Volhalla

Although the weather was not up to our usual Tuesday morning standard, after the initial wetness it stayed dry, though rather windy and dull.  This meant that we didn’t see any of Butterflies or Honey Bees, though there were quite a few Bumblebees around, mainly Buff tail Queens with the occasional White, not to mention […]

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Hornor Paintings

This week we decided to try to match up the Hornor paintings with the current landscape.  There were two which were of particular interest to us, that from the side of the mansion overlooking Cae Blaen on to what was Llyn Mawr and the birdseye view of the whole of the estate.  Of course, Llyn […]

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Coming home again to Wales

Coming home again to Wales

A rare and valuable collection of paintings is paying a fleeting visit to its original home in south West Wales. It has long been known that the National Botanic Garden of Wales occupies what was once one of the finest Regency landscapes and water parks in Britain but what is less known is that a […]

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Mammal Tracks

The previous week we had been looking for mammal tracks in Trawscoed meadow and found evidence of those of Bank and Field Voles.  We are hoping that by  plotting the whereabouts of these and larger creatures such as Badger, Fox and Rabbits, we can build up a picture of the mammal wildlife in the Garden. […]

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Koha

 The Koha library catalogue at the Library of the National Botanic Garden of Wales The Library at the National Botanic Garden of Wales is a small reference library of donated books, pamphlets and papers and is run entirely by volunteers. It is a very new library – the Garden itself opened in 2000 and the […]

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Waterfowl

For the third Tuesday morning in a row we had glorious sunshine.  Quite amazing considering the rather extreme February weather that we have had, the Garden itself being closed on 2 days due to high winds. As the last bird count was a month ago the intention was to do the same again so that […]

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Treat for Mum

Treat for Mum

Mums are in for a treat at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Mothers’ Day.  Not only can they enjoy a local food and craft fair in the stunning Great Glasshouse, there will be music and dancing – and they get in FREE, in honour of their special day. Why not treat mam or mam-gu […]

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