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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Botanic bargains on sale

Botanic bargains on sale

Make a date for some horticultural bargains at the National Botanic Garden of Wales annual plant sale. Hundreds of plants, donated by Garden staff, volunteers, members and the public, will be on offer over the two-day fundraising effort on Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16. There’s still time to donate plants – for details […]

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Get a taste of life during wartime 100 years ago

Take a step back in time when you visit the National Botanic Garden of Wales to learn about how plants were used to help with a variety of medical problems 100 years ago. A host of fun activities for all the family will be held in Millennium Square, the Apothecary’s Hall and the Apothecaries’ Garden […]

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Hobbies Weekend at the Botanic Garden

Hobbies Weekend at the Botanic Garden

There’ll be hobbies and handicrafts of all kinds at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on 23-25 May. With displays of dolls’ houses by West Glamorgan Dolls’ House Society, jewellery demonstrations by Maggie C Jones, Dinefwr Photographic Society, British Woodcarvers’ Association, patchwork, quilting, lacemaking and more, there’ll be something for all the family. There’ll be […]

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Falconry Days at the Garden

Falconry Days at the Garden

After the Bank Holiday hubbub it will be time to keep watching the skies and enjoy the ‘Birds of Prey’ display by Pembrokeshire Falconry. On Tuesday and Wednesday (May 26-27), there will be two flying displays – at 11.30am and 2pm – and there will be an all-day display featuring the likes of kites, hawks, […]

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Walk on the wild side at Forage Festival

Walk on the wild side at Forage Festival

There is little more rewarding than exploring the countryside and finding food growing wild that you can take home and use in your cooking. The natural world has so much to offer in the way of culinary delights and the National Botanic Garden of Wales’ fun weekend will allow you to explore your wild side. […]

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