Daffodil art on show

Daffodil art on show

The metamorphosis of Narcissus: daffodil art is the timely topic for the spring exhibition at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, where it runs alongside the Carmarthenshire venue’s month-long Daffodil Festival. University students on the Surface Pattern Design course at Swansea Met have been working on the show – entitled simply ‘Daffodil’ – since early […]

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Badge of Honour

Badge of honour The National Botanic Garden of Wales has been awarded Blue Peter Badge Attraction status. This honour means that the Garden joins the ranks of attractions who have won this award and entitles all badge-holders to free entry. Head of marketing at the Garden, David Hardy said: “The Blue Peter Badge has been […]

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Saints be praised

Saints be praised

It’s FREE entry for all at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday March 1st in honour of our patron saint. St David’s Day is a great time to reacquaint yourself with the Garden after the long, wet winter and enjoy a taste of Welsh culture. There will be the best of local food […]

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Go Wild

Go Wild

Wild art, woodland birds and weaving are among the highlights of the spring-themed activities at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this half-term. “We’re going to show our visitors how to look for and make use of inspirational natural objects,” says organiser Bruce Langridge. “Woodlands, hedgerows and field edges are a treasure trove of sticks, […]

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Patchwork Meadow Blog

The UK squares arrived at NBGW just before Christmas, and are now installed in our Art Gallery, arranged on the walls in 8 vibrant colour blocks, ranging from blues and purples, to pink and scarlet, then greens, yellows and whites. The mixture of themes, techniques, designs and skills is extraordinary, and has inspired all of […]

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Tree Lichens

When Bruce first suggested that survey for Tree Lichens, the first questions I asked were, what do they do and what function do they perform in the eco-system?  We didn’t really know, so we did what we always do, we Googled.  And this is what we found. ‘Lichens account for approximately 8 percent of the […]

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Doggy Day in the Garden

Doggy Day in the Garden

Don’t forget, this Sunday is your latest chance to bring along your pet pooch for a rare opportunity to stroll around the botanic garden. Sunday March 9 is the latest date in our Doggy Day series, when we welcome well-behaved mutts (and well-behaved owners!) into the Garden for the day. Curator Simon Goodenough said: “The most frequently […]

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Wing and a Prayer

Wing and a Prayer

It might be good weather for ducks but bird experts are hoping to spot a much wider range of our feathered friends on a special day at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Daniel Jenkins-Jones, of RSPB Cymru, will be leading two bi-lingual bird-watching walks around the Garden on Saturday February 15. Daniel says there […]

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Seedy Sunday takes root

Seedy Sunday takes root

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is holding its first-ever community seed swap event on Sunday February 23rd. 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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Shedding light on Dark Skies

Slideshows require the Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support. Cosmic wonders are on the menu along with cawl and hot chocolate at a Star Party in the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Friday February 7. The importance of dark skies will be a major theme of the evening event, which is put on in conjunction […]

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