• HOW TO JOIN US

    Email us and let us know you are interested

  • Events

    Monthly Programs

    Typically, Program Meetings are scheduled for 1st Wednesday of the month

    Program meetings involve morning and afternoon workshops, starting at 10 am. and 1 pm at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 Est Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106 with a break for lunch.

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  • Membership Benefits

    We have a lot to offer

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    Chapter Meetings

    Engage

    Attend program meetings, enjoy ikebana demonstrations, hear lectures on related topics, or participate in ikebana workshops.

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    Opportunity for Lessons

    Learn

    Members can obtain contact information of certified ikebana teachers that belong to the chapter, as well as obtain information about teachers that teach virtually. The Cleveland Chapter has 4 teachers in the Ohara School and 2 Teachers in the Sogetsu School.

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    Meditative Art

    Relax

    Practice the meditative art of ikebana to pause and enjoy the bounty from nature with others.

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    Exhibitions

    Create

    Participate in public exhibitions as integral part of ikebana training.

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    Ikebana International Magazine

    Read

     

    Enjoy the Ikebana International magazine, a premier publication, issued three times a year, richly illustrated with color plates of ikebana arrangements, articles on ikebana or related arts, and in-depth Japanese cultural subjects.

     

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    Transferable Membership

    Move

     

    Transfer your membership from one chapter to another at any time of the year upon presentation of a valid membership card.

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    Associate Membership

    Expand

    Belong to additional chapters at reduced rates upon proof of membership of your primary chapter.

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    Multiple Ikebana Schools

    Choose

    View and learn about multiple ikebana schools to widen your view of ikebana.

     

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    Regional Conferences

    Challenge

    Regional Conferences are held periodically every 4 to 5 years in various regions throughout the world for the purpose of offering educational and cultural exchange opportunities to the members. The I.I. World Convention is held every five years in Japan.

  • Contact Us

  • IKEBANA INTERNATIONAL

     

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    The organization was founded in 1956 by the late Ellen Gordon Allen whose dream was to create an association uniting the people of the world through their mutual love of nature and enjoyment of ikebana. Today, that dream has spread to over 50 countries/areas, with 143 chapters and a membership of more than 6,300. The organization's motto is 'Friendship Through Flowers.' https://ikebanahq.org

  • NCAR

     

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    NCAR is and acronym for the North and Central American Region of Ikebana International. Six volunteer advocates represent the interests of 65 regional Ikebana International chapter. These advocates facilitate the flow of information among chapter by:

    • moderating meetings with area chapters discussing successes, ideas, concerns
    • assist chapters in sharing ideas, creating and using best practices, and disseminating information to members
    • helping chapters with strategic initiatives to address declining membership, quality programming, technological needs, teacher expansion, etc.

    The NCAR website (ikebanancar.org) contains a wealth of information for ikebana enthusiasts and is a benefit for ALL members, not just board members.

     

     

    The organization was founded in 1956 by the late Ellen Gordon Allen whose dream was to create an association uniting the people of the world through their mutual love of nature and enjoyment of ikebana. Today, that dream has spread to over 50 countries/areas, with 143 chapters and a membership of more than 6,300. The organization's motto is 'Friendship Through Flowers.' https://ikebanahq.org

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