Saturday 8th June & Sunday 9th June 2019
ALL DONE AND DUSTED...
The 20th Henfield Gardens & Arts Festival brought hundreds of visitors to the village and, apart from some blustery winds and the odd spot of rain here and there, the two Festival days were a bright spot in a succession of rainy days. So - a libation to the weather gods!
Gardens & Community Venues
A big "thank you" to all the gardens and community venues who participated in the Festival for their hard work in preparation for the event, and for welcoming visitors into their gardens large and small. We hope you found it worthwhile.
The Festival artists and craftspeople did a magnificent job of displaying their creations, making many of the gardens a riot of colour with paintings, prints, pottery, jewellery, ironwork, tapestry, quilting, woodcraft and a host of other media on display and for sale.
Walking round the village during the Festival, we met and chatted to many of the visitors and received a huge number of compliments about the music on offer - so a "thank you" also to the solo artists, groups and bands who gave their talent for free at the Festival.
Nearly all the venues had a charity in mind when preparing for the Festival and, like last year, we'll publish the total amount collected - and a list of charities collected for - later this year.
Thanks once again to our Sponsors for enabling us to fund the Festival - printing, publicity, banners, sign boards and - this year, the wonderful Flower Festival at St. Peter's Church.