15 November 2011

Jane Packer - Floral Tribute


Jane Packer floral tribute

I was very sad to hear that the London florist Jane Packer died last week.
I had the great pleasure of meeting her a few years back. I was attending a 3-day Fresh Flower arranging course that was held at the Jane Packer shop in New Cavendish Street in London. Jane was very charming and friendly and she spent a lot of time helping and talking to the students as well as signing books. I became a great fan of her and her style of flower arranging.

The image above is from the latest issue of Wedding Flowers. Jane featured in an article called Floral Masterclass making floral wedding arrangements.    


Over the years I also bought several of her books. Throughout her career she wrote thirteen books on top of working as a florist, having flower schools and shops all over the world, creating fragrances and designing a range of vases - she was also a wife and a mother.
She was a role model and an inspiration to a lot of women, florists and flower lovers worldwide.


These images are from her latest book At Home with Flowers published in 2011.


Jane had the ability to take everyday flowers and make the arrangement look natural and stylish. She always said that her inspiration came from nature.


She will be greatly missed by everybody in the flower world.


**  Jane Packer 1959 - 2011  **

23 comments:

Bleu Chine said...

I understand your sadness at loosing a so nice and talented person. Keep inspiration in your heart. Séephanie

flwrjane said...

Oh I hadn't heard this.
I loved her she was a great inspiration and such a fresh voice.

Thanks for the lovely eulogy.

xo Jane

Georgianna said...

Hi Ingrid, I just heard this news yesterday. So sad for her family and everyone who knew her. I really appreciate your tribute – how lucky you were to meet and study with her.

Frances said...

Thank you for posting this tribute to Jane Packer and her unique talent.

I am fortunate to have seen her work on my visits to London, but do not know if I would have known of her passing, if not for your kind gesture.

Robin Larkspur said...

A beautiful tribute for a wonderful woman.

The Summer Porch said...

Hi Ingrid!
It's always sad to hear news like this.
What a lovely tribute to someone who made a difference...
Hugs Rosemary...xxx

Sanne said...

Dear Ingrid,

she r eally did very nice things with flowers....

XOXO Sanne

Kaylovesvintage said...

really...i"m so sorry to hear that
I really liked her and her work..
I""m very sad now

Denise said...

Truly sad news. I love her work, her vision. She had a big impact on me and many many people. lovely tribute

Fàtima -BORNAY- said...

agree with Denise....

sad news, I didn't know it, she was a big reference for us.

fàtima

Zuzu said...

Such a lovely tribute to Jane. Her beautiful books will continue to inspire.
Hugs,
Zuzu

Camillas Foto said...

Vilka underbara bilder i böckerna, gillar enkelheten i blomsterarrangemangen.
Kram

lisa said...

What stunning floral arrangements, and such a wonderful tribute Ingrid. You were very lucky to have met her.

Madelief said...

What a beautiful tribute. Still so young.....

Lieve groet, Madelief

Moa said...

Sorgligt när någon går bort i förtid.. älskar din näst sista bild vilken härlig bukett o jag undrar så vad det är. Ha en härlig helg..kram monica

Ingmarie We said...

So very sad loosing such a gifted person. Your tribute to her is very lovely indeed.

pat said...

I am very sorry !!
But your photos are very beautiful
Pat

Deb said...

Oh I had no idea ~ so very sad. I took a flower arranging course many years ago and Jane Packer's books were so inspirational to me. How wonderful that you had the priviledge to have met her and attend one of her courses.
Beautiful tribute post.

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Ingrid, such a beautiful tribute and her work was absolutely stunning and very creative. A sad news to hear losing such a inspiring and talented artist. How lucky you were to be able to meet her. Have a lovely merry happy sunday sweet friend and love to you!

Gill said...

I am just catching up on my blogs. I had no idea. I am reading her book 'Jane Packers Flower Course' which I really like. So sad.

Henrietta said...

It must been so wonderful to meet her and study with her. Her books looks great, the world loosed a great artist.

Mihaela said...

:( R.I.P.

Lisa Gordon said...

A beautiful tribute to a very talented artis, Ingrid.
I am very sorry.