Hobbies Weekend at the Botanic Garden

Hobbies Weekend at the Botanic Garden

There’ll be hobbies and handicrafts of all kinds at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on 23-25 May. With displays of dolls’ houses by West Glamorgan Dolls’ House Society, jewellery demonstrations by Maggie C Jones, Dinefwr Photographic Society, British Woodcarvers’ Association, patchwork, quilting, lacemaking and more, there’ll be something for all the family. There’ll be […]

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Falconry Days at the Garden

Falconry Days at the Garden

After the Bank Holiday hubbub it will be time to keep watching the skies and enjoy the ‘Birds of Prey’ display by Pembrokeshire Falconry. On Tuesday and Wednesday (May 26-27), there will be two flying displays – at 11.30am and 2pm – and there will be an all-day display featuring the likes of kites, hawks, […]

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Garden seeks stars of the future

Garden seeks stars of the future

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is launching an apprentice scheme for young gardeners of the future. The new scheme, announced today (Friday May 15), was described by Curator Simon Goodenough as “an inspiring innovation for the Garden and for horticulture in Wales”. Recruitment will begin shortly with the first placements starting in September 2015. […]

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Walk on the wild side at Forage Festival

Walk on the wild side at Forage Festival

There is little more rewarding than exploring the countryside and finding food growing wild that you can take home and use in your cooking. The natural world has so much to offer in the way of culinary delights and the National Botanic Garden of Wales’ fun weekend will allow you to explore your wild side. […]

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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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GQT

GQT

BBC Radio 4′s Gardeners’ Question Time Summer Garden Party returns It’s the gardening event of the year – and it’s coming back to the National Botanic Garden of Wales On Sunday 19th July 2015, BBC Radio 4′s Gardeners’ Question Time is bringing its annual Summer Garden Party to our garden for a second year. The GQT Summer Garden Party is […]

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Wales Watercolour Challenge

Wales Watercolour Challenge

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is launching its own Watercolour Challenge this summer. It is 200 years ago that Thomas Hornor was commissioned by Sir William Paxton, of Middleton Hall, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, to catalogue the full majesty of “one of the finest water parks in Britain” – on the site where the Botanic Garden […]

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Botanic bargains on sale

Botanic bargains on sale

Make a date for some horticultural bargains at the National Botanic Garden of Wales annual plant sale. Hundreds of plants, donated by Garden staff, volunteers, members and the public, will be on offer over the two-day fundraising effort on Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16. There’s still time to donate plants – for details […]

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Get a taste of life during wartime 100 years ago

Take a step back in time when you visit the National Botanic Garden of Wales to learn about how plants were used to help with a variety of medical problems 100 years ago. A host of fun activities for all the family will be held in Millennium Square, the Apothecary’s Hall and the Apothecaries’ Garden […]

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Special party treat for Garden members

Special party treat for Garden members

Calling all members! A host of activities are planned at the National Botanic Garden of Wales for you this Members’ Day. Some of the highlights of the event, which takes place on Friday May 15, include the grand unveiling of a new bronze bust in the Wallace Garden to commemorate the life and works of […]

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