Top quality food on the menu

Top quality food on the menu

Local producers are the stars of the National Botanic Garden of Wales January Food Fair (January 24-25), and they are laying on a feast with an international flavour. Rubbing shoulders with the sellers of tapas, Belgian chocolate, tapenades, smoked paprika and chorizo will be specialists in laverbread, Welsh cakes, Carmarthenshire cheese, Ty Siriol pork, wild […]

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Come and swap your seeds

Come and swap your seeds

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is holding its second community seed swap event on Sunday February 22nd. Organisers of ‘Seedy Sunday’ are hoping to bring together seed savers, herb and home-grown veg enthusiasts, local gardening, allotment and community groups as well as organisations campaigning for sustainable food production and biodiversity. Head of Marketing at […]

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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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Make mine a Stellar

Make mine a Stellar

Given clear skies, there will be a host of heavenly bodies on display at the National Botanic Garden of Wales ‘Star Party’ later this month. You could see the Andromeda Galaxy, the Moon, the Pleiades and many other fascinating stellar objects on Friday November 28, when the Swansea Astronomical Society host the latest Botanic Garden […]

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It's a Gift

It’s a Gift

If you are on the look-out for great gift ideas then this is the event for you: a one-stop present-buying shop all under one roof – and what a roof! The Gift Fair (Saturday and Sunday, November 8-9) takes place in the stunning surrounds of Lord Foster’s Great Glasshouse, which is not only the largest single-span […]

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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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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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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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