The Founder – Kathryn Fleming
Founder and owner of ‘The Flower Project’ Kathryn Fleming was born with a deep appreciation and respect for nature running through her veins. Her floral career begun from humble beginnings in a boutique florist as an apprentice in her hometown in Surrey, England. After travelling the world she settled back in New Zealand in 2007 and her first company Boudica Flowers and affiliation with Farro was born.
Her talents have grown from providing simple wedding florals for friends from her ‘garage studio’ to sharing botanicals all over Auckland at the flower stands within the four Farro stores. As Farro has grown in popularity and expanded its reach across Auckland, so has Kathryn’s clientele and flower following.
Whilst tending to the flower stand at the original Farro in Mt. Wellington she met her best friend and now husband, the handsome Hamish a Farro veteran & category manager. The first Farro wedding! Hoorah! He adopted Rocco, the shaggy Jack Russell as his own and 4 kids have followed one after the other.
Kathryn passions, alongside her family, are flowers that evoke the vibrancy and changing seasons of Auckland city. Her hope is to inspire people with her passion for flowers, cultivate creativity and to provide people with the best fresh flowers New Zealand has to offer at an accessible price.
” I believe that creativity and spirituality are interconnected, by spirituality I am meaning the human spirit, the place in us that feels connected to life. It’s that place in us that never ends, which can not be accurately described by words and can only be felt by the heart. I hope that this project encourages people to express themselves once a week, once a fortnight, through nature and flowers. Learn a skill, try something new. Touching, holding, seeing, feeling, all of this brought to your doorstep. A secret package, a surprise, to open and enjoy not just for that moment but for all the moments as their beauty unravels. Life. From beginning to end, so brief. Seize it. “
Meet the Rest of the Team
I must have flowers, always, and always
– Claude Monet