Ikebana Flower Arranging Class

Arrange flowers to heal your soul!

2 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 10 to 15

label $100 (or 4 payments of $25 Afterpay)

Make stunning Japanese-style flower arrangements with Setsuko Yanagisawa, who has over fifteen years of experience in floristry, specialising in the ‘Ikebana’ technique.

Go behind the scenes at one of Sydney’s most renown floristry boutiques and make your own Ikebana arrangement. In the tranquil surrounds of her workshop, you'll be transported away into a place of bliss and peace. Class sizes are purposely kept small to keep the experience intimate, and to ensure that you get enough one on one attention and feedback.

You’ll learn about the fascinating history of Ikebana, which in Japan is one of the three classical arts of refinement. You'll get unique tips and secrets on how best to combine elements, shapes and textures to create a cohesive masterpiece, as well as the logistical foundations of how to secure the flowers and their stems, and more. Create your own floral arrangements with your new knowledge and skills, from the season's freshest blooms. Setsuko will guide you but also give you space to be creative. Discover the elegance of simplicity, how less can be more.

Take the flowers home with you. Practice and decorate your living space, or give someone a heartfelt gift. You will be amazed by what you’ll invent with your own two hands!

Knowledge required
No knowledge required. Beginners most welcome.
For those who have already done another flower arranging class before, this class can show you an interesting new perspective and give you some new skills.
What to bring
  • Everything is provided. Just bring your enthusiasm!
  • You'll get to practice with a vase in the session, but you won't be able to take the vase home (though it's usually available for purchase on the day)
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hens party.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


172 St Johns Rd, Glebe NSW

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class location
Your teacher
Setsuko Yanagisawa
Setsuko Yanagisawa
(Yuga Floral Design)

Floristry Teacher

4.9 (436)
Instagram followers1k

I am a passionate qualified florist and teacher, with over 15 years of experience in floristry. I am the founder of Yuga Floral Design in Glebe.

I am specialised in Japanese (Ikebana) and European styles of arrangement. My work expresses a contemporary marriage between the exquisitely refined traditions of Japanese floral art Ikebana, and the vibrant textures and colours of Australia. I regularly provide flower arrangements for Sydney University, Sydney restaurants like Masuya Group, weddings, and more.

My Ikebana journey started at a young age, with the Ikebana that my mother created with flowers picked from the fields and gardens around our home, and has continued and evolved ever since.

Flowers to heal your soul.

Let's arrange flowers.

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Helen Molloy Nov 2023

Had a very enjoyable afternoon with Setsuko. We learnt about the philosophy behind Ikebana. Then observed Satsuko put together two flower displays and we also got to create two flower displays. Then critiqued and assisted to improve by Setsuko. The flower choice was really lovely.

Louise Reeson Oct 2023

Sensako is a wonderful teacher, providing the history & background of the art of Ikebana. She is incredibly patient and knowledgable and made us feel very welcome and shared her ideas with us to learn to creat our own arrangements.

Laraine Thomson Oct 2023

Fun relaxed and very informative class.
Great choice of foliage and flowers to use for arrangements.

Thankyou Setsuko

Kathryn Oct 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed the class inspired by the beautiful arrangements the teacher and class created.
I love the sharing of cultures and traditions.

Jessica Lightfoot Oct 2023

Setsuko was a wonderful teacher and an extremely talented artist. We had a great array of flowers to learn with and gained a great understanding of the concepts of Ikebana!

Therese Phu Oct 2023

Setsuko was an amazing teacher. We learned a little about the principles of Ikebana and Japanese culture. The class was hands on and it was a lovely way to spend a morning. Thank you!

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Therese Phu - Sydney

Sonia Audoly Oct 2023

Great experience and fun. The teacher was very hands on in helping and e planning how we could create better pieces.

Yasmyn Molina Oct 2023

Setsuko was so sweet and patient and knowledgeable. She gave very easy instructions and the kindest feedback to our flower arrangements! She made the experience so peaceful and it was so inspiring to see her passion for this art. I loved this class so much and Setsuko was so inspirational and kind!

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Yasmyn Molina - Sydney

Elizabeth Bourikov Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

We loved Setsuko's ikebana class. She gave us some theory before we started and a quick demo. We got to do 2 arrangements with a quick critique for each person (this was very helpful in seeing how little changes could make a big difference). It was a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere with all materials provided. We went home with some beautiful flowers too! We would definitely recommend the class to others

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Elizabeth Bourikov - Sydney

Sheila Day Oct 2023

Throughly enjoyed the class
A nice relaxing afternoon
Some very helpful tips were given
Fantastic range of vases to choose from

Kerrie Peterson Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

A lovely restful way to spend a couple of hours seeing flower arranging with fresh eyes. Our lovely instructor, Setsuko was very knowledgeable and provided some beautiful materials - vases and flowers to work with.

Floristry class review by Kerrie Peterson - Sydney

Sophia Le Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

We were awed by the beautiful and peaceful space that Setsuko created for us to learn in.

Surrounded by plants and flowers, we welcomed Spring with a 2 hour beginners session that flew by far too quickly. My mum and I had a wonderful time and I was inspired by the history of Ikebana that Setsuko shared with us. Embracing the beauty of life and death in nature and appreciating what we have available to us.

Would recommend this class to everyone wanting to reconnect with their natural abilities to create and learn new ways of viewing the world.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Sophia Le - Sydney

Elizabeth Devine Aug 2023

Sestsuko is a delightful teacher. The class was conducted in beautiful surroundings and using fresh and stunning flowers. She created an encouraging environment to learn and provided gentle and helpful feedback on our designs. A wonderful introduction to Ikebana. Highly recommended.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Elizabeth Devine - Sydney

Monisha Chippada Aug 2023

This was such a beautiful class. Setsuko is incredibly knowledgeable, experienced and has a lovely energy that creates such a nice atmosphere to learn in. A great use of two hours.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Monisha Chippada - Sydney

Jana Hyskova Jul 2023

I have spent a lovely and relaxing couple of hours on Sunday morning with Setsuko. Setsuko is a great teacher, she introduced us to the fundamentals of Ikebana in a very simple yet informative way. I was amazed with the arrangements we have produced under her guidance!
Highly recommend this class.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Jana Hyskova - Sydney

Jenny Morris Jul 2023

Just spent the most beautiful relaxing and informative 2 hours learning Ikebana. I loved the teaching perspective which was so much more than just the technique but included holistic mind/soul references ( very subtly). I was so pleased with what I produced. Highly recommend! Jenny.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Jenny Morris - Sydney

Bettina Wood Jul 2023

We had an incredible Sunday morning class with Setsuko. We loved sharing our own memories about Ikebana and learning more about the history and principles. Setsuko is a beautiful person and highly recommend this class. Thank you

Edwina Lye Jun 2023

We had the loveliest time learning Ikebana. The teacher is very good at expressing the elements to a successful arrangement and it's so amazing to see all the interpretations from other people in the class. Was something I did with my mum as a gift, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. A great skill to have for my next dinner party

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Edwina Lye - Sydney

Hong Dou Jun 2023

Beautiful venue with a passionate teacher. I have had a very enjoyable time and met lovely classmates. Everyone’s creative flower arrangement is so pretty and impressive under our teacher’s guidance. Such a great experience and good value for money. Highly recommended.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Hong Dou - Sydney

Joanne Rutkowski Jun 2023

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Booked this for mum on Mother's day and she had a ball. A peaceful and lovely way to spend the afternoon.

