Pollinators

April 21st 2015. The recent sunny weather has enabled us to ‘collect’ the first Moths of the year – not many but always interesting. One Moth was particularly agitated and it took a couple of hours in the fridge before it calmed down enough for Marigold to identify it – a Lunar Marbled Brown. Moth […]

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Scary Mari and the ancient art of dowsing . . .

Scary Mari and the ancient art of dowsing . . .

Mari Lwyd, music, magic, dowsing and dancing take centre stage at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this May Day Bank Holiday weekend. On Saturday May 2, the musical entertainment is provided by Côr Merched Tybie and the Tenovus Cancer Care Choir. We will be celebrating International Dowsing Day on the Sunday (May 3) with […]

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GQT

GQT

BBC Radio 4′s Gardeners’ Question Time Summer Garden Party returns It’s the gardening event of the year – and it’s coming back to the National Botanic Garden of Wales On Sunday 19th July 2015, BBC Radio 4′s Gardeners’ Question Time is bringing its annual Summer Garden Party to our garden for a second year. The GQT Summer Garden Party is […]

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Wales Watercolour Challenge

Wales Watercolour Challenge

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is launching its own Watercolour Challenge this summer. It is 200 years ago that Thomas Hornor was commissioned by Sir William Paxton, of Middleton Hall, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, to catalogue the full majesty of “one of the finest water parks in Britain” – on the site where the Botanic Garden […]

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Botanic 'boomerang' offer is just the ticket

Botanic ‘boomerang’ offer is just the ticket

The special ‘return ticket’ that allows free entry for a week, is back in operation at the National Botanic Garden for the Easter holidays – and this year it will stay in place until the end of the year. Anyone buying a full-price ticket to the Garden between now (Wednesday March 25th ) and the […]

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