Bosley Patch run by Tamsin Borlase at Swiss Farm is one of Henley’s best kept secrets which we discovered when we went to the family day there on Saturday. The family day was the final event in the Chelsea Fringe in Henley.
Tamsin opened her doors to the market garden where she grows an array of vegetables and flowers in many plots and polytunnels. It’s an amazing market garden, right on our doorstep and one that probably not many people know about. She sells her produce and flowers to the public at the shed at Swiss Farm and through a vegetable box scheme. Full details can be found on her website at www.bosleypatch.com
On Saturday as well as Tamsin showing guests around her garden there were guest talks by Clare Foster who talked about her book ‘Painterly Plants’ and Sarah from Red Earth talking about growing your own medicines.
Gabriel Machin, the butcher provided a BBQ, there was afternoon tea, cakes and scones as well as brews from Lovibonds Brewery.
Go Active Kids provided games and entertainment for the children and the children could also help with the floral art piece inspired by artist, Matisse.
Tamsin said afterwards, “It was wonderful to see so many people enjoy my garden and it was great finale to the brilliant Chelsea Fringe in Henley programme.”