Campfire adventure for half-term

Campfire adventure for half-term

Making popcorn over a campfire is just one of the fun family activities at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this February half-term – when children go FREE. Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson’s creation ‘Stickman’ will be a special feature of the holiday fun and games and storytelling. Giant Jenga and draughts, making walking sticks and […]

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Ghostly walks around the Garden

Ghostly walks around the Garden

That’s the spirit! Take a tour round the ghostly hotspots in the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday February 20. Join Nick Brunger, of the Spooky Magic Company, for an after-dark exploration of the places where there have been reports of ghostly activity. Are you interested? Feeling brave? There is a choice of two […]

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Star gazers focus on the moon

Star gazers focus on the moon

Swansea Astronomical Society are hosting the latest National Botanic Garden of Wales stargazing event on Saturday February 20, 6pm-9pm. All the action, including a talk, takes place in and around the Great Glasshouse and, given clear skies, you could see our nearest galaxy, Andromeda and see and hear a talk on the subject of ‘Our […]

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Seedy Sunday event is taking root

Seedy Sunday event is taking root

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is holding a community seed swap event on Sunday February 21. ‘Seedy Sunday’ is aimed at bringing together seed savers, herb and home-grown veg enthusiasts, local gardening, allotment and community groups as well as organisations campaigning for sustainable food production and biodiversity. Head of Marketing at the Garden, David […]

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Welly Wednesday is play time in the Garden

Welly Wednesday is play time in the Garden

Parents are being urged to let their children explore the great outdoors at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Welly Wednesdays start next month after the spring half-term and feature an hour of fun, outdoor activities, storytelling and exploring for pre-schoolers. Education development officer Nancy Hardy said: “This is a great chance for parents to […]

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'Survivor' is crowned Tree of the Year

‘Survivor’ is crowned Tree of the Year

An oak tree at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, saved from destruction by a stroke of luck many years ago, will now wave the flag for Wales in the European Tree of the Year competition An oak tree which now stands proudly at the National Botanic Garden has been chosen by the public as […]

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Expert guide unlocks snowdrop secrets

Expert guide unlocks snowdrop secrets

Snowdrops are the centre of attention for a special weekend devoted to these pretty, delicate harbingers of spring – taking place at the National Botanic Garden of Wales (January 30-31). Galanthophile and horticulture expert Naomi Slade will be our very special guide for this two-day celebration and will lead us on a tour of the […]

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Come and enjoy FREE January

Come and enjoy FREE January

Admission to the National Botanic Garden of Wales is FREE in January so why not come and enjoy a winter visit? There’s so much to do under cover, it will be a great day out whatever the weather. Apart from our four ‘event’ weekends (when there is a nominal £3 admission charge), it is absolutely […]

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Top quality, local food on the menu

Top quality, local food on the menu

There is a weekend of food, glorious food at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on January 23-24. A mouth-watering array of local producers will be showcasing their food and drink in the stunning surrounds of Lord Foster’s Great Glasshouse for two days of tempting, tasty treats. From home-made faggots to freshly-made artisan bread; local […]

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Special weekend devoted to wood

Special weekend devoted to wood

Wood-turners, lovespoon-carvers, stick-makers, power tools and pyrography are just some of the attractions gathering together in the National Botanic Garden of Wales for a weekend of demonstrations and displays – on Saturday and Sunday January 16-17. The Garden’s popular Woodcraft Weekend runs from 10am-4.30pm both days and admission is just £3 per person. Organiser (and […]

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