On track for Fathers’ Day fun

On track for Fathers’ Day fun

There’s fabulous F1 Fathers’ Day fun to be had at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Dads are allowed in FREE of charge on Sunday June 16th to celebrate their special day and also have a chance to make their own F1 racing car and then race it on a special track, which will be […]

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Measuring the age of Oak trees

A beautiful sunny day after a fabulous May Day bank holiday.  So a debate as to what clothes to discard, then off up towards the biomass centre with lots of botanical interest on the way.  Of course, not only in the Garden but everywhere you looked there were Dandelions, with their splendid golden-yellow heads.  But […]

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Materia Medica Blogs

Materia Medica is an exhibition created for Medicines in May in the Apothecary’s Hall. It has been created by drawing, painting and embroidery students from Coleg Sir Gar  and their show has been overseen by tutor Cath Fairgreave. Four of the students have written about their work and involvement. Please have a look at their […]

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Many happy returns

Many happy returns

The special ‘return ticket’ that allows free entry for a week, is back in operation at the National Botanic Garden for the Easter holidays – and this year it will stay all summer long. Anyone buying a ticket to the Garden between now (Friday March 22) and the end of September will be allowed back […]

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The more you look the more you see

A few years ago a student gathered together the Garden species data that had been collected over the years and put them into a spread sheet.  This data represented both ‘proper’ surveys and observations made by individuals on an essentially ad hoc basis.  Some areas are more complete than others but it is obvious from […]

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