Homage to the harp

Homage to the harp

A two-day homage to the harp takes place at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28. The weekend-long celebration of the national instrument of Wales will feature talks, recitals and have-a-go, hands-on sessions for people of all abilities and all ages. Organiser and harpist Shelley Fairplay said: “The […]

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Craft Fair is a gift

Craft Fair is a gift

Would you like to own a genuine piece of Welsh-made hand-crafted treasure?  Then beat a path to the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire on Saturday and Sunday August 3-4 for the Summer Craft Fair. In the stunning surrounds of the Great Glasshouse, you’ll find a rich variety of stalls offering a captivating range […]

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Volunteer Blog July 2013

A Little Learning So at last the summer has arrived and, as usual, we spent Tuesday at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.  Only this week wasn’t quite as usual because, apart from it being hot, hot, hot, we were there before 9.30am.  That’s unusual for us but I was going on a training course.  […]

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Rhos Pastures

The Garden and the Waun Las Grasslands and Farm cover an enormous area of countryside – around 560 acres. So our attempts to monitor the plants and wildlife and what is happening to them on the basis of a two hour walk once a week can never result in-depth studies anywhere.  But they are a […]

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Wales Wildflower Day makes its dazzling debut

Wales Wildflower Day makes its dazzling debut

Artists, scientists and meadows full of wildflowers are the stars of the first Wales Wildflower Day at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Sunday 14th July. In fields full of wild orchids, knapweeds and eyebrights, Garden visitors will see painters, wood turners, stained-glass artists, decorative wire makers and embroiderers, all busy creating art and […]

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International Dance Day

International Dance Day

Dancers from Russia and Ireland will join teams from all over Wales at the National Botanic Garden for a day of dance on Saturday July 13. The first step in this colourful, international dance day is taken at 10.30am when all participants form a Big Parade from the Garden’s entrance up the Broadwalk. And then, […]

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Special vintage

Special vintage

Fans of vintage vehicles should hot foot it down to the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Sunday July 14th. Members of the Vintage Motorcycle Club – the largest motorcycle club in the world – will be dropping in at the Garden in the afternoon and will be showing off their bikes to visitors in […]

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