Floristry class review by Joanne Rutkowski - Sydney

Amanda Han May 2023

My mum and i really enjoyed Setsuko‘s ikebana class for mother‘s day, the two hours flew by and we got to make two beautiful arrangements. We loved the small class size and the history behind the practice, would highly recommend!

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Amanda Han - Sydney

Elaine Sander May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The Ikebana class was better than we hoped with a lovely mix of flower arranging and mindfulness.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Elaine Sander - Sydney

Amy Coughlan May 2023

I loved my experience and learnt a lot from the teacher, Setsuko. She was lovely, helpful and also had a very calming presence.

Highly recommend

Bowie You May 2023

It was a fun, relaxing and philosophical experience. I really enjoyed it! Highly recommended! Yay

Mirjam Grari May 2023

Great ikebana flower arrangement workshop at Setsuko’s lovely home and studio in Glebe. Setsuko will give you feedback and help you arrange your flowers in a way that you’ve never thought of before. Great for friends-groups, couples or solo.

Floristry class review by Mirjam Grari - Sydney

Michelle Brown Apr 2023

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

Such a beautiful experience, the teacher was fantastic, creative and knowledgable. I would highly recommend this class for anyone who loves flowers and being creative.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Michelle Brown - Sydney

Lucy Chung Mar 2023

I throughly enjoy the class. The teacher is very experienced and can help students to transform their arrangements into very beautiful pieces of art. The setting is very pleasant and many flowers to choose from. I would recommend this class to anyone who want to learn Ikebana arrangement.

Emily Shen Mar 2023

This is a wonderful class that is really relaxing to do on the weekend. As part of the class, you get to witness a number of different arrangements and styles and then you get the opportunity to do two arrangements of your own. All materials are provided on site and you get to keep your flowers at the end.

Setsuko is very knowledgeable and has a great eye - she made a few tweaks to my arrangements that really took them to the next level.

I highly recommend this class and will likely return again in future!

Floristry class review by Emily Shen - Sydney

Cath Simpson Feb 2023

Doing ikebana with Setsuko was both meditative & inspiring. Thanks for a beautiful couple of hours!

Bruce Remmer Jan 2023

Setsuko was charming and delightful. What a wonderful class surrounded by such beautiful flowers. Highly recommended.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Bruce Remmer - Sydney

Ann Arnott Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

A calming learning experience from a caring teacher. How to make so few flowers and greenery look so good! Highly recommend. And then quench your thirst at the nearby watering hole, too handy.

Floristry class review by Ann Arnott - Sydney

Ann Arnott Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

A calming learning experience from a caring teacher. How to make so few flowers and greenery look so good! Highly recommend. And then quench your thirst at the nearby watering hole, too handy.

Floristry class review by Ann Arnott - Sydney

Annette Laurie Jan 2023

The Ikebana class with Setsuko was very relaxing and informative.
The class learned some historical information about this particular type of flower arrangement, a little about Kyoto and Japanese culture.
The teacher provided beautiful flower for us to practise some Ikebana .
A wonder experience in beautiful surroundings.
Thank you.

Eugenia Vo Nov 2022

Setsuko is very knowledgeable in the art of ikebana. It was very interesting to learn about the history of Japanese flower arrangement. Setsuko was very welcoming of us into her home, and was gentle, patient and helpful in her teaching. There were a vast variety of florals to choose from during the class, and we were able to bring our arrangements home. I highly recommend Setsuko's class for anyone who is looking for a calming and enjoyable activity to spend your afternoon.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Eugenia Vo - Sydney

Viola Tanaya Nov 2022

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews

The teacher is very knowledgeable regarding the topic. I love the class (especially the japanese maple and peony flowers!), i think it is also a healing for me.

Floristry class review by Viola Tanaya - Sydney

Jessica Blackburn Nov 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Teacher very knowledgeable and very interesting. The class was taught from her kitchen table in her kitchen. The flowers were good quality and very beautiful, but at the end of the class you remove your flowers from their arrangement and just wrap them up in cellophane to take home, this sort of defeats the purpose of making a striking arrangement. You also need to buy separately the special stand that the flowers sit on, to make them stand up ($35) if you want to recreate the look at home.

Floristry class review by Jessica Blackburn - Sydney

Janne McKay Oct 2022

Setsuko was organised and all materials provided. It was a lovely peaceful afternoon and I learned a lot.

Anne-Maree Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Didn't seem organised. Would have been a nice touch to provide Japanese tea or some refreshment. No mention of where amenities were.

Andrew Hickey Oct 2022

The class was excellent. Setsuko was an experienced and patient teacher who provided an interesting and easy to understand demonstration.
Students were then given freedom to create their own arrangements with any of the flowers available. Everything was provided and the whole process was fun and relaxing. The class was held in a cozy and welcoming environment. I would definitely recommend this class, especially for a group of friends coming together.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Andrew Hickey - Sydney

Vanessa Moser Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The class was fun & informative for beginners like me and most of all it's about what speaks to you. There's no pressure. Setsuko is very lovely and helpful.

Emma Kean Oct 2022

It was a lovely quiet space to get creative with the beautiful blooms. Thanks so much!

James Anvia Oct 2022

41 ClassBento workshops attended • 26 reviews

great teacher indeed and helpful knowledgable
great venue good helpful ,,, had support all time and thanks so much

Floristry class review by James Anvia - Sydney

Jae Chung Oct 2022

Our teacher was very friendly and instructive, and the small group cap made it a more intimate and enjoyable experience. Happy to try again in the future!

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Jae Chung - Sydney

Faria Ahmed Oct 2022

Loved the class size and the nice space to get creative. Learned alot and was very inspired to make my own at home. Thank you to Setsuko Yanagisawa for hosting and teaching us.

Great experience!

Floristry class review by Faria Ahmed - Sydney

Vanessa Mozayani Sep 2022

25 ClassBento workshops attended • 25 reviews

Setsuko was a friendly teacher. I attended the class with my sister and mum. We loved learning about the ikebana artform and we’re encouraged to create two beautiful arrangements. Setsuko gave great feedback to improve our arrangements.

Floristry class review by Vanessa Mozayani - Sydney

Carissa Kristanti Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

we enjoyed the class, Setsuko's great and we love the flower selection. highly Recommended! :)

April Sep 2022

Very informative and fun, we learned a lot about the basics of ikebana and did 2 flower arrangements. Setsuko was also super engaging and the time flew by!

Floristry class review by April  - Sydney

Ming Sep 2022

Setsuko Sensei was a patient and funny teacher, and her sensitive remarks and observations are endearing and humbling. We found time flew by quickly as we immersed ourselves with observing the flowers and Setsuko’s teachings closely. It was a really calming experience and has made me want to have a go at home!

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Ming  - Sydney

Patti Bai Sep 2022

Setsuko was a wonderful teacher with a calming presence and gave us a clear introduction to Ikebana. My friends and I had a lovely morning and were pleasantly surprised by how well our arrangements turned out.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Patti Bai - Sydney

Jannene Milne Sep 2022

It was a very enjoyable and informative session delivered in a relaxed manner, made more interesting by background information about the art and the country it comes from.

Angela Balafas Sep 2022

Great way to spend an afternoon. Learnt some great tips. Took flowers home and recreated arrangements beautifully.

