"Even if I didn’t know Stacey, I would absolutely still be a super fan customer! I feel so lucky when we can work together. Stacey and her team are dedicated in creating quality garments that are timeless. I resonate with the considered backstory to the collections, encompassing personal stories and historical references, as I work in a similar way when designing with flowers. Understanding the brand’s DNA helps me to instinctively know what will work when binging flowers into a shoot or installation. It’s a pure dream from beginning to end".
"THERE IS ALWAYS A JOY WHEN YOU COLLABORATE WITH FRIENDS"
Hazel Gardiner - holding dried Statice Sinuata
Hazel Gardiner is a London based floral designer, gardener and broadcaster. After surviving a rare cancer diagnosis over a decade ago, she founded a vintage clothing business, leaving behind a successful career in TV production. Her company was a quick success, but she began to yearn for a career in the horticultural world. During her recovery from illness, she designed and cultivated her own garden for the first time. After experiencing the mental and physical benefits of planting, growing and working with the changing seasons, a new passion was ignited. Wanting to explore this further, she re-trained in floristry in 2016. Hazel Gardiner Design was founded shortly after.
Hazel has established her own narrative in floral design often fusing fresh, paper, silk and dried materials. This signature style is a celebration of colour, movement and texture and her sought-after floral storytelling has led to work with internationally renowned brands including Nike, Elemis, Matches and SpaceNK. Hazel and her team provide a wide range of services from large scale events to intimate weddings to virtual workshops.
She is passionate about promoting seasonality and works with British flower growers where possible. Hazel is an advocate for sustainable floral methods and the promotion of diversity within the industry. Her favourite flowers are the tall, showy stems of delphiniums and foxgloves.
See more of Hazel's creations on hazelgardinerdesign.com