Traditional Conversations – Being in the Garden

Being in the garden – flowers, gardens, traditions and the relationships they create

Cultural Discussions begin with a new history and connection with the theme “Owning Begins with Us”, September 9-19 at Belev Plant Garden, 12001 Main Street, Belev, Wash.

Join us at Friday, September 17, 1-2: 30 in the afternoon by showing the members of the Aikinobo Ikababo community in Lake Ekinobo. Ikinobo Ikiba is the first (500+ year old) Japanese flower arrangement school. Participants learn more about discipline, which is the beauty of flowers, their relationship to each other, their natural harmony, their environment and the artist’s heartfelt expression of beauty and ownership. The program includes stories from women from different cultural backgrounds who are drawn to this art form and who teach and learn side by side in the community.

Following the presentation, participants will meet again in the outdoor enclosure in the garden. There they can share their garden stories on history boards or take a walk with friends as part of the Belveter Art Festival.

The presentation will take place at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Seating is limited. During the COVID-19 outbreak, city staff strictly followed King County guidelines. Masks are available.

Cultural Discussion is a program that enters the twelfth chapter and transforms relationships and attitudes among different women in our society through education and storytelling.

For more information or accommodation needs, please contact or 452-452-6836.

For alternative formats, translators, or reasonable accommodation requests please call at least 48 hours in advance 425-452-6917 (voice) or email For complaints about accommodations, contact the ADA / Title VI Administrator of Beleva City at 425-452-6168 (voice). 711. All meetings are accessible in a wheelchair if you are deaf or hard of hearing.

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