Minnie Cai Aug 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Enjoyable class to attend with many flower choices to make arrangements. Setsuko was very helpful and friendly

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Minnie Cai - Sydney

Briar Clark Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Such an informative class, learned so much about the history of ikebana as well as the technical aspects of the arrangement style. Very helpful and attentive. Flowers were very good quality and there was a diverse range of blooms to use.

Floristry class review by Briar Clark - Sydney

Kate Lark Aug 2022

My sister and I did this ikebana session together for my birthday. Setsuko was fabulous and beautifully demonstrated the basics of flower placement into the vase: the vase; the flowers, the stalks and leaves; and the lines. We created two each of our own choosing, took the flowers home, and did it all over again.
We had such fun, thank you so much Setsuko! Highly recommended!

Floristry class review by Kate Lark - Sydney

Dawn Uchida Aug 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Setsuko's class was wonderful, her teaching was clear and we made two different styles of Ikebana. I did this with my mother and we had a great time learning the beautiful beginnings of Ikebana. Highly recommend and looking forward to doing more classes in future!

Floristry class review by Dawn Uchida - Sydney

Tamesin Elliott Aug 2022

This was such a great experience! The space was lovely, the Ikebana vases were exquisite, and the teacher was beautiful. I loved every minute. Very peaceful and relaxing, the perfect Saturday afternoon. I went by myself, and everyone else in the class was lovely.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Tamesin Elliott - Sydney

Annie Le Aug 2022

I learned about the history of ikebana and the principles behind arranging the flowers. The instructor is well versed and has years of experience in arranging flowers. The class is limited to a few students and that is okay because the instructor can really supervise each students’ works. There’s a lot of flowers to choose from. I can say that overall, I’m happy with the ikebana class and it’s good value for money.

Christine Simpson Aug 2022

Good instruction on basic principles of Ikebana with many lovely flowers to choose from in our 2 arrangements.

Michelle Redfern Jul 2022

Setsuko is patient, inspiring and relaxed. She is a lovely story teller with lots of interesting information about the culture and history of Ikebana. Her studio is full of beautiful flowers in abundance! Very artistic approach to display the arrangement of flowers. Thank you :)

Floristry class review by Michelle Redfern - Sydney

Cheree Martin Jul 2022

Great, Setsuko makes it easy to comprehend and understand. Lovely teacher. Thank you. We had a great day :)

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Cheree Martin - Sydney

April L Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Setsuko is a lovely teacher,I had a great time, it is a relaxing and pleasant way to spend the weekend :)

Julienne Gillam May 2022

This was a delightful way to spend 2 hours having a go at ikebana.
It was a wonderful introduction to the history of ikebana followed by along two different demos and then giving it a go!
Setsuko is a gem.

Floristry class review by Julienne Gillam - Sydney

Phuong Lai Apr 2022

We booked Setsuko for my friend's hens. The class was very relaxing and chilled. She was a great teacher. We learnt so much about Japanese culture and Japanese flower arrangements. Definitely recommend!

Winnie Tang Mar 2022

Very engaging and helpful class that explains both the theory and practical side of the art of ikebana.

Damian Callinan Mar 2022

The class was a gift for a family member. Their experience was overwhelmingly positive. They reported the teacher was lovely and very instructive. The group theydid the class with were very friendly. Overall they enjoyed it immensely.

Catherine Lunsmann Mar 2022

Our ikebana class was a lot of fun. Setsuko quietly guided us in making beautiful arrangements based on classic Japanese themes using a wide variety of flowers and plants.

Mark French Mar 2022

Wonderful, relaxing and beautiful flowers to work with. I have an even greater respect for plants and flowers now. Reccomend it thoroughly.

Chloe Wu Mar 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Setsuko was kind and helpful. This is my first time trying ikebana and I totally loved it! Also loved the teaching environment, very calming and comfortable.

Floristry class review by Chloe Wu - Sydney

Anna Jahjah Feb 2022

Teacher was lovely and very knowledgeable.
We had a lot of fun and will be practicing at home.
Materials were abundant and high quality

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Anna Jahjah - Sydney

Caroline Tai Jan 2022

Very interesting enjoyable couple of hours
The teacher is very informative
I Will take another friend for her birthday.

Floristry class review by Caroline Tai - Sydney

Robert Swift Jan 2022

I bought three places as a unique Christmas gift for my wife and two daughters. They LOVED it. Setsuko was very welcoming and provided just the right amount of guidance for them as novices. The setting was by all accounts calm, very charming and the whole experience was a lot of fun.

Berty Lissan Dec 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Have no doubt if Setsuko always great for the art of ikebana. But I will not suggest to take the class during summer. Attended her class with my friend on the 18/12/21 and it was quite a hot day. The class was stuffy and hot like in the sauna, no air conditioning or a fan. Therefore, I couldn't do what the instruction being given, then she started to raise her voice to me. I'm getting better after cooling down with a glass of ice water being provided, and everything back as good as before.
Definitely would love to go back for another class with her, but after summer time.


Berty Lissan

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Berty Lissan - Sydney

Ilknur Tulunay Dec 2021

Setsuko is kind and warm-hearted. She explained well and in details. It was a joyful and wonderful experience. Thank you, Setsuko sensei.

Jay Marshall Dec 2021

We had an excellent time with Setsuko. Thoroughly enjoyed our lesson and the explanation of the concepts and history behind ikebana.

Floristry class review by Jay Marshall - Sydney

Yena Jeong Dec 2021

Awesome experience. Easy to follow, the teacher gives feedback and it was really great. Recommend this class.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Yena Jeong - Sydney

Maria Ariffin Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Setsuko san very patient and informative in teaching to make something so simple appear very beautiful. The flower arrangement was fun and soothing.

Berty Lissan Dec 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Setsuko was amazing, She's explained and teach the art of Ikebana very clear and details. The provided materials were good and the venue really relaxing and home-sweet-home. It's a small class, therefore she gives a good attention to each person during the class time. Definitely will back for Ikebana course or even other floral design class by Setsuko.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Berty Lissan - Sydney

Lucy Yang Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Loved the experience and learning about the history of this art. The little touches Setsuko adds really makes the arrangements have that poetic beauty.

Elizabeth Brewer Dec 2021

The teacher was great, venue and materials good. Only comment parking hard, need to allow lots of time to find s parking spot. Enjoyed my class tremendously. Thank you.

Sue Martyn Nov 2021

Delightful morning class in Ikibana flower arranging. Relaxed atmosphere. Beautiful flowers to chose from and Setsuko very generous with her time and knowledge.

Melina Boskovic Nov 2021

It was a lovely, informative class - a bit of history & culture and a great introduction to the art of Ikebana. Setsuko was warm, inviting and encouraging. Highly recommend.

Peter Cannan Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Miss Setsuko was very well set up & prepared.A nice peaceful & relaxing 2 hours. A fun & enjoyable time,learning something new from a passionate & knowledgeable lady! Thankyou

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Peter Cannan - Sydney

Claire Atkinson Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Excellent so informative class helped one have a greater understanding of how to flowers and greenery and create meaningful personal arrangements From a cost perspective making arranging so affordable

Rukmini Singh Nov 2021

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Setsuko san is a great teacher and the content for the class was very interesting.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Rukmini Singh - Sydney

Olga Meltser Nov 2021

it was great class, very knowledgeable and helpful teacher. i really enjoyed it and could recommend it to anyone who appreciate art , flowers and meditation

Sarah Martin Oct 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

What a lovely few hours with a wonderful teacher and beautiful flowers. I felt so happy and well afterwards

Floristry class review by Sarah Martin - Sydney

Amy Spears Oct 2021

Setsuko is a great teacher, I really enjoyed her teachings on the approach to Ikebana and she had a lovely assortment of flowers available to arrange and play with. I would highly recommend this class for anyone who likes fresh flowers, it's definitely changed my appreciation for them! Thank you Setsuko ^.^

Emma Oct 2021

Great class full of great tips that I have continued to use for all my at home floral arrangements

Emma Freeman Oct 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

The teacher was extremely good and we found the whole experience good value for money.

