If you are not already a member of the botanic garden, here’s your chance.
By becoming a member of the Garden, not only will you be supporting our charity and helping us to carry out essential research, but members can also enjoy an excellent range of benefits:
- Free entry for the duration of your membership* and free parking
- Membership badge(s)
- Members’ coffee mornings; talks, tours and trips to other gardens
- Annual garden party – a special ‘members-only’ day including talks, workshops and events.
- Members’ magazine – Yr Ardd – three editions per annum
- Varied and full events calendar throughout the year: talks, concerts, food and craft fairs, music, theatre, and horticultural events
- Free entry to the following gardens throughout the UK:
- Picton Castle and Gardens, Haverfordwest
- Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
- University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum
- The Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses
- The Living Rainforest, Hampstead Norreys, Berkshire
- RHS Garden Rosemoor (Oct-Mar only)
- The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum, Hampshire
- HDRA Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry
- The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
- Benmore Botanic Garden, Argyll
- Logan Botanic Garden, Galloway
- Dawick Botanic Garden, Scottish Borders
- 10% discount in the botanic garden Gift Shop and Plant Sales
- Discounts on courses in the Garden e.g. bee-keeping, wood-turning, craft and herbal remedy workshops
AND Members can now use the Library (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) after making prior arrangements with the Library team. * Certain exclusions apply . . .
|National Botanic Garden of Wales|
|Membership Type – tick appropriate category||Direct Debit||Annual||10 Year||Life|
|Joint (2 adults living at the same address)||£53||£58||£477||£715|
|Membership Plus (Individual membership plus one guest)||£60||£62||£540||£810|
|Single Parent Family (1 adult & up to 3 children aged 5–18 yrs) Children under 5 free.||£55||£58||N/A||N/A|
|Family (2 adults living at the same address & up to 4 children aged 5 – 18 yrs) Children under 5 free.||£70||£75||£630||£945|
To become a member you will have to fill in a membership application form. There are three ways to get a form.
- Download a Membership Form (English) or Membership Form (Cymraeg).
- Telephone Jane Down on 01558 667118 (membership can be taken over the phone) or e-mail her on email@example.com, to request a membership application form.
- Pick up a membership application form at the main visitor reception.
Completed membership forms can be handed in to the main visitor reception (where you will receive a temporary membership card valid for 28 days) or application forms can be posted to the following address: Membership, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire SA32 8HN NB. Please allow up to 28 days for delivery of membership pack and cards.
Membership as a Gift
If you would like others to enjoy our beautiful Garden and all it has to offer and, at the same time, support our charitable work and research, then we are happy to arrange membership as a gift for birthdays, Christmas, weddings, anniversaries, retirement or just as a thank-you to someone special in your life. Membership packs are sent in a seasonal/festive cover and can be posted either to the purchaser or the recipient. Your own message can be printed on the pack. Please allow 10 days for processing. To make your purchase, either complete the membership form or telephone the membership secretary: Jane Down on: 01558 667118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tours + Talks + Trails
Would you like the Garden to give your gardening club/society, WI, U3A group etc a talk? We have a small team of staff and volunteers who would be delighted to visit your society to give a general illustrated talk about the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Generally speaking, we are able to offer talks both during the day and evening, if speakers are available. We have volunteers based throughout the south and west of wales and some are prepared to travel a little further if required. For further information, please contact email@example.com or telephone 01558 667149
Monthly Members’ & Volunteers’ Coffee Mornings 2016
During the year, the Garden hosts a series of exclusive Members’ & Volunteers’ only coffee mornings once a month, days do and can vary depending on the event. Events include talks by guest speakers, or members of staff and volunteers, on a variety of subjects but all linked in some way to the environment, horticulture and history thereby supporting the ethos and mission of the Garden. There are also trips to visit other gardens and gardening shows.
Coffee mornings provide an opportunity for members to meet other members, staff and volunteers. It is a very sociable occasion but also one where like-minds and horticultural/environmental interests come together. Do come and join us.
All coffee mornings are ‘bookable’ events. There is a small charge, £2 per head, which includes coffee/tea & biscuits served from 11.00 am onwards. To reserve a place, members are requested to book in advance by telephoning Jane on: 01558 667118 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forthcoming Talks & Trips 2016
|11.30 am||Theatr Botanica||Dr Liz Whittle – The Tudor & Stuart Gardens of Monmouthshire – illustrated talk|
|11.30 am||Theatr Botanica||Louise Austin – The Regency Restoration at the National Botanic Garden of Wales – illustrated talk|
|April 15 Friday
|11.30 am||Coach Trip||Trip to RHS Cardiff Show
Cost and times to be confirmed
|May 13 & 14
Friday & Saturday
|All day||Cloisters – stableblock courtyard||Volunteers & Members Plant Sale – 2 day sale of plants grown by volunteers and members|
|All day||Members Day||Talks and tours at the Botanic Garden for Members only, by members of staff and guest speakers.|
|May 25 Wednesday||11.30. am||Theatr Botanica||Pre Hay-On-Wye Special : John Adams – The Last Monastic Herbal in England – illustrated talk|
|Coach Trip||Sezincote House & Garden, designed by Samuel Cockerell who also designed Middleton Hall
TBC Afternoon tea at Daylesford organics?
