Choir has the Wight stuff

Choir has the Wight stuff

The only male voice choir on the island is heading to the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Sunday November 4th. The Isle of Wight’s Newchurch Choir is 40 voices strong and will be calling in at the Carmarthenshire attraction as part of a tour of west Wales. Tour organiser, Phil Durban, says: “The choir […]

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Carmarthenshire Family Fun Day

Carmarthenshire Family Fun Day

Action for Children’s Carmarthenshire Family and Community Team (FACT) is inviting local families to the sixth annual fun day, which will be held again this year at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Wednesday 31 October in celebration of National Parents’ Week 2012. The Carmarthenshire Family Fun Day gives children and their families the […]

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Student Helena’s key role in DNA barcoding Welsh plants

The London Press Service report how Wales has become the first nation in the world to DNA barcode all its native flowering plants and conifers.

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Starry, starry night . . .

Starry, starry night . . .

Star-gazers have their fingers crossed for a good view of some heavenly bodies at the National Botanic Garden on Friday November 23. Organisers from Swansea Astronomical Society are praying for clear skies as this is an ideal opportunity to see Jupiter and the Moon, not to mention the Seven Sisters and a host of other […]

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Weekend classic

Weekend classic

Classic cars and vintage vehicles take centre stage at the National Botanic Garden of Wales later this month. On Saturday October 27, the Pembrokeshire MG Owners’ Club make a welcome return to the Garden for their autumn ‘rally’. Club secretary Roy Thomas says he has invited the MG owners’ clubs from Swansea and Bridgend to […]

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Get close to the wire

Get close to the wire

The latest art show in the Gallery at the National Botanic Garden is the result of a participatory project held over the summer at Carmarthen’s Oriel Myrddin Gallery. A series of  10 weekly workshops took place for people with emotional health problems, devised and run by Carmarthenshire artist Julia Griffiths Jones. This pilot was initiated […]

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Variety is the spice of apple weekend

Variety is the spice of apple weekend

Apple Days are here again at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday and Sunday October 20-21. There’s plenty to try, taste and buy at the ever-popular Apple Weekend with a stunning display of 100s of varieties of everyone’s favourite fruit at the core of the two-day event. As well as a rich array […]

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Great Gifts from the Glasshouse

If you are on the look-out for Christmas hampers, cards, cool textiles, craft kits, coasters, crystals, candles and cuddly toys, then this is the event for you with all this and much much more gathered under one roof – and what a roof! The Gift Fair takes place in the stunning surrounds of Lord Foster’s […]

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