Merry Christmas from Pentyrch Open Gardens

Merry Christmas from Pentyrch Open Gardens and thank you for all the support we have received during 2018.

Another successful Open Gardens Weekend was held this summer with a number of new gardens opened. The weekend attracted a total of 299 visitors to the gardens.

Our nominated charity for 2018 was the Welsh Air Ambulance who received half of the net income raised on the Open Gardens Weekend. We were pleased to present a cheque of £1,484.74 to them. This amount represents the cost of one call out for the Welsh Air Ambulance which is funded solely by voluntary donations.

Grant application had been invited for projects which benefit or enhance the community or environment of Pentyrch.

The grants awarded were:

£300 to Pentyrch Bowling Club to replace their sprinkler system.

£500 to St Catwg’s Church towards pollarding trees in the the churchyard.

£350 to Pentyrch Community Council towards the purchase of the final war memorial bench.

2019 is the 20th anniversary of the start of Pentyrch Open Gardens and we hope to have a bumper year with new gardens and hopefully some of the original gardens opening.

The Open Gardens Weekend will take place on the 6th and 7th July and our chosen charity will remain the Welsh Air Ambulance.

If you are interested in opening your garden or helping out  in any other capacity, please contact Helen or Chris on 07787 890284.

 

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AGM 4th October 7pm

Dear Gardeners and Pentyrch Open Garden supporters,

Our AGM is fast approaching! This year it is in the Lewis Arms on
Thursday 4th October from 7pm.

We will be presenting a cheque to this years chosen charity, The Welsh
Air Ambulance Trust.

All are welcome, and if you know anyone else who may be willing to help
or to open their gardens next year, please extend this invitation to
them as well.

Emma will provide one of her excellent buffets for £7 per head. Please
let Chris and Helen Edwards have the £7 by 1st October if you intend participating in the buffet.

Thank you

Thanks to all who visited Pentyrch Open Gardens this weekend we had 299 visitors over the weekend, and a huge thank you to everybody who makes this weekend possible, the gardeners who kindly open their gardens, the army of volunteers at the Village Hall and everybody who donated cakes for the cake sale and gifts for the raffle.

It was lovely to receive so many compliments about our beautiful and friendly village.

Funds raised will be split equally between Welsh Air Ambulance and village enhancement projects.

 

Tweet from Wales Air Ambulance (@air_ambulance)

Wales Air Ambulance (@air_ambulance) Tweeted:
The lovely weather is set to continue so why not head to Pentyrch Open Gardens and take a look at many village gardens?

With ample parking, a large plant sale, delicious homemade light refreshments and a courtesy minibus around the village it is set to be a great weekend! ☀️ https://t.co/GRySAUV0k9 https://twitter.com/air_ambulance/status/1012010165644640257?s=17

Not long to go

Pentyrch Open Gardens is next weekend 30 June and 1 July. Our gardeners have been hard at work this weekend getting their gardens ready to show to you.

Entry is £6 per person for a weekend pass and accompanied children are free. For full details visit our website www.pentyrchopengardens.wordpress.com

The funds raised will be split between the Welsh Air Ambulance and projects to improve the village environment.