Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 6:30 PM EDT
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Allison Dush 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society 


The Gardens at Elm Bank - Putnam Building 
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

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Ikebana Course 

Learn the art of Japanese Flower Arranging from Joanne Caccavale, Komon, Sogetsu School.  

In this six-week course, you will be taught the basic curriculum and receive a certificate from Tokyo upon completion of course books. Students will be provided with school books, plant material, containers and pin frogs when you come to class. Please bring garden scissors or ikebana scissors.

Classes meet Tuesdays, May 12 - June 16.



Joanne was born and raised in Singapore, she came to school in the US in 1985 and stayed.  Educated and trained as an attorney, she however, prefers flowers to law.

A professionally trained floral designer she switched to Japanese flower arranging twenty years ago and has been teaching for fourteen years.

She is a perennial exhibitor in the New England/Boston Flower Show and did the MFA Art in Bloom for many years for her Garden Club.  She is a Past President and is now again  President of Ikebana International Boston Chapter and Director elect of the Boston Chapter of the Sogetsu School.

She holds the rank of Komon (second highest) from the Sogetsu School.

She holds regular classes at her studio at home and also teaches at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.  She regularly conducts workshops for the Sogetsu School in Massachusetts.  On a yearly basis, she has made the Ikebana stage installation for the Japanese Emperor’s Birthday Reception at the Massachusetts State House.


$325/general admission