Plant Pharmacy Patchwork 2014

Plant Pharmacy Patchwork 2014

Inside the Apothecary’s Hall you can find a new exhibition of medicinal plants that has been made by the Stitching B(otanicals) group. It presents a fascinating selection of British plants that have been recorded as being used to treat illness, both historically, and for some, in the present day. Plant Pharmacy Patchwork is the first […]

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Authors strike gold with The New Sylva

Authors strike gold with The New Sylva

There is a tree-mendous celebration going on at the National Botanic Garden of Wales to mark the launch of The New Sylva – a sumptuous 400-page book celebrating trees and forests of the UK. An exhibition in the Garden’s gallery will feature some of the 200 new pen and ink drawings by Sarah Simblet which […]

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Many Happy Returns

Many Happy Returns

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 all summer long. Anyone buying a ticket to the Garden between now (Tuesday April 15) and the end of September will be allowed back […]

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Happy Easter

Animal magic, music, dance and puppet theatre all share top billing at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this Easter.   The meerkats are back and the Quack Pack is returning as is the Black Mountains Birds of Prey display team to wow holiday visitors at the best garden in Wales.   Small World Theatre, […]

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Show Garden is good enough to eat!

Show Garden is good enough to eat!

An edible garden has broken the mould and received Silver Gilt at the RHS Flower Show in Cardiff. The Growing the Future project at the National Botanic Garden of Wales and Pennard Plants have jointly created this unique edible garden at the centre of the traditional flower show. ‘A Haven of Edible Delights’ showcases Pennard’s […]

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Crafts in Action

Crafts in Action

It’s Crafts in Action time at the National Botanic Garden in Carmarthenshire this bank holiday weekend (3, 4 & 5 May) where local crafts people will be putting on a show of their skills. Visitors are in for a treat and can admire quality demonstrations from woodturners, felters, jewellery makers, spinners and more in the […]

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Botanic bargains on sale

Botanic bargains on sale

Make a date for some blooming bargains at the National Botanic Garden annual plant sale. Hundreds of plants, donated by Garden staff, volunteers, members and the public will be on offer over the two-day fundraising effort on Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17. There’s still time to donate plants – for details of how […]

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Meet a Meerkat

Meet a Meerkat

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 this weekend (April 12 & 13). Get up close and personal with a variety of exotic animals. Shows are at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm, both days. Admission to the Garden is […]

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New Model Amy

New Model Amy

Wonderful Amy Wadge is back at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday May 10. Friend and collaborator with the likes of Ed Sheeran and everyone’s favourite Spice Girl: Geri Halliwell,  Amy has just released her first solo record in six years. The new EP, entitled ’Recovery’, features five new, original songs written, produced […]

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Web-chats with Assembly Members

Web-chats with Assembly Members

We are looking for students and apprentices to take part in a web-chat with Assembly Members about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Skills in Wales. We want to hear your views on whether you think enough is being done to encourage young people to enter Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths courses. We would also […]

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