Maggy Haworth is simply marvellous. This picture shows Maggy in her workshop with her assistant Mark showing Philippa the astonishingly intricate process involved in making her beautiful mosaics out of pebbles. Her pebble mosaics are to be found in some of the world’s grandest gardens, from Lady Arabella Lennox Boyd’s at Gresgarth to Lord Heseltine’s at Thenford. Now, she has agreed to make one for us for our Chelsea garden. Maggy’s workshop is in a barn next to her home on the top of a hill near Kirkby Lonsdale, with wonderful 360 degree views all round.
Maggy has done Chelsea before. She knows the ropes, she understands the psyche of the judges. She gave us some sage advice and after two hours of lively discussion and a lovely lunch we settled on a design. Now we will wait while Maggy performs her magic.