Annual Allotment Plant Sale Grew Bigger This Year
An array of flower and vegetable seedlings plus bundles and bundles of rhubarb were all on offer at the Henley Allotments Association annual plant sale on Saturday in Market Place. The Allotment Association were joined by the The Ways and Means Trust, Greenshoots Nursery from Peppard.
As well as the plant sale there was also a British cut flower stall run by Chelsea Fringe in Henley with Jane Mcfarlane Duckworth making up beautiful bouquets for people to buy. Henley in Bloom were there too offering children the chance to plant a flower seed and Michaela from Create ‘n Make gave children the opportunity to decorate wooden wheelbarrows, make dragonflies or flower windmills.
The Chelsea Fringe in Henley is running a series of events this year which kicked off with the Floral Flotilla and continues with a meditative walk at Greys Court on 8 June, a Silent Space garden afternoon at the Friends Meeting House on 10 June and on 11 June a ‘Plot to Pan’ talk at Phyllis Court Club at 11.00am. All events are free and further details and how to book are on our Events Calendar.
Dave McEwan from Henley Allotments Association said, “Thanks to the efforts of many plot holders and our friends at Greenshoots, the annual plant sale was very successful. The proceeds of £525 will be split between the 2 organisations. We were very pleased to be part of a buzzy community event that also involved Chelsea Fringe, Henley in Bloom and Create ‘n Make.”
Councillor Kellie Hinton, Chair of Henley in Bloom said, “It was a great event and all the stalls worked really well together. It was great to see John Howell drop by and chat to everyone too. I’m now planning an Activity Day on Saturday 25 June in Market Place between 10-2pm where we will be celebrating all things horticulture, heritage, art and community in Henley. Attractions will include a variety of stalls and activities for everyone to enjoy.”