Bright ideas for your Big Day

Bright ideas for your Big Day

If you want some great ideas for your Big Day then make a date with the Wedding Fair at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Sunday October 26. Organised by Wonderland Wedding Promotions, the fair runs from 11am-4pm and promises to be a lot of fun as well as a lot of help for […]

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Bonkers for conkers

Bonkers for conkers

It’s FREE entry for the under-16s this half-term at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, where we are going bonkers over conkers. The Great Carmarthenshire Conker Contest takes centre stage in the autumn half-term break (Oct 25-Nov2) and this old chestnut of an autumn event is all set to be a cracking competition, with the […]

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Botanical art supports veterans’ charity

Botanical art supports veterans’ charity

‘The Art of Cultivating Hope’ at the Stables Gallery, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire – September 1-October 31 A collection of 16 contemporary botanical paintings are on show at the National Botanic Garden of Wales portraying plants that link the battlefields of WW1 to the support a gardening therapy charity offers to present-day […]

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Garden wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Garden wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

The first stage of a £6.7 million plan to restore historic Regency landscape at the National Botanic Garden of Wales has been given the green light. What will be the biggest project in the Garden’s history aims to uncover the origins of Middleton Hall – the 568-acre estate that the Garden now occupies ¬– and […]

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Apple Inc

Apple Inc

A mouth-watering display of more than 400 varieties is the centrepiece of Apple and Pear Weekend at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on October 18-19. This event is a veritable harvest festival and there’s good news for all the sweet-tooths out there, too: there will be one variety of apple that comes coated in […]

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Magical mushrooms

Magical mushrooms

The third annual Wales Fungus Day is promising to be the biggest and best yet. Taking place at the National Botanic Garden on Sunday October 12, it will feature some of Wales’ top experts, a wild mushroom ‘cook-up’, a special (and unique) fungi patchwork exhibition, as well as family activities – including wooden-mushroom painting – […]

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 Uke cannot be serious!

Uke cannot be serious!

The ukulele player’s motto is: “It’s hard not to smile when you have a ukulele in your hand”. So, imagine how much fun it will be to see the Stroud Ukulele Orchestra in action. They are performing at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday October 11 as part of the group’s annual trip […]

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A time to share . . .

A time to share . . .

Remember, remember: all of September is ‘Members: bring a friend, FREE of charge’ month at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. All month long, the Garden membership card will act as if it has a “plus one” facility attached to it – every single day of September. That includes the Orchid Festival (Sep 6-7), the […]

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Treasure hunt

Treasure hunt

The Big Autumn Antiques Weekend takes place at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on October 4 and 5. There is a promise of high-quality china, jewellery, silver, textiles and furniture, as well as countless curios many smaller collectables. So, something for everyone at this event, organised by Derwen Antiques, which will be using various venues […]

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Rare blooms are centre of attention

Rare blooms are centre of attention

Rare and unusual specimens will take centre stage at the Wales Orchid Festival held at the National Botanic Garden on Saturday and Sunday, September 6-7. But the annual two-day extravaganza will also offer everything you ever wanted to know about orchids – and more. Top-notch nurseries will converge on the Garden for a weekend boasting […]

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