March 23 Terrariums | April 13 Ikebana
Chihuly Garden and Glass invites you to join us for Garden Workshops inspired by Chihuly’s connection between glass art and natural environments.
Dale Chihuly has said, “I want my work to appear like it came from nature, so that if someone found it on a beach or in the forest, they might think it belonged there.” With the distinction of being the first natural environment created specifically to showcase a Chihuly exhibition, the garden at Chihuly Garden and Glass offers a special look at the interaction of plants and Chihuly’s work.
A terrarium creates a unique environment for plant growth, as the transparent walls allow for both heat and light to enter the vessel. This form is great for humidity loving plants. Chihuly Garden and Glass invites you to design your own terrarium inspired by Chihuly’s connection between glass art and natural environments. Participants will work with the exhibition’s horticulturist team to build a terrarium in a unique glass vessel blown at the Chihuly Garden and Glass’ Community Hot Shop. Your terrarium will display a unique arrangement of plants selected by our horticulture team. Following the workshop, you can explore the galleries and garden, included in the cost of your ticket.
Explore the beauty of ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging, at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Designed for all levels, this workshop introduces the basic ikebana rules and techniques as practiced by the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. Led by a local instructor who holds the highest teaching rank, Megumi Schacher, you will have an opportunity to create a flower arrangement in a unique vase blown at the Chihuly Garden and Glass’ Community Hot Shop.Dale Chihuly drew inspiration from this traditional art for his series, Ikebana, and interpreted it in a way that is uniquely his own. Following the workshop, you can explore the galleries and see Chihuly’s Ikebana Boat to contemplate how the two art forms of glassblowing and ikebana can inspire your own creativity.
March 23 - Terrariums
8:45AM Registration | 9:00AM - 10:00AM Session
April 15 - Ikebana
8:00AM Registration | 8:45AM - 10:00AM Session
$86 per person (+tax) *includes admission to the exhibition
This program is not included in Founder’s Membership benefits and requires a special event ticket, purchased online prior to the event. Admission to the exhibition is included with this ticket. Come appropriately dressed to do gardening in our outdoor, heated Arbor space. Space Needle Valet will not be open for this program. Please see website for other public parking options.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Programs at Chihuly Garden and Glass
Dale Chihuly pushes boundaries to express his vision. He creates things we’ve never seen before, and has changed the way we think about art. A walk through the Galleries, the Garden and into the Glasshouse is an immersive experience that sparks wonder and inspiration. Through programming, Chihuly Garden and Glass is offering innovative ways to experience the color, inventiveness and scale in Chihuly’s art.