Below is a selection of recent comments from our visitors. If you would like to add a comment either about your visit to the Garden or about the website, please email info@gardenofwales.org.uk

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Brunel Ian Ball Everyone on coach trip enjoyed visit. Tour of garden was excellent, their efforts were appreciated. Many of our senior citizens will undoubtedly pay another visit when the weather picks up. Many thanks. 17/07/2012
Suffolk Adan Torres Beautiful, wonderful, educational and smelly! 29/07/2012
Suffolk Rhianne Torres I loved it!
Isle of Wight G Marsden Wonderful value for money, returned second day. Good food, great walks, enjoyed our visit.
Fantastic wish I could stay all day. If you wanted to add anything, perhaps a herb garden for cooks? 28/07/2012
Hereford Kieron Jones Tour with Brian was excellent, his knowledge of history of garden & people involved with other sites across Britain is second to none. Gardens themselves are brilliant and all the better for the setting. 27/07/2012
Leeds Julie Spiller Lovely family day out for 3 generations. Grounds immaculately kept, playground a big success particularly tyre maze. Train was delightful surprise that gave lots of historical background for grown ups and real thrill for the children. 27/07/2012
Hampshire June Nolan Garden lovely and well labelled but toilets need attention! 27/07/2012
Federchento Only problem is totally out of scale maps for a walk to the waterfall – ruined the day as was too long for us, yet on map it looks very close. Not good if you have small children/ mild disabilities. 26/07/2012
Beautiful garden, wish we had longer to spend.
Please – a much better guide to the rocks in the Rock of Ages.
Brecon Stephens Restaurant poor, no cawl, nothing very interesting. Not enough staff! Poor cappucino, better next time please! 27/07/2012
Swansea J Fubbins No signs to say if/ when/ where land train was running from. We and others asked several staff when train was due and each said every 30 mins. Turns out train was all the time parked up and never arrived at GGH – more info on train please!
Barry Peter Dorell A very beautiful day was had by both of us (and the sun was shining). 25/07/2012
Simpson Highly recommend it, so peaceful and beautiful. A real treat to see, well worth more than one visit.
If the theatre show is off then please let us know before we buy the ticket.
Newport Truly amazing visit, so much to see and admire, wish we had a garden to see these plants in. We will return, keep up the splendid work. 23/07/2012
Ross on Wye Came when it first opened, worth a visit then, so much better now.
Powys Gary Monk Very good, nice day, hope to come again.
Ursula Moilliet I visited the garden today and wondered why there was no rose garden? Do you have plans to develop one in the future? Usually on big estates there are such formal gardens. 20/07/2012
Devon Ann Houlston A treasure of a garden. The biodome was amazing as was the hot house. Will come again! 20/07/2012
Cardiff Stephen Finch Disappointed in the lack of colour in the glasshouse and meadows, maybe due to poor summer. Terrible traffic jam from Swansea on to the roundabout. 21/07/2012
Cefneithin Theatr na’nog – excellent 21/07/2012
Very disappointed that dogs are not allowed in any areas of the park /gardens. Otherwise an excellent attraction and very well set up. 20/07/2012
Leicester Rosemarie Marshall I enjoyed coming for my first time. 20/07/2012
Rhondda Dommis Roadnight Wonderful as always 20/07/2012
Eur Lewis The four beds of grass are absolutely boring. If the idea is to encourage new members and visitors you need more colour. Most people are more interested in colour than the fact that a DNA on plants is taking priority.
Enfield Linda Wilson Wonderful gardens, so much to see and so well cared for. Suggest you might advertise a bit more! Until I bought Lonely Planet, had never heard of your garden! 14/04/2012
Treorchy Donna Rees Please try to provide a little more privacy for nappy changing. 08/07/2012
Brechfa Edwards The garden looks lovely. Please don’t plant any colourful azaeleas as they don’t look natural. 20/07/2012
Vale of Glamorgan Mrs L.M. Jeffery Visited before it was officially opened and several times later, this is the first time after many years. These gardens are beautifully laid out and designed. Beautiful and restful, most importantly not commercialised. Long may it prosper. Congratulations 18/07/2012
Hamburg C Kruck What a lovely garden, large – nice setting. We spent 4 hours here. 18/07/2012
Hampshire Des Gauntlett Quite outstanding. Did not expect to see so much. Excellent wild flower areas, must come back to do some of the lakes. 18/07/2012
Mrs Bollard Very very nice, thank you for your help.
