In April of every year, in collaboration with the U.S. National Arboretum, I.I. Chapter No.1 puts on an exhibit for the public and the Chapter’s members prepare magnificent arrangements and free workshops.
Due to the effects of Covid-19, this year’s exhibit will have a different look and schedule, but the show goes on! The Exhibit will be open to the public over two weekends, April 10 – 11 and April 17-18. You will find detailed information on this page and also on the USNA website under Calendar of Events.
We invite you to take a virtual tour of 60 arrangements (30 for each week) specially designed for this event by individual artists.
Click on this link to see Virtual Arrangements for Week 1
click on this link to see Virtual Arrangements for Week 2
Each of our Chapter’s Ikebana Schools presents a large outdoor arrangement each weekend. You may see these in person at the North Court of the U.S. National Arboretum, Adjacent to the Administration Building.
You can listen to the story behind each of these works of art and how they were envisioned and designed by clicking on the School name below. In addition to these descriptions we interviewed each lead after the arrangements were installed on Friday April 9, 2021.
To see them on YouTube with their arrangements and their personal acknowledgement and appreciation of the team members who helped them achieve their vision follow the links below.
To see the team leads for the week 1 arrangements on YouTube Click here.
To see the team leads for the week 2 arrangements on YouTube, click here.
As Friday is a working day at the USNA, you will also hear in the background the hum of the work of the USNA staff, engaged in their spring clean up, we are sorry for the background noise.
week 1: Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11.
Saga Goryu – Click to hear the description
Ikenobo – Click to hear the description
Ohara – Click to hear the description
Ichiyo – Click to hear the description
Sangetsu – Click to hear the description
Sogetsu 1 – Click to hear the description
Sogetsu 2 – Click to hear the description
Week 2: Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18
Ikenobo week 2 – Click to hear the description
Ohara week 2 – Click to hear the description
Ichiyo week 2 – Click to hear the description
Sogetsu 1 week 2 – Click to hear the description
Sogetsu 2 week 2 – Click to hear the description
Sogetsu 3 week 2 – Click to hear the description
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