Louise Looi Jun 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Setsuko was a great insightful teacher who shared her passion and knowledge about floristry and ikebana. Her florist teaching space was lovely and she had a great range of flowers to choose from. Would recommend this course anyone interested in dipping their feet into learning a bit about ikebana.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Louise Looi - Sydney

Tessa Stevenson Jun 2021

Such a teacher and the class was the perfect pace! Thoughtfully delivered, would absolutely recommend!

Carmen Ginardi May 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I found the class good, only 3 students.The teacher explained the history and idea about Ikebana.You are able to do a couple of arrangements and take the flowers home. If coming by car the parking is only 1 hour in the area.There is a cafe next door if you feel like a coffee.

Floristry class review by Carmen Ginardi - Sydney

Celine Pascual May 2021

I liked being able to be creative and the ability to choose the flowers that I got to arrange.

I think some simple worksheets to give to the class to outline the basic principles would be a nice addition to the class


Jen Jones May 2021

My Mum and I had the best time at our Ikebana class with Setsuko. Setsuko is a warm and very talented teacher.
We look forward to putting our new skills to practice and returning for a refresher class in future.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Jen Jones - Sydney

Yifan Wu May 2021

Learnt how to arrange basic ikebana (生花seika style) in the class; setsuko was patient and professional; peaceful environment & relaxing experience; will definiely come back for other class

Jovita Natalie May 2021

Really enjoy the session and the teacher gave clear direction, great selection of flowers to practice with too.
The venue was homey and easily accessible even with public transport. The fact that the session today was not full capacity makes it even better with space ☺️
Sadly we do not have the option to bring back our creation.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Jovita Natalie - Sydney

Natacha Quinteros May 2021

Beautiful and amazing class, the teacher knows very well about flowers art, was very useful and lovely to learn new skills and I definitely recommend this to anyone who loves flowers and decoration. Thanks for this interesting class, from the introduction till the flowers arranging.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Natacha Quinteros - Sydney

Barbara Turner May 2021

Setsuko, the facilitator, was delightful and obviously enthusiastic and very knowledgable about the craft of Ikebana. All materials were provided and we were able to take our fresh flowers away with us to recreate our arrangements at home. We each created two "sculptures" and she provided every participant with personal feedback about our efforts.

Samantha Cheung May 2021

A great introduction to ikebana. Setsuko先生 first gave a brief intro/history of japanese culture and ikebana. We then get to try two arrangements.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Samantha Cheung - Sydney

Vivien Lee May 2021

Great class - creative, fun and good to learn about the Japanese culture as well. Recommended.

Courtenay Turner May 2021

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Loved this moment of calm during my day! I feel inspired to keep experimenting with Ikebana at home. Setsuko really inspired my mum and I to see beauty in simplicity.

Floristry class review by Courtenay Turner - Sydney

Ana Costa May 2021

Nice venue and beautiful flowers to choose from. Teacher was very creative and gave some background info.

Siu Shiu Apr 2021

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Setsuko, the teacher, is kind and nice. The venue is neat and its atmosphere is warm. Floral material used is fresh with different varieties. I learnt that Japanese style (Ikebana) flower arranging which combines spirit of nature and spirit of human through floral arrangement. I enjoyed the rhythm and moments of relaxation throughout the workshop very much. I highly recommend this.

Melissa Fagone Apr 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Setsuko was so patient and encouraging she also gave me a little bit of background into the Japanese cultures and influences. I really appreciated her taking the time to explain everything

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Melissa Fagone - Sydney

Clare Thomas Apr 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Setsuko was a great teacher and very patience. There was a good selection of flowers, leaves, etc to choose from. With a little help and advice from Setsuko, our creations turned out very nice. A lovely, relaxing afternoon.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Clare Thomas - Sydney

Deborah Sansom Mar 2021

Setsuko was a wonderful teacher, clearly explaining the concepts, giving great examples and helpful and encouraging feedback. The setting was peaceful with the lovely scent of fresh flowers all around and beautiful flowers to work with creating our arrangements. Very informative, relaxing and worthwhile!

Grant Hemphill Mar 2021

It was a great class that covered several aspects of the Japanese culture as well as being informative in Ikebane. An eye opener on different methods of presentation and vases

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Grant Hemphill - Sydney

Helen Dick Mar 2021

Thankyou Setsuko, I wanted to use the voucher which had been bought for me by family in New York Xmas 2018. Appreciate the fact that the voucher has a long use by date as none of us could have anticipated Covid.
The lesson was insightful. What I learnt was inspirational. It has encouraged me to
think seriously about taking a longer course where I can practise the art of balancing my flowers a little better.
Would suggest to other people that if they wanted to know a little more about Ikebana then this is the ideal class to start with. Ideal for somebody who has no knowledge but just enjoys the simplicity and design of Japanese floral art.
It was an interesting couple of hours. Thankyou.

Jason Tam Mar 2021

Setsuko taught the philosophy of ikabana showing us two different designs with freedom to use any flowers we like that's in the shop.

Sue Yates Feb 2021

Such a lovely birthday experience.
It’s not just about the flowers, but the history and philosophy of making beautiful arrangements inspired by nature
Can’t recommend highly enough.

Floristry class review by Sue Yates - Sydney

Suzie Sabahi Feb 2021

Setsuko is a most creative and Aesthetically talented Ikebana teacher. An engaging teacher who blends the skills of traditional, fusion and contemporary flower arranging with Japanese culture.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Suzie Sabahi - Sydney

Anthony Ta Feb 2021

Absolutely enjoyed the class. Would do it again. I highly recommend this class for anyone who is interest in Japanese flower arrangements.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Anthony Ta - Sydney

Katharine Smith Feb 2021

Really interesting workshop creating beautifully simple arrangements. The teacher, Setsuko, was personable, informative, knowledgeable and provided guidance throughout the session. Would recommend!

Bronislawa Withnall Feb 2021

My friend and I really enjoyed Setsuko’s class, and have left with a greater appreciation for floral arrangements.
There was a wide variety of flowers and greenery to choose from, and freedom in creating your arrangement. Setsuko provides ample instruction and explanation of the thinking behind ikebana in a very relaxed, almost meditative way.
Would highly recommend this course for any lovers of flower arranging or Japanese culture!

Floristry class review by Bronislawa Withnall - Sydney

Milly Brooks Feb 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great class, lovely teacher. She had such a good eye for the arrangements and was able to make small changes to really lift our creations. Fun class!

Sharon Kwok Feb 2021

This is an excellent experience. Setsuko san is an experience Ikebana florist who offered lots and f inspiration on floral choice and arrangement. The best point of the lesson is the availability of flowers in her store-- you could find lots of interesting flowers for Ikebana that is not available in ordinary flower store. So it's not just about floral arrangement but I also learn something new about rare flowers. Wonderful experience.

