Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Boat says it with flowers
Published 02/06/14



A MAHOGANY rowing boat was decorated with flowers to celebrate Henley’s natural resources.

The artwork went on show in Market Place on Saturday as part of Chelsea Fringe, an alternative gardening festival.

Florist Jane MacFarlane-Duckworth, from Hambleden, and gardener Victoria Newton, of Stoke Row Road, Peppard Common, both worked on the project and the boat, called the Owl and the Pussycat, was donated by a local family.

Mrs MacFarlane-Duckworth said: “It’s a celebration and acknowledgement that in Henley we’re very lucky as we have these amazing natural resources all around us, including the river. The flowers represent the water and the environment. It’s very simple and low cost.”

Chelsea Fringe runs alongside the Chelsea Flower Show, which is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society.


Mrs MacFarlane-Duckworth said: “The idea is to make gardening more accessible in any way, shape or form over and above what the RHS does. It is all about inclusivity. It’s been running for about three years in London and various other sites.”

Next year there are plans for a flotilla of decorated boats. For more information, call Mrs MacFarlane-Duckworth on 07725 040733 or email jane88@hotmail.co.uk

Published 02/06/14

MOST POPULAR
Dog walker forced to scrub pavement
New shop front plan attacked
Video: Hundreds cram on bridge for reopening
Town centre defibrillator unveiled
Reprieve for shop front
New plans submitted for historic shop front
Florist is rising star at business awards
Leader of SODC passes away
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Henley College praise students' achievements
Housing plan delay setback
Award for app that speeds up networking
Loan boosts skate park construction
Bron and Bird unite for Martini Days
Twins upset by theft of mountain bikes
Oasis garden wins Henley in Bloom title
Competition to showcase Henley photos
Video: Arson attack on bloom basket
Boss backs weightlifters to be best in the world
Dog walker forced to scrub pavement
Caffeine boost
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Hawks make it four in a row
Hawks hit top spot with bonus point win
Henley CCs last chance to win ultimate prize
Scratch golfer hits seven birdies to win Cup
Five-star Chandler shines for Nuns
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717