|11.30am||Theatr Botanica||Gwynne Jones – the History and Development of the Daffodil – illustrated talk|
|11.30 am||Theatr Botanica||Mark Barber – A closer look at reptiles and amphibians in our environment, illustrated talk|
|11.30 am||Trip||Westonbirt – autumn colours and a chance to try the new tree canopy walk! Cost and times TBC|
|11.30 am||Theatr Botanica||Dr Toby Driver – Aerial Archaeology of West Wales – illustrated talk|
Boreau Coffi Misol i Aelodau a
Yn ystod y flwyddyn, mae’r Ardd yn cynnal cyfres o foreau coffi i Aelodau a Gwirfoddolwyr; fe’u cynhelir yn arferol ar y trydydd Dydd Gwener yn y mis. Mae’r digwyddiadau hyn yn rhoi cyfle i aelodau glywed am brosiectau newydd yn yr Ardd neu dderbyn gwybodaeth am brosiectau cyfredol. Gellir hefyd gwahodd siaradwr gwadd i rai ohonynt, rhywun sy’n arbenigo mewn pwnc sy’n cydweddu ag ethos, cenhadaeth ac amcanion yr Ardd. Ry’n ni hefyd yn trefnu gwibdeithiau bws i erddi partneriaethol a sioeau garddio.
Mae’r boreau coffi hefyd yn rhoi cyfle i aelodau gyfarfod ag aelodau eraill, staff a gwirfoddolwyr. Mae’n achlysur cymdeithasol iawn, ond mae e hefyd yn rhywle lle y gall rhai sydd yn rhannu’r un diddordebau garddwriaethol ac amgylcheddol ddod ynghyd.
Mae pob bore coffi yn ddigwyddiad lle y mae’n rhaid llogi’ch lle. Codir tâl bychan o £2 y pen, sy’n cynnwys te/coffi a bisgedi, a weinir o 11yb ymlaen. Er mwyn llogi’ch lle, gofynnir i aelodau ffonio Jane ar 01558 667118, neu e-bostio email@example.com ymlaen llaw.
|Chwefror 19 Dydd Gwner||11.30yb
|Theatr Botanica||Dr Liz Whittle – The Tudor and Stuart Gardens of Monmouthshire – sgwrs ddarluniadol|
|Dydd Gwener, Mawrth 18||Theatr Botanica||Sgwrs ddarluniadol gan Lousie Austin – The Regency Restoration of the National Botanical Garden of Wales.|
|Dydd Gwener, Ebrill 15||11.30yb||Gwibdaith Bws||Gwibdaith i Sioe Arddwrieth Frenhinol Caerdydd. Tâl ac amserau i’w cadarnhau|
|Dydd Gwener a Sadwrn, Mai 13 a 14||Drwy’r dydd||Y Clawstrau – iard y Cwrt Stablau||Gwerthiant Planhigion Aelodau a Gwirfoddolwyr – 2 ddiwrnod o werthiant planhigion a dyfwyd gan wirfoddolwyr ac aelodau|
|Dydd Sadwrn, Mai 14||Drwy’r Dydd||Diwrnod Aelodau||Sgyrsiau, teithiau cerdded, ac ati, yn yr Ardd Fotaneg i aelodau’n unig, gan aelodau o’r staff a gwestai.|
|Dydd Mercher, Mai 25||11.30yb||Theatr Botanica||Digwyddiad Arbennig cyn Gelli Gandryll: ‘John Adams – The Last Monastic Herbal in England – sgwrs ddarluniadol|
|Dydd Mercher, Mehefin 15||8.30yb
|Gwibdaith Bws||Tŷ Seincote a’r Ardd, dyluniwyd gan Samuel Cockerell a hefyd ddyluniodd Neuadd Middleton – I’w gadarnhau|
|Dydd Gwener, Gorffennaf 15||11.30yb||Theatr Botanica||Gwynne Jones – The History and Development of the Daffodil; - sgwrs ddarluniadol|
|Dydd Gwener, Medi 16||11.30yb||Theatr Botanica||Mark Barber – A Closer Look at Reptiles, Amphibians in our Environment – sgwrs ddarluniadol|
|Dydd Mercher, Hydref 19||1130yb||Gwibdaith Bws||Westonbirt – lliwiau’r hydref a chyfle i roi cynnig ar lwybr canopi coed newydd – Tâl ac amserau i’w cadarnhau|
|Dydd Gwener, Tachwedd 18||11.30yb||Theatr Botanica||Dr Toby Driver – Aerial Archaeology of West Wales – sgwrs ddarluniadol|
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