Web-chats with Assembly Members

Web-chats with Assembly Members

We are looking for students and apprentices to take part in a web-chat with Assembly Members about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Skills in Wales. We want to hear your views on whether you think enough is being done to encourage young people to enter Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths courses. We would also […]

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Lambing

Having apparently solved last weeks problems with the moth trap we watched patiently as Marigold carefully removed the sodden egg-boxes – but nothing.  The trap did appear to have worked judging by the fact that the battery was partially discharged and light bulb worked when tested.  But the overnight rain and wind had obviously discouraged […]

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Coming home again to Wales

Coming home again to Wales

A rare and valuable collection of paintings is paying a fleeting visit to its original home in south West Wales. It has long been known that the National Botanic Garden of Wales occupies what was once one of the finest Regency landscapes and water parks in Britain but what is less known is that a […]

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Treat for Mum

Treat for Mum

Mums are in for a treat at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Mothers’ Day.  Not only can they enjoy a local food and craft fair in the stunning Great Glasshouse, there will be music and dancing – and they get in FREE, in honour of their special day. Why not treat mam or mam-gu […]

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Daffodil art on show

Daffodil art on show

The metamorphosis of Narcissus: daffodil art is the timely topic for the spring exhibition at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, where it runs alongside the Carmarthenshire venue’s month-long Daffodil Festival. University students on the Surface Pattern Design course at Swansea Met have been working on the show – entitled simply ‘Daffodil’ – since early […]

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Badge of Honour

Badge of honour The National Botanic Garden of Wales has been awarded Blue Peter Badge Attraction status. This honour means that the Garden joins the ranks of attractions who have won this award and entitles all badge-holders to free entry. Head of marketing at the Garden, David Hardy said: “The Blue Peter Badge has been […]

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Saints be praised

Saints be praised

It’s FREE entry for all at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday March 1st in honour of our patron saint. St David’s Day is a great time to reacquaint yourself with the Garden after the long, wet winter and enjoy a taste of Welsh culture. There will be the best of local food […]

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Go Wild

Go Wild

Wild art, woodland birds and weaving are among the highlights of the spring-themed activities at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this half-term. “We’re going to show our visitors how to look for and make use of inspirational natural objects,” says organiser Bruce Langridge. “Woodlands, hedgerows and field edges are a treasure trove of sticks, […]

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Patchwork Meadow Blog

The UK squares arrived at NBGW just before Christmas, and are now installed in our Art Gallery, arranged on the walls in 8 vibrant colour blocks, ranging from blues and purples, to pink and scarlet, then greens, yellows and whites. The mixture of themes, techniques, designs and skills is extraordinary, and has inspired all of […]

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Tree Lichens

When Bruce first suggested that survey for Tree Lichens, the first questions I asked were, what do they do and what function do they perform in the eco-system?  We didn’t really know, so we did what we always do, we Googled.  And this is what we found. ‘Lichens account for approximately 8 percent of the […]

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