Welcome to
Ikebana International
Houston Chapter #12

About Us


We meet the first Tuesday of the month, September thru May to enjoy the arts of Asia - with an emphasis on ikebana.  Our membership drive is now through June for the 2018/19 club year. See below for details.

Study Ikebana

Classes in the art of Japanese Flower Arranging are currently held at the

 Trini Mendenhall Community Center

 1414 Wirt Road

Friendship Through Flowers

That is the motto of Ikebana International. We are a vibrant club celebrating our 60th anniversary this year. 

Our club logo is the cherry blossom.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

Houston is a great city to develop your interest in ikebana. Five of the major ikebana schools have teachers offering classes and workshops. Join us for monthly programs or contact a teacher and start your lessons. Check out what we do in Class Arrangements. 

See the arrangements members exhibit  around  Houston.  

Travelling around North America? Chances are there is an II Chapter where you're going.   

Ikebana Houston Chapter #12

Join us as a club member

We have 2 levels of membership.

  1. A Full membership is on the international level.  You have access to the 265+ II chapters around the world when travelling.  You will receive the quarterly publication from II Tokyo detailing ikebana schools and arrangements plus Japanese travel and arts through its rich photography. Membership is $75.  A full membership payment must be received by the club before our summer break in June. After the June 1st deadline, full members must  enroll directly with II Tokyo and make payment in yen.
  2. An Associate membership is on the local level. These members may participate in all the Houston activities but not have access with the other chapters.  Membership at this level is $35.

Membership at all levels supports the study of ikebana in Houston.

Upcoming Club Programs

Sogetsu Ikebana

New II Board for 2018-2019

We'd like to thank the following members for stepping forward and volunteering their time to join the II board for the next year.  

President - Nanako Tingleaf

Programs - Monjula Chidambaram &  Sylvie Hanna-Russell

Yearbook - Molly Rose

Membership - Dale Schwarz & Jeff Yoshida

Recording Secretary - Eva Mikulencak

Corresponding Secretary - Audrey Charlton

Treasurer - Pat Lew

Historian - Shirley Bludau

Parliamentarian - Sushila Mathew

July - 7/31/18

Usually, the club does not meet during the summer months but this July we make an exception.  II Member, Monjula Chidambaram, will lead us on a tour at the MFAH 's exhibit, " Peacock in the  Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India".  We will meet in the lobby of the Law Building at 11.  Afterwards, we can enjoy lunch at a nearby venue. Watch for the evite  the second week of July.

Ichiyo Ikebana flower arranging

September - 9/4/18

Our Program Chairs will be scouting out new venues and interesting programs over the summer break to present to us at this meeting.  This is always a fun time to catch up with everyone after the  summer break.  See you in September. Check with ikebana teachers for summer class schedule.