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Ikebana Flower Arranging Class

  • Wild Willown Farm & Education Center 2550 Sunset Avenue San Diego, CA, 92154 United States (map)


Join Wild Willow Farm's florist, Onnalee Stewart, as she takes you through the experience of Ikebana. Japanese aesthetics are strongly rooted in seasonality, balance, and nature, including Ikebana (or kōdō), the ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement dating back to the 7th century.

An Ikebana arrangement is yorishiro, which is an object that summons divine spirits. This flower arrangement technique began as a Buddhist shrine offering, but later additionally developed into an art form that reflected a deep appreciation of nature, the current season, and embedded with Chinese and Buddhist philosophy.

Experience includes:

  • learn about the history of Ikebana and the important role plants and season have in the Japanese culture
  • take a tour of the herbs and flowers learning about their various uses and medicinal properties
  • learn how to harvest your very own flowers and herbs that you will use when making your arrangements
  • you will take home your flower arrangement with a reusable frog pin ($10 value) and a shallow vase to continue with Ikebana

Includes frog pin, shallow vase, and a flower harvest!

$40 General Admission

($35 WWF Alumni Discount)

Disclaimer: Class size is limited to ensure maximum participation. Acceptance into the class is on a first paid/first served basis. Once we are sold out, we can't guarantee a place in the class. Walk-up purchases the day of class will incur an additional $5 charge, so make sure you purchase by 11:30PM the night before class! Space or class materials are not guaranteed if you have not purchased a ticket online.

For any questions, please email

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