Georgina Binns Jan 2021

What a fantastic class!
Our sensei Setsuko gave us a wonderful history lesson prior to starting, we created two arrangements each, which we took home. The studio was lovely and calm, easy to find and well-stocked with gorgeous flowers and plant parts. Would recommend to anyone!

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Georgina Binns - Sydney

Lydia Saputra Jan 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Very relaxing and meditative. I would highly recommend this class to anyone and I would definitely come back for more. Setsuko is a great teacher who will make suggestions without interfering to much with your creativity.

Floristry class review by Lydia Saputra - Sydney

Sasha Jan 2021

Teacher was very knowledgeable and I enjoyed learning the background history of Ikebana.
The venue was intimate, perfect for a small group, and the materials supplied were beautiful.
Setsuko showed us many of the design secrets and was very helpful in showing us how to improve our designs.
Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who loves flowers.

Floristry class review by Sasha  - Sydney

Laura Hart Jan 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This class was two hours of pure joy in a wonderful setting. Setsuko was a great teacher and the materials provided were excellent. I purchased the class as a birthday experience for my friend and she really loved it too. The class was truly good value for money and what we learned will save us money going forward!

Anna Pihan Jan 2021

Setsuko was a great teacher, giving us information, direction and also freedom to express ourselves while providing gentle feedback on our creations. She was very generous to give us all the flowers and leaves we used for our individual arrangements to take home with us. The class was situated in her floristry shop filled with beautiful flowers which was a perfect venue for this workshop. Would highly recommend.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Anna Pihan - Sydney

Gina Koutsogiannis Jan 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great to get some historical background on Ikabana. Was great to see Setsuko make some amazing arrangements and applying principles and concepts to our design.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Gina Koutsogiannis - Sydney

Joan Lee Jan 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Setsuko-san was a lovely teacher, and it was great to learn a little bit about Japanese history before diving into the ikebana workshop. The florist space is so cosy and just the right size for the class. It was my first ever ikebana class and I’m keen to go back for more!

Floristry class review by Joan Lee - Sydney

Brook Ayrton Jan 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great experience, Setsuko was lovely and taught us the aesthetic principles for the art form of Ikebana. We got to practice using the materials provided and we were able to take our arrangements to be re-designed at home. We did the course for our wedding anniversary and it was a lovely and relaxing experience.

Floristry class review by Brook Ayrton - Sydney

Wenyen Wei Dec 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

The teacher demonstrated how to do the arrangement and we follow using a range of flower selection. And then the teacher give advice how to improve it (the improvement was a few small changes but turned out quite nice). Overall I think it’s a good way to spend a weekend morning. I do would like to learn more techniques.

Floristry class review by Wenyen Wei - Sydney

Meagan Lee Dec 2020

A wonderful class in a beautiful setting! Setsuko was very knowledgeable and helpful. I could have spent the whole day enjoying this peaceful, mindful activity. Thank you again, Setsuko :)

Paul Dovas Dec 2020

A great teacher and wonderful hands-on experience. Provided a solid introduction to Ikebana flower arranging

Roxanne Phan Dec 2020

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

Thank you so much! Nice small class and lovely venue at the flower shop. There was a great selection of flowers to choose from, the instructions was very straight forward and easy to follow. I liked that Teacher Setsuko Yanagisawa reviewed and offered suggestions to make the two arrangements we made on the day better :)

Floristry class review by Roxanne Phan - Sydney

Karen Nguyen Dec 2020

This was such a great class to take on a Saturday morning. Really took me back to Japan with her story telling and great activity to take. I’d recommend it for anyone looking for a calming and relaxing activity to let out your creativity

Caroline David Dec 2020

Amazing class. Such a wonderful experience. Thank you. Just like being in Japan for the morning.

Aimee Okuda Dec 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Setsuko is a lovely teacher and the class is a lot of calming fun. She talks through a brief history of Japan and gives us pointers as we construct our pieces.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Aimee Okuda - Sydney

Anonymized Customer Nov 2020

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Setsuko was a great teacher and really knows her stuff! You learn a little history about Ikebana before getting to try out a few arrangements as well. The mindfulness aspect of the class is great as you learn to take time to reflect on your work and what you're doing. Although it takes years to master the skills I definitely recommend this class to anybody wishing to relax and take a few moments for themselves and enjoy some beautiful flowers in the process!

Floristry class review by Anonymized Customer - Sydney

Anita Wong Nov 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Wouldn't recommend this class if you want to come out:
1) With arrangements you designed yourself based on your own creativity and style - the teacher is going to change your original design completely over to her own style like she does for most people in the class
2) With a flower arrangement to show off what you learnt - all you'll get are the stems of flowers and leaves you worked with wrapped in cellophane
3) Enough theory behind how to position flowers and leaves so that they look good - you'll only get a few comments at the start and when the teacher comes over to correct you, after which you may still be left wondering how she decided to correct your arrangement the way she did
4) Feeling like it was worth the money you spent

Rhon Nov 2020

Setsuko was a lovely teacher, really knowledgeable and made everyone feel at ease. Lovely space to work in and loved learning about Ikebana. Really enjoyable class.

Emma Prineas Nov 2020

Excellent experience, the teacher was very knowledgable and shared her passion for her culture and ikebana.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Emma Prineas - Sydney

Natalie Sousa Nov 2020

Amazing experience! my husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed it. Setsuko is a wonderful teacher, she provided a great mix of Japanese culture and history along with an amazing eye for detail.

Lauren Ang Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Good intro to ikebana. Really enjoyed the setting, the 1-1 feedback and small class size. Would’ve liked a bit more on the theory at the beginning and perhaps some background music :)

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Lauren Ang - Sydney

Sarah Bellon Nov 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Setsuko was a lovely teacher. There were onky 2 of us in the class which was lovely. I attended a Sunday class which waa great as I was able to park right in front of the venue. It was a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours.

Floristry class review by Sarah Bellon - Sydney

Remy Low Nov 2020

Setsuko was a delightful teacher to spend a rainy, blustery Sunday morning with. Her light touch instructions never made us feel inadequate or overly self-conscious. It was a meditative, refreshing experience in a beautiful workshop space.

Hannah Millen Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Really enjoyable class with a teacher that gives great direction, and you learn a bit about the history and background of the type/style of flower arranging.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Hannah Millen - Sydney

Jacquelyn Arnott Oct 2020

The teacher was very informative and knowledgeable.
She gently assisted us in making our flower arrangements more visually.
It was a nice way to spend a Saturday morning, playing with flowers.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Jacquelyn Arnott - Sydney

Bill Oct 2020

The venue was quaint but very suitable. The instructor gave a historical background which really set the scene fir the course. The material and tools were great. Overall a very enjoyable experience and would recommend it to others.

Floristry class review by Bill - Sydney

Kay Vargas Oct 2020

Really enjoyed our class.
Setsuko Has a relaxed and calming manner which set the tone for class. She briefed us on a side of Japanese culture we didn’t know.
The space is filled with plants and flowers your surrounded.
Her instructions were clear and concise without a lot of rules. When it came to our turn to create we felt open to try without feeling inhibited. We were given 3 variations to experiment.
Loved them all.
There were lots of healthy beautiful stock to choose from.
I recommend this as an activity to do on a girls day out and for couples.
It’s a very calming and relaxing an enjoyable art to do.
I will be taking what I’ve learnt into my home.
Thank you Setsuko

Floristry class review by Kay Vargas - Sydney

Toni George Oct 2020

A lovely workshop providing great take home skills. I feel inspired and confident to arrange beautiful displays in my home or birthday gifts to friends. 2 arrangements were accomplished in the 2 hours. Everyone in the 6 people class looked very pleased with there own arrangements.
Thankyou Setsuko

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Toni George - Sydney

Toni George Oct 2020

Good value for money, all flowers leaves etc provided.
Everyone In the class seemto enjoy the experience

Anna Tow Oct 2020

Located in a gorgeous flower shop, the experience in spending time learning about composition and contemplating Ikebana flower arranging was a treat. It's very hands-on and Setsuko gave great advice, feedback and cultural context.

