Here be dragonflies

Here be dragonflies

Dragonflies are the centre of attention for a special day at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Join expert Deborah Sazer for a dragonfly and damselfly walk around the ponds, lakes and marshland of the Garden on Wednesday July 8th. There will be two walks, 12-1pm, and 2-3pm, both beginning at the main visitor entrance. […]

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BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time Summer Garden Party returns

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 a unique opportunity to enjoy two recordings of […]

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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 today (Friday May 15), 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. […]

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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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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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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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Outdoor theatre: come out to play

Outdoor theatre: come out to play

It may be high summer in the National Botanic Garden but that won’t stop them staging Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale on Sunday July 5th. Performed by outdoor theatre experts Taking Flight, who are taking the romantic tragi-comedy on tour all over Wales this summer, the action starts at 2pm and moves around the Garden scene […]

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Book your place at midsummer concert spectacular

Book your place at midsummer concert spectacular

A summer evening of spectacular music from the scintillating Symphonica Tywi will take place on midsummer’s evening at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. The midsummer, ‘A Night At The Proms’ concert will be a special 80-minute celebration of British tradition with spine-tingling music that will exhilarate the mind and tantalise the senses. The acoustics […]

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Dads go free on Fathers' Day

Dads go free on Fathers’ Day

It’s free entry for dads on Fathers’ Day (June 21) at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, where there’s plenty to keep the old man happy. There is a whole range of activities to keep your dads out of mischief for the day. There is a double delight for ‘petrol heads’: a visit by the […]

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Vintage cars are the stars in the Garden

Vintage cars are the stars in the Garden

Cars dating right back to 1911 will be on show at the National Botanic of Garden of Wales on Saturday June 20 courtesy of the Forest of Dean Historic Vehicle Club. Around 20 cars ranging in age from 104 to 40 years old will be on display in Millennium Square from around midday until 5pm. […]

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