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
Father fights ban on climbing frame in garden
Enigma of a maths genius is laid bare
Streets lined for Remembrance Sunday
Opposition to Tescos' 24-hour deliveries
First footpath opened in Henley 'since Fifties'
Man airlifted to hospital after fall
Henley shows its best side in photo contest
Celebrities get baking for Children in Need
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Mayor declines to comment on HRG split
Henley gets festive with Switch On & Shop
Horticultural Society chairwoman passes away
Children in Need 2014
Charity fundraiser loses fight with cancer
Memorial unveiled to Flying Fortress disaster
Henley shop windows get festive
Shops ready for new Christmas late night
Mystery oil spill in Henley car park
Pub hit by power cut day after opening
Students win green award for third time
Father fights ban on climbing frame in garden
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Late fight back maintains Hawks winning run
Henley swimmers pick up a record medal haul
In form Gupta makes it two in two for Henley
Kites receive knock out blow
League leaders net late goal
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