Wooden it be nice

Wooden it be nice

Feel good about wood? Then the Wales Tree Festival (Aug 16-17) is an event not to miss. Everything from a quiet stroll and a talk on dormice, to the noisy, diesel against-the-grain clang of a chainsaw carver – that’s what in store at the National Botanic Garden next weekend. Organiser and interpretation office at the […]

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Rugby legend’s World Cup tips for Garden girl

Rugby legend’s World Cup tips for Garden girl

National Botanic Garden scientist Jenny Hawkins is busy researching ways of fighting hospital superbugs armed only with the healing properties of honey. Next week, the West Wales farmer’s daughter breaks away from her studies to line up again the biggest and best rugby players on the planet in the IRB Women’s World Cup. For this […]

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Bank Holiday fun

Bank Holiday fun

Music, magic and balloon-modelling take centre stage at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this August Bank Holiday weekend. Add to that the world-famous Quack Pack and you have a line-up that offers something for everyone. The Garden’s special bank holiday musical guests of note are are: Fiddlebox – the local fiddle-and-squeezebox folk duo – […]

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Meet a Meerkat

Meet a Meerkat

– at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, August 28-29 The meerkats are back – along with tarantulas, snakes, a skunk, a porcupine and a parrot in this fun-for-all-the-family show by Tropical Inc. Get up close and personal with a variety of exotic animals. Shows are at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm, both days (Aug […]

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Feast of fun at Tapas Weekend

Feast of fun at Tapas Weekend

There’s an Estupendo couple of days in store at the National Botanic Garden when Tapas Weekend brings a taste of Spain to Carmarthenshire on Saturday August 30 and Sunday August 31. Fabulous flavours will abound with a special ‘Tapas’ menu in the Garden’s restaurant, stalls selling sangria, Estrella, cured ham, chorizo and churros, and cookery […]

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Summer Craft Fair

Craft Fair is a gift Would you like to own a genuine piece of Welsh-made hand-crafted treasure?  Then beat a path to the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire on Saturday and Sunday August 2-3 for the Summer Craft Fair. In the stunning surrounds of the Great Glasshouse, you’ll find a rich variety of […]

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Natural setting for Natural Living Expo

Natural setting for Natural Living Expo

Natural Living bring their amazing expo to the National Botanic Garden of Wales for their new summer event on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July. Explore more than 50 stands, many of which will be offering products for you and try and buy. Experience the beautiful Garden and fantastic grounds, not to mention the range […]

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The Russians are coming!

The Russians are coming!

The stars of last weekend’s International Day of Dance here at the Garden are making a return visit on Wednesday July 23rd. The dancers from the troupe Skylark and Artforge, from the Karelia region of Russian will again be strutting their staff and playing traditional music from their homeland. They will be in action around […]

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Volunteer Blog - Summer has come

Volunteer Blog – Summer has come

Last time I wrote we were just preparing for Christmas, yes, that’s right Christmas 2013. And now…well I know that the staff in the Education Department at the National Botanic Garden has already had a meeting to discuss Christmas 2014. It’s July and we have just come back from our summer holiday in Austria where […]

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Global dance and World Music weekend

Global dance and World Music weekend

There’s a weekend of wonderful music and dance from around the globe at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, July 19-20. On the Saturday (19th), the ever popular International Day of Dance takes place with visiting troupes from Petrozavodsk, Karelia in Russia; County Cork in Ireland; as well as much closer to home – Dawnswyr […]

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