Penarth Artist opens garden to public and raises funds for Crossroads Care

Two Penarth gardens will be open to the public from 11am until 5pm on Saturday 18th June 2011 as part of the National Garden (Yellow Book) scheme.

Local Artist Diana Mead will open her garden at ‘Witsend’ 77 Coleridge Avenue, while Louise Sawyer will open her garden at Honeysuckle Cottage at 118a Lavernock Road.

Diana’s artwork will be on display at Witsend, with originals, prints and cards for sale. Refreshments will be available at Honeysuckle Cottage. Plants will be on sale at both properties.

The National Garden Scheme supports several charities, one of which is Crossroads Care. Last year the NGS raised £350,000 for Crossroads Care, and these funds were used to provide support for carers throughout the UK. Diana also supports Crossroads personally by donating a percentage of card sales and giving talks on art and local history for groups of local carers.

There will be an opportunity to find out more about the services offered by the Vale of Glamorgan Crossroads Care scheme at Witsend, as Jo Hendry, the scheme’s Counsellor and Carers’ Group Facilitator will be in attendance.

Joint admission to the gardens costs £3, while children under 16 are admitted free of charge. For further information see: