Flower power

Flower power

The National Botanic Garden is rolling out the red carpet for the cast of thousands starring in Wales Wildflower Day. Sunday July 13th is your chance to mingle with our floral celebs as you explore orchid-rich meadows, and get your eye in for spotting the other stars of our show by learning how to identify […]

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Lowri Evans in concert

Lowri Evans in concert

“A major talent in any language” is how best to bill poly-lingual West Wales songstress Lowri Evans, who is performing at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday July 12th. She will be showcasing her brand new Welsh-language single ‘Gadael y Gorffennol’ as well as tracks from her latest long-player ‘Corner of My Eye’. […]

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Doggy Day

Doggy Day

It’s time to take a lead and visit the National Botanic Garden of Wales with man’s best friend. The Carmarthenshire attraction has two more dates for the diaries of dog-lovers: Friday July 11 and Saturday September 20, which follow similar ‘trial’ days last year and earlier this. Normally, only guide dogs are allowed on to […]

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Here be dragonflies

Here be dragonflies

Dragonflies are the centre of attention for a special day at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Join expert Deborah Sazer for a dragonfly and damselfly walk around the ponds, lakes and marshland of the Garden on Wednesday July 9th. There will be two walks, 12-1pm, and 2-3pm, both beginning at the main visitor entrance. […]

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Passion play

Passion play

Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Axl Rose, Darth Vader and Dr Who all have a part to play in a special harp concert at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. On Saturday and Sunday July 5 and 6, Shelley Fairplay is the star of a special weekend dedicated to Wales’ national instrument. She has organised a mouth-watering line-up […]

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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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