All of March: Daffodil festival. Daffodil exhibition in our Stables Art Gallery, daffodil-related family activities every weekend 12-4pm in the Great Glasshouse and an outdoor daffodil trail.
Sat-Sun March 8-9 Course: Stained Glass and Mosaics
Sunday March 9: Doggy Day - walk your dog at the Garden
Saturday March 15: Course: Gardening for Wildlife
Friday March 21: Members’ Coffee morning – Mike Sokolowski, David Austin Roses – Theatr Botanica, Refreshments served from 11am, talk starts at 11.30am. Members only
Sunday March 23 Course: Nuno Felting
Saturday March 29 Course: Ceramics
Sunday March 30: Mothers’ Day + craft and food fair in the Great Glasshouse, music from harpist Shelley Fairplay, Tywi Valley Vintage Club hold their annual ‘crank-up’ FREE entry for mums
April 12-27th: Free Easter family activities every day 12-4pm. Join us for a Tree-mendous time including drawing trees with quills, tree herbalism, easy tree identification, willow weaving, making stick people and whistles, tree name plates and tree leaf challenge.
Saturday and Sunday April 13-14: Meerkats
April 17 to May 31: ‘The New Sylva’ exhibition in the Gallery
A major exhibition of drawings from The New Sylva book together with information panels covering the history of the publication of John Evelyn’s Sylva abook 350 years ago. PLUS behind-the-scenes stories of the making of the book and an accompanying New Sylva Garden Trail.
April 26-April 27 : Woodland Walk Weekend – the A, B, C of woodland flowers. Come and see our Anemones, Bluebells and Celandines, plus woodland guided walks at 12 and 2pm, and family activities.
All of May: Medicines in May. Tours, talks, exhibition, events and family activities linked to the theme of Plants for Health. Includes 3 weekends that reflect the historic use of medicianl plants here at the Garden. On May 3/4 we’ll be looking at 1630, the time when the first Middleton Hall was built here. On May 10/11, 1824 will be the focus, the year Willoiam Paxton, the creator of the Regency Garden here, died. On May 17/18, we’ll be looking at the life and times of 1914, at a time when our Apothecary’s Hall was at its pomp. Expect costumed people, fun trails, herbalists, music, maypole dancing and period craft demonstrations.
Saturday May 10: Amy Wadge in Concert one of the country’s most successful singer/songwriters is back in the Garden. Hooray! In the Great Glasshouse 2pm
May 16: Members’ Day. A special Garden Party for all our members. Come and hear talks, take walks and find out what’s been going on at the Garden and what developments are in the pipeline. Members only
May 16-17: National Botanic Garden of Wales Annual Plant Sale
May 24, 25, 26: Hobbies Weekend From dolls’ houses to dancing, cookery, canoeing and crochet – we’ve got it going on. Plus family fun, magical moments and balloon modelling by Jugglestruck and music by Fiddlebox.
May 24: Safely observe the Sun with Swansea Astronomical Society. Also includes a talk on AstroNavigation.
June 1-8: Volunteers Bring A Friends Free of Charge Week a special thank-you to our wonderful volunteers (who are also marvellous)
Saturday June 7 & Sunday June 8: Falconry Weekend – stunning flying displays of birds of prey
Sunday June 8 – Corran Singers top-notch choral music from garlanded group from Laugharne
Saturday June 14: Meerkats and exotic animals with Tropical Inc
Sunday, June 15: Father’s Day – dads go FREE + Meerkats & exotic animals with Tropical Inc and mega F1 fun
Saturday June 21: Midsummer concert Enjoy ‘A Night at the Proms’ with the scintillating Symphonica Tywi in the Great Glasshouse from 7.30 (Tickets: £10)
Saturday – Sunday July 5-6: Harps weekend Two days of heavenly harp music with our heavenly harpist Shelley Fairplay. Chwarae teg!
Saturday July 19: International Day of Folk Dance
Sunday July 20: Ffestiva! A fabulous day of fizzing music and dance at venues all around the Garden
Saturday and Sunday July 26-27: Well-being, health and happiness weekend
Saturday-Sunday August 2-3: Summer Craft Fair The best in local, Welsh hand-crafted gifts galore
Saturday-Sunday August 9-10: Falconry Weekend
Sat-Sun September 6-7: Wales Orchid Festival Friday
September 12: SA31 Day - free entry to anyone who lives in this postcode area
Sat-Sun September 13-14: Chrysanthemum Weekend