Woodcraft Weekend

Woodcraft Weekend

Everything that is good about wood takes centre stage at the National Botanic Garden of Wales with a weekend of demonstrations and displays. Wood-turners, lovespoon-carvers, walking stick makers and an axe sculptor are just some of the stars of the show at the Garden’s popular Woodcraft Weekend on Saturday and Sunday January 17-18 – and […]

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Snowdrops: A plant lover’s guide

Snowdrops: A plant lover’s guide

Everybody’s favourite spring flower is the centre of attention for a special day at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday January 31 – and it’s FREE. Galanthus is a much-loved harbinger of spring and here at the Garden there is a mile of snowdrops to explore but Snowdrop Day is so much more […]

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Fine china treats in store

Fine china treats in store

Welsh pottery, paintings and textiles take centre stage at the National Botanic Garden’s January Antiques Fair weekend (Jan 10-11). The Garden provides a stunning and iconic setting for this popular event featuring more than 50 stands – and entry to the Garden and the Antiques Fair is just £2, and there is a free and […]

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 Film of pregnant badger

Film of pregnant badger

Wildlife watchers at the National Botanic Garden of Wales have their fingers crossed for a happy event this Christmas. The weekly, volunteer-run Wildlife Patrol around the Garden’s 568-acre estate is a fixture in the calendar and always unearths something worth talking about. But now, movement-sensitive cameras in the Pont Felin Gat woods have captured what […]

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Animal magic

Animal magic

Gifted storyteller and illustrator Jackie Morris is bringing her magical art to the National Botanic Garden of Wales this winter. Jackie’s big love of the natural world will dominate her winter show in the Garden’s Gallery – entitled Song of the Golden Hare – with paintings and drawings of all her favourite creatures, great and […]

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Taste of Christmas

Taste of Christmas

Indulge yourself in some seasonal Christmas treats at the National Botanic Garden’s popular Christmas Food Fair on December 20 and 21. The nation’s favourite garden is the venue for a celebration of local food and drink. And there is certainly something for everyone among the festive offerings in the Great Glasshouse, from beautiful foodie gift […]

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Santa Spectacular

Santa Spectacular

A pirate, a penguin, plenty of elves and (of course!) Father Christmas take centre stage in this year’s National Botanic Garden of Wales ‘Santa Spectacular’. This annual, festive extravaganza bears all the hallmarks of being another Christmas cracker so make sure you book early for a seat at ‘The Pirate Who Stole Christmas’. Written and […]

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The perfect present

The perfect present

Dychmygwch anrheg Nadolig, penblwydd neu benblwydd priodas y gallwch ei defnyddio bob diwrnod o’r flwyddyn. Beth allai fod yn well ar gyfer y ffrind, perthynas neu aelod o’r teulu anodd-i’w-brynu-iddo hwnnw nac anrheg anarferol, hyfryd, sy’n newid yn barhaus, na fydd e byth yn ei hanghofio? Felly, pam na wnewch chi aelodaeth o Ardd Fotaneg […]

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Craft fair is fabulous showcase

Craft fair is fabulous showcase

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Great Glasshouse at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. The specially-decorated schools’ Christmas trees are on display and – on Saturday and Sunday December 13-14 – they will be joined by local craftsmen and women for our annual Christmas Craft Fair. It might just be […]

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Who will be top of the tree?

Who will be top of the tree?

Twenty-one schools have signed up for the annual Christmas Tree Decorating Competition at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. This year’s festive contest is on Thursday 4th December and the theme is “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” to help mark 100 years since Dylan Thomas’ birth. Pupils will be up against the clock to decorate […]

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