Emma Benson

 

I started out as a freelance gardener in London in 2016, escaping desk-bound corporate life. After working for award-winning designer Gabrielle Gardens, studying RHS Level 2 in Horticulture at Capel Manor College, and a year working for the amazing and extraordinary Garden Team at Chelsea Physic Garden, I left for the wilder, greener lands of Somerset.

Wilde Green was set up in 2019 to provide quality and bespoke gardening services to residential and commercial spaces in South Somerset, West Wiltshire, and North Dorset.

In 2020, I launched our floristry service, offering artisan bouquets and locally sourced gifts, bespoke arrangements and designs for events and weddings, and providing regular orders for private and corporate clients.

In 2021, we expanded the business, moving into a studio at Martock Workspace, allowing us to set up a retail space, offer workshops, classes, a variety of events, and showcase the work of local artists and creators.

Whilst we aren't currently offering gardening services, I am always happy to have a chat about horticulture requirements and ideas, and can recommend other wonderful garden designers, landscapers, and maintenance gardeners.

Gardening with my Grandad, at Wilde Green in Surrey - his home & former plant nursery