Garden party is the event of the year

Garden party is the event of the year

BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time Summer Garden Party is the horticultural event of the year. On Sunday June 29th , the party is at the National Botanic Garden of Wales – the very first time it has happened outside England. As well as recordings of two editions of GQT, there will also be plenty […]

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Gallery show is a call to action

A new exhibition at the National Botanic Garden of Wales focuses on a disappearing world. But Emma Tuck’s work in her new gallery show ‘Sight Unseen’ concentrates not on some far-flung, tropical, species-rich hotspot nor the polar extremities. Her attention is wholly on our own back yard. And her particular concern is trees. Trees are […]

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Natasha joins global crime-fight

Natasha joins global crime-fight

A Welsh scientist has joined an international fight to halt illegal trafficking of endangered species. Dr Natasha de Vere, Head of Science at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, is in Kenya teaching DNA barcoding techniques to their top boffins so they can identify species from tiny samples in the investigation and prosecution of wildlife […]

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Animal magic is Fathers’ Day fun

Dads get in free on Fathers’ Day at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, who are planning a day of animal magic in honour of Dad’s special day. The voyage around West Wales of the famous Falabellas miniature Marros Farm ponies stops off at the Garden, and there will be another of our marvellous ‘Meet […]

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Prom-ise of a special night

Prom-ise of a special night

All your ‘Last Night of the Proms’ favourites fight for top billing at the Midsummer Concert at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. The fabulous 40-piece Symphonica Tywi return to the Garden on Saturday June 21st for their annual concert at 7.30pm. The event – entitled ‘A Night At The Proms’ – will be a […]

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Garden is being more Dog

Garden is being more Dog

It’s time to mooch with your pooch at the National Botanic Garden of Wales with the return of Doggy Days. The Carmarthenshire attraction has three dates for the diaries of dog-lovers: Friday June 6, Friday July 11 and Saturday September 20, which follow similar ‘trial’ days last year and earlier this. Curator Simon Goodenough explained […]

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In Praise of Volunteers

Volunteers can bring a friend for free at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in celebration of a special week. During  National Volunteers’ Week (June 1-8), all the Garden’s volunteers are being urged to show off the good work they do to their friends and family and take advantage of this special “Plus One” facility […]

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Garden’s got talons

Black Mountains Falconry are back at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire this weekend (June 7-8) promising two days of stunning flying displays. Slideshows require the Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support. Harris hawks, red-tailed buzzards and an eagle owl will take to the air as part of two daily set-piece shows, at 12 […]

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Vote for the Garden

The National Botanic Garden has made it on to a shortlist of landmark attractions in the running to be crowned ‘National Treasure’.   The National Lottery has launched the campaign, which gives the people of Wales the chance to choose their favourite face and perfect place. The famous faces vying for the iconic status of […]

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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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