Violets, a Butterfly and Moths

Aug 26th.  During the previous two weeks the group has been busy clearing vegetation in Trawscoed woods next to the visitors car park, creating a bit more light as well as getting rid of a lot of the bramble and other weeds.  This week was the time for planting – Dog Violets.  There are already […]

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OMG! It's a classic

OMG! It’s a classic

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 September 28th. Organiser Carol Hutson reckons there could be around 50 cars taking part – and more than that if the weather […]

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Pollinating Insects

July 29th 2014 – Lots of interesting photos of the many pollinating insects that are to be found in the Garden and Waun Las. Slideshows require the Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support.   If any volunteer or member is interested in joining us please send an email to Jane Down– you DON’T have to be […]

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On the Lakes

July 22nd – very hot!  And the first time for the group to use the boat to explore at least one of the lakes – the rest were too low, or even dried up after the recent dry spell. Slideshows require the Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support. Slideshows require the Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support. […]

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In the Great Glasshouse

July 8th 2014 – Our group was busy in the Great Glasshouse as can be seen from this slide-show. Even now there are still some fungi around as well as insects of all kinds. Slideshows require the Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support. If any volunteer or member is interested in joining us please send an […]

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Mainly Moths

June 17th – Due to my indisposition I have not been able to post anything for the past 7 weeks.  Below is a splendid group of photos that were taken by John James. Identifying moths is never straightforward as can be seen from the following emails! There are a couple of wrongly-named moths in the […]

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Family fun - all summer long

Family fun – all summer long

There are fun family activities every day – all summer long at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. If you are a bit of a nature detective and enjoy a good Bug Hunt or if you like dressing up and making lotions, potions, arts and crafts, the Botanic Garden is the place for you this […]

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Wooden it be nice

Wooden it be nice

Feel good about wood? Then the Wales Tree Festival (Aug 16-17) is an event not to miss. Everything from a quiet stroll and a talk on dormice, to the noisy, diesel against-the-grain clang of a chainsaw carver – that’s what in store at the National Botanic Garden next weekend. Organiser and interpretation office at the […]

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Rugby legend’s World Cup tips for Garden girl

Rugby legend’s World Cup tips for Garden girl

National Botanic Garden scientist Jenny Hawkins is busy researching ways of fighting hospital superbugs armed only with the healing properties of honey. Next week, the West Wales farmer’s daughter breaks away from her studies to line up again the biggest and best rugby players on the planet in the IRB Women’s World Cup. For this […]

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Bank Holiday fun

Bank Holiday fun

Music, magic and balloon-modelling take centre stage at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this August Bank Holiday weekend. Add to that the world-famous Quack Pack and you have a line-up that offers something for everyone. The Garden’s special bank holiday musical guests of note are are: Fiddlebox – the local fiddle-and-squeezebox folk duo – […]

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