Nov. 14 – Welcome Back

This is the 2nd Thursday of the month – please make a note of this!

Welcome Back– We reunite both our full time and seasonal members and hope to share stories and pictures of an arrangement, garden or special place that you visited.

We had several members attend the North and Central Region Ikebana International Conference in Dallas at the end of October.  One or more of them will share what they learned about how to Grow Ikebana at our meeting today.

Come early to shop at our  fabulous ginza.  The ginza ladies have restocked our supplies and the best choice for equipment and containers will be available.  Don’t be caught without what you need this season.  Our ginza needs your support!  Stay ’til the end and help us pack up the ginza to return the items to our storage locker.  This is also a good time to return any library books.

This will also be the first opportunity  to register for the March 13 luncheon featuring Ohara demonstrator, Rehka Reddy. Click here for a registration form.

  • Those bringing our hospitality items are listed here.
  • If it is your turn to bring an arrangement to the meeting, your name is on this list.

We meet at the Naples Botanical Garden in the Buehler Auditorium in the FGCU Research Center from 9:30-11:30AM.  Our programs start with a small social period followed by a short business meeting and then our monthly program which often incorporates a workshop open to anyone who makes a prior reservation to take the workshop.

  • 9:30AM – Friendship through Flowers social period
  • 10:00AM – Business meeting
  • 10:30-11:30 – Program

You do not have to be a member of the Naples Botanical Garden or pay an entrance fee to attend our meetings, however, you do have to pay a Garden entry fee to see our exhibit held in February. There is no additional fee to see our exhibit.

Please check out our monthly programs and experience the joy of ikebana and friendship through flowers.

If you are not a member of our chapter, but wish to attend any of our programs or events, please let us know you are coming by sending an email to  You are welcome to attend any two of our monthly meetings as our guest.  Interested in joining?  Click here for an application.  In addition our annual exhibit and March luncheon are open to the public.  The exhibit is free, but you do have to pay an entry fee to the Naples Botanical Garden.  The luncheon requires advance reservations and payment.

Click here  for directions (The Kapnick Center address is 4940 Bayshore Drive, Naples FL 34112.) or on the icon below for information on the Naples Botanical Garden.

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Naples Botanical Garden website

Kapnick Center entrance