Oct 02 2018

Kiawah Island Garden Club: October 2018

By Martha Zink for The Island Connection

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. (Photo by Joan Collar).

In September the Kiawah Island Garden Club had its first meeting of the year and was treated to a talk and demonstration by Sue Lord, a master of Ikebana, about the techniques and theories of this ancient Japanese art of flower arrangement.

 Ikebana is also known as “kado”, the way of flowers, and dates back to the 7th century. There have been many schools of design within Ikebana and it is still evolving today with both formal and more natural designs.

 On Oct. 12 the Garden Club will have a special outing to tour the Citadel Herbarium. On Nov. 12 they will enjoy a classic afternoon tea at the Cassique clubhouse and on Dec. 14 there will be a fashion show held in the Sandpiper Room at the newly renovated Sandcastle.

2019 will bring many other interesting programs, one in conjunction with the Seabrook Island Garden Club.

Interested members, and those who would like to join the club, can check the club website KiawahIslandGardenClub.org for details.

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