Come and meet a meerkat

Come and meet a meerkat

By popular demand, the meerkats are back at the National Botanic Garden – along with a few of their friends. On the weekend of July 25 and 26 the meerkats will return to the Carmarthenshire attraction along with a selection of snakes, tarantulas, a porcupine, a skunk and a parrot. It is very much a […]

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Summer crafts in a stunning setting

Summer crafts in a stunning setting

The annual summer spectacle of lovely local crafts in a glorious garden setting is happening at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2. The Garden’s Summer Craft Fair will once again boast 40 stalls of locally hand-crafted products which can be found in the Garden Marquee and in the stunning […]

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Lake Dipping

June 30th, July 7th 2015 and July 8th: The last Tuesday of the month and another pollination day. This time the weather was quite warm though we still didn’t find many bees! But a big thanks to all who helped in this very interesting and potentially valuable project. The following Tuesday the weather cleared up […]

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Refugia, Moths and Wildflowers

June 23rd and 28th: Unfortunately the Moth trap battery wasn’t charged, so no Moths on the 23rd. However, it was put out in time for the Wild Flower day and, as can be seen from the photos below, this gave the best yield of the year so far. In the absence of Moths we opted […]

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Garden seeks stars of the future

Garden seeks stars of the future

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is launching an apprentice scheme for young gardeners of the future. The new scheme, announced today (Friday May 15), was described by Curator Simon Goodenough as “an inspiring innovation for the Garden and for horticulture in Wales”. Recruitment will begin shortly with the first placements starting in September 2015. […]

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