Emma was thrilled to be part of the Welcome to Yorkshire garden which won not only a gold medal but also the BBC People’s Choice Award at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
The garden, designed by Yorkshireman Mark Gregory, was inspired by the Yorkshire Dales, and featured genuine Yorkshire drystone walls, a fast-flowing stream and a stone bothy, all made with materials on loan from the Bolton Estate.
And hidden amidst the beautiful wildflowers of the garden were a bronze wire doe and faun created by Emma, while three tiny blind mice, also in bronze wire, scuttled along the rafters of the bothy.
Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire said: “I can’t thank everyone enough for all their hard work and dedication. The reaction to the garden this week from the public, celebrities and Her Majesty The Queen has been overwhelming and I couldn’t be prouder to bring this award back for the people of Yorkshire.”
Elsewhere at the world famous flower show this year, Emma’s animals were a feature of Jardin Blanc, the official hospitality area created by renowned chef Raymond Blanc OBE in partnership with Sodexo Prestige – Emma’s work can also be seen in the gardens at his two-Michelin-starred Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire.
This year, she’d created a parliament of seven over-sized hares in willow, bronze wire and yellow powder-coated galvanized steel to welcome guests to Jardin Blanc, plus pheasants inside the garden.
M. Blanc says: “Emma’s work fits perfectly with the concept of Jardin Blanc at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which is all about creating beauty, fun and art de vivre in our treasured private garden oasis.”