Easter feast of animal magic

Easter feast of animal magic

It’s going to be a beast of an Easter at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this year with meerkats, birds of prey and the world-famous Quack Pack to the fore. There’s also an Easter Egg Hunt and an Easter Bonnet Parade to look forward too as well as music, magic, balloon modelling and much […]

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Botanic 'boomerang' offer is just the ticket

Botanic ‘boomerang’ offer is just the ticket

The special ‘return ticket’ that allows free entry for a week, is back in operation at the National Botanic Garden for the Easter holidays – and this year it will stay in place until the end of the year. Anyone buying a full-price ticket to the Garden between now (Wednesday March 25th ) and the […]

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Garden and College helping shape future farming generations

A new deal between the National Botanic Garden and Coleg Sir Gar will play a big part in shaping the next generation in agriculture to make a difference to the environment. A five-year farm management agreement between the Garden and the college has been signed with both organisations hailing the move as an excellent ‘win-win’ […]

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Glittering prize for Simon

National Botanic Garden of Wales Curator Simon Goodenough has been awarded the RHS Associateship of Honour. This highly-prestigious award, established in 1930, is made by the Royal Horticultural Society only to people of British Nationality who have rendered distinguished service to the practice of horticulture either as employers or employees during their career. The number […]

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Absolute classic!

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is urging fans of vintage vehicles to make a date at the Garden on Sunday (March 22) when the Towy Valley Vintage Club will be on parade. The club’s annual spring “crank up” is always a treat for nostalgia fans as members bring along a variety of vehicles and put […]

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Pamper treat for mum

Pamper treat for mum

There’s a treat in store for mum on Sunday March 15 with FREE entry to a special ‘pamper day’ at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. An impressive line up of therapists, beauticians, make-up experts and well-being practitioners will be offering a tempting range of tasters including facials and foot spas, skin care advice, manicures, […]

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Join a bird-watching walk

Join a bird-watching walk

Bird experts are hoping to spot a wide variety range of our feathered friends on a special weekend at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Daniel Jenkins-Jones, of RSPB Cymru, and Terry Wells, from the BTO, will be leading two bird-watching walks each day around the Garden, on Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29. […]

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Free entry for all on St David’s Day

Free entry for all on St David’s Day

Cawl, coracles and choirs are just some of the attractions on the menu at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on St David’s Day. It is FREE entry for all on March 1st in honour of our patron saint and there’s plenty to see and do – you can even try your hand at playing […]

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Eclipse means dark times ahead

Eclipse means dark times ahead

Given clear skies, there will be an excellent opportunity to see the a host of stellar bodies including the Moon, the Orion Nebula, Jupiter and its moons at the National Botanic Garden of Wales ‘Star Party’ later this month. On Friday February 27, the Swansea Astronomical Society host the latest Botanic Garden ‘Stargazing’ event, from […]

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In the footsteps of Derek Acorah

In the footsteps of Derek Acorah

There is something spooky among the witch-hazels and hellebores at the National Botanic Garden of Wales later this month. Magician and storyteller Nick Brunger, who runs the award-winning Creepy Carmarthen Tour, is leading Ghost Walks around the Garden as part of the Star Party night on Friday 27th February. “Let me guide you through the darker […]

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