Ikebana Demonstration


Due to the current circumstances, we are postponing our Year of Japan events until 2021. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Sunday 5th April 2020 2.00pm – 4.00pm

A drop – in demonstration of ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, by masters of the Ohara School of Ikebana, England Chapter.

 Visitors will be able to view the preparation of the ikebana display in the setting of the Castle and ask questions about the art form. The arrangements will include spring flowers from the Castle’s grounds as well as other carefully selected flowers and plants.

 The Castle will be open for visitors, including the Japanese Room which contains the fascinating collection of the last private owner of the Castle, Denys Eyre Bower (1905 – 1977). The ikebana display will be on view until the Castle closes at 17.00.

 The demonstration will be included in the normal price of entry to the Castle (£9.50 for adults, £4.50 for children 5 – 13, free for children under 5).

 The demonstration will take place in one of the Castle’s historic rooms. It is a drop-in demonstration so advance booking is not necessary.

 This event is part of Chiddingstone Castle’s Year of Japan program in honour of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics 2020.