Flower power

Flower power

The National Botanic Garden is rolling out the red carpet for the cast of thousands starring in Wales Wildflower Day. Sunday July 13th is your chance to mingle with our floral celebs as you explore orchid-rich meadows, and get your eye in for spotting the other stars of our show by learning how to identify […]

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Lowri Evans in concert

Lowri Evans in concert

“A major talent in any language” is how best to bill poly-lingual West Wales songstress Lowri Evans, who is performing at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday July 12th. She will be showcasing her brand new Welsh-language single ‘Gadael y Gorffennol’ as well as tracks from her latest long-player ‘Corner of My Eye’. […]

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Doggy Day

Doggy Day

It’s time to take a lead and visit the National Botanic Garden of Wales with man’s best friend. The Carmarthenshire attraction has two more dates for the diaries of dog-lovers: Friday July 11 and Saturday September 20, which follow similar ‘trial’ days last year and earlier this. Normally, only guide dogs are allowed on to […]

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Passion play

Passion play

Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Axl Rose, Darth Vader and Dr Who all have a part to play in a special harp concert at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. On Saturday and Sunday July 5 and 6, Shelley Fairplay is the star of a special weekend dedicated to Wales’ national instrument. She has organised a mouth-watering line-up […]

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Garden party is the event of the year

Garden party is the event of the year

BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time Summer Garden Party is the horticultural event of the year. On Sunday June 29th , the party is at the National Botanic Garden of Wales – the very first time it has happened outside England. As well as recordings of two editions of GQT, there will also be plenty […]

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Vote for the Garden

The National Botanic Garden has made it on to a shortlist of landmark attractions in the running to be crowned ‘National Treasure’.   The National Lottery has launched the campaign, which gives the people of Wales the chance to choose their favourite face and perfect place. The famous faces vying for the iconic status of […]

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Botanic bargains on sale

Botanic bargains on sale

Make a date for some blooming bargains at the National Botanic Garden annual plant sale. Hundreds of plants, donated by Garden staff, volunteers, members and the public will be on offer over the two-day fundraising effort on Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17. There’s still time to donate plants – for details of how […]

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Doggy Day in the Garden

Doggy Day in the Garden

Don’t forget, this Sunday is your latest chance to bring along your pet pooch for a rare opportunity to stroll around the botanic garden. Sunday March 9 is the latest date in our Doggy Day series, when we welcome well-behaved mutts (and well-behaved owners!) into the Garden for the day. Curator Simon Goodenough said: “The most frequently […]

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Wing and a Prayer

Wing and a Prayer

It might be good weather for ducks but bird experts are hoping to spot a much wider range of our feathered friends on a special day at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Daniel Jenkins-Jones, of RSPB Cymru, will be leading two bi-lingual bird-watching walks around the Garden on Saturday February 15. Daniel says there […]

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Seedy Sunday takes root

Seedy Sunday takes root

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is holding its first-ever community seed swap event on Sunday February 23rd. 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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