Emerald City was founded in 2017 by grower and designer Lola Walker.
Born and raised in Wellington and fresh back from 7 years in Melbourne, Lola found herself living in small town New Zealand. Cue huge culture shock!
Lola was 6 months pregnant with her second daughter at the time and her birth turned my life upside down...she was unexpectedly born with multiple rare genetic disorders and the next 3 years were a blur of surgeries, procedures, appointments and many, many sleepless nights...feeling completely overwhelmed, Lola turned to nature as therapy and hasn't looked back. There's a really great word that sums it up perfectly...
It's the healing power of Mother Nature, and the main driving force behind Emerald City...spreading love and good vibes out into the world one stem at a time.