Film of pregnant badger

Film of pregnant badger

Wildlife watchers at the National Botanic Garden of Wales have their fingers crossed for a happy event this Christmas. The weekly, volunteer-run Wildlife Patrol around the Garden’s 568-acre estate is a fixture in the calendar and always unearths something worth talking about. But now, movement-sensitive cameras in the Pont Felin Gat woods have captured what […]

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The perilous existence of endangered whitebeams

The perilous existence of endangered whitebeams

By Tracey Hamston The beautiful oak woodlands on the coastal fringes and steep valleys of Exmoor are home to several species of whitebeam (Sorbus spp.) that are found nowhere else in the world. Exmoor is one of a number of regions in the UK that are well-known for their diversity of endemic Sorbus species. In […]

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Animal magic

Animal magic

Gifted storyteller and illustrator Jackie Morris is bringing her magical art to the National Botanic Garden of Wales this winter. Jackie’s big love of the natural world will dominate her winter show in the Garden’s Gallery – entitled Song of the Golden Hare – with paintings and drawings of all her favourite creatures, great and […]

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Fine china treats in store

Fine china treats in store

Welsh pottery, paintings and textiles take centre stage at the National Botanic Garden’s January Antiques Fair weekend (Jan 10-11). The Garden provides a stunning and iconic setting for this popular event featuring more than 50 stands – and entry to the Garden and the Antiques Fair is just £2, and there is a free and […]

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Harvest, horti treats, tropical heat and honeysuckle

Harvest, horti treats, tropical heat and honeysuckle

Gardeners + Cake = a festive sugar-filled workforce By Rebecca (aka Dave) – December 18th 2014 Christmas is almost upon us and, as the abundant harvest season is drawing to a close, we are met with the task of using up crops. Wherever possible we don’t like things to go to waste. Unfortunately, we do […]

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