Welcome to the fusion of art and nature!

What Chapter 65 Offers!

If you love flowers, nature and their wondrous beauty, this is the place for you!  Studying in the traditions of Japan’s revered schools of flower arranging, our Chapter also enjoys the culture and history of Japan.  We welcome you to join us, seek new learning, refine your skills, and enjoy the kindred spirit that we cherish!

What Is Ikebana?

Ikebana (ee-kay-bah-nah) is the Japanese word for the art of Japanese flower arranging. A free translation might be “bringing flowers to life.” Ikebana arrangements capture nature through the designer’s eyes and provide uniquely beautiful glimpses of something magical. It is an art form that will challenge your creativity!

About Us

Friendship
through Flowers

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Program Meetings

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What's New Here

Susan Thorpe's Asheville Demo

Check out photos from Susan Thorpe's 'Here and There' demo for Asheville Chapter

Teachers In Our Chapter

Visit the webpages of the 12 teachers in our chapter now offering classes

Jeanne Houlton Sister Cities Video

Watch the video at the bottom of Jeanne's teacher page of her demonstrattion for the Clearwater Sister Cities

Annual Exhibition 2022


Thanks for visitng our Annual Exhibition. Find the photos of your favorites here.

A Message From Our 2022-2023 President, Susan Thorpe

Welcome to St. Petersburg I.I. Chapter #65. We are a very busy group with opportunities to learn about ikebana and other Japanese art forms. We look forward to seeing you at our meetings and events. Membership information is available under "Membership." You and our current members will find a wealth of information here. Thank you for visiting.

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This website is proudly sponsored by the Ikebana International Chapter #65 in St. Petersburg, FL to educate and encourage our readers.  Please enjoy our website and consider becoming a member of our Chapter!