FREE entry for people living in SA4

FREE entry for people living in SA4

The National Botanic Garden of Wales has declared Saturday September 19, 2015, to be “Meet the Neighbours day”, which means free entry for anyone able to prove they live in the SA4 postcode area. This special ‘Postcode Day’ includes a Food Fair, music, key talks by Garden staff and a display by the World-famous Quack […]

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Dance India Wales in action

Dance India Wales in action

Ffestiva! the festival that celebrates world music and dance created and performed by artists in Wales, is in full swing! This year it is spread over ‘a month of Sundays’ on every Sunday in September, with performances around the National Botanic Garden of Wales, all starting around 12 noon. Sunday 20th brings the beautiful and […]

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VIP guest for big orchid show

VIP guest for big orchid show

Orchids to die for . . . Plantsman and TV star Tom Hart-Dyke is guest of honour at the Wales Orchid Festival which takes place at the National Botanic Garden on Saturday and Sunday, September 5-6. As well as a visit from the patron of the Orchid Study Group, there will be an exciting programme […]

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Samba signals start of musical 'Month of Sundays'

Samba signals start of musical ‘Month of Sundays’

Ffestiva! – the festival celebrating world music and dance created and performed by artists in Wales – is back! This year it takes place over ‘a month of Sundays’ through September, with performances around the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, all starting around 12 noon. The musical month starts off in style on Sunday September […]

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Antiques take centre stage at the Garden

Antiques take centre stage at the Garden

It’s Antiques time again at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday and Sunday October 3-4. Fans of collectibles, curios and classic should make their way to the various Botanic Garden venues – including the Lord Foster-designed Great Glasshouse – for displays of Welsh art and pottery, quality jewellery and 17th century Welsh oak […]

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MG owners rally at the Garden

MG owners rally at the Garden

Modern and classic cars will be the centre of attention when members of the Swansea MG Enthusiast Club stop off at the National Botanic Garden on their Brecon Beacons Car Run on Sunday (Sep 27). Organiser Carol Hutson reckons there could be around 50 cars taking part – and more than that if the weather […]

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Birds of prey back for Bank Holiday

Birds of prey back for Bank Holiday

There is a veritable bonanza of family fun and games this bank holiday weekend at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. The upcoming three-day holiday weekend will feature the Garden’s familiar formula of music, magic, balloon modelling, birds of prey and the world-famous Quack Pack. Plus the Garden looking its very best in its high […]

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Garden seeks stars of the future

Garden seeks stars of the future

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is launching an apprentice scheme for young gardeners of the future. The new scheme, announced in May, was described by Curator Simon Goodenough as “an inspiring innovation for the Garden and for horticulture in Wales”. Recruitment will begin shortly with the first placements starting in September 2015. The scheme is […]

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Wales Watercolour Challenge

Wales Watercolour Challenge

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is launching its own Watercolour Challenge this summer. It is 200 years ago that Thomas Hornor was commissioned by Sir William Paxton, of Middleton Hall, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, to catalogue the full majesty of “one of the finest water parks in Britain” – on the site where the Botanic Garden […]

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Your A-to-Z guide to a healthy lifestyle

Your A-to-Z guide to a healthy lifestyle

With everything from reiki to reflexology, and crystals to tarot, The Natural Living Expo is a one-stop shop for a healthy and holistic life. The event returns to the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday and Sunday August 8-9 boasting a real A-to-Z of complementary therapies. Organiser Sarah Clark says: “We are very excited […]

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