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Henley in Bloom

Who we are and what we do

Henley in Bloom is a sub-committee of the Henley-on-Thames Town Council’s Recreation and Amenities Committee.  Henley in Bloom is funded by a combination of Town Council funding and sponsorship.  Our Committee is made up of Town Councillors, Gardening Buddies and representatives of other community groups.

We work alongside resident and community groups, including the Allotments Association, Henley in Transition and Henley Wildlife Group, to help maintain a beautiful and sustainable town and create new events and features for residents and tourists to enjoy for years to come. From working with local schools and businesses to holding competitions and community planting schemes, our work covers the whole town and is inclusive to anyone with an interest in keeping Henley clean, welcoming and attractive.

Henley in Bloom is always looking for new challenges.  Previous projects have included:

  • Championing the hedgehog!  Encouraging people to get their own hedgehog houses and create hedgehog friendly habitats.
  • Bee-happy, Bee-healthy, Bee-utiful - celebrating bees!  Encouraging everyone in town to grow pollinator-friendly plants as organically as possible.
  • Greening Great Britain!  Following the RHS Britain in Bloom theme, trying to make Henley less grey and more green.

How you can get involved

• Enter our competitions.
• Purchase a hanging basket, or donate and we can hang a basket in your name.
• Request to join the Henley in Bloom committee or attend our meetings.
• Join the Gardening Buddies mailing list and attend when available.
• Donate to the Henley in Bloom funds for community projects.
• Sponsor one of our planters or flowerbeds.
• Suggest or participate in a community project.

Henley in Bloom Sponsors and Supporters

Our main sponsors are or have included Toad Hall Garden Centre, Higgs Group, Henley Standard, Southern Plant & Tool Hire, Manning UK, Chiltern House Business Centre, Delegate Office and Business Services, Davis Tate, First Great Western, Hotel du Vin, Bridge Care Homes, St Mary’s Preparatory School and Nursery and Brakspear Brewery.  All these organisations have been involved in helping us create an environment in Henley to be proud of.

For more information about becoming a sponsor contact Councillor Miss K Hinton (kellie.hinton@outlook.com or 07527 826 706) or by emailing enquiries@henleytowncouncil.gov.uk

Committee members

Chair: The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Dave Eggleton
Vice Chair: Councillor Kellie Hinton
Henley Town Councillors: The Mayor, Councillor Ken Arlett
Henley in Transition and Best Garden Competitions and Hanging Baskets: Mrs Caroline Langler
Badgemore Primary School Parent Governor - Tuc Ahmed
Henley Standard - Phill Simms
Henley Wildlife Group  - Catherine Notaras

For further information contact the Estates Manager, Becky Walker, Tel: 01491 630076
Email:  b.walker@henleytowncouncil.gov.uk