House and Garden Show Launch Party

hhg-show-team-2016-sOrganisers, sponsors, and exhibitors for the Henley House and Garden Show joined together for a launch party this week at Phyllis Court Club, who are a new sponsor this year.

Niki Schafer, founder of the show introduced the organising team and said, “I’m immensely grateful to all our sponsors for making the event possible – Mercers, Taylor Jones Kitchens, Jack Brunsdon, Ballards, Henley Interiors, Benjamin Moore and Macbeth Insurance.  The show is to promote and recognise the great house and garden business we have in the area.  It’s about collaboration and promoting Henley at its best.  We only have a handful of medium stands left.”

“Last year we had 4,000 visitors and there were some great stories including exhibitors selling their stocks three times over.  We had genuine people who were interested in the products and services on offer, continued Niki.”

Trish Christmas, Chair of Phyllis Court Club said, “I went to the show last year.  It was a great showcase for Henley and we’re really pleased to be involved this year.”

The Henley House and Garden Show is on the weekend of the 12/13 March. There will be 40-50 exhibitors of luxury interiors, gardening products and service providers in both a large marquee on the Market Place and in the Town Hall.  The Love Local market will be in the Over 60s club in Greys Road car park this year and will feature a mixture of home décor accessories.

The weekend will also see a superb programme of speakers, cooking demonstrations by Shaun Dickens and upcycling workshops again. Julia Kendall from BBC’s DIY SOS has agreed to come back again this year to do a talk.

Henley College students have been invited to help with the show to gain valuable work experience.

The naughty Henley House and Garden gnomes; Gurminder and Harvey got an invite too to the party. Watch out for them getting up to mischief in house and garden shops around Henley in the lead up to the show.  If you spot them tweet @HenleyHGShow

The alternative home décor fashion show is back by popular demand on the Saturday afternoon with a few new model surprises.  The show will be supporting the Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children.

For more details and/or to book an exhibition space go to http://www.thehenleyhousegardenshow.com/