plant material.
Wednesday 20 April 2pm : Flat bowl without a Kensan.
Wednesday 18 May 2pm : Floor positioned arrangements.
Wednesday 15 June 2pm : Tsubo, round vases,
Wednesday 20 July 2pm : Arrangements for celebrations.
Wednesday 17 August 2pm : Using narcissus, Hagumi.
Wednesday 21 September 2pm : Direct fixing, self-supporting.
Wednesday 19 October 2pm : Glass containers.
Wednesday 16 November 2pm : Composing with branches.
December: TBA.

Floral Design February
Theme: Arrangements on the table.
Container: Any low container or containers of your choice.
Flowers: Choose a selection of colours to harmonise with the place you are going to put the arrangement. Ensure the flowers are clean, have no pollen to drop and that they are not heavily scented.
Leaf and branch material: choose clean, undamaged leaves and if using branch material make sure it is clean and free of insects etc.
Mechanics: We are not using flat dishes for this exercise so you will not need a Kensan, the material is to be arranged freely.

Floral Design Group