News Flash!

Friday, July 23, 2010

At the beginning of July we entered Cilgwyn Lodge Gardens in the Daily Mail National Garden Competition 2010. We heard last week that out of the 2,000 gardens that were entered we had been selected as one of the final 14 gardens under consideration. Judging of the final gardens took place this week and we were delighted to be informed yesterday that we had been selected as one of the 6 finalists. This morning Keith did a telephone interview with Constance Craig Smith the garden columnist with the Daily Mail, and this evening we had a photoshoot at the gardens by a top London photographer. We are still in a whirl especially with our Open Day on Sunday.

There will be a feature of all 6 finalists in the Weekend Magazine of the Daily Mail on either 7 or 14 August. Final judging takes place in the week commencing 16 August and the winner will be announced in September. It has been more fun than we could have ever imagined and whatever the outcome it will be great publicity for the Gardens and a thrill to share them with millions of Daily Mail readers. We are also proud that a Welsh garden has reached the final and hope that it will encourage more people to visit gardens in Wales and raise the profile of the NGS. We will keep you informed of further developments. Hope to see you on Sunday.