Emma Stothard is a talented Sculptor and makes some amazing willow pieces of art. She has even presented her own “Tigga” Jack Russell willow figure to HRH Prince Charles.
So we were in good company!
What can I tell you about this art? Well, Emma creates the art figures purposely to fit the area of the garden they are to be placed in. The figures I saw at Newby Hall really fit the setting in a clever way - not only showing off the art but enhancing the garden’s beauty too.
We ended the day by searching for all the animals in the garden and it was very much like an Alice in Wonderland story!
If you are free, why not go and have a look yourself? The figures are in the gardens of Newby Hall until September.
The evening weather was lovely and as the band played and the champagne was quaffed, out came the canapés! Having a brilliant chef for a husband, Rob Green of Green’s seafood restaurant , made sure Emma’s canapés definitely had the ‘wow’ factor.
I guess being a chef, Lobster Thermidor “Quadrille” did tickle my fancy! And the sausage and mash mountain was my kind of wonderful.
All in all a great evening rounded off with a meal in the local hostelry with the star of the show Emma herself and friends – a great night to remember.
“Cracking good fun!”