Discover the magic of trees

Discover the magic of trees

Discover the magic of trees at the Wales Tree Festival held at the National Botanic Garden on Saturday and Sunday August 15-16. Take a fascinating Welsh tree trail and hear talks to help you discover which trees grow in the Garden and all about the creatures that live in and around them. The Woodland Skills […]

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Why connecting with nature is child’s play

Why connecting with nature is child’s play

Playday, the national day to celebrate play in the UK, is held on the first Wednesday in August – that’s the 5th this year – and the National Botanic Garden of Wales is playing its part. Playday was started as a celebration of children’s right to play as well highlighting the importance of outdoor play […]

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Come and meet a meerkat

Come and meet a meerkat

By popular demand, the meerkats are back at the National Botanic Garden – along with a few of their friends. On the weekend of July 25 and 26 the meerkats will return to the Carmarthenshire attraction along with a selection of snakes, tarantulas, a porcupine, a skunk and a parrot. It is very much a […]

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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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Woodcarvers in residence

Woodcarvers in residence

Back in the National Botanic Garden by popular demand are the British Woodcarvers’ Association who are putting on a weeklong demonstration and display. The Woodcarvers will be in the Great Glasshouse between Saturday July 11th and Sunday July 19th. “We always enjoy coming to the Garden and it will be our third time there this year […]

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Outdoor theatre: come out to play

Outdoor theatre: come out to play

It may be high summer in the National Botanic Garden but that won’t stop them staging Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale on Sunday July 5th. Performed by outdoor theatre experts Taking Flight, who are taking the romantic tragi-comedy on tour all over Wales this summer, the action starts at 2pm and moves around the Garden scene […]

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BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time Summer Garden Party returns

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 a unique opportunity to enjoy two recordings of […]

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Here be dragonflies

Here be dragonflies

Dragonflies are the centre of attention for a special day at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Join expert Deborah Sazer for a dragonfly and damselfly walk around the ponds, lakes and marshland of the Garden on Wednesday July 8th. There will be two walks, 12-1pm, and 2-3pm, both beginning at the main visitor entrance. […]

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Book your place at midsummer concert spectacular

Book your place at midsummer concert spectacular

A summer evening of spectacular music from the scintillating Symphonica Tywi will take place on midsummer’s evening at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. The midsummer, ‘A Night At The Proms’ concert will be a special 80-minute celebration of British tradition with spine-tingling music that will exhilarate the mind and tantalise the senses. The acoustics […]

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Dads go free on Fathers' Day

Dads go free on Fathers’ Day

It’s free entry for dads on Fathers’ Day (June 21) at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, where there’s plenty to keep the old man happy. There is a whole range of activities to keep your dads out of mischief for the day. There is a double delight for ‘petrol heads’: a visit by the […]

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