Saturday, 19 June 2021

Boat says it with flowers

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.

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