Daffodil art on show

Daffodil art on show

The metamorphosis of Narcissus: daffodil art is the timely topic for the spring exhibition at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, where it runs alongside the Carmarthenshire venue’s month-long Daffodil Festival. University students on the Surface Pattern Design course at Swansea Met have been working on the show – entitled simply ‘Daffodil’ – since early […]

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Badge of Honour

Badge of honour The National Botanic Garden of Wales has been awarded Blue Peter Badge Attraction status. This honour means that the Garden joins the ranks of attractions who have won this award and entitles all badge-holders to free entry. Head of marketing at the Garden, David Hardy said: “The Blue Peter Badge has been […]

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Saints be praised

Saints be praised

It’s FREE entry for all at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday March 1st in honour of our patron saint. St David’s Day is a great time to reacquaint yourself with the Garden after the long, wet winter and enjoy a taste of Welsh culture. There will be the best of local food […]

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Go Wild

Go Wild

Wild art, woodland birds and weaving are among the highlights of the spring-themed activities at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this half-term. “We’re going to show our visitors how to look for and make use of inspirational natural objects,” says organiser Bruce Langridge. “Woodlands, hedgerows and field edges are a treasure trove of sticks, […]

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Patchwork Meadow Blog

The UK squares arrived at NBGW just before Christmas, and are now installed in our Art Gallery, arranged on the walls in 8 vibrant colour blocks, ranging from blues and purples, to pink and scarlet, then greens, yellows and whites. The mixture of themes, techniques, designs and skills is extraordinary, and has inspired all of […]

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Tree Lichens

When Bruce first suggested that survey for Tree Lichens, the first questions I asked were, what do they do and what function do they perform in the eco-system?  We didn’t really know, so we did what we always do, we Googled.  And this is what we found. ‘Lichens account for approximately 8 percent of the […]

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Trawscoed Meadow

This meadow is conveniently near to the Stable block and the visitors car park and both it and its surroundings offer a a range different habitats.  So it is likely to become the focus for research on a wide variety of subjects in the coming years. This Tuesday, apart from one brief shower, turned out […]

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Homage to Hamamelis

Pictures: Carl Stringer

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New Fungus

The previous weekend one of the tour guide leaders for our Wales Fungus Day, David Mitchel, returned here to record more fungi here at the Garden. One of these which he found in the Great Glasshouse,  Melanophyllum haematospermum, was apparently new to him and as he was Northern Ireland’s main fungus recorder, then it had […]

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Doggy Day in the Garden

Doggy Day in the Garden

Don’t forget, this Sunday is your latest chance to bring along your pet pooch for a rare opportunity to stroll around the botanic garden. Sunday March 9 is the latest date in our Doggy Day series, when we welcome well-behaved mutts (and well-behaved owners!) into the Garden for the day. Curator Simon Goodenough said: “The most frequently […]

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