Free entry on special day

Free entry on special day

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is throwing open its doors in honour of the Royal Horticultural Society’s National Gardening Week. There will be free entry for all on Wednesday April 15th as well as talks by the Botanic Garden’s Curator Simon Goodenough. Said Simon: “This is an excellent opportunity for people who haven’t been […]

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Easter feast of animal magic

Easter feast of animal magic

It’s going to be a beast of an Easter at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this year with meerkats, birds of prey and the world-famous Quack Pack to the fore. There’s also an Easter Egg Hunt and an Easter Bonnet Parade to look forward too as well as music, magic, balloon modelling and much […]

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Garden and College helping shape future farming generations

A new deal between the National Botanic Garden and Coleg Sir Gar will play a big part in shaping the next generation in agriculture to make a difference to the environment. A five-year farm management agreement between the Garden and the college has been signed with both organisations hailing the move as an excellent ‘win-win’ […]

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Absolute classic!

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is urging fans of vintage vehicles to make a date at the Garden on Sunday (March 22) when the Towy Valley Vintage Club will be on parade. The club’s annual spring “crank up” is always a treat for nostalgia fans as members bring along a variety of vehicles and put […]

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Pamper treat for mum

Pamper treat for mum

There’s a treat in store for mum on Sunday March 15 with FREE entry to a special ‘pamper day’ at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. An impressive line up of therapists, beauticians, make-up experts and well-being practitioners will be offering a tempting range of tasters including facials and foot spas, skin care advice, manicures, […]

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Join a bird-watching walk

Join a bird-watching walk

Bird experts are hoping to spot a wide variety range of our feathered friends on a special weekend at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Daniel Jenkins-Jones, of RSPB Cymru, and Terry Wells, from the BTO, will be leading two bird-watching walks each day around the Garden, on Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29. […]

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Free entry for all on St David’s Day

Free entry for all on St David’s Day

Cawl, coracles and choirs are just some of the attractions on the menu at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on St David’s Day. It is FREE entry for all on March 1st in honour of our patron saint and there’s plenty to see and do – you can even try your hand at playing […]

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Eclipse means dark times ahead

Eclipse means dark times ahead

Given clear skies, there will be an excellent opportunity to see the a host of stellar bodies including the Moon, the Orion Nebula, Jupiter and its moons at the National Botanic Garden of Wales ‘Star Party’ later this month. On Friday February 27, the Swansea Astronomical Society host the latest Botanic Garden ‘Stargazing’ event, from […]

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In the footsteps of Derek Acorah

In the footsteps of Derek Acorah

There is something spooky among the witch-hazels and hellebores at the National Botanic Garden of Wales later this month. Magician and storyteller Nick Brunger, who runs the award-winning Creepy Carmarthen Tour, is leading Ghost Walks around the Garden as part of the Star Party night on Friday 27th February. “Let me guide you through the darker […]

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Amphibians and Reptiles

Feb 10th 2015. Cloudy, cold and misty. As followers of Iolo Williams’ Great Welsh Parks programmes will have seen, one useful method of discovering what Reptiles and Amphibians there are around is to lay down corrugated tin sheets, or similar pieces of equipment. So as some of the outer sheds of the old Waun Las […]

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