Peaceful garden in Henley open on Sunday 19 May
Some 60 people visited the garden of Henley Quaker meeting house on the afternoon of Sunday 19 May. The sun shone, and the plants – including the semi-wild cow-parsley in the old burial ground at the far end – were looking their best. Tea and cake, conversation, and a certain amount of sketching and painting, were all enjoyed. This event has become a regular part of the annual ‘Chelsea Fringe’ garden festival: a new use for a garden which has been part of the Quaker presence in Henley since the late seventeenth century.