St David’s Open Gardens Weekend

Event: St David’s Open Gardens Weekend

Costs: £6

Date Held: June 29th, 2019

Organiser: Julia Horton-Mansfield

Venue: St Davids

Visit the UK’s smallest city and discover the hidden beauty in the gardens of St David’s at the second annual St Davids Open Gardens Weekend. If you have ever wondered what is on the other side of a wall or hedge or tucked behind the city’s houses and cottages, you will now get the opportunity to find out. The St Davids Open Gardens Weekend will take place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June with the proceeds going to nominated charity Prostate Cymru and donations to three environmental groups in St Davids.

In addition the range of gardens open to the public over the two days there will also be a colourful Gardeners’ Market in Cross Square featuring stalls selling plants, local compost, flowers, bee products, local food and Pembrokeshire Charcoal. The Pembrokeshire Friends of Prostate Cymru will also be present to raise awareness of prostate issues including benign prostate disease and prostate cancer.

‘Last year’s Open Gardens was a resounding success,’ said organiser, Julia Horton-Mansfield. ‘A staggering £4,500 was raised for Prostate Cymru through ticket sales and the entrepreneurial gardeners selling plants, soaps, teas, cakes, drinks, story telling and artwork. We have some new gardens taking part this year which is exciting and for those who want to take a breather and grab some refreshments on their way around there is a team of volunteers providing these in the garden of The Mount at 66, New Street, and at other open gardens through the city.’

‘We wanted to have a bit of community fun, share the city’s gardens with the curious passer-by or visitor who always wondered what was in the spaces hidden away out of sight here.’

Tickets per day are £6 for adults and £3 for children. If you are planning on attending both days you can get a special weekend ticket at £10 for an adult and £4.50 for children. Tickets and a map of the participating gardens will be available from the Pembrokeshire from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Information Centre at Oriel Y Parc from Friday 21st June. They will also be available during the weekend from the Prostate Cymru stand.

Details of each garden taking part, their accessibility, plus photographs and the weekend programme are on the Open Gardens website http://stdavidsopengardens.wales

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