The second Henley House & Garden Show is taking place across three venues on Saturday March 12th (10am-6pm) and Sunday March 13th (10am-4pm).
Market Square Marquee
Main sponsors Mercers Solicitors and Phyllis Court will welcome you into the marquee alongside other key sponsors: Benjamin Moore Paints, Henley Interiors’ floors, Jack Brunsdons’ windows and doors and Taylor Jones Kitchens who will be hosting Shaun Dickens’ cooking demonstrations.
The marquee will be home to larger items – Outhouse Bathrooms, Get Furnished, Simon Campbell & Encompass furniture, Jonathan Coles Lighting and Floor Store flooring as well as architects LAPD, finance experts Orchard House and garage professionals, GarageTek. New exhibitors include fabric house Fermoie, the Loft Access Company, Brook landscaping and Sloane Home, alongside last year’s favourites; Cristo Designs, Chiltern Antiques and Heritage Trees.
Market Square – Outside
Billy Fry’s teak garden furniture and wonderful wooden horses will be on display, with Veg Pods and a spectacular ‘nautical home’ from Henley Sales and Charter.
Over 60s Club
Look out for Sensescape’s living wall on the outside of the club’s entrance then come inside to visit the craft gallery curated by Lynne Lambourne of Love Local.
Macbeths Insurance is taking care of the town hall again this year where there’s a supberb selection of photography and art, as well as professional designers; Rachel Hotston, Cathy Cornish, Sam Appleton and Louise Lothian. Grand Design Blinds will have their house of odd shaped windows and Ripcaster will keep the music flowing. Local retailers Boatique and Adventures in Living are joining in as well as Humphreys of Henley and, from further afield, Skandic Hus.
Speakers & Demonstrations
The town hall is also home to the speaker theatre in the Council Chamber. Talks are on the hour and last 30 minutes with a 15 minutes Q&A session after.
Saturday 12th March
• 11am – Jo Wise, Floral Circus – flower arranging demonstration
• 12pm – Lynne Lambourne, Love Local – upcyling demonstration
• 1pm – Niki Schäfer, Niki Schafer Interior Design – “Designing H.O.M.E.”
• 2pm – Opinder Liddar, LAPD Architecture – in interview with Niki Schäfer
• 3pm – Julia Kendell, Interior Designer – “The energy in your home”
Sunday 13th March
• 11am – Jay Blades, Charitable Social Enterprise and upcycling expert
• 12pm – Chelsea Fringe – The alternative gardening festival
• 2pm – Nick Knowles, DIY SOS – in interview with Cindy Burrowes
Talks are free except for the Nick Knowles appearance where there will be a charity collection for the Chiltern Centre for Disabled Children.
The Henley House & Garden Show is more than just a pop-up weekend ‘shop’, the show director has always seen it as a celebration of all things Henley and a fantastic reason to visit our historic town in a quieter period of the year. The show is a collaboration of local talents – business and craft but also entertainment and charity.
Two local choirs will open the show and local sporting heroes and celebrities will participate in a ‘Home Décor Fashion Show’ designed to raise funds to build a multi-sensory room in a local respite home for disabled children; the Chiltern Centre.
Models and gym owners, Calum Best and Angie Best will take to the catwalk modeling the interior and garden accessories. Love Islands’ Chris Baxter and BBC’s Julia Kendell will join them alongside Olympian Toby Garbett and local sports men and women from the Henley Hawks and drama group Stageworks. The fashion show will be hosted by another local legend, Mike Read.
Need to Know Information/Logistics
The Henley House & Garden Show is free of charge.
Bear in mind potential parking issues and head to the Henley Hawks or train station car park.
The restaurants and shops on the Market Square have been incredibly supportive of the show, so why not make an evening of it and have a meal in town too?