AN ELLESMERE Port company is in tune to the needs of an amateur gardener.
Wrought in the Port, on Westminster Industrial Park, is producing wrought-iron furniture with a musical theme for a garden at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Tatton Show in July.
The garden is the brainchild of amateur gardener Dori Miller, of Ledsham, who got the inspiration for her design from the Chester choir A Handbag of Harmonies, with which she sings.
“In 2008 we were taking part in the BBC talent show Last Choir Standing,” she said.
“I went to the Chelsea Flower Show and thought ‘if the choir were a garden we could be here!’.”
A visit to the Tatton Show in 2009 confirmed Dori’s dream and she started work on the design.
Her original idea was to express the choir as a garden.
She said: “I saw the singers as perennials in pink and white with feathery grasses representing the feather boas. There is a black background to echo our outfits and tiered staging.
“I wanted to create a feeling of high summer in full bloom – a magical atmosphere, full of the sparkle of the choir.”
Kate Gooderham, of Wrought in the Port, loved the idea and agreed to help Dori’s dream come true.
She said: “I attend the show at Tatton every year because I love gardening.
“I loved the idea of the pink flowers and am very excited that something I’ve made is going to be shown at Tatton.”
Other sponsors include Andy’s Aquatics in New Ferry, Out of Space Design in Chester, Greenwood Nursery in Willaston, Marshalls, URENCO and Understanding Your Eating.
Dori added: “I can’t tell you how excited I am about it.”
For tickets for RHS Tatton Show, visit www.rhs.org.uk/ Shows-Events/RHS-Show-Tatton-Park/2010/Tickets.