Last year, Emma was thrilled to be part of the Welcome to Yorkshire garden which won major awards at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
This year Emma is collaborating with no less than three different gardeners at the world famous show, which attracts keen gardeners from across the globe.
Last year’s Welcome to Yorkshire garden – including Emma’s deer and mice – was designed by Mark Gregory, and inspired by the county’s Dales. It took Gold Medal, Best Construction and the BBC People's Choice Award.
This year, Mark’s design will celebrate the beauty of the county’s canals and the drama of Yorkshire’s rich industrial heritage in a design that includes an authentically built canal with flowing water and genuine canal lock gates, a towpath, and a lock keeper’s lodge with a colourful garden and vegetable patch. Keep an eye out for willow tawny owl and a family of bronze wire water voles…
Emma is also contributing for the fourth year in a row to Jardin Blanc, the welcoming hospitality area at the show created by leading chef Raymond Blanc; she’ll be making hares (which have featured in Jardin Blanc in previous years), but also a willow cockerel, wolves, pheasants and geese.
And in a new collaboration this year, Emma is making giant apples, looping caterpillars and snails, all in galvanised and colourfully powder-coated wire, for Kate Gould’s glorious and soothing green, white and yellow garden for The Greenfingers Charity Garden. This tranquil space is designed to be a calming, interactive and uplifting space where life-limited children with complex needs, their families, friends and carers can come together for play, relaxation or peaceful reflection.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show takes place this year from 21 to 25 May – click here for more information: www.rhs.org.uk