Mt. Coo-tha Botanic Gardens is playing host to the Sogetsu Ikebana Exhibition from 29 -30 August.

The event includes a free ikebana demonstration, guided tours of the exhibition, a hands-on ikebana class ($3).

You’ll also be able to buy tea and coffee as well as an array of ikebana related materials.

Ikebana is the beautiful Japanese art of flower arranging. Using certain rules, Ikebana allows creators to express artistically themselves using plant materials. It is so much more than simply putting flowers in a vase.

Sogetsu Ikebana is a beautiful tradition that has been held at the Mt. Coo-tha Botanic Gardens for over 20 years.

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