Lily Widodo Oct 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Great teacher, great central location, loving the simplicity and elegance of ikebana flower arranging art.

Joanna Frank Oct 2020

Our teacher was wonderful, we learnt about some Japanese history, then made 2 floral arrangements, both different styles. I had a great time, it was so relaxing and would definitely go again.

Floristry class review by Joanna Frank - Sydney

Mireille L'Amie Sep 2020

Tetsuko was such a wonderful teacher, the class was full of interesting cultural and practical information. The course taught me a lot about the visual presentation of flowers for future decorating attempts :) It was a perfect birthday present!

Pam Staton Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I was lucky to have the session alone. I loved the information and particularly a chance to remember things about time in Japan. I enjoyed bring ing home the flowers to use with my kenjan spike bases O had been collecting! Thanks it was a delight.

Mandy Alice Sep 2020

What a special morning spent with Setsuko. She has a lovely, gentle energy, interesting history and knowledge of Japan and of course the joy of Ikebana and being creative with really valuable feedback from Setsuko. We got to take home our flowers and we’re spoilt for choice while creating. Definitely worth doing.

Floristry class review by Mandy Alice - Sydney

Eldy Azurin Sep 2020

Setsuko was a great teacher during our Ikebana class. She was very kind and approachable during the workshop. The class was enjoyable and was very relaxing.

Jo Garsia Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

A wonderful morning of ikebana to celebrate mum's birthday! Setsuko's studio is such a peaceful setting full of beautiful flowers- a saturday morning sanctuary! Under her gentle guidance and artistic eye we were all proud of our ikebana arrangements! Setsuko was a fabulous teacher, sharing the history of ikebana and gentle feedback on our individual designs. She kindly gave mum lots of tips for her own vases she brought along from home too! Although we couldn't purchase the equipment after class this time, we did get to take the gorgeous fresh flowers with us to brighten our homes! Couldn't recommend higher, thank you!

Floristry class review by Jo Garsia - Sydney

Suzanne Robbins Sep 2020

I really enjoyed the history of Ikebana and tradition mixed with hands on learning with Setsuko.The constructive feedback was very helpful and I plan to use these skills in my studio Bold Botanicals.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Suzanne Robbins - Sydney

Alice Ma Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Very enthusiastic and dedicated teacher. A lovely range of flowers to chose from and a bit of history about the aesthetic and japanese history

Floristry class review by Alice Ma - Sydney

Joanne Stuart Aug 2020

Really enjoyed spending two hours on Sunday morning with Setsuko learning the principles of Ikebana. The flowers and foliage we had to work with were beautiful, and we got to take them home to enjoy for longer. Will be back to buy a kensan so I can continue practising the art of ikebana at home, and would definitely consider taking a more advanced class at some stage. Setsuko showed us a range of her lovely antique and modern vases and discussed how each might be used which were great tips.

Elizabeth Jeffery Aug 2020

The whole experience was fabulous - even while masked for COVID purposes. Setsuko was interesting and an excellent teacher. The venue was gorgeous, being surrounded by flowers. Great value. We'd love to do it again.

Floristry class review by Elizabeth Jeffery - Sydney

Nicola Tuckwell Aug 2020

The ikebana workshop was a birthday gift for my mum and she loved it! Mum deemed it as 2 of the best hours she'd ever spent.
Setsuko was kind enough to change our original date due to illness and we were so glad not to have missed out!
Setsuko's experience and love for her craft shone through in her presentation so her session was very engaging.
The flowers we were given to work with were gorgeous and brightened both mum and my own living spaces for nearly 2 weeks after the workshop. I would highly recommend Ikebana with Setsuko.

Jenny Hanssen Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Setsuko was amazing, I learned so much from her from our first session. Will come back for more.

Leigh Graham Jul 2020

Great lesson in Japanese traditional Ikebana floral arranging.Setsuko was informative very kind and very creative. Loved the brief history lesson too Highly recommended and we got to take our creations home.

Floristry class review by Leigh Graham - Sydney

Lisa Mak Jul 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Ms Setsuko is a lovely and elegant lady. It was a beautiful Sunday morning, Where Setsuko gave us some background history on Ikebana, we then made 2 arrangements. Even my hubby who has no art/floral experience was able to enjoy the class!
Classes are kept small and sanitisers were provided, which is a plus at this certain time. Would highly recommend :)

Floristry class review by Lisa Mak - Sydney

Linda Gorman Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Interesting and knowledgeable teacher. Friendly and welcoming. Beautiful design work, good feedback and well organized.

Joy Middledorp Jul 2020

The class was interesting with a background briefing of Japan and its traditions. The practice and teaching was wonderful and I would love to do it for hours. Using natural materials and needing few tools makes Ikebana
a creative and sustainable practice.

Floristry class review by Joy Middledorp - Sydney

Regina Haertsch Jul 2020

Great value - excellent instruction. Beautiful flowers and comfortable venue. Lots of fun Thank you very much

Val Smith Jul 2020

Grt venue. Fabulous amount of people present. Teacher very friendly and helpful.

Fabulous to try two different experiences - depth and width

Pawan Harpalani Jul 2020

It was amazing experience learning the art of Ikebana flower arrangement with Setsuko. She was lovely and shared with us good tips for beginner's step to Ikebana. She is a great storyteller I think, and she took us back in time with her childhood memories which helped connect and make the class more purposeful. The classroom is set in the flower shop itself which Setsuko runs and made for pleasant and inspiring setting for this class. I enjoyed the class very much.

The only feedback I could possibly have is that there were no hand towel or napkins to wipe the hands, since one works a lot with water during the class it would be helpful to offer some hand towels or tissues or paper towel etc.

Caroline Yeh Jul 2020

Totally absorbing, and inspiring class. The instructor clearly knowledgeable and able to share the principles involved. Constructive feedback respectful of student's intentions.

Janice Lang Jul 2020

Although the class was supposed to be a group class, on arrival the teacher was still very happy to go ahead one on one and was very positive and informative.
I would highly recommend this teacher and activity.
Thank you Setsuko, sincerely,
Shannon Lang

Le Wilson Jun 2020

Setsuko is amazing , so patient and works magic making the beautiful flowers come to life. Great selection of flowers and Under Setsuko guidance the arrangements became something to be proud of

Floristry class review by Le Wilson - Sydney

Maggie Lu Jun 2020

It was a great experience learning the ikebana with Setsuko! She was friendly and most importantly the flowers arranged by her were so pretty, elegant and calming.

The class was conducted in her flower shop, so we were surrounded by flowers and plants.

I think it’s a great way to relax and learn some Japanese ikebana skills :)

Floristry class review by Maggie Lu - Sydney

Lee Corbett Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Could not fault anything. Setsuko was very knowlegable and a very warm teacher. Most certainly recommend the class. Thank you Setsuko.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Lee Corbett - Sydney

Madeleine Baxendale Jun 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

We booked this class for our cousin's birthday. Setsuko was a lovely teacher, the studio was very welcoming and had a lovely vibe and the lesson was lots of fun! Setsuko was very good at explaining each arrangement and we took our time creating our floral masterpieces. It was a lovely morning and we would definitely recommend this class.

