From Tuesday November 4: Song of the Golden Hare and other paintings – popular Pembrokeshire-based children’s illustrator, writer  and author Jackie Morris return to the Garden’s Gallery with a fabulously festive exhibition with wonderful imagery from your favourite storybooks, old and new (until January 13). Read more about Jackie’s exhibition here

Saturday and Sunday December 13-14 Christmas Craft Fair – the best local crafts might just make the perfect gift PLUS the Garden’s very special Santa Show (call 01558 667149 to book tickets). Read more about the Craft Fair here

PLUS on Saturday, there is music from Cor Persain choristers and, on Sunday: Cor Merched Tybie and Goodness Gracious Glee

Saturday and Sunday December 20-21 Christmas Food Fair – a veritable feast of the best festive food and drink from local producers who just love to please. PLUS the Garden’s very special Santa Show (call 01558 667149 to book tickets)

PLUS on Saturday, there is music from the Tenovus Choir and Cor Caerfyrddin; and on Sunday: the City of Swansea Concert Band and Marie Lwyd, an ancient Welsh custom of ‘playing up’ for the solstice.

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is closed Christmas Eve and  Christmas Day. We’ll be open again from 10am to 4pm on Boxing Day should you need a post-turkey trundle to cast off the Crimble cobwebs.

There is FREE admission to the Garden throughout January – except for the three ‘event’ weekends which are:

Saturday & Sunday January 10-11 – Antiques Weekend Saturday & Sunday January 17-18 – Woodcraft Weekend

Saturday & Sunday January 24-25 – Food Fair 

Saturday January 31: Snowdrop Day – talks and walks and buy-your-own snowdrop collection