Early Signs of Spring!

Jan 2016: What a difference this year! Frosts this winter have been very few and far between. Indeed there has only been one serious frost, Jan 20th in the whole of the winter so far. November and December were very warm and January has continued the trend whilst not being so exceptional. The downside to […]

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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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