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Open gardens raise £7,000 for great causes

Penrhos is beautiful, nestling in a magical bucolic setting. A village blessed with a plethora of exceptional gardens, some of which are opened periodically under the National Garden Scheme. Can any other Welsh village boast more? You probably have noticed all those bright yellow signs scattered around the lanes during the Spring and Summer, tempting you down previously unnoticed rabbit holes. Do you feel drawn to follow them when trudging off for your weekend trip to Lidl or Waitrose? It has got to be better than wrestling with that trolley with petulant wheels.

Rush hour in Penrhos came with a vengeance on two glorious weekends in April and May. The sun shone and the usual five cars, a tractor and the school bus were replaced with 700 hungry garden lovers (or the partners of garden lovers persuaded to spend an afternoon in the great outdoors lured by the promise of cake).

Woodlands Farm gardens, created from scratch by Craig and supported brilliantly by Helen (the Amazon) and Sue (from Church View), The Old Vicarage gardens, superbly maintained by the quietly effective Hartley and Tandderwen woodland gardens, our star new entry, transformed by Mat and Andrea all opened this year to an eager public.

A stunning £7,000 was raised for great causes including the NGS sponsored charities, such as Macmillan and Marie Curie; the Monmouth and District Foodbank; our very own St. Cadoc’s church in Penrhos; and to start a fund to buy a defibrillator for the village.

A huge thank you from the garden owners to all those whom supported these two very successful weekends.

Village gardens open for charity and good causes

Three Penrhos gardens are opening together in May under the National Garden Scheme.

Do join in and support us on Saturday, 13 and Sunday, 14 May between 2 and 6pm.

Adults £6.50 and children free.

Details available on the NGS website:

The Old Vicarage
https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/18606/

Woodlands Farm
https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/19422/

Tandderwen
https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/34676/

Proceeds from the teas will go towards the church restoration or funding the purchase of a village defibrillator.