Rome 18/07/2012
Sylvia Clarke Have been to many botanic gardens and this has to be one of the best – because it is looking forward and not back.
Really excellent writing up of exhibits, you really told me things I’d always wondered about.
Excellent. Just the right amount of information on signs to inform but not overwhelming. 16/07/2012
Jennifer Pitts Sign to car park toilets needs to be attached to outside of Gatehouse. Visitors do not know these toilets exist and frequently have to re-enter via the Gatehouse to access those within the Garden – just a suggestion!
Forest of Dean Some labels are slicing through their plants, some for the wrong areas. Not enough info available. Good layout and facilities.
Gloucester Alex Kurucz Please make one person reponsible for the greenhouse orchids. Some (many!) are looking poorly or are in the wrong conditions. Otherwise excellent and absolutely beautiful!! 03/08/2012
Pwll Everything closed bar the big greenhouses. Nothing for the kids.
Eastbourne Melanie Lavender Very nice site, lovely gardens. Very relaxing a must see, thank you. 30/07/2012
Isle of Man Wonderful
Excellent. Well set out. User friendly, helpful staff, particularly enjoyed train ride & excellent commentary. Fabulous day out. Special thank you to Marigold for GF information, v helpful & lovely lady. 20/07/2012
Great day out for the family. Children loved activities in Aqualab, wonderful collection of plants, loved the dome. 31/07/2012
Sheffield Fabulous day and amazing site. Well laid out and very informative, thank you.
Oxford I liked the wildflower meadow the best! 31/07/2012
Abergavenny Barbara Symens It’s a super place, spoiled for us today by awful wet weather, still joined to become members though! I do wonder why you don’t get sufficient publicity, great product – go for it! 01/08/2012
Richmond Mrs Muckle Have enjoyed very much in spite of weather.
London Great garden, excellent guided tour by chip train. 02/08/2012
A revelation after too long an absence! A fantastic day out, much enhanced by Brian’s tour – I’ll be back! 02/08/2012
Quite magical! Enjoyed Brian’s commentary so much! I’ll be telling everyone I meet! 02/08/2012
London Really enjoyed experience, very informative. Planting & landscaping stunning. Enhanced by guided tour from Brian whose knowledge of the history is amazing. 02/08/2012
Henley-on-Thames Pamsbottom A lovely garden. Highlight was the informative and amusing tour on the chip fat express.
Swansea Kieft Fab day out lots to see. 03/08/2012
Gloucester Kate Sheppard Municipal feel, no clear vision. Didn’t come away inspired, weeds, poor signage. Lots of ‘samey’ planting, v overpriced visit. Irish music awful, bad fiddle player. 04/08/2012
Cardiff Malcolm Eanes Very difficult to find vegan food in cafes.
Swansea Winkie Williamson Please – better signage for bike racks plus place them with protection from rain. Prefer to lock bikes in safe, secure place in sight of security cameras.
Far too expensive
Good value!
Exmouth Liked mushroom display and tropical house. Fabulous day out, makes great stop off on way home from Pembrokeshire. 05/08/2012
East Anglia After 6 years it is still a fascination to me.
Bournemouth D Taylor Not attracting the numbers it should, the management must accept a new approach is essential. Spoke to a lady living fairly close had no idea of the beauty that prevails. If you are not prepared to re-thnk the strategy you should offer to resign.
Cardiff Hazel Jones Meghan aged 6 and mum had a lovely day today. The train ride was fab and we also had a lovely ice cream. Lots of lovely flowers and trees, thank you.
Narberth Lovely lovely lovely, wonderful concept. Wonderful day – thanks. 08/08/2012
East Sussex Tim Williams Please keep Brian and train, marvellous commentary, a national treasure! Why not turn it into a book? Give the Aqualab a good wash with sugar soap. 10/08/2012
Cardiff Margaret Perring Brian gave us a superb tour in the chip fat train. So knowledgable.
