The popular Pentyrch Open Gardens which has raised over £70,000 since the event started in 1999 will take place next month.

The annual event which showcases beautiful gardens within Pentyrch village will raise funds for the Wales Air Ambulance and projects that enhance the community and environment of Pentyrch.

Pentyrch Open Gardens will take place between 3 - 4 July as a covid compliant event.

The event has supported the Wales Air Ambulance for three years and attracts people of all ages, who enjoy seeing the amazing work the villagers have put into their gardens.

The organisers are hoping to have 14 gardens this year, as well as extras for the virtual open gardens.

In a good year they normally have 450 visitors during the weekend, last year the event was held virtually for the first ever time, due to the coronavirus restrictions, and raised an amazing £1,289.47 for the Wales Air Ambulance. In total Pentyrch Open Gardens has raised over £5,000 during the past three years for the Charity.

Last year’s virtual open gardens was a huge success and attracted 759 ‘visitors’ and had nearly 29,000 views. Viewers were treated to a range of over 30 different garden sizes, styles and gorgeous views for the 21st open gardens, which showcased the enthusiasm of the owners’ hard work.

Reflecting on why the event has chosen the lifesaving Charity, Helen Edwards, said: “The gardeners choose a charity at the annual general meeting, and I suggested the Wales Air Ambulance when I was visiting my elderly mother for many weeks in University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff and realised how often the Wales Air Ambulance was on the roof!

“We have run the event every year since 1999 except for the year of the Olympics and Queen's jubilee, and last year when we ran a virtual open gardens. Since then, we have raised in excess of £70,000.”

The gardens will be open between 10am-5pm on the Saturday and 11am-5pm on the Sunday. Tickets are priced at £6 each for adults and are available on the day from Pentyrch Village Hall. Entry for children is free.

There will also be a plant sale, as well as delicious homemade light refreshments.

Elin Murphy, the Charity’s Community Fundraiser, said: “I’m so pleased to hear that the public can enjoy the annual Pentryrch Open Gardens again. Thank you to all the gardeners who work extremely hard all year, to put their gardens in the spotlight to raise funds for the Charity and village. It is really appreciated”

There are several ways that the public can continue to support the Wales Air Ambulance. These include online donations, signing up to the Charity’s Lifesaving Lottery or by coming up with their own innovative ways to fundraise at home. Further information can be found via

Alternatively, a £5 text-message donation can be made by texting the word HELI to 70711. 

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