Family fun - all summer long

Family fun – all summer long

There are fun family activities every day – all summer long at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. <p align=”none”></p> If you are a bit of a nature detective and enjoy a good Bug Hunt or if you like dressing up and making lotions, potions, arts and crafts, the Botanic Garden is the place for […]

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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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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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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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Badge of honour

Badge of honour

The National Botanic Garden of Wales has been awarded Blue Peter Badge Attraction status. This honour means that the Garden joins the ranks of attractions who have won this award and entitles all badge-holders to free entry. Head of marketing at the Garden, David Hardy said: “The Blue Peter Badge has been iconic for generations […]

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Good heavens! Garden gets special status

Good heavens! Garden gets special status

The National Botanic Garden of Wales has been awarded Dark Sky Discovery Site status – the first botanic garden in Britain to earn this honour. The move is official recognition by The UK Dark Sky Discovery partnership of the quality of the night sky over the Llanarthne attraction. The Garden is one of 25 new […]

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