Birds of prey put on a show

Birds of prey put on a show

Pembrokeshire Falconry are back at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire tomorrow and Wednesday (August 25-26) promising two days of stunning flying displays. Harris hawks, red-tailed buzzards and an eagle owl will take to the air as part of two daily set-piece shows, at 12 noon and 2pm, and there will be a […]

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Birds of prey back for Bank Holiday

Birds of prey back for Bank Holiday

There is a veritable bonanza of family fun and games this bank holiday weekend at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. The upcoming three-day holiday weekend will feature the Garden’s familiar formula of music, magic, balloon modelling, birds of prey and the world-famous Quack Pack. Plus the Garden looking it’s very best in its high […]

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Mouth-watering music for a month of Sundays . . .

Mouth-watering music for a month of Sundays . . .

Ffestiva! the festival that celebrates world music and dance created and performed by artists in Wales, is back! This year it will be spread over ‘a month of Sundays’ on every Sunday in September, with performances around the National Botanic Garden of Wales, all starting around 12 noon. The musical month starts off in style […]

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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 in May, 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. The scheme 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 '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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Your A-to-Z guide to a healthy lifestyle

Your A-to-Z guide to a healthy lifestyle

With everything from reiki to reflexology, and crystals to tarot, The Natural Living Expo is a one-stop shop for a healthy and holistic life. The event returns to the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday and Sunday August 8-9 boasting a real A-to-Z of complementary therapies. Organiser Sarah Clark says: “We are very excited […]

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Pendine Dash sets off from the Garden

Pendine Dash sets off from the Garden

The 11th annual Pendine Dash takes place on Sunday August 9th and it will start at the National Botanic Garden of Wales with the first car flagged off at 10am. It is organised by Pembrokeshire MG Car Club and attracts cars from all over Britain, mainly MG’s participate but there will be plenty to interest […]

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Prize-winning veg on the menu

Prize-winning veg on the menu

Do you grow champion veg? Then why not enter one (or more) of the 37 classes in The National Vegetable Society’s Welsh Branch Championship being held in the National Botanic Garden on Saturday and Sunday, August 22-23. Championship entry forms are available from show secretary Colin Lewis – contact him on lewiscolin@hotmail.co.uk There are also […]

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Summer crafts in a stunning setting

Summer crafts in a stunning setting

The annual summer spectacle of lovely local crafts in a glorious garden setting is happening at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2. The Garden’s Summer Craft Fair will once again boast 40 stalls of locally hand-crafted products which can be found in the Garden Marquee and in the stunning […]

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