Snowdrop Week

Snowdrop Week

Come and discover our mile of snowdrops and help us celebrate Lili Wen Fach with Snowdrop Week (Jan 25-Feb 2). Pick up a leaflet when you visit and take the Snowdrop Trail then you’ll be ready for our origami, cake-decorating and painting family activities. For those who fancy a bit of a sing, we’ll teach […]

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Good heavens! Garden gets special status

Good heavens! Garden gets special status

The National Botanic Garden of Wales has been awarded Dark Sky Discovery Site status – the first botanic garden in Britain to earn this honour. The move is official recognition by The UK Dark Sky Discovery partnership of the quality of the night sky over the Llanarthne attraction. The Garden is one of 25 new […]

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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 25-26), and they are laying on a feast with an international flavour. Rubbing shoulders with the sellers of burritos, baklava, tapas, Turkish delight, Belgian chocolate and chorizo will be specialists in laverbread, Welsh cakes, local honey, Cothi Valley cheese, […]

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Woodcraft Weekend

Woodcraft Weekend

Wood-turners, lovespoon-carvers and an axe sculptor are taking over the Great Glasshouse and Marquee for a weekend of demonstrations and displays at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire. The Garden’s popular Woodcraft Weekend takes place next Saturday and Sunday (January 18-19) and admission is just £2 for adults and free for under-16s. Organiser […]

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Vintage weekend in store

Vintage weekend in store

Welsh pottery, paintings and textiles take centre stage at the National Botanic Garden’s Antiques Fair weekend (January 11 & 12). The Garden provides a stunning and iconic setting for this popular event featuring more than 50 stands. There will be a huge range of stalls in the wonderful surrounds of the Great Glasshouse; in the […]

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Membership as a Gift

  Christmas is a coming Your membership’s expiring fast. Get it renewed as a Christmas Gift And all through the year it will last! Christmas is a coming Don’t know what to buy that friend. Why not buy them Garden membership? A present from year’s start to end! Christmas is a coming Your membership is […]

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Hibernating Hedgehog

When we first started out way back in February we had no idea how these weekly surveys would turn out, or indeed how long they would go on for.  The big worry was what would we do if it kept on raining.  Well we didn’t need to worry.  Forty Three Tuesday morning walks in wet […]

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Volunteer Blog – Getting Ready For Santa

It has been a while since I wrote a blog and I thought it was about time that I got back into the groove.  As we approach Christmas it occurs to me that this is the time of getting things ready.  This is the month when every year we spend time and money preparing for […]

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Bird and Moths

A grey, dry, still December day and most trees now leafless. Following on from discussions as to what we should do next year, and how, it was decided to try out a bird walk within the confines of the Garden covering a variety of habitats. And this week we were very pleased to have Julian […]

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Jelly Baby Fungus

The Autumn colours of the leaves are really beginning to show up now.  First the yellows then, a few days later the reds of the oaks and beeches.  But there is still a noticeable variation, some trees remaining quite green whilst others of the same species nearby have completely lost them. This week we head […]

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