Past Meetup

Love Nature + Flowers? Turn them into Art: TRY Japanese Flower Arranging!

Hosted by The Urban Homesteaders' League

Public group

This Meetup is past


So you LOVE Nature and Flowers! But how do you turn your garden full of flowers + leaves + grasses + other plant material---into a Work of Art to bring into your home? By learning Japanese Flower Arranging!

The Japanese have elevated flower arranging into an Art Form. And you would be surprised at what plant material they use to achieve this! Thus it's time to for you to try "Ikebana"---Japanese Flower Arranging!

This is EXTREMELY popular in Japan! You can become a black belt in this. The head Japanese Flower Arranging honchos are men. "Ikebana" is VERY creative, fun and relaxing!

So let's try it in Boston! I have snagged the President of Ikenobo Boston to teach the Japanese Flower Arranging Meetup. He's a Scientist by Day. "Ikebana" (Japanese Flower Arranging) Teacher by nite. See his floral creations at

The class will be December 18th at 6pm in downtown Boston in the Back Bay. The cost is a modest $35 to cover the flower material + AWESOME instruction by Ikenobo Master: J. Padilla-Zamudio. This is a SPECIAL price for Meetup Members! Compare to Cass Florist in Watertown at $75.

J.Padilla-Zamudio was studying science in Japan when he encountered "Ikebana" (Japanese Flower Arranging). He immersed himself in it and promptly got a black belt in it. Now he's made himself available to show us how it is done! You will go home with an amazing Japanese floral creation made by you.

Hope to make this a recurring Monthly Meetup Event. Come and join us! Please make sure to RSVP as the Instructor needs to trek to the Wholesale Boston Flower Market to buy the flower material.

Please join and RSVP to my new Japanese Flower Arranging Meetup site. See

Look forward to seeing you! Enjoy trying something NEW!

Please bring if possible, plant material from your garden to add to your unique arrangement that the Instructor will help you create!

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