Hello I’m Emma,
Artist, Floral stylist, gardener, potter, photographer & curator of beautiful things.
With a background in interior design and wedding/event styling, and as a keen gardener since I was a small child it was a natural progression to fall into a career that revolved around flowers. I attended floristry classes with The Cambridge Flower School taught by the very talented Sarah and then Mr C and I did a flower farming course with Rachel at Green & Gorgeous. Not long after that I started A Bunch Of Wild in 2017 as a flower farm & it has grown into a wonderful place where all my creative pursuits are combined.
Soon after I started the flower farm I opened a shop selling my art, ceramics and vintage homeware, not forgetting seasonal flower arrangements and plants. It was in a beautiful building in Ampthill. After a house move I’ve been able to move the business to my home in a studio and open cabin where I work and style my creations. The garden is a work-in-progress as I turn lawn into a cut flower garden, you can follow my progress on instagram.
Where We Are Today.
I find flower’s utterly enchanting from bud to faded petals, right through to the seed heads left over. The process from seed to bloom never fails to amaze and delight me.
we’re a year at the cottage now and have lived with the garden during the seasons to find out how the sun moves around it and how it behaves. Now for the exciting bit! Join me as I design and create my new garden with the help of my husband and daughters. Subscribe to my newsletter for monthly gardening advice and tutorials. The garden at Potters Cottage is roughly 3/4 of an acre and features a gravel garden and woodland garden as well as the main area (shown above) which is the part we are redesigning and turning into a cut flower garden for my styling, art and to keep the village in supply of beautiful blooms.
At the heart of A Bunch Of Wild is the beauty of a garden and it’s powers to restore over and over again. Creating beauty is what drives me. Styling and photographing flowers brings immense happiness and a sense of calm. I’m at my most content when snipping flowers and arranging them, vintage props stacked up ready to incorporate into my vignette and a camera hanging over my shoulder (or my phone shoved in may back pocket). You can come and join me in the summer for floral styling and photography days. Please get in touch for more details.
I’m also in the middle of re-opening our vintage garden shop (online) and aim to have this fully stocked with pretty styling props, vintage gardenalia and small potted plants come spring 2024. You can also find a selection of my art and ceramics on my store.
Art & ceramics currently represented by Woburn Mosaic Gallery, Woburn, Bedfordshire
2022-2023 Part of The Dorset Brocante
2019-2023 Exhibited at Herbert Hedley, Petersfield, Hampshire.
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In Her Studio