Mooch with your pooch

Mooch with your pooch

It’s time to take a lead and visit the National Botanic Garden of Wales with man’s best friend. The Carmarthenshire attraction has one more date for the diaries of dog-lovers: Saturday September 20, which follows similar ‘trial’ days last year and earlier this. Normally, only guide dogs are allowed on to the 568-acre site, which […]

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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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Garden wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Garden wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

The first stage of a £6.7 million plan to restore historic Regency landscape at the National Botanic Garden of Wales has been given the green light. What will be the biggest project in the Garden’s history aims to uncover the origins of Middleton Hall – the 568-acre estate that the Garden now occupies ¬– and […]

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 Uke cannot be serious!

Uke cannot be serious!

The ukulele player’s motto is: “It’s hard not to smile when you have a ukulele in your hand”. So, imagine how much fun it will be to see the Stroud Ukulele Orchestra in action. They are performing at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday October 11 as part of the group’s annual trip […]

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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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Chrysanthemum’s the word

Chrysanthemum’s the word

Some of the best chrysanths in Wales will be on show at the National Botanic Garden on September 13-14. The Chrysanthemum Show is organised by the South Wales Group of the National Chrysanthemum Society, one of just six groups covering the whole of the UK. They are joined this year by the Begonia Society. The […]

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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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