A GLADE of trees believed to have healing properties has been officially opened in Henley.
The nine trees were planted in a formation inspired by “sacred geometry” next to a horseshoe of silver birches in Marsh Meadows at the end of the Thames towpath, near the entrance to Mill Lane.
The trees, a combination of hawthorn, rowan, birch and elder, were planted in November by volunteers from the Be Well Centre with the help of the town council’s parks team and Henley Mayor Stefan Gawrysiak.
Each tree was planted with a crystal, which is thought to protect it, and was watered with a dash of mead.
The project cost £1,350, which was raised through donations from people attending the alternative healing centre held at the King’s Arms Barn in King’s Road every Monday. On Monday this week, a group of volunteers from the centre unveiled a sign at the glade to mark the official opening.