Jane Packer

I was so sad to see on Facebook this morning that Jane Packer has passed away.  From her website:

It is with deep sadness that we announce that Jane Packer has passed away. Jane had been fighting the consequences of the stroke that she suffered in February 2010, which has ultimately taken its toll.

Noted International florist and author, Jane championed the vision that flowers are as exciting as fashion and interior design, but entirely more accessible. Her passion for flowers and inspiration taken directly from nature has contributed in revolutionising the florticulture industry.

Jane’s legacy is an international business – London – Tokyo – New York -Seoul – Hong Kong, and despite the worst recession in living memory, the business has gone from strength to strength. In the UK alone, the recent launch of the acclaimed JANE PACKER fragrance range, the expansion of the JANE PACKER on-line flower shop, and the opening of our latest store in association with John Lewis on London’s Oxford Street, are all testimony to the potency of the JANE PACKER philosophy and brand.

Jane has been busy building a strong creative team who succeed her, led by her husband, Co-Founder and CEO Gary Wallis.

Her books have been so informative and inspiring to me, and although she built a huge empire, her genuine and humble love for flowers shone through everything she wrote and created.

Below is an image of the bouquet that I will most remember her by:

White Tulip Bridal Bouquet

 

November 14, 2011 - 12:32 pm

botanical brouhaha - Oh no…Jane Packer set the standard for floral design as a whole package done right…right down to her retail spaces, delivery vans and packaging. She was one of the designers who inspired me to enter the world of floral design in the first place. I’m so sad…

November 16, 2011 - 11:34 am

Denise - So sad to hear this news today. I had the chance to work with Jane Packer when they first opened in NYC. The experience changed the course of my life. She was a true visionary

November 16, 2011 - 12:41 pm

Kate - She sure was. Thanks for sharing that, you are so lucky to have worked with her! It sounds like the doors to her schools and shops will stay open, I hope they continue to honor her legacy properly for many years to come!

November 20, 2011 - 3:21 pm

loral thompson - I’m so saddened to hear of Jane’s passing. I have used her video and books to teach by. Have visited and spoke to her many times by phone. My goal when I was in London in April was to visit and I didn’t have time. I will always regret this, but will always be inspired by her nature approach to design. I will hold her branded ribbon and say a prayer for her family. Loral

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