First frosts arrive but it's still a great time to visit

First frosts arrive but it’s still a great time to visit

I thought I would start this blog by giving you an insight into life as a trainee horticulturist at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. I feel blessed to come to work here every day (and I am not being paid to say that!) A little information about me: my name is Rebecca (aka Dave) […]

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Glastir

Nov 11th – Our rain god kindly arranged to give us a thoroughly wet morning at the most convenient time for us. This enabled us to have a very good morning in the restaurant, pouring over all the Glastir maps and other documents that Bruce had provided. A lot to think about and discuss. Nov […]

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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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Art in action

Art in action

There’s a rare opportunity to meet the brilliant author and illustrator Jackie Morris at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday December 6. Jackie will be ‘artist in residence’ for a day in the Garden’s Gallery from 10-4 and will be painting, talking and signing books for fans of her wonderful work. Her exhibition […]

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Growing the Future Fungi

Nov 4th 2014: This Tuesday we arrived to find that our rain god had put his/her clock forward instead of back, so it didn’t stop raining until 11.00. This was actually very useful as it enabled Bruce and Rosie to tell us about the 5 year Glas Tir, or Tir Glas project. As Bruce says, […]

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