Floral Design

The group accommodates all levels of abilities; class participants work on different styles of design. You can just come and observe too. Bring your own container (no clear glass) or purchase 2 basic black containers (square and rectangle) for $20 and use them throughout the year.

Floral Design group:

We meet at Lynn's home on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in September, October, January, February, March, April and May from 7 PM to 9 PM. Design members are willing to drive others who do not wish to drive at night. Please contact Lynn before the meeting so she can arrange your carpool.

NOTE: Meeting is cancelled if 4 or more people do not sign up.

For more information, please contact Lynn MacFarland at FloralDesign@lavgc.org.

Our designs will follow the Handbook for Flower Shows v. 2017, using the Elements of Design and the Principles of Design.

December NO MEETING. Happy Holidays!
Wreath-type design is often seen during the holidays. You are welcome to the lesson and ideas from the internet.



The National Handbook describes both Creative and Traditional styles. These are not design types, but how you present your plant material. Creative designs use contrast and dominance with plant material and voids to create rhythm (positive and negative space or "plastic organization".) We are going to concentrate on the two elements of design (size and space) and particularly appreciate contrast, dominance and rhythm. All elements of design and all principles of design should be followed. Look at art and apply the principles to your creative designs.

Ikebana has many schools of floral design. For more information see Ikebana International San Francisco . They meet on the 3rd Friday during the day.