Amphibians and Reptiles

Feb 10th 2015. Cloudy, cold and misty. As followers of Iolo Williams’ Great Welsh Parks programmes will have seen, one useful method of discovering what Reptiles and Amphibians there are around is to lay down corrugated tin sheets, or similar pieces of equipment. So as some of the outer sheds of the old Waun Las […]

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Pancake fun at half term

Pancake fun at half term

The National Botanic Garden of Wales will be going flat out for pancakes this half term with making, baking and pancake races on the menu. There will be fun family activities every day of the upcoming mid-term school hols with cooking, magic and much more – and don’t forget: Kids go FREE at half-term. Celebrity […]

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Come and swap your seeds

Come and swap your seeds

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is holding its second community seed swap event on Sunday February 22nd. Organisers of ‘Seedy Sunday’ are hoping to bring 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 […]

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Top quality food on the menu

Top quality food on the menu

Local producers are the stars of the National Botanic Garden of Wales January Food Fair (January 24-25), and they are laying on a feast with an international flavour. Rubbing shoulders with the sellers of tapas, Belgian chocolate, tapenades, smoked paprika and chorizo will be specialists in laverbread, Welsh cakes, Carmarthenshire cheese, Ty Siriol pork, wild […]

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Woodcraft Weekend

Woodcraft Weekend

Everything that is good about wood takes centre stage at the National Botanic Garden of Wales with a weekend of demonstrations and displays. Wood-turners, lovespoon-carvers, walking stick makers and an axe sculptor are just some of the stars of the show at the Garden’s popular Woodcraft Weekend on Saturday and Sunday January 17-18 – and […]

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Snowdrops: A plant lover’s guide

Snowdrops: A plant lover’s guide

Everybody’s favourite spring flower is the centre of attention for a special day at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday January 31 – and it’s FREE. Galanthus is a much-loved harbinger of spring and here at the Garden there is a mile of snowdrops to explore but Snowdrop Day is so much more […]

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Fine china treats in store

Fine china treats in store

Welsh pottery, paintings and textiles take centre stage at the National Botanic Garden’s January Antiques Fair weekend (Jan 10-11). The Garden provides a stunning and iconic setting for this popular event featuring more than 50 stands – and entry to the Garden and the Antiques Fair is just £2, and there is a free and […]

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 Film of pregnant badger

Film of pregnant badger

Wildlife watchers at the National Botanic Garden of Wales have their fingers crossed for a happy event this Christmas. The weekly, volunteer-run Wildlife Patrol around the Garden’s 568-acre estate is a fixture in the calendar and always unearths something worth talking about. But now, movement-sensitive cameras in the Pont Felin Gat woods have captured what […]

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Animal magic

Animal magic

Gifted storyteller and illustrator Jackie Morris is bringing her magical art to the National Botanic Garden of Wales this winter. Jackie’s big love of the natural world will dominate her winter show in the Garden’s Gallery – entitled Song of the Golden Hare – with paintings and drawings of all her favourite creatures, great and […]

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Taste of Christmas

Taste of Christmas

Indulge yourself in some seasonal Christmas treats at the National Botanic Garden’s popular Christmas Food Fair on December 20 and 21. The nation’s favourite garden is the venue for a celebration of local food and drink. And there is certainly something for everyone among the festive offerings in the Great Glasshouse, from beautiful foodie gift […]

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