Henley House & Garden Show is Back

The Henley House & Garden Show is returning to Henley on the weekend of 2-3 March 2019 after a break of 3 years. The show’s Director, Niki Schafer is again, keen to showcase the area’s high-end interior and garden suppliers as well as gather the local communities together in this creative and inspiring event.

Niki says, “The Henley House & Garden Show is designed for home and garden lovers but is also an important collaboration opportunity for local businesses. Established sponsors support smaller creative businesses, and so both professional services and artistic products are on offer to visitors. So far, the event has a wealth of suppliers on board covering all types of products from kitchens to hot tubs to home automation solutions to fabulous smelling infusers.”

The exhibition areas showcasing house and garden products and services will be in a heated marquee on Market Place and in the Queen Elizabeth II hall in the Town Hall. plus new for 2019, there will be a dedicated area to the conservation of listed buildings with specialists in this arena on hand to provide advice in our beautiful 15th century barn – the King’s Arms Barn off Market Place. The courtyard there will show off some old trades too.

There will also be cooking demonstrations from local chefs, an series of workshops and speakers including an interiors masterclass on giving furniture new life and a professional panel discussion.

The show’s theme this time is conservation – both of the home (through sustainable recycling and time honoured traditions) and of the garden where butterflies and bees do such hard work.  Niki added, “The insects are the show’s symbols as they appeal to both garden and home lovers.  We are talking to insect conservation societies and local honey producers to help create a buzz across the town. We want to encourage families to come and get involved as well as house and garden lovers to enjoy all the wonderful products and services being showcased,”

Local retailers will be asked to support the show by theming their window dressing or making honey flavoured or butterfly decorated goods. The event will also have a show stopper themed cake for people to enjoy!

This year there will also be a programme of creative ticketed events for children too. In addition, the House & Garden Show is working with Henley Schools Together (headed up by Peter Moody of Trinity Primary School) to encourage the children to be creative and use their design skills too with colouring and writing competitions taking place.

Local charity, The Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children will benefit from various fundraising events set up across the weekend. And the children of the town plus suppliers will be encouraged to get involved in a flash dance – details of this will be revealed later.

If you would like to get involved, sponsor or exhibit, contact the show director Niki Schafer at niki@nsid.co.uk

For full details go to www.thehenleyhousegardenshow.com