In the footsteps of Derek Acorah

In the footsteps of Derek Acorah

There is something spooky among the witch-hazels and hellebores at the National Botanic Garden of Wales later this month. Magician and storyteller Nick Brunger, who runs the award-winning Creepy Carmarthen Tour, is leading Ghost Walks around the Garden as part of the Star Party night on Friday 27th February. “Let me guide you through the darker […]

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Come and swap your seeds

Come and swap your seeds

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is holding its second community seed swap event on Sunday February 22nd. Organisers of ‘Seedy Sunday’ are hoping to bring 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 […]

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Eclipse means dark times ahead

Eclipse means dark times ahead

Given clear skies, there will be an excellent opportunity to see the a host of stellar bodies including the Moon, the Orion Nebula, Jupiter and its moons at the National Botanic Garden of Wales ‘Star Party’ later this month. On Friday February 27, the Swansea Astronomical Society host the latest Botanic Garden ‘Stargazing’ event, from […]

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Snowdrops

Jan 27th 2015.  When the Garden was first established a number of different varieties of Snowdrops were planted in Spring Woods.  Over the years the labels have been lost or misplaced and Bruce had suggested that it might be a good idea to try to identify the different varieties.  Easier said than done as we […]

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Hair Ice

Jan 13th 2015. At this time of year there is relatively little happening, but with the report of a record number of plants flowering at the start of the year, we thought we might see what we could find. For once it was wet, or rather it was snowy wet, large flakes of snow which […]

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