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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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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