Prize-winning veg on the menu

Prize-winning veg on the menu

Do you grow champion veg? Then why not enter one (or more) of the 37 classes in The National Vegetable Society’s Welsh Branch Championship being held in the National Botanic Garden on Saturday and Sunday, August 22-23. Championship entry forms are available from show secretary Colin Lewis – contact him on lewiscolin@hotmail.co.uk There are also […]

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Summer crafts in a stunning setting

Summer crafts in a stunning setting

The annual summer spectacle of lovely local crafts in a glorious garden setting is happening at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2. The Garden’s Summer Craft Fair will once again boast 40 stalls of locally hand-crafted products which can be found in the Garden Marquee and in the stunning […]

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Discover the magic of trees

Discover the magic of trees

Discover the magic of trees at the Wales Tree Festival held at the National Botanic Garden on Saturday and Sunday August 15-16. Take a fascinating Welsh tree trail and hear talks to help you discover which trees grow in the Garden and all about the creatures that live in and around them. The Woodland Skills […]

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Why connecting with nature is child’s play

Why connecting with nature is child’s play

Playday, the national day to celebrate play in the UK, is held on the first Wednesday in August – that’s the 5th this year – and the National Botanic Garden of Wales is playing its part. Playday was started as a celebration of children’s right to play as well highlighting the importance of outdoor play […]

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Birds of prey put on a show

Birds of prey put on a show

Pembrokeshire Falconry are back at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire tomorrow and Wednesday (August 25-26) promising two days of stunning flying displays. Harris hawks, red-tailed buzzards and an eagle owl will take to the air as part of two daily set-piece shows, at 12 noon and 2pm, and there will be a […]

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Come and meet a meerkat

Come and meet a meerkat

By popular demand, the meerkats are back at the National Botanic Garden – along with a few of their friends. On the weekend of July 25 and 26 the meerkats will return to the Carmarthenshire attraction along with a selection of snakes, tarantulas, a porcupine, a skunk and a parrot. It is very much a […]

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GQT

GQT

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 […]

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Woodcarvers in residence

Woodcarvers in residence

Back in the National Botanic Garden by popular demand are the British Woodcarvers’ Association who are putting on a weeklong demonstration and display. The Woodcarvers will be in the Great Glasshouse between Saturday July 11th and Sunday July 19th. “We always enjoy coming to the Garden and it will be our third time there this year […]

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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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