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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A Polecat doing its bit in keeping down the rabbit population

It was almost two years ago that I first became aware that otters were visiting the stream near the Gatehouse at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. So I setup a motion-sensitive camera for night-time viewing and waited.  We knew where to place the camera as Otter Spraint, or Otter Poo as I like to call […]

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