Tuesday, 03 August 2021

Gardening buddies discuss ideas to cheer up town

A CELEBRATION of the Queen’s 90th birthday was among ideas for gardening projects in Henley put forward at

A CELEBRATION of the Queen’s 90th birthday was among ideas for gardening projects in Henley put forward at a meeting.

Henley in Bloom’s Gardening Buddies met at the Maltsters Arms in Rotherfield Greys to discuss plans for 2016.

Members of Remenham Amateur Gardeners, started by former gardening buddy Linda Ashwell, also attended. Elizabeth Hodgkin, who leads the volunteer group, said: “We had a lovely time and a good chat.

“It was good to get together and talk through suggestions for the celebration beds by the river in Mill Meadows.

“We came up with various ideas with the main one being the Queen’s birthday. That’s probably the favourite at the moment but it will have to go before the Henley in Bloom committee.



“One of our newer members has offered to do a plan for the bed in West Street so we’ll be looking to revamp that. It is supposed to be a herb garden and we want to make sure people know that.

“We will also do work on the Reading Road roundabout with designer Paul Terroni to tidy it up and make sure it is ready for summer.”

Last year the group helped prepare the town for three horticultural competitions.

Henley was awarded gold in both the Thames and Chilterns in Bloom and Britain in Bloom competitions and silver in Entente Florale.

This year the town will enter only the regional in Bloom competition.



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