Floristry class review by Madeleine Baxendale - Sydney

Rafia Hussain Jun 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

She is such a lovely teacher! Looooved the class. And got to learn a lot from her. Highly recommend

Kay Wilhelm Mar 2020

Setsuko was gracious and welcoming. She gave us some background to Japanese history and showed us how to do 2 arrangements and we ended up with pretty good attempts. We got to take the flowers home. It was fun and very mindful.

Esther Toland Mar 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Setsuko was good giving us a brief historical background of the concept of Ikebana.
It was nice be able to create our arrangements and them have them reviewed by her with very useful feedback and tips.

Tim Short Feb 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

A really great teacher, venue and class. Setsuko took the time to frame Ikebana within the Japanese historical context. Good value.

Sharon Coles Feb 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended

Excellent teacher, great class. A wonderful way to spend the afternoon learning and understanding it in the context of Japanese culture

Thu Macfarlane Feb 2020

Good class, nice teacher, nice shop a very relaxing experience. We learnt not only how to arrange flowers Ikebana style but also its history though briefly.

Stephanie Mok Feb 2020

Setsuko has a beautiful floral studio and provided a very beautiful selection of flowers for the class. I appreciated the one on one feedback for each student's arrangement.

Patpai Suwannasit Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Setsuko's approach to teaching is simple yet effective. The structure of the class is well balanced between the theory and practice of Ikebana. She is ambitious and, I could feel, wants her students to do well. The flowers combining with Setsuko's personalities make the class highly refreshing and therapeutic.

Her flower shop is beautiful and heavenly cool in contrast to the extreme summer heat outsides the building. The materials are well-prepared

The class is a perfect remedy for everyday stress.

Julie Shannon Feb 2020

I throughly enjoyed the ikebana class. Setsuko gave clear demonstrations but also encouraged you to find your own style and creativity.

Tima Carden Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The class was great. The teacher was experienced and friendly. I enjoyed learning about Japan and the ikebana traditions. Since I did the class I have been enjoying doing ikabana flower arrangements at home.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Tima Carden - Sydney

Carmen Glenister Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Class was great Learned a lot. Teacher was thorough. Would refer this class to anyone. The end result arrangements were beautiful

Floristry class review by Carmen Glenister - Sydney

Lu Qin Jan 2020

It is a lovely class that I had a amazing afternoon with the teacher. Thanks for sharing ur knowledge with me. The class and the the process when I was matching and touching those beautiful flowers, which makes me calm and peaceful. Thank u so much.

Floristry class review by Lu Qin - Sydney

Lara Ho Dec 2019

Teacher was knowledgeable. Learnt about Japanese Ikebana floral arrangements. Material was all provided for and it was a fun and interesting afternoon.

Iain Wang Dec 2019

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Really enjoyed this class. Went as part of a work function and it allowed us all to just escape for a few hours and re-connect with nature and our artistic sides. Highly recommend!

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Iain Wang - Sydney

Louise Vuren Dec 2019

Great workshop, we made two arrangements and got lots of tips and extra demonstrations of ikebana. The teacher was very welcoming and friendly, we could take our flowers home at the end. Such a relaxing and creative afternoon

Floristry class review by Louise Vuren - Sydney

Etsuko Yoshida Nov 2019

It was such a nice quality Saturday afternoon learning flower arrangement playing with fresh seasonal flowers. The teacher was very knowledgeable and friendly.
I’d love to take another class if there’s a chance. I highly recommend to anyone who’s interested in Japanese traditional flower arrangement.

Francis Huang Nov 2019

Setsuko was great, gave us a history of where, why and how.
Venue was great, filled with flower and a beautiful setting.

Chang Liu Nov 2019

It’s soooo much fun. We had a good time. Setsuko is a very lovely teacher. Thank you.

Sunisa Janekarn Oct 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Teacher Setsuko is very professional and have lots of knowledge. The atmosphere is very relaxed, friendly class environment. This is good experience to try once and you will love it!

Floristry class review by Sunisa Janekarn - Sydney

Jessica Lay Oct 2019

Setsuko was lovely and told us about the history of Ikebana before we started getting hands on. We had a lovely time learning about both how to do Ikebana and the meaning behind it. Setsuko’s space was beautiful as well.

Sharon Bennett Oct 2019

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

The teacher was so knowledgeable and talented with an amazing way of transferring her knowledge.

The venue was conducive to our learning and everything we required was provided.

I would recommend this fun and affordable course to everyone.

Gracie Guan Oct 2019

Excellent class, lovely afternoon spent with Setsuko talking us through ikebana processes. Highly Recommend. Thank you!

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Gracie Guan - Sydney

Grace Shin Oct 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Amazing class! I enjoyed a lot. It gave me more than I expected in every aspect. Very talented and kind teacher! Thanks a lot.

Floristry class review by Grace Shin - Sydney

Michelle Ang Oct 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

There’s an air of calmness to Setsuko, which put me at ease the moment I stepped into her studio. Before her demonstrations, she gave us a short glimpse of the history and philosophy of Ikebana. I appreciated the fact that she didn't intervene or interrupt us while we were working on our arrangement. When we were done, she gave useful feedback and added slight touches to enhance what was already there. We used different variety of flowers and foliage for each arrangement which was great, because it gave me a chance to play with different flower shapes, heights and textures. The fact that we could bring the flowers home after class was another great plus point. Some of the flowers used for the workshop were not commonly sold at flower shops. The venue was small and cosy, just right for a small group workshops. 3 key things I learnt about Ikebana from Setsuko: 1) Triangle (Heaven, Man, Earth) 2) Less is more and 3) Depth and space – remember to let your flowers breathe. Looking forward to book another class with her again!

Floristry class review by Michelle Ang - Sydney

Sandy Huang Oct 2019

It was so great to attend this workshop and I had learned many techniques from the teacher

Seline Oct 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Setsuko is very passionate with florist design. It was very enjoyable once you walked in the venue with different type of flowers around you. Would definetly book the class again so much to learn!

Yueli An Sep 2019

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Our teacher Ms Yanagisawa is very friendly and patient. The place is cute and easy to find. I gained a lot from the w0rkshop and truly enjoyed the process.

Floristry class review by Yueli An - Sydney

Marica Hilton Sep 2019

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Had a great relaxing class with Setsuko. Very knowledgeable and friendly teach. Learnt a lot about Japanese culture and history as well as ikebana

Eunice Sin Sep 2019

Very enjoyable class! Small class conducted in a cosy lovely florist in Glebe. Teacher is very experienced, clearly articulated why and how we should arrange the flowers. She also gave us history of Japan plus an extensive ideas on how we could be creative when doing it ourselves in the future. Would love to come back for other classes.

Yuna Lee Sep 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended

“Flowers to heal your soul” - Setsuko

A beaut experience making not one but two ikebana arrangements. The knowledge Setsuko imparts on you is so meaningful. Will absolutely be going back.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Yuna Lee - Sydney

Kris Moore Sep 2019

Had the most amazing day learning the art of Ikebana flower arranging. Our teacher taught us some of the history and culture associated with this art. We had a lovely space to work in, using beautiful flowers and a very relaxed yet inspiring atmosphere. Just learnt so much from using the flowers and placement in the vases. We were able to make two arrangements and our teacher gave great advice and encouragement. I can’t wait to learn more! It was quite a spiritual day in many ways. Thinking of what we were creating and how we were feeling too.

