Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Ikebana at Oslo Botanical Garden 1

Bamboo, Weeping willow, Phlox, Chinese Ragwort and Cutleaf coneflower.
Basket arrangement, two containers, straight and curved lines.

Last weekend I had the opportunity to give an ikebana demonstration at the Botanical garden here in Oslo. The event took place in a beautiful building that house the old Botanical museum. The museum holds a large herbarium and a study collection of botanical objects, so it felt like a good place to exhibit flowers. To add to the ambiance, I also made a few ikebana arrangements for the newly renovated entrance hall.

Day Lily and Maple.
Land and water arrangement.

Water Lily, Spirea and grass.
Water plant arrangement.

All the botanical materials used in the exhibition and demonstration came from the botanical garden, which is a rare treat since it is normally strictly forbidden to cut anything inside the garden. I will post photos from the demonstration later this week, so stay tuned.


Lynn said...

You are back! So happy to see your new ikebana arrangements that I have been waiting for. They are as beautiful as usual!

nordic lotus said...

Thanks Lynn! I haven't had time to blog that much, but I promise to get a post out whenever I can.

Christopher James said...

Dear Lennart,
congratulations on the work you have done at the Botanical Gardens. The setting looks really classical and your arrangements sit harmoniously in the spaces. The larger work is quite dramatic and the two landscape pieces are so soothing. Well done.

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