Pat McGinh Superb, variety of plants, design and layout retains interest, enhanced by historic aspect, just right amount of info. 10/08/2012
Elena It is such a beautiful place, it is a must visit. We had a fantastic time, thank you very much and well done for the wonderful work. 10/08/2012
Please get the outside of the conference centre repainted with 2 coats of masonry paint.
Swansea Barbara Dobson I loved my time here. One suggestion when funds available would be to fit a handrail on hill to Boar sculpture. 11/08/2012
Cardiff Catt Mouncher Falconry was fab, hope to see them here again.
Foelgastell Philip Govier Falconry display was brilliant! The ‘leader’ was very entertaining and explained everything very clearly – much fun by all, well done.
Barry Falconry display fab!
Kidwelly Ruth Lewis Wow what can we say, had wonderful day, plenty to see, v relaxing for the soul. Fantastic falconry display v entertaining for all. Ended up buying year membership, well done to all. 11/08/2012
Llanddarog Alistair Pridmore Excellent, falconry display, well organised, entertaining, family orientated. 12/08/2012
Ammanford More falconry displays please, best ever! 12/08/2012
Pembrokeshire Helen Curton 4 of us have visited today and the falconry display was excellent, v informative and entertaining. We thought it should be offered to the public again. 12/08/2012
Penarth Catherine Ballard You need more covered seating areas given our climate to enjoy vistas in dry. Walled garden and perennial garden with rill the best. Glasshouse ok. 15/08/2012
London Lovely – a great day out, keep making this place more beautiful ny the day. Very nice buggy driver Terry and train driver Brian. Very informative and pleasant personalities. 16/08/2012
Watts A lovely day out will definitely come again. 15/08/2012
Swansea Carl Borresen Why is there so much ragwort left to grow? 14/08/2012
Klughofer Riharz Highly interesting display of an enormous variety of plants, wondeful roundup with the train plus the v interesting commentary of the man driving make this drab day a highlight! Thank you. 13/08/2012
Would be good to allow pets (dogs on lead) and maybe reduce the entrance fee. 13/08/2012
Very enjoyable in spite of weather. Could plant lists be available as the beds are numbered? 15/08/2012
Brechfa Lots of very friendly staff
Kent Very good location, well planned, well managed, lots of interesting aspects, very welcoming. 16/08/2012
Suffolk Excellent garden, well signed, food good. Staff extremely helpful. Buggy and train driver very informative. 16/08/2012
Abergavenny Good to see how the garden has developed since our last visit several years ago. Suggest an adventure playground for children and adults? 16/08/2012
Thatcham Jacob Oakley Very good scent and touch of plants – loved making puppets! (aged 10)
Poole Enjoyed our visit, would come again. Will tell family and friends about you. Well done.
Carmarthen Wonderful as always but the Ghost trees canot be seen from the main central path so many visitors just walk straight past. Surely a notice of some sort to direct visitors round the lake paths?
Ammanford Rhian Jones Came to Tree Festival which was advertised as “free” but when we got here we had to pay admission – so did not see anything as have been to gardens many times in past. V disappointed! 18/08/2012
Gloucester Brilliant, pity about rain. 17/08/2012
Cardiff Gerald Hodges By comparison with an RHS Garden eg Wisley – poor. The small green house (tropical) was good but the rare Welsh plants were difficult to find and poor. 18/07/2012
Nottingham Excellent range of things to see and enjoy. Tropical house was best I’ve visited – great variety, well organised and fully maintained allowing plants to be accesible. Also like bee garden and of course the dome. 27/07/2012
Brilliant talk by Bruce Langridge about Ghost Forest!
Wonderful place, really beautiful and I especially liked the amazing glasshouse on the hill. Had expected more from tree festival though, not many activities or exhibitors. 19/08/2012
Bath Claire Crosby Really enjoyed visit, beautiful surroundings and lovely displays. Only thing would have improved visit would have been common names of plants – could identify them easily in garden centres. 19/08/2012
Cardiff Have seen Garden develop well. Why don’t staff wear badges saying they can or are willing to speak Welsh? Could use greetings in Welsh – Thank you/diolch. 19/08/2012
Cardiff Lloyd A very special place which is a credit to Wales. Diolch yn fawr
Cardiff A visual paradise. More promotion needed. Thank you to staff for help and info, back soon. 19/08/2012
David Williams Signs covered by trees, nothing that stands out – need to be bright and bold!