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.

2023 Programme

Wednesday 15 February
Line. Basic upright style in a shallow dish using a pinholder/ Kensan. You will need 2 firm branches 1 cm in thickness and about 1 metre in length, some leaves such as hosta or ivy and 3 to 5 flowers with firm stems such as gerberas, carnations or dahlias as long as the stem is sturdy and will hold the flower head up.

Wednesday 15 March
Line. Practice a variation of the basic upright style in a shallow dish using a pinholder/Kensan. Same material as February

Wednesday 19 April
Line. Basic upright style in a tall container no more than 10cm in diameter either round or square using cross bars or self-fixing methods. Material as above. Theme autumn flowers and seed heads.

Wednesday 17 May
Line. Basic slanting style in a shallow dish using a pinholder/Kensan. Material: leaves in autumn colours and flowers either complimentary or contrasting.

Wednesday 21 June
Line. Slanting style in a tall container as for April. Concentrate on Winter colours and textures.

Wednesday 19 July
Line. Either shallow dish or tall container using mainly branch material to form straight lines. Some flower material may be added for colour.

Wednesday 16 August
Mass. Container of own choice using complimentary colours.

Wednesday 20 September
Colour. In a tall container using spring material and pastel Spring colours. Fixing method either direct fixing or cross bars.

Wednesday 18 October
Colour and mass. Bright spring, contrasting colours. Use a shallow dish and a pinholder to make this arrangement.

Wednesday 15 November
Curved Line. In either a shallow dish or a tall container use branch material that can be manipulated to giving you a soft, smooth curved line such as willow, pussy willow, red dogwood and mallow for example. Flower material to suit.

Wednesday 20 December
Christmas activity to be decided as a group.

Floral Design Group