Sunday, 01 August 2021

Silence is Fringe hit

THE organisers of Chelsea Fringe Henley have hailed the event a success.

THE organisers of Chelsea Fringe Henley have hailed the event a success.

The three-week alternative gardening festival ended with two events at Babylon Nurseries in Cuxham — an open garden and plant sale and a “cushion concert” by the Korros Ensemble in the meadow garden.

Co-organiser Jane MacFarlane-Duckworth, who runs the Flower Union in Hambleden, said: “It was very well attended and supported.”

The festival opened on May 21 with a floral flotilla on the Thames in Henley. Other events included meditative walks at Greys Court, a cut flower market, a silent space at the Friends’ Meeting House in Henley and a “pot to pan” event at Phyllis Court Club.

Ms MacFarlane-Duckworth said: “There were some great new ideas for the festival this year and there were a lot of new people who attended.



“The biggest success was the silent space but quite frankly everything was successful and enjoyable. We look forward to doing the event again next year.”



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