Less than three weeks to go

Not long to go for the 2018 Pentyrch Open Gardens Weekend on 30 June and 1 July. Here are some photos of gardens and cakes from last year.Tickets can be purchased from Pentyrch Village Hall £6 per person for a weekend pass.

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Gardens and volunteers needed

This year’s Pentyrch Open Gardens weekend will be held on Saturday  30th June and Sunday 1st July. We are looking for gardens to add to our list especially in Maes  Y Sarn, Tynycoed and Mountain Road.

Last year the Pentyrch Open Gardens raised £3,249, half of this was donated to City Hospice with the other half going to projects to which benefit the community or environment of Pentyrch.

If gardening is not your thing then there is always opportunity to volunteer for other roles such as catering arrangements, selling admission and raffle tickets, helping with signage and manning the courtesy bus – there is a job for everybody who wants to be involved.

If you have recently moved in to the village volunteering at the Pentyrch Open Gardens weekend is a great way of getting to know people.

Pentyrch Open Gardens AGM

The Pentyrch Open Gardens AGM was held last Autumn.

The Open Gardens weekend raised a net income of £3,249, an increase of 24% on the previous year. Net income from other sources amounted to £1,057.

Our nominated charity for 2017 was City Hospice (formerly George Thomas Hospice Care)  and they received half of the net income raised on the Open Gardens Weekend. We were pleased to present a cheque of £1,624.75 to the City Hospice and were delighted to learn that The Hodge Foundation match funded this amount.

Grant application had been invited for projects which benefit or enhance the community or environment of Pentyrch. It was decided at the AGM that sufficient funds had been raised to  meet all applications in full.

The grants awarded were:

£400 to Pentyrch Bowling Club to rebuild their ditch wall.

£500 to St Catwg’s Church to help with funding for railing at the South Door.

£400 to Pentyrch Village Hall for garden maintenance

£600 towards the purchase and installation of a World War I commemorative bench.

 

£1,500 of funds have been set aside for plating/upkeep of the planters around the village.

The 2018 Open Gardens weekend will be on  30th June and 1st July.