Chrysanthemum’s the word

Chrysanthemum’s the word

Some of the best chrysanths in Wales will be on show at the National Botanic Garden on September 14-15. The Chrysanthemum Show is organised by the South Wales Group of the National Chrysanthemum Society, one of just six groups covering the whole of the UK. Society member and National Botanic Garden volunteer Brian James, from […]

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Butterflies and Lakes

Last week we set out with the intention of monitoring Butterflies, as part of the Big Butterfly Count.  However, although the weather was still quite warm and humid, it was dull and not only were there almost no Butterflies around – we saw one White in the Double-Walled Garden – but there very few other […]

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Curator's Blog - August 5th 2013

Curator’s Blog – August 5th 2013

The cycle of the seasons has always brought with it highs and lows in terms of garden display. For the first time in a number of years we have experienced enough summer heat for elements of the garden to take on a brown dry hue. Having instigated considerable amounts of new planting I had been […]

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Flying visit by birds of prey

Flying visit by birds of prey

Black Mountains Falconry are back at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire on Saturday and Sunday August 10-11, 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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CBBC comes to the Garden

The Garden hosts a Carribean Carnival on CBBC’s Marrying Mum and Dad

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Branch out at tree festival

Branch out at tree festival

Everything that is good about wood is being celebrated at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on August 17 and 18. The many highlights of the Wales Tree Festival include displays and demonstrations by the country’s top turners and carvers; a stunning collection of Treen (antique wooden household objects);  and music and stories from Ghana […]

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