Monday, 24 September 2018

Market Place blooms at plant sale

PLANTS and flowers of all shapes and sizes were available to buy in Henley on Saturday

PLANTS and flowers of all shapes and sizes were available to buy in Henley on Saturday.

Stalls run by the Henley Allotment Association, Chelsea Fringe Henley and Henley in Bloom were set up in Market Place.

The allotment association’s stall, which featured giant rhubarb, raised £525, half of which will be donated to the Greenshoots charity in Peppard.

Chelsea Fringe Henley was running a British cut flower market as part of the three-week festival, while Henley in Bloom ran a planter seed stall as part of its bees and butterflies campaign for schools.

Among the visitors was Henley MP John Howell. Kellie Hinton, chairwoman of Henley in Bloom, said: “He thought it was great and spent time at each stall talking to everybody who had helped organise the day.”

Forthcoming Chelsea Fringe Henley events include a meditative walk through the woods at Greys Court on June 8 from 10am to noon.

On June 10 the Friends Meeting House in Northfield End, Henley, will be transformed into a silent space on June 10. The event, run by garden writer Liz Ware, will be an opportunity to stroll and admire its hidden garden. Tea and cake will be available.

On June 11 free talks and demonstrations on how to use fruit and vegetables in cooking will be held during a “pot to pan” event at Phyllis Court Club, Henley, from 11am to noon.

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