Margot Latham Aug 2019

Wonderful teacher. Quaint atmosphere full of gorgeous flowers. Calming but inspirational. Would recommend to everyone.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Margot Latham - Sydney

Anne Widjaja Aug 2019

The class was informative and we were able to put together a few different arrangements. A beautiful form of flower arranging! May have been helpful to understand some basics of form to apply at home

Cassandra Sxully Aug 2019

I absolutely loved the workshop! Setsuko was a very informed and patient trainer. The product was beautiful and fresh and the lessons learned, super valuable. I will be sure to tell others about it!

Floristry class review by Cassandra Sxully - Sydney

Pip Lee Jul 2019

Setsuko is delightful, warm and provided concise but effective instructions in our introduction to Ikebana.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Pip Lee - Sydney

Annalisse Hunt Jul 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Beautiful class learning about traditional Japanese flower arranging! I got this for my mum for her birthday and we both loved it, it was such a nice and creative way to spend time together and the flowers we used were stunning. Setsuko has such a wonderful spirit and is a great teacher.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Annalisse Hunt - Sydney

Jo Tai Jul 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

It was a relaxing class and it will brighten up your day! Learnt different flower management skills and you can bring home your flowers too after class. I am very happy to recommend anyone to attend this class to bring some value home.

Idil Abdullahi Jul 2019

I enjoyed every minute of the workshop. Thank you Setsuko for the wonderful introduction to Ikebana. I can’t recommend it enough xx

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Idil Abdullahi - Sydney

Annetta Tourta Jul 2019

Loved the class. Setsuko gave us a little information about Japan and how Ikebana evolved. This was very interesting. Setsuko was very clear in her instructions and very helpful and patient. She showed us how to create something quite beautiful from very little. I recommend the Ikebana class with Setsuko. It would be a fun thing to do with a group of friends.

Tina Wang Jul 2019

The venue was lovely, and Setsuko was really great. I feel like I had a good introduction to Ikebana and would continue to practice the skills at home. Definitely recommend this workshop.

Nanda Almeida Jul 2019

I have been wanting to learn Ikebana since high school and after 30+ years i finally did it and i am glad i did. It was group of 4 people in the class and it was so much fun. The teacher is a very pleasant person and was very helpful. I could see that she knows what she is talking about and has a knack for the flowers/arrangement. We learnt 2 arrangements and was very happy to take home and display. Overall it was a memorable experience.

Floristry class review by Nanda Almeida - Sydney

Alexander Swart Jul 2019

We very much enjoyed the class and were happy with it being a bit more laid back in terms of allowing creativity rather than sticking doggedly to ikebana rules.

Sara Tononi Jul 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

My husband and I had a great afternoon surrounded by flowers learning Ikebana flower arrangement, sipping sencha Japanese tea. It was great learning from Setsuko. The class was very informative and she gave one by one feedback. We loved this class and we absolutely recommend it.

Floristry class review by Sara Tononi - Sydney

Seul Lee Jul 2019

I have learnt not only Ikebana Flower arrangements but so much about Japanese history & culture, the class was amazing, relaxing and enjoyable

Floristry class review by Seul Lee - Sydney

Giovanni Durso Jul 2019

The teacher was lovely and very informative.
The flower shop venue is pretty its the perfect place to focus and learn about how flowers look.
Good value for money, we definitely have a new appreciation for decorative flowers, leaves, and greenery.

Floristry class review by Giovanni Durso - Sydney

Paul Rankins Jul 2019

Delightful afternoon in a lovely setting surrounded by flowers. Setsuko presented the class with insight and knowledge with some stunning arrangements to show. Well worth the experience.

Debbie Bourke Jul 2019

As a group of five friends we spent an enjoyable afternoon flower arranging. Highly recommend.

Mellissa Read-Devine Jun 2019

What a lovely time we had - the class was very interesting and most inspiring. Lovely venue surrounded by flowers and foliage. Thankyou to Setsuko for a lovely class.

Kylie Jackson Jun 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Had a great time with Setsuko. Really enjoyable class, calming and quite meditative. Great to flex our creativity with help from a passionate and experienced ikebana master. Highly recommend.

Floristry class review by Kylie Jackson - Sydney

Georgina Owens Jun 2019

Excellent class - very informative and the teacher was very experienced. Would be interested in doing a follow up course.

Catherine Bishop Jun 2019

An inspiring couple of hours got to take our flowers with us (to have another go at home) Setsuko was generous and gracious with her help and comments. A really nice start which I highly recommend.

Dolores Doran Jun 2019

I absolutely enjoyed the workshop this morning. I felt that I learnt so much in an easy and supportive environment. I am stimulated to try to do more in this style.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Dolores Doran - Sydney

Charisse Low Jun 2019

I enjoyed Setsuko’s explanation of the background to Ikebana and using the concepts of line, shape and flow to the arrangement. She was extremely patient and not overbearing, creating a very satisfying and inspiring class!

Floristry class review by Charisse Low - Sydney

Qiqi Tang Jun 2019

The class was amazing with an elegant Japanese teacher. I enjoyed the class and felt peaceful while arranging flowers. Its an impressive experience.

Floristry class review by Qiqi Tang - Sydney

Andree Wright Jun 2019

A wonderful window on Japanese culture & traditions & we learned many useful tips for creating beautiful Ikebana arrangements at home. A great afternoon out.

Floristry class review by Andree Wright - Sydney

Anru Chen Jun 2019

Overall it's great~ love the Japanese style flower arranging. Love to hear more professional knowledge and tips about the flower arranging.

Floristry class review by Anru Chen - Sydney

Elena Gratcheva May 2019

Great and down to earth woman, that takes her time to explain everything possible about what is carried out and involved when creating/arranging Ikebana style flowers. This is done though Japanese history and it’s unique techniques. It wasn’t just a class it was a fantastic experience. Strongly recommend

Janice So May 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Lovely afternoon learnt a lot about balance and this Ikebana style of flower arranging. Very knowledgeable and passionate teacher Setso! Did 2 arrangements myself and also demonstrations

Floristry class review by Janice So - Sydney

Fiona Cui May 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Setsuko is very knowledgeable and articulate in explaining the art of Ikebana. Had a good time and will definitely recommend friends to try!

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Fiona Cui - Sydney

Kristen Smith May 2019

Absolutely loved it, was amazing and highly recommend. Would have loved an option to purchase the bowl we used too.

Rachel Freeman May 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed my Ikebana class . Setsuko was a great teacher , very helpful and informative. Being surrounded by flowers was very inspiring and I'm excited to continue my own Ikebana at home. Would even consider going again , Setsuko was right it is good for the soul!

Karina Arakel May 2019

What a fantastic class! The teacher was very informative and friendly. It was a great way to learn something new and meet new people, highly recommend!

Floristry class review by Karina Arakel - Sydney

Helen Spoor Apr 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Very interesting class and really enjoyed the experience of a different type of flower arranging. Has inspired me to go on the hunt for unusual cases and try out some creations!

Le Wilson Apr 2019

Really special morning and I absolutley loved the two arrangements we created .
Setsuko was so helpful and I can’t wait to go back

Ikebana Flower Arranging Class review by Le Wilson - Sydney