It is with a heavy heart that we learned the passing of

long time Chapter 12 member, Connie Howell.  She was a wonderful ambassador for ikebana.  The Memorial Service honoring her distinguished life is open to members. The service will be held  on Friday, July 7th at:

Westbury United Methodist Church

5200 Willowbend Blvd.

Houston, TX  77096-5298

at 11:00 AM


Ikenobo arranged by Nanako Tingleaf
Kofu School - Arranged by Shinobu Hauge
Ikenobo School - Arranged by Nanako Tingleaf

On April 2, II Chapter #12 in conjunction with MFAH presented Elaine Jo's Ichiyo Ikebana Demonstration.  Those who braved the inclement weather predictions were well rewarded.  Elaine created 10 arrangements while sharing Ichiyo's  philosophy and history. Here are a few of the arrangements.   Many of Elaine's branching materials grow easily in Houston and were picked from members' yards. Students of ikebana do not require exotic plant material to create a striking arrangement.

The chapter wishes to thank MFAH's M. Mimms, Elaine Jo,  and club members who made the demonstration and workshop possible. 


Ikebana International was invited to exhibit at the Garden Club of Houston's Florescence Show at MFAH on April 25 & 26.  Here are just four of the ikebana arrangements that were on display.  These arrangements were made by active ikebana teachers and are reflective of their school's style. Interested in ikebana or have questions? Please check out Ikebana Teachers.
Sogetsu School - Arranged by YuMei Montalvo
Ichiyo School - Arranged by Shirley Bludau

​​Welcome to Ikebana International Houston Chapter's site. This is a great place to learn more about Ikebana, also known as Japanese Flower Arranging.  Houston has a strong ikebana scene with 5 major schools represented. We invite you to attend one of our programs or drop in for a class.


 We've asked  members to post pictures of their arrangements made in class.  We invite you to check them out.



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