Your name: Jardine Hansen
Your Business name: Jardine Botanic
Your Location: split between The Blue Mountains and Sydney
How did you start your business and how many years have you been in business?
I started my business in October 2013 doing the flowers for the wedding of a friend of a friend
What is your design aesthetic and what inspires you?
I’m always drawn to nature. I live in a pretty special spot in the Mountains where hiking trails start from the back of my house so I spend quite a lot of time walking around examining trees, ferns, mosses etc. I like to watch plants unfurl in the wild or my garden and attempt to capture that in my work
What is your favorite part of being a floral designer?
The fact that it allows me to spend all my time with plants/flowers or thinking about them
What is the most challenging aspect of being a floral designer?
The way time behaves/disappears
What advice would you give to aspiring floral designers?
Try to figure out what style of arranging makes you happiest. and procure yourself some plants
What are the trends, flowers & colors that are unique to your region?
I think Sydney florists often tend to group flowers and dispense with foliage
What tool in your toolbox can’t you live without?
My secateur holster-it stops me putting my snips down and losing track of them
What’s your favorite Social Media platform and why?
Instagram-it’s easy to use and I can stay in touch with florists from all over