Burghley House | Ikebana Workshop

12 Sep 2024

Tours, Talks & Workshops

Ikebana Workshop

Learn the centuries-old craft of traditional Japanese flower arranging

Ikebana is the Japanese art of arranging blossoms, greenery and flora. The art is focused on finding the balance and essence of the materials in such a way that they are displayed to their utmost beauty and perfection. You will learn about the mysterious and fascinating philosophy and spirit that Ikebana is based on.

Our Ikebana Workshop begins with a detailed demonstration from host, Rie Day, providing an introduction to the different styles used in Ikebana. You will then have the chance to get hands on and put your learning to the test by creating your very own Ikebana. Rie will be on hand to offer support and guidance in creating your display.

Everything will be provided for you to create you own Ikebana to take home for display in your home.

All skill levels are welcome, from beginners to those with previous flower arranging experience.

About your workshop host

Rie Day holds a first grade Professor status with the Ikenobo school in Kyoto and is a president of its UK London Chapter. She practices the art of Ikebana following the Ikenobo school style. The Ikenobo school is the longest running Ikebana school in the world and said to be the origin of Ikebana.

With over 30 years experience, she will guide you in learning this meditative art which will lead you to a new appreciation for the essence and natural beauty of flowers.

Workshop times

10am to 12.30pm

2pm to 4.30pm

A Treasures from the East workshop

Our Treasures from the East events are inspired by this year’s Treasury Exhibition and offer a chance to explore the fascinating skills and traditions of the Far East.

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Event information

Book tickets


12 September


10am, 2pm


Cheke Room, Brewhouse



Additional Information

All materials are provided including a ceramic vase and Kenzan kit. If you would like to bring your own vase and Kenzan, you are welcome to create an additional Ikebana if time permits.

Complimentary tea and coffee are provided during the workshop.

Minimum age 16 years old.

Accessibility | We will endeavour to meet individual needs where we can, please get in touch with us by email to discuss any requirements before booking.

In line with our standard Terms & Conditions, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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