Absolute classic!

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is urging fans of vintage vehicles to make a date at the Garden on Sunday (March 22) when the Towy Valley Vintage Club will be on parade. The club’s annual spring “crank up” is always a treat for nostalgia fans as members bring along a variety of vehicles and put […]

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Pamper treat for mum

Pamper treat for mum

There’s a treat in store for mum on Sunday March 15 with FREE entry to a special ‘pamper day’ at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. An impressive line up of therapists, beauticians, make-up experts and well-being practitioners will be offering a tempting range of tasters including facials and foot spas, skin care advice, manicures, […]

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Join a bird-watching walk

Join a bird-watching walk

Bird experts are hoping to spot a wide variety range of our feathered friends on a special weekend at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Daniel Jenkins-Jones, of RSPB Cymru, and Terry Wells, from the BTO, will be leading two bird-watching walks each day around the Garden, on Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29. […]

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Free entry for all on St David’s Day

Free entry for all on St David’s Day

Cawl, coracles and choirs are just some of the attractions on the menu at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on St David’s Day. It is FREE entry for all on March 1st in honour of our patron saint and there’s plenty to see and do – you can even try your hand at playing […]

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Eclipse means dark times ahead

Eclipse means dark times ahead

Given clear skies, there will be an excellent opportunity to see the a host of stellar bodies including the Moon, the Orion Nebula, Jupiter and its moons at the National Botanic Garden of Wales ‘Star Party’ later this month. On Friday February 27, the Swansea Astronomical Society host the latest Botanic Garden ‘Stargazing’ event, from […]

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In the footsteps of Derek Acorah

In the footsteps of Derek Acorah

There is something spooky among the witch-hazels and hellebores at the National Botanic Garden of Wales later this month. Magician and storyteller Nick Brunger, who runs the award-winning Creepy Carmarthen Tour, is leading Ghost Walks around the Garden as part of the Star Party night on Friday 27th February. “Let me guide you through the darker […]

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Amphibians and Reptiles

Feb 10th 2015. Cloudy, cold and misty. As followers of Iolo Williams’ Great Welsh Parks programmes will have seen, one useful method of discovering what Reptiles and Amphibians there are around is to lay down corrugated tin sheets, or similar pieces of equipment. So as some of the outer sheds of the old Waun Las […]

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Pancake fun at half term

Pancake fun at half term

The National Botanic Garden of Wales will be going flat out for pancakes this half term with making, baking and pancake races on the menu. There will be fun family activities every day of the upcoming mid-term school hols with cooking, magic and much more – and don’t forget: Kids go FREE at half-term. Celebrity […]

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Come and swap your seeds

Come and swap your seeds

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is holding its second community seed swap event on Sunday February 22nd. Organisers of ‘Seedy Sunday’ are hoping to bring together seed savers, herb and home-grown veg enthusiasts, local gardening, allotment and community groups as well as organisations campaigning for sustainable food production and biodiversity. Head of Marketing at […]

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Top quality food on the menu

Top quality food on the menu

Local producers are the stars of the National Botanic Garden of Wales January Food Fair (January 24-25), and they are laying on a feast with an international flavour. Rubbing shoulders with the sellers of tapas, Belgian chocolate, tapenades, smoked paprika and chorizo will be specialists in laverbread, Welsh cakes, Carmarthenshire cheese, Ty Siriol pork, wild […]

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