Festive fair is a gift

Festive fair is a gift

The National Botanic Garden’s Christmas Craft Fair is going to be a real cracker. It takes place in the stunning surrounds of the Great Glasshouse next weekend (Dec 8-9) and is brimming with brilliant, locally-made craft. From Welsh wool knitwear and kiln-fired copper enamelling, to jewellery, lovespoons, teddy bears, pictures and prints; there’s something for […]

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Santa’s on his way

Santa’s on his way

Santa arrives at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday December 1. He will take up residence in his Garden grotto for the four weekends before Christmas and the Santa Show runs from 11.30am each day – with a present for every child who comes to see him. Admission to Santa’s Garden Grotto is […]

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Craft Fair’s a cracker

Craft Fair’s a cracker

The National Botanic Garden’s Christmas Craft Fair promises to be a real cracker.  It takes place in the stunning surrounds of the Great Glasshouse on 7 and 8 December and is brimming with brilliant, locally-made craft. From Welsh wool knitwear, handcrafted jewellery, glass and driftwood gifts to lovespoons, teddy bears, fairy wands, slate, cushions from […]

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Transglobal tree-planting

Transglobal tree-planting

An ambitious inter-continental community link-up will result in a simultaneous tree planting event in Wales and Africa. The synchronised creation of woodland in Carmarthenshire and Kenya will take place at the National Botanic Garden of Wales and on the slopes of Mount Kenya on Sunday November 25. The global link has been forged by the […]

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Help us set a fairy ring record

Help us set a fairy ring record

Can you help us find the biggest fairy ring in Wales?  As part of the very first Wales Fungus Day – which is being held at the National Botanic Garden on Sunday October 14th –  there is a nationwide search for Wales’ largest fairy ring. Organiser Bruce Langridge is calling on keen-eyed dog walkers, ramblers, […]

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Can it really be autumn already?

It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was waxing lyrical about the snowdrops and now?  Well, now it’s the autumn colours that are making the National Botanic Garden of Wales a site worth visiting. I was there yesterday, which was a fairly grey day, and I went out with my camera  after we had […]

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Carmarthenshire attraction cultivates green credentials

Carmarthenshire attraction cultivates green credentials

National Botanic Garden of Wales has completed an extensive renewable energy heating project set to create significant fossil fuel energy cost and CO2 emission savings. Based in Carmarthenshire, the most visited Welsh garden has recently commissioned a 500kW biomass boiler to deliver the site’s heat demands. The new biomass plant will offset approximately 130,000 litres […]

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