Curator's Blog: Late June 2013

Curator’s Blog: Late June 2013

Ragged-Robin and Caesar’s Brother natural bedfellows? In a most agreeable period of warm and sunny weather the Garden’s meadows have burgeoned and one can’t help but be uplifted by the sight of so many of our wildflowers coming in to bloom. The interface between wildflowers and exotics can be seen in a magnificent display that […]

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Volunteer Blog – What a Place to Work

I can’t believe that the last blog I wrote was on 3 April, what happened to May?  I suppose there was Easter and two other bank holidays and we were away on holiday for a couple of weeks so I guess May just slipped away from me.  For the last couple of weeks volunteering, we […]

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What a Place to Work

I can’t believe that the last blog I wrote was on 3 April. What happened to May?!  I suppose there was Easter, then two other bank holidays and we were away on holiday for a couple of weeks so I guess May just slipped away from me.  For the past couple of weeks, we have […]

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Materia Medica Blogs

Materia Medica is an exhibition created for Medicines in May in the Apothecary’s Hall. It has been created by drawing, painting and embroidery students from Coleg Sir Gar  and their show has been overseen by tutor Cath Fairgreave. Four of the students have written about their work and involvement. Please have a look at their […]

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Curator's Blog - mid-April 2013

Curator’s Blog – mid-April 2013

Well slowly but surely  things are warming up, buds are finally swelling and in the space of a few days a new found greenness is becoming apparent. Bare looking beds are starting to show signs of life and herbaceous perennials awaken from slumber. Last year we started identifying plants from our borders and beds that […]

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Volunteers Blog – April 2013

A Good Place To Go Our visits to the National Botanic Garden of Wales are usually in the form volunteering and can be busy with no time for just wandering about.  So we decided to go as visitors on Easter Sunday afternoon.  It was a beautiful day and some of our family were visiting so […]

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Curator's Blog - April 2013

Curator’s Blog – April 2013

Well Easter has come and gone and the clocks have changed, all we need now is for the temperatures to climb,  such a slow start to spring. This however has been a bit of a blessing as it has enabled us to get on with a lot of ground work and mulching prior to the […]

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Curator's Blog - 5 March 2013

Curator’s Blog – 5 March 2013

Slowly but surely the heritage and history of the great Middleton Hall Estate is being revealed and interpreted. Summer archaeological digs having unearthed the site of the original Middleton Hall we are now making great strides in the understanding of how this amazing estate evolved. Turning our attention to the time of Paxton and latterly […]

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Curator's Blog - 26th February 2013

Curator’s Blog – 26th February 2013

This winter has seen extensive works undertaken in the Garden. In particular we have taken the decision to revisit the plantings along the Broadwalk, partially in response to examining the initial planting plans and in part due to the fact that many of the freely seeding species have migrated from bed to bed dramatically reducing […]

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Feathered Friends

Feathered Friends

Although I do like the snow by the time it went I was fed up with it.  When we went to the National Botanic Garden of Wales this week it was blowing a gale and sheets of rain were blowing across the Garden and soaking anyone who was unfortunate enough to be out in it.  […]

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