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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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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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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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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Harp Weekend is a hands-on treat

Harp Weekend is a hands-on treat

Wales’ national instrument takes centre stage at the National Botanic Garden in a special weekend dedicated to the harp. Virtuoso harp player Shelley Fairplay will be promoting everything about the instrument during the weekend of June 13-14. Shelley has lined-up an extravaganza of harp-related events. There will be a chance for people of all ages […]

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Sculpture weekend takes shape

Sculpture weekend takes shape

Visitors to the National Botanic Garden will be encouraged to pick up a hammer and chisel in a special weekend to celebrate sculpture. A series of 12 sculptures are dotted around the Garden as part of a collaboration between Sculpture Cymru and the Garden’s International Barcode of Life Project. On the weekend of June 6-7, […]

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Don't miss Wales Wildflower Day

Don’t miss Wales Wildflower Day

The National Botanic Garden is hosting the third annual Wales Wildflower Day on Sunday June 28. Nature lovers will get the chance to get up close and personal, not only with a whole host of wildflowers, especially the orchid-rich meadows, but with the insects, butterflies and moths which mingle with the wild plant life. Visitors […]

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In praise of volunteers

In praise of volunteers

Volunteers can bring a friend for free at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in celebration of a special week. During National Volunteers’ Week (June 1-8), all the Garden’s volunteers are being urged to show off the good work they do to their friends and family and take advantage of this special “Plus One” facility […]

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