Campfire adventure for half-term

Campfire adventure for half-term

Making popcorn over a campfire is just one of the fun family activities at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this February half-term – when children go FREE. Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson’s creation ‘Stickman’ will be a special feature of the holiday fun and games and storytelling. Giant Jenga and draughts, making walking sticks and […]

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Star gazers focus on the moon

Star gazers focus on the moon

Swansea Astronomical Society are hosting the latest National Botanic Garden of Wales stargazing event on Saturday February 20, 6pm-9pm. All the action, including a talk, takes place in and around the Great Glasshouse and, given clear skies, you could see our nearest galaxy, Andromeda and see and hear a talk on the subject of ‘Our […]

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Seedy Sunday event is taking root

Seedy Sunday event is taking root

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is holding a community seed swap event on Sunday February 21. ‘Seedy Sunday’ is aimed at bringing 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 the Garden, David […]

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Welly Wednesday is play time in the Garden

Welly Wednesday is play time in the Garden

Parents are being urged to let their children explore the great outdoors at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Welly Wednesdays start next month after the spring half-term and feature an hour of fun, outdoor activities, storytelling and exploring for pre-schoolers. Education development officer Nancy Hardy said: “This is a great chance for parents to […]

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'Survivor' is crowned Tree of the Year

‘Survivor’ is crowned Tree of the Year

An oak tree at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, saved from destruction by a stroke of luck many years ago, will now wave the flag for Wales in the European Tree of the Year competition An oak tree which now stands proudly at the National Botanic Garden has been chosen by the public as […]

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