With the Olympics taking place in just over six weeks time, it’s recently been announced that Jane Packer have been selected to create the Victory Bouquet for the medal winners.
The bouquet was designed by their creative director, Susan Lapworth, to reflect the vibrancy and energy of the London 2012 Games.
It consists of four different types of roses sectioned into quadrants to mirror the 2012 logo. The roses being used are Illios (yellow), Marie Claire (orange), Wimbledon (green) and Aqua (pink).
The quadrants are then separated by English lavender, rosemary, apple mint and wheat which also provide a lovely fragrance.
All of the elements of the bouquet are home-grown with Landgard UK/Chessum Plants providing the roses, mint and rosemary.
The 4,400 bouquets required will be made at the time of the Games with the help of floristry students from across the country.
As some of you may know, Jane passed away last year. I feel it’s totally fitting that her legacy continues in the form of these Olympic Victory Bouquets, created in her signature style of grouping individual blooms.
I’m so looking forward to seeing them being presented to the medal winners next month.
Since writing this blog post, I’ve visited a college where the bouquets are being made and have written four new blog posts, which you may like to read…
- London Olympics 2012 : The Victory Bouquet – Behind the Scenes at Writtle College
- London Olympics 2012 : The Victory Bouquet – Key Facts
- London Olympics 2012 : The Victory Bouquet – Interview with Gary Wallis, Co-Founder & CEO of Jane Packer Ltd
- London Olympics 2012 : The Victory Bouquet – How I made one at Writtle College
(Images : Jane Packer)