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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Conserving the Future

16th Dec 2014 As the last walk of the year Bruce suggested that we take a look at the ‘Conserving Our Future zone’, formerly known as the Energy Zone. This is an area where the Garden is developing new display of Welsh plants from four of Wales’ NNRs – Cwm Idwal, Great Orme, Waun Las […]

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Snowdrops: A plant lover’s guide

Snowdrops: A plant lover’s guide

Everybody’s favourite spring flower is the centre of attention for a special day at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday January 31 – and it’s FREE. Galanthus is a much-loved harbinger of spring and here at the Garden there is a mile of snowdrops to explore but Snowdrop Day is so much more […]

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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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Ghost walk in the Garden

There is something spooky among the witch-hazels and hellebores at the National Botanic Garden of Wales next month (February). 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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