Curator's Blog - August 5th 2013

Curator’s Blog – August 5th 2013

The cycle of the seasons has always brought with it highs and lows in terms of garden display. For the first time in a number of years we have experienced enough summer heat for elements of the garden to take on a brown dry hue. Having instigated considerable amounts of new planting I had been […]

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Tree Science Blog 1

Several Masters students from Swansea University are using the Garden as a base for the research this summer. One of them, Millie Watts, has written a blog about her project which is using oak tree core samples to investigate climate change.

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Volunteer Blog July 2013

A Little Learning So at last the summer has arrived and, as usual, we spent Tuesday at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.  Only this week wasn’t quite as usual because, apart from it being hot, hot, hot, we were there before 9.30am.  That’s unusual for us but I was going on a training course.  […]

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Curator's Blog - June 2013

Curator’s Blog – June 2013

With an extended period of fine weather the garden is moving into early summer at pace, the plant collection ramps up its display and the horticultural staff have more tasks to perform than they know what to do with. Yet the planning process for the coming autumn and winter is already under way, in fact […]

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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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