Feast of fun at Tapas Weekend

Feast of fun at Tapas Weekend

There’s an Estupendo couple of days in store at the National Botanic Garden when Tapas Weekend brings a taste of Spain to Carmarthenshire on Saturday August 30 and Sunday August 31. Fabulous flavours will abound with a special ‘Tapas’ menu in the Garden’s restaurant, stalls selling sangria, Estrella, cured ham, chorizo and churros, and cookery […]

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A time to share . . .

A time to share . . .

Remember, remember: all of September is ‘Members: bring a friend, FREE of charge’ month at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. All month long, the Garden membership card will act as if it has a “plus one” facility attached to it – every single day of September. That includes the Orchid Festival (Sep 6-7), the […]

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Botanical art supports veterans’ charity

Botanical art supports veterans’ charity

‘The Art of Cultivating Hope’ at the Stables Gallery, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire – September 1-October 31 A collection of 16 contemporary botanical paintings are on show at the National Botanic Garden of Wales portraying plants that link the battlefields of WW1 to the support a gardening therapy charity offers to present-day […]

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Rare blooms are centre of attention

Rare blooms are centre of attention

Rare and unusual specimens will take centre stage at the Wales Orchid Festival held at the National Botanic Garden on Saturday and Sunday, September 6-7. But the annual two-day extravaganza will also offer everything you ever wanted to know about orchids – and more. Top-notch nurseries will converge on the Garden for a weekend boasting […]

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Good day, neighbour

Good day, neighbour

The National Botanic Garden of Wales has declared Friday September 12, 2014, to be “Meet the Neighbours day”, which means free entry for anyone able to prove they live in the SA31 postcode area. This special ‘Postcode Day’ initiative includes key talks by Garden staff and behind-the-scenes tours. Head of Marketing, David Hardy said: “We’ve […]

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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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Meet a Meerkat

Meet a Meerkat

– at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, August 28-29 The meerkats are back – along with tarantulas, snakes, a skunk, a porcupine and a parrot in this fun-for-all-the-family show by Tropical Inc. Get up close and personal with a variety of exotic animals. Shows are at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm, both days (Aug […]

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