Knitters make blanket appeal

Knitters make blanket appeal

Organisers of August’s two-day Celtic Women Fest music event are hoping for donations from the close-knit community of Carmarthenshire. They are in need of wool for their Knitting Rhythms workshops at the event, which takes place at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Sunday and Monday August 25-26. There is a collection point for […]

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Wallace Garden Wildflower Mix

The central bed of the Wallace Garden has been seeded with wildflowers from around the world. Photo by Carl Stringer. July 29th 2013

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Voles, Mice and Shrews

Over the previous weekend Michael, with the aid of Iwan, Cameron and Simon,  had been setting up Longworth small mammal traps in various places around the Garden.  They were baited to start with but left open as the idea was to get the animals used to them.  These lightweight aluminium traps are  designed to capture […]

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The Magnificent 7 – 'Great Gardens of West Wales'

The Magnificent 7 – ‘Great Gardens of West Wales’

Seven breathtakingly beautiful gardens in West Wales have come together to promote their magnificent gardens to visitors. West Wales is already famous for its outstanding beauty, history and coastal scenery. Great Gardens of West Wales now offer privileged access to a group of internationally important gardens and plant collections located in this exquisite part of […]

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BBC Likes our Dancing Festival

The BBC’s website features a collection of great photos of our International Dancing Festival on July 13 2013.

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Ffestiva!

Ffestiva!

The world comes to Carmarthenshire on Sunday July 21st when the National Botanic Garden of Wales will be alive with the sounds and colours of music and dance from many different cultures. Headlining the day-long World Music event will be the 10-piece, high-energy, pan-African Mankala Band, whose joyous roots dance music will prove infectious to […]

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Wildflower day

This Tuesday, ahead of the Wild flower day on Sunday, we had decided on a bioblitz on the Trawscoed Meadow where the event was to take place.  This week, as well as the usual group of Howard, Michael, Jan, Keith, Marigold and Hannah, we were ably assisted by Cameron, a work experience lad.  He was […]

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Tree Science Blog 1

Several Masters students from Swansea University are using the Garden as a base for the research this summer. One of them, Millie Watts, has written a blog about her project which is using oak tree core samples to investigate climate change.

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Orchids and Horse Flies

Last Monday John, Howard and myself continued with the Butterfly Orchid count in the NorthTrawscoed meadow, which is at the start of the Welsh Country Walk..  Unfortunately some of the marker poles that had been left behind the previous Tuesday had disappeared, so it took a while to work out the area that had already […]

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