Plans are growing for this year’s Chelsea Fringe Henley which will see a blooming wonderful horticultural programme of events between 16-24 May 2020 but organisers would like others to come forward with ideas for new events or to get involved.
This year’s events will include a week long pop-up flower school run by co-founder of Chelsea Fringe Henley, Jane McFarlane Duckworth at the Old Fire Station gallery, The Peaceful Garden at the Quaker House, vineyard tours and tastings at the Fairmile Vineyard, a walking tour of some Henley Gardens, a group meditation through a visualised garden, forest bathing and ending with the floral flotilla finale on the river on Sunday 24 May.
The Chelsea Fringe is a true Fringe festival in that it operates on the Fringe of the Chelsea Flower Show and operates with the blessing of the Royal Horticultural Society, organisers of Chelsea Flower Show. Last year an estimated 200,000 people attended Fringe events last year in the UK and overseas.
Jane and Victoria Newton, co-founders encourage anyone with an idea for an event to come forward. Jane said, “Chelsea Fringe is a truly inclusive, volunteer led festival of gardens and flowers. We would love to get more people involved in and around the local community as volunteers and participants and welcome any ideas as long as they are on topic (plants, gardens, flowers, horticulture, landscapes), legal and interesting.”
If you are interested in taking part, hosting an event or volunteering, call Victoria on 07780 607738 or Jane on 07725 040733.