AN event that saw gardeners across Penarth open their gates to visitors for charity has been deemed a resounding success.

The 2019 Penarth Open Gardens Trail saw hundreds of visitors enjoying a weekend of horticultural delights on their tour around seventeen local gardens.

The event, now in its 23rd year, took place over the weekend of July 27 to 28.

Visitors were able to view different types of gardens, buy plants and take breaks for tea and cakes, along with purchasing jams, bric a brac and various other items.

Organiser Judith Dewis said: “Visitors were full of praise as to the wonderful displays within the gardens, and the obvious hard work the owners had put in to ensure each garden was looking its best.

“The weather was very kind to us and visitors were happy to sit and spend time in the various gardens, enjoying the huge variety of plants, fruit and vegetables on show and seeking help with their horticultural problems.,

“The event was held in aid of The Children’s Society and we are pleased to announce that £5437 was raised over the weekend.

“Many thanks to all the public who supported the event and the garden owners who opened their gardens to the public.

“We look forward to seeing you all next year!.”

The Children’s Society is a national charity dedicated to working with the most vulnerable children and young people in England and Wales, in conjunction with the Church of England.