The countdown is on to the next Henley House Garden Show which is less than 3 weeks away on 2-3 March in Henley town centre.
The show will take place in the middle of Henley Market Square and the town hall which together will host 60+ exhibitors of excellent house and garden goods and services – this will include a gin bar, a working kitchen and a hot tub! There will be live demonstrations throughout the weekend -from lampshades to hedgehog hotels organised by The Creative Duck and their creative community.
On Wednesday this week, the show hosted a launch lunch and an evening drinks reception at the show’s sponsor, Phyllis Court Club in the Riverside Pavilion.
The lunch was in aid of the show’s charity, the Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children and guests were treated to view three small interior design sets, styled by the show’s Director Niki Schafer and supplied by Marie’s Corner as well as talks by Niki on interior design and gardener designer, Julia Kirkham. Julia talked about the importance of structure in gardens especially in the winter months when it will be really shown off in the snow and suggestions on how to create a beautiful border with particular plants for all year round colour.
At the show there are several events to raise further funds for the Chiltern Centre in the Town Hall Council Chambers:
Tickets costs just £5.00
Sat 2 March
2.00pm Dream Home Expert Panel – bring your plans to discuss with the professionals (architect Opinder Liddar, garden designer, the Hon. Julia Kirkham, interior designer, Niki Schafer and sustainability expert, Kate Brown)
3.15pm Annie Sloan – The World of Chalk Paint
Sunday 3 March
2.00pm Upcycling Furniture Masterclass with Jay Blades of BBC2’s The Repair Shop, Jonty Hearnden from Cash in the Attic and eco warrior, Lynne Lambourne.
The evening drinks reception saw sponsors, exhibitors, experts networking together. Niki said, “The Henley House and Garden Show is about collaboration and it’s about each and everyone of you. We started this show to support the Henley economy in the quieter part of the year. It is really important that this is a free event and without the fantastic sponsors it wouldn’t be. I told the guests at lunch that there will be no tat – you are all super high-end products. There’s a great buzz in the room tonight. I want this to continue throughout the show.”
Conservation is the show theme. There will be themed arts and poetry competitions for your younger children to enjoy, plus photography competitions for the older ones. Our conservation corner in the town hall will be encouraging insects into our gardens with seed swaps, planting ideas and news on the big butterfly count. Living wall expert Sensecape will also be there alongside Henley in Transition to give guidance on town pollution and how plants can help improve air quality.
For full details about the show go to www.thehenleyhousegardenshow.com/