Easter Bank Holiday Weekend

The bill of fare for Easter features our exotic animal show ‘Meet A Meerkat’ (on Good Friday, April 3 and Saturday April 4). We also have Folly Farm’s resident magician, juggler and balloon-modeller Luke Jugglestruck doing his stuff on Easter Saturday (April 4) and Easter Sunday. Meiron Owen and his world-famous Quack Pack will be in action all through the bank holiday weekend with daily performances on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Also on Bank Holiday Monday (April 6) is the annual Easter Bonnet Parade by the Dyfed Carriage Club.

Tuesday and Wednesday April 7-8 – Pembrokeshire Falconry

Two days of flying displays, static exhibitions, ‘Hold a Bird’ sessions and more

Saturday April 18 – Fiddlebox album launch

The popular folk duo showcase their new long-playing release entitled ‘Eastern Honeymoon’, which is in the Klez-raeg style (an irresistible fusion of Klezmer and Cymraeg). Performance at 2.30pm.

Sunday April 19 – Tenovus 10k

The annual charity 10k run which goes right around (and through) the Garden. Also fun run and children’s race, too.

Saturday and Sunday April 11-12 – Big Antiques Weekend

Two delightful days of botanical exploration with some quality antique and vintage shopping. Come and find a treasure trove of items, collectibles and curios at the biggest and best antiques fair in the West. Organised by Derwen Fairs 01267 220260

Saturday 18th & Wednesday 29th April, 10th and 11th May  – Spring Wildflower Walks

Join Michael Isaacs for a meadow and woodland guided walk in search of some beautiful and fascinating wildflowers. Walks leave at 2pm from the Stables lawn – please wear appropriate footwear.

Saturday-Sunday April 25-26 – Woodland Walk Weekend

Join our wildlife expert Deborah Sazer on two woodland walks – at 12 and 2pm both days – and reach parts of the Garden you may not have visited, such as the forgotten falls of Pont Felin Gat and the bluebell-rich Springwoods.

Sunday April 26 – South Wales Classic Car Club “Drive It” Day

Members are jumping in their classic vehicles and getting together at the Garden for a spring display with a difference (11am-4pm)

May Day Bank Holiday Weekend (May 2-4)

The fabulous Folly Farm magician and conjurer Luke Jugglestruck joins us for some bank holiday hijinx on Sunday and Monday. The world-famous Quack Pack are in action on the Sunday as well. And we celebrate International Dowing Day with a special display and demonstrations of the ancient art of water divining.

Saturday-Sunday May 9-10 – Plants for Health in Wartime

Come to the Apothecary’s Hall and discover how plants were used to treat everyday illness and First World War wounds 100 years ago. Expect Edwardian sounds, costumes, crafts and fun

Friday May 15 – Members’ Day

Annual spring garden party for our marvellous members. Look out for walks, talks, demonstrations and displays from staff and volunteers to update you on everything that is going on at the Garden

Friday May 15-Saturday May 16 –  Annual National Botanic Garden of Wales Plant Sale

Come and grab a botanic bargain from stalls bristling with plants grown here at the Garden and at home by our staff, volunteers, members and supporters

Saturday-Sunday May 16-17 – Can Plants Improve Our Health?

A lively programme of walks, talks and demonstrations will help you find out

May 23-May 31 – Half-term fun

Medicinal plant-themed family activities throughout the week

Spring Bank Holiday (May 23-25) – Hobbies Weekend

Models and toys, quilting, canoeing, lace-making, fly-fishing, coracles, dancing and dolls’ houses. Just some of the wide range of activities and taster sessions going on over the bank holiday weekend. And Jugglestruck is back in the Garden on Bank Holiday Monday.

May 26-27 – Pembrokeshire Falconry

More high-flying entertainment for all the family from the birds of prey experts

Saturday-Sunday May 30-31 – Foraging Weekend

Have a go at hunting and gathering a delicious dinner of foraged food – and then find out all about what’s hot in the hedgerow and what to look for to provide the perfect wild food pizza topping. There will be forays, cooking, tasting; tips and hints on what to eat and where to find out. Let’s go wild this weekend!

Saturday-Sunday June 6-7 – Sculpture Weekend

Come and meet the team behind our new sculpture trail, hear about their work, and their motivation – then take the Sculpture Cymru trail around the Garden

Saturday-Sunday June 13-14 – Harp Weekend

Join harpist Shelley Fairplay for a weekend of heavenly harps plus your chance to have a hands-on harp session

Saturday June 20 – Classic Cars

Forest of Dean Historic Vehicle Club members show off their classic cars

Saturday June 20 – Midsummer concert

A summer evening of spectacular music from the scintillating Symphonica Tywi, from 7.30(ish) until dusk. Tickets: £10

Sunday June 21 – Fathers’ Day

Now it’s da’s turn to have a day off and visit the Garden FREE of charge. Our popular magician and balloon-modeller extraordinaire Luke Jugglestruck will be here to keep him entertained as will the wonderful Pembrokeshire Falconry and the Morgan Car Club members bring their magnificent machines for a ‘Daddy’ of a day out. And much more

Sunday June 28 – Wales Wildflower Day

A special day to celebrate our fabulous native  flora. Come and enjoy our wonderful wildflowers and take part in a host of family-friendly activities

Sunday July 5 – The Winter’s Tale

The Magic of Shakespeare brought to life for youby the peerless Taking Flight Theatre Company starts at 2pm

Saturday July 11-Sunday July 19 – British Woodcarvers’ Association

A week-long demo of carving, turning, whittling and woodcraft taking place  in the Great Glasshouse

Saturday July 18 – International Day of Dance

Colourful day of dance with folk from all over Wales – and the world

Sunday July 19 – BBC Radio Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time Summer Garden Party

All your GQT fave celebs gardeners are here for a very special day in the Garden. Entry is by ticket only. To book yours, call 01558 667149o

Saturday and Sunday July 25-26 – Meet a Meerkat

The return of the popular exotic animal show (£2 charge). Shows are at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm

Saturday-Sunday August 1-2 – Summer Craft Fair

Great local art and craft – nick-nack-tastic!

Saturday-Sunday August 8-9 – Natural Living Expo

Unblock your chakra, discover your birthstone, tally up your Tarot. It’s time to get holistically crystal mystical. And learn about alternative therapies etc

Sunday August 9 – Pendine Dash

On your marks: for more than 70 cars, starting from the main Botanic Garden car park at 9.45.

Saturday-Sunday August 15-16 – Wales Tree Festival

Everything that is good about wood for a weekend. Join us for tree rubbing, carving, turning, whittling, tre bug hunt, tree art and loads of family fun activities.

Saturday and Sunday August 22-23 – National Vegetable Show, Welsh championships

All the very best in veg from growers around the country.

Tuesday and Wednesday August  25 and 26 – Pembrokeshire Falconry

Flying displays by birds of prey

August Bank Holiday weekend – (Aug 29-31)

Featuring, on the Saturday, the world-famous Quack Pack, Tenovus Choir and the Waterwheel Choir. Sunday stars Jugglestruck, Quack Pack and Cor Caerfyrddin; while, on Bank Holiday Monday, Jugglestruck and Pembrokeshire Falconry take centre stage

Saturday and Sunday September 5-6 – Orchid Festival

Sunday September 6 – A World Music ‘Month of Sundays’

Samba Galetz: parade, performance and workshop

Saturday and Sunday September 12-13 – Chrysanthemum Show

Chrysanthemum’s the word for this special show of blooms.

Sunday September 13 – A World Music ‘Month of Sundays’

Klezmer–Jewish music and dancing (for anyone who likes circle and/or folk dancing)