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 – special day for NBGW members, including talks, workshops and events.
- Members’ magazine – Yr Ardd – 3 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
- Younger 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 held by the NBGW e.g. bee-keeping, wood-turning, craft and herbal remedy workshops
- Free membership of ‘Wild Bunch’ for children (aged between 5 & 12) as part of Single Parent & Family Membership
* Certain exclusions apply . . . AND Members can now use the Library (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) after making prior arrangements with the Library team.
|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 3 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 and Volunteers’ Coffee Mornings
During the year, the Garden hosts a series of exclusive Members’ & Volunteers’ coffee mornings; normally held on the third Friday of the month. These events include talks by members of staff to highlight new projects at the Garden or walking tours around the nature reserve to hunt for wild flowers or fungi. There are also trips to other Gardens eg Westonbirt and gardening shows, and talks by guest speakers on a variety of subjects in line with the ethos of the Garden. 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. To reserve a place, members are requested to book in advance by telephoning Jane on: 01558 667118 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Forthcoming Events 2015
|February 20th 2015||11 am||Theatr Botanica||Woodland Plants. An illustrated talk by Paul O’Neil, Llwyngarreg – looking at plants for woodland and shady areas.|
|Friday March 20th||11 am||Theatr Botanica||Illustrated talk by well known botanist Ray Woods ‘Daffodils, their history and variety’ who has featured on many BBC natural history programmes|
|Friday 17th April||11 am||Theatr Botanica||Rob Parry Jones, MSc MIEEM, Conservation Manager with the Wildlife Trust . Illustrated talk about the management and conservation of National Nature Reserves in South & West Wales|
|15 & 16 May||10 am||Cloisters – stableblock courtyard||Volunteers & Members Plant Sale|
|15 May||All day||Members Day||Talks, tours etc at the Botanic Garden for Members only|
|19 June||11am||Theatr Botanica||Wildflower Walk around Waun Las with Bruce Langridge|
|17 July||TBC||Coach Trip||Coach trip to Dyffryn Gardens, Cardiff, and Tredegar House, Newport – TBC|
|18 September||11 am||Theatr Botanica||Illustrated talk by Christina Shand, from Dyffryn Fernant, “Between a Bog and a Hard Rock” Making a Garden in North Pembrokeshire. The Garden is one of seven featured in The Great Gardens of West Wales|
|16 October||11 am||Theatr Botanica||Fungi Foray with Bruce Langridge|
|20 November||11 am||Theatr Botanica||Illustrated Talk by Ivor Stokes, Curator Emeritus, National Botanic Garden of Wales, looking at the historic Gardens of Swansea|
Boreau Coffi Misol i Aelodau a Gwirfoddolwyr 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. Er mwyn llogi’ch lle, gofynnir i aelodau ffonio Jane ar 01558 667118, neu e-bostio email@example.com ymlaen llaw. Digwyddiadau 2015
|Chwefror 20, , 2015||Theatr Botanica||Planhigion y Coetir. Sgwrs ddarluniadol gan Paul O’Neil, Llwyngarreg, – ar blanhigion y coetir a mannau cysgodol.|
|Dydd Gwener, Mawrth 20, 2015||Theatr Botanica||Sgwrs ddarluniadol gan y botanegydd enwog Ray Woods ‘Cennin Pedr, eu hanes a’u hamrywiaethau’ sydd wedi ymddangos ar nifer o raglenni natur y BBC|
|Dydd Gwener, Ebrill 17, 2015||11yb||Theatr Botanica||Rob Parry Jones, Msc MIEEM, Rheolwr Cadwraeth gyda’r Ymddiriedolaeth Bywyd Gwyllt – Sgwrs Ddarluniadol am reolaeth a chadwraeth Gwarchodfeydd Natur Cenedlaethol De a Gorllewin Cymru.|
|Mai 15 a 16||10yb||Y Clawstrau – iard y Cwrt Stablau||Gwerthiant Planhigion Aelodau a Gwirfoddolwyr|
|Mai 15||Drwy’r Dydd||Diwrnod Aelodau||Sgyrsiau, teithiau cerdded, ac ati, yn yr Ardd Fotaneg i aelodau’n unig.|
|Mehefin 19||11yb||Theatr Botanica||Taith Gerdded Blodau Gwylltion o gwmpas Waun Las gyda Bruce Langridge|
|Gorffennaf 17||I’w gadarnhau||Gwibdaith Bws||Gerddi Dyffryn – Caerdydd – i’w gadarnhau|
|Medi 18||11yb||Theatr Botanica||Sgwrs ddarluniadol gan Christina Shand o Ddyffryn Fernant, “Rhwng y Gors a’r Graig Galed”, Gwneud Gardd yng Ngogledd Sir Benfro. Mae’r Ardd yn un o saith sydd wedi’u cynnwys yng Ngerddi Mawrion Gorllewin Cymru.|
|Hydref 16||11yb||Theatr Botanica||Hela Ffyngau gan Bruce Langridge|
|Tachwedd 20||11yb||Theatr Botanica||Planhigion y Coetir. Sgwrs ddarluniadol gan Ivor Stokes, Curadur Emeritws Gardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol Cymru|