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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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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Members: bring a friend FREE of charge

Members: bring a friend FREE of charge

Remember, remember: all of September is ‘Members: bring a friend, FREE of charge’ month at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. All month long, your membership card will act as if it has a “plus one” facility attached to it – every single day of September. That includes: Orchid Festival (the 5th and 6th); World […]

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Mouth-watering music for a month of Sundays . . .

Mouth-watering music for a month of Sundays . . .

Ffestiva! the festival that celebrates world music and dance created and performed by artists in Wales, is back! This year it will be 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. The musical month starts off in style […]

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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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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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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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