The perilous existence of endangered whitebeams

By Tracey Hamston The beautiful oak woodlands on the coastal fringes and steep valleys of Exmoor are home to several species of whitebeam (Sorbus spp.) that are found nowhere else in the world. Exmoor is one of a number of regions in the UK that are well-known for their diversity of endemic Sorbus species. In […]

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Harvest, horti treats, tropical heat and honeysuckle

Harvest, horti treats, tropical heat and honeysuckle

Gardeners + Cake = a festive sugar-filled workforce By Rebecca (aka Dave) – December 18th 2014 Christmas is almost upon us and, as the abundant harvest season is drawing to a close, we are met with the task of using up crops. Wherever possible we don’t like things to go to waste. Unfortunately, we do […]

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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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Allt Goch

Nov 25th 2014 For once we were indoors – and the weather was still fine! Philip Jones had kindly agreed to give us a talk on Fungi, how to identify them and other tips. For this we gathered in the Aqualab, complete with mugs and a tin of lovely biscuits courtesy of the Carmarthenshire Wildlife […]

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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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