Taiga by the tale

Taiga by the tale

A magical show of puppetry, story-telling and music comes to the National Botanic Garden of Wales this Easter. ‘Tales from the Taiga’ is an enchanting fairytale featuring crazy dancing and giant creatures and can be seen at the Garden on Saturday and Sunday April 26 and 27. Created and performed by Small World Theatre, Cardigan, […]

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Authors strike gold with The New Sylva

Authors strike gold with The New Sylva

There is a tree-mendous celebration going on at the National Botanic Garden of Wales to mark the launch of The New Sylva – a sumptuous 400-page book celebrating trees and forests of the UK. An exhibition in the Garden’s gallery will feature some of the 200 new pen and ink drawings by Sarah Simblet which […]

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Many Happy Returns

Many Happy Returns

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 all summer long. Anyone buying a ticket to the Garden between now (Tuesday April 15) and the end of September will be allowed back […]

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Happy Easter

Animal magic, music, dance and puppet theatre all share top billing at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this Easter.   The meerkats are back and the Quack Pack is returning as is the Black Mountains Birds of Prey display team to wow holiday visitors at the best garden in Wales.   Small World Theatre, […]

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Show Garden is good enough to eat!

Show Garden is good enough to eat!

An edible garden has broken the mould and received Silver Gilt at the RHS Flower Show in Cardiff. The Growing the Future project at the National Botanic Garden of Wales and Pennard Plants have jointly created this unique edible garden at the centre of the traditional flower show. ‘A Haven of Edible Delights’ showcases Pennard’s […]

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Meet a Meerkat

Meet a Meerkat

The meerkats are back – along with tarantulas, snakes, a skunk, a porcupine and a parrot in this fun-for-all-the-family show by Tropical Inc this weekend (April 12 & 13). Get up close and personal with a variety of exotic animals. Shows are at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm, both days. Admission to the Garden is […]

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Web-chats with Assembly Members

Web-chats with Assembly Members

We are looking for students and apprentices to take part in a web-chat with Assembly Members about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Skills in Wales. We want to hear your views on whether you think enough is being done to encourage young people to enter Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths courses. We would also […]

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Lambing

Having apparently solved last weeks problems with the moth trap we watched patiently as Marigold carefully removed the sodden egg-boxes – but nothing.  The trap did appear to have worked judging by the fact that the battery was partially discharged and light bulb worked when tested.  But the overnight rain and wind had obviously discouraged […]

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Coming home again to Wales

Coming home again to Wales

A rare and valuable collection of paintings is paying a fleeting visit to its original home in south West Wales. It has long been known that the National Botanic Garden of Wales occupies what was once one of the finest Regency landscapes and water parks in Britain but what is less known is that a […]

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Treat for Mum

Treat for Mum

Mums are in for a treat at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Mothers’ Day.  Not only can they enjoy a local food and craft fair in the stunning Great Glasshouse, there will be music and dancing – and they get in FREE, in honour of their special day. Why not treat mam or mam-gu […]

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