Why connecting with nature is child’s play

Why connecting with nature is child’s play

Playday, the national day to celebrate play in the UK, is held on the first Wednesday in August – that’s the 5th this year – and the National Botanic Garden of Wales is playing its part. Playday was started as a celebration of children’s right to play as well highlighting the importance of outdoor play […]

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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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Pendine Dash sets off from the Garden

Pendine Dash sets off from the Garden

The 11th annual Pendine Dash takes place on Sunday August 9th and it will start at the National Botanic Garden of Wales with the first car flagged off at 10am. It is organised by Pembrokeshire MG Car Club and attracts cars from all over Britain, mainly MG’s participate but there will be plenty to interest […]

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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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Botanic 'boomerang' offer is just the ticket

Botanic ‘boomerang’ offer is just the ticket

The special ‘return ticket’ that allows free entry for a week, is back in operation at the National Botanic Garden for the Easter holidays – and this year it will stay in place until the end of the year. Anyone buying a full-price ticket to the Garden between now (Wednesday March 25th ) and the […]

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Summer crafts in a stunning setting

Summer crafts in a stunning setting

The annual summer spectacle of lovely local crafts in a glorious garden setting is happening at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2. The Garden’s Summer Craft Fair will once again boast 40 stalls of locally hand-crafted products which can be found in the Garden Marquee and in the stunning […]

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Come and meet a meerkat

Come and meet a meerkat

By popular demand, the meerkats are back at the National Botanic Garden – along with a few of their friends. On the weekend of July 25 and 26 the meerkats will return to the Carmarthenshire attraction along with a selection of snakes, tarantulas, a porcupine, a skunk and a parrot. It is very much a […]

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GQT

GQT

BBC Radio 4′s Gardeners’ Question Time Summer Garden Party returns It’s the gardening event of the year – and it’s coming back to the National Botanic Garden of Wales On Sunday 19th July 2015, BBC Radio 4′s Gardeners’ Question Time is bringing its annual Summer Garden Party to our garden for a second year. The GQT Summer Garden Party is […]

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Woodcarvers in residence

Woodcarvers in residence

Back in the National Botanic Garden by popular demand are the British Woodcarvers’ Association who are putting on a weeklong demonstration and display. The Woodcarvers will be in the Great Glasshouse between Saturday July 11th and Sunday July 19th. “We always enjoy coming to the Garden and it will be our third time there this year […]

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