Taste of Christmas

Taste of Christmas

Indulge yourself in some seasonal Christmas treats at the National Botanic Garden’s popular Christmas Food Fair on December 20 and 21. The nation’s favourite garden is the venue for a celebration of local food and drink. And there is certainly something for everyone among the festive offerings in the Great Glasshouse, from beautiful foodie gift […]

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Santa Spectacular

Santa Spectacular

A pirate, a penguin, plenty of elves and (of course!) Father Christmas take centre stage in this year’s National Botanic Garden of Wales ‘Santa Spectacular’. This annual, festive extravaganza bears all the hallmarks of being another Christmas cracker so make sure you book early for a seat at ‘The Pirate Who Stole Christmas’. Written and […]

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The perfect present

The perfect present

Imagine a Christmas, birthday or anniversary gift that you can use every day of the year. What could be better for that difficult-to-buy-for friend, relative or family member than an unusual, beautiful, ever-changing present they will never forget? So, why not make National Botanic Garden of Wales membership your special gift this year? A member […]

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Animal magic

Animal magic

Gifted storyteller and illustrator Jackie Morris is bringing her magical art to the National Botanic Garden of Wales this winter. Jackie’s big love of the natural world will dominate her winter show in the Garden’s Gallery – entitled Song of the Golden Hare – with paintings and drawings of all her favourite creatures, great and […]

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Craft fair is fabulous showcase

Craft fair is fabulous showcase

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Great Glasshouse at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. The specially-decorated schools’ Christmas trees are on display and – on Saturday and Sunday December 13-14 – they will be joined by local craftsmen and women for our annual Christmas Craft Fair. It might just be […]

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Who will be top of the tree?

Who will be top of the tree?

Twenty-one schools have signed up for the annual Christmas Tree Decorating Competition at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. This year’s festive contest is on Thursday 4th December and the theme is “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” to help mark 100 years since Dylan Thomas’ birth. Pupils will be up against the clock to decorate […]

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Roger’s festive rescue saves the day

Roger’s festive rescue saves the day

A local businessman has stepped it to save a popular festive contest for schools with the donation of a dozen Christmas trees. The Christmas Tree Decorating Competition, held annually at the National Botanic Garden and featuring hundreds of local schoolchildren, was thrown into doubt when the Garden’s supply of trees dried up. But Roger Hunt, […]

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Art in action

Art in action

There’s a rare opportunity to meet the brilliant author and illustrator Jackie Morris at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday December 6. Jackie will be ‘artist in residence’ for a day in the Garden’s Gallery from 10-4 and will be painting, talking and signing books for fans of her wonderful work. Her exhibition […]

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Make mine a Stellar

Make mine a Stellar

Given clear skies, there will be a host of heavenly bodies on display at the National Botanic Garden of Wales ‘Star Party’ later this month. You could see the Andromeda Galaxy, the Moon, the Pleiades and many other fascinating stellar objects on Friday November 28, when the Swansea Astronomical Society host the latest Botanic Garden […]

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It's a Gift

It’s a Gift

If you are on the look-out for great gift ideas then this is the event for you: a one-stop present-buying shop all under one roof – and what a roof! The Gift Fair (Saturday and Sunday, November 8-9) takes place in the stunning surrounds of Lord Foster’s Great Glasshouse, which is not only the largest single-span […]

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