Courting Kites

Another bitterly cold Tuesday but yet again dry!  Although John had a cold and couldn’t come, we were very glad to welcome Howard Mead.  And thanks also to Sue Davies, Marigold Oakley, Liz Taylor and Dr. Michael Isaac who have expressed their interest.  Once Spring does finally decide to arrive we will need all the […]

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Picture perfect

Picture perfect

The work of two Welsh photographers features in an exhibition celebrating the best garden photography in the world. The image of a Welsh poppy bud bursting into life by Alan Gregg from Swansea, and an intimate portrait of a mouse in the apple store by Alan Price from Caernarfon, are both winners in the International […]

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Meet a Meerkat – at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, April 6-7

Meet a Meerkat – at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, April 6-7

The meerkats are back at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this Easter holiday. The incredible exotic animal show – by Tropical Inc – returns to the Carmarthenshire attraction on Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7. Tickets are on sale now for the two days of shows and visitors are urged to book in advance to […]

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King Alfred’s Cakes

This week we started our weekly wildlife walk from the stable block as usual but headed towards the energy centre. The first item of interest was the large oak which stands in solitary splendour by the staff car park. Lots of green leaves waving around – not oak leaves but polypods – that is ferns […]

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Easter feast at the Garden

Easter feast at the Garden

Animal magic, music, vintage vehicles and a performance of Under Milkwood all share top billing at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this Easter. The Quack Pack will be on from around 12 to 3 each day to wow holiday visitors at the best garden in Wales and there is the Easter Egg trail as […]

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 The Fossil Big Bash

The Fossil Big Bash

Do you like fossils? Would you like the chance to be the first person to set eyes on plants that died hundreds of millions of years ago? Then the National Botanic Garden of Wales is the place to be on Sunday March 24th from 12-3pm. The South Wales Geologists’ Association will be coming along with […]

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 Photo show is the best in the world

Photo show is the best in the world

The best photography in the world will be on show all summer long at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. The International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition opens at the Carmarthenshire attraction on Friday March 22 and will showcase the stunning winning images of beautiful gardens and the world of plants. It is the […]

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Traditional folk at national garden

Traditional folk at national garden

They’ve toured 20 countries across four continents but influential Welsh folk band Fernhill will be playing their first gig in the Mediterranean glasshouse at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Sunday March 24. Much decorated and highly regarded, Fernhill are proven innovative cultural ambassadors for Wales and its folk music. Their style is described […]

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Otter Prints and Otter Poo

Wildlife surveys have an important role to play in the conservation and improvement of our Countryside and during the construction of the National Botanic Garden of Wales in the 90′s a number of these were undertaken, including bats, birds, badgers, mammals, insects, amphibians and reptiles.  Since then, apart from the occasional wildlife walks and bat counts, there have […]

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 Rover rally is a first for Wales

Rover rally is a first for Wales

Car club members from all over the UK are descending on the National Botanic Garden for their first ever national get-together in Wales. The Rover 75 & ZT Owners Club National Meet takes place at the Carmarthenshire attraction on Sunday March 17. The club, which was formed in 2006, has 20,000 registered members and more […]

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