Festive test for schools

Festive test for schools

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is hosting its annual Christmas Tree Decorating Competition on Thursday 5th December.  Pupils from 20 schools will be taking part with this year’s theme being ‘A Fairytale Christmas’. The schools will each be up against the clock to decorate their Christmas tree using reused and recycled materials to create […]

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Dr Who and the Waters of Mars

Dr Who and the Waters of Mars

For Dr Who’s 50th anniversary, we’d like to share this trailer for The Waters of Mars. It was set inside our Great Glasshouse, the largest single-span glasshouse in the world which was designed by Lord Norman Foster. The doctor in this episode is played by David Tennant.

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The Garden's Fairy Rings on BBC Radio 4

The Garden’s Fairy Rings on BBC Radio 4

Listen to Professor Lynne Boddy talk about fairy rings on BBC Radio 4′s Living World. Lynne, and presenter Chris Spurring, spent a whole day recording the programme here at the Garden on a very wet day in September. Although not mentioned on the programme, the fairy ring they talk about at the start is made […]

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Daily Express – Out and About at the Garden

In Niovember 2013, the Daily Express gave the Garden a great write up.

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Tropical house and signs of Autumn

Our walk in the Great Glasshouse had yielded some interesting results, but the one on the 22nd to the Tropical House wasn’t quite so good, mainly because it was so hot and steamy – no surprise there but it did shorten the time spent there. Not much to see except woodlice, spiders and some fung, […]

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Still Autumn

Tuesday Nov 5th and the weather is still dry, mild and frost-free.  So the Autumn colours are still muted and despite the recent winds many trees still have most of their leaves – the best is yet to come. We set out towards John’s footprint tunnel behind the bee corner.  Not a lot to report […]

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