Garden has the bow wow factor

Garden has the bow wow factor

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is allowing dogs in its grounds for the first time. Since opening to the public in May 2000, the Garden has only allowed guide dogs on to its 600-acre site, which includes a national nature reserve. But, on Saturday March 9, the doors will be open to all responsible […]

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Curator's Blog - 26th February 2013

Curator’s Blog – 26th February 2013

This winter has seen extensive works undertaken in the Garden. In particular we have taken the decision to revisit the plantings along the Broadwalk, partially in response to examining the initial planting plans and in part due to the fact that many of the freely seeding species have migrated from bed to bed dramatically reducing […]

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What a picture!

What a picture!

One of the most photographed attractions in Wales is launching a competition which is guaranteed to put talented visitors in the picture. The National Botanic Garden is urging all cameramen and women to submit their favourite images of the Carmarthenshire attraction and earn a chance to have them feature on the Garden’s 2015 calendar. The […]

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Audience with the ‘Queen’

Audience with the ‘Queen’

The queen of traditional Welsh music is playing at the National Botanic Garden on Sunday March 3. Siân James is musician, harpist and icon. Surrounded by music from an early age, she is now the owner of “an achingly pure voice” (according to the late, great John Peel). She has a well of musical material […]

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Garlanded choir performs among the flowers

Garlanded choir performs among the flowers

One of the most decorated choirs in Wales will perform at the National Botanic Garden on Saturday (March 2). The multi-award winning Côr Meibion Llanelli are taking to the stage in the Great Glasshouse from 2pm to entertain our St David’s Day weekend crowds.  Formed 48 years ago, the choir has been successful at all […]

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By Jupiter (with luck)

By Jupiter (with luck)

Star-gazers have their fingers crossed for a good view of some heavenly bodies at the National Botanic Garden on Friday February 22. 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 Orion Nebula and a host of other […]

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Caws and effect

Caws and effect

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is focusing on bird-watching over the weekend of February 16-17 with the help of experts from RSPB  Cymru and the British Trust for Ornithology. There will be two guided walks per day on the Saturday (16th) and Sunday (17th)  around the Garden and the Waun Las National Nature Reserve. […]

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Family fun

Family fun

Youngsters can spring into action with a host of fun activities and FREE entry at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this half term (Feb 11-15). There’s a chance to get sowing and growing; concocting potions and lotions; and making lovely things for your own garden, with the help of gardeners, craft-makers and herbalists. There […]

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Songs, strings and the secrets of trees

Songs, strings and the secrets of trees

There’s music in the air at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this St David’s Day – as well as FREE entry for all. It’s free admission for everyone on Friday March 1st in honour of our patron saint and there’s a chance to have a go on a harp, watch a lovespoon being carved […]

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