Animal magic is Fathers’ Day fun

Dads get in free on Fathers’ Day at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, who are planning a day of animal magic in honour of Dad’s special day. The voyage around West Wales of the famous Falabellas miniature Marros Farm ponies stops off at the Garden, and there will be another of our marvellous ‘Meet […]

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Prom-ise of a special night

Prom-ise of a special night

All your ‘Last Night of the Proms’ favourites fight for top billing at the Midsummer Concert at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. The fabulous 40-piece Symphonica Tywi return to the Garden on Saturday June 21st for their annual concert at 7.30pm. The event – entitled ‘A Night At The Proms’ – will be a […]

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Garden is being more Dog

Garden is being more Dog

It’s time to mooch with your pooch at the National Botanic Garden of Wales with the return of Doggy Days. The Carmarthenshire attraction has three dates for the diaries of dog-lovers: Friday June 6, Friday July 11 and Saturday September 20, which follow similar ‘trial’ days last year and earlier this. Curator Simon Goodenough explained […]

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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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Garden’s got talons

Black Mountains Falconry are back at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire this weekend (June 7-8) promising two days of stunning flying displays. Slideshows require the Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support. Harris hawks, red-tailed buzzards and an eagle owl will take to the air as part of two daily set-piece shows, at 12 […]

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Vote for the Garden

The National Botanic Garden has made it on to a shortlist of landmark attractions in the running to be crowned ‘National Treasure’.   The National Lottery has launched the campaign, which gives the people of Wales the chance to choose their favourite face and perfect place. The famous faces vying for the iconic status of […]

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Plant Pharmacy Patchwork 2014

Plant Pharmacy Patchwork 2014

Inside the Apothecary’s Hall you can find a new exhibition of medicinal plants that has been made by the Stitching B(otanicals) group. It presents a fascinating selection of British plants that have been recorded as being used to treat illness, both historically, and for some, in the present day. Plant Pharmacy Patchwork is the first […]

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Authors strike gold with The New Sylva

Authors strike gold with The New Sylva

There is a tree-mendous celebration going on at the National Botanic Garden of Wales to mark the launch of The New Sylva – a sumptuous 400-page book celebrating trees and forests of the UK. An exhibition in the Garden’s gallery will feature some of the 200 new pen and ink drawings by Sarah Simblet which […]

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Many Happy Returns

Many Happy Returns

The special ‘return ticket’ that allows free entry for a week, is back in operation at the National Botanic Garden for the Easter holidays – and this year it will stay all summer long. Anyone buying a ticket to the Garden between now (Tuesday April 15) and the end of September will be allowed back […]

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Pasg Hapus

Mae hud a lledrith anifeiliaid, cerddoriaeth, dawns a theatr bypedau, yn rhannu’r un rhaglen yng Ngardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol Cymru yn ystod y Pasg eleni.   Mae’r mirgathod yn ôl, ac mae’r Cwac Pac hefyd yn dychwelyd, fel y mae tîm arddangos Adar Ysglyfaethus y Mynydd Du, i ddifyrru ymwelwyr y gwyliau yng ngardd orau Cymru. […]

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