Woods of the World

The Garden covers a vast area and our Tuesday morning meanders can only cover small parts of it at any one time. On November 25th last year, as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the Garden took part in the Transglobal tree planting, the scheme to plant 6 million trees.  In this Diamond wood, up […]

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Black Mountains Falconry are back

Black Mountains Falconry are back

Black Mountains Falconry are back at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire on Saturday and Sunday July 6-7 promising two days of stunning flying displays. Harris hawks, red-tailed buzzards and an eagle owl will take to the air as part of two daily set-piece shows, at 12 noon and 2pm, and there will […]

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What a Place to Work

I can’t believe that the last blog I wrote was on 3 April. What happened to May?!  I suppose there was Easter, then two other bank holidays and we were away on holiday for a couple of weeks so I guess May just slipped away from me.  For the past couple of weeks, we have […]

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Falconry Days

Falconry Days

Black Mountains Falconry are back at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire on Saturday and Sunday (July 6-7) promising two days of stunning flying displays. Harris hawks, red-tailed buzzards and an eagle owl will take to the air as part of two daily set-piece shows, at 12 noon and 2pm, and there will […]

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Pont Felin Gat

Another dry Tuesday and not too wet underfoot despite the previous days deluge. We met as usual in the Stable Block and then drove to bridge at Pont Felin Gat. With a large group of eight and different interests it was quickly agreed that we should split up. The two botanists, Michael and Howard went […]

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 Three cheers for the Bee team

Three cheers for the Bee team

Poor old Bertie Bee, the the friendly bee who always seems to be working harder than his peers in a busy beehive, spending his day pollinating boring old apples when actually he’d prefer to be free to pollinate wild flowers? Bertie Bee is one of the main characters in the popular show ‘We Need Bees’ […]

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