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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Plants inspire patchwork show

Plants inspire patchwork show

Life, love, remembrance, food and medicine are just some of the themes of a new exhibition at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. The UK-wide Patchwork Meadow Project, described as ‘a Bayeux Tapestry for our times’, celebrates Britain’s extraordinary wealth of wildflowers through the medium of handicraft. The Patchwork Meadow is the brainchild of the […]

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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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Top quality food on the menu

Top quality food on the menu

Local producers are the stars of the National Botanic Garden of Wales January Food Fair (January 25-26), and they are laying on a feast with an international flavour. Rubbing shoulders with the sellers of burritos, baklava, tapas, Turkish delight, Belgian chocolate and chorizo will be specialists in laverbread, Welsh cakes, local honey, Cothi Valley cheese, […]

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Vintage weekend in store

Vintage weekend in store

Welsh pottery, paintings and textiles take centre stage at the National Botanic Garden’s Antiques Fair weekend (January 11 & 12). The Garden provides a stunning and iconic setting for this popular event featuring more than 50 stands. There will be a huge range of stalls in the wonderful surrounds of the Great Glasshouse; in the […]

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The perfect present

The perfect present

Imagine a Christmas, birthday or anniversary gift that you can use every day of the year. What could be better for that difficult-to-buy-for friend, relative or family member than an unusual, beautiful, ever-changing present they will never forget? So, why not make National Botanic Garden of Wales membership your special gift this year? A member […]

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Variety is the spice of apple weekend

Variety is the spice of apple weekend

The organisers of the Apple Weekend at the National Botanic Garden of Wales are promising another bumper crop of everyone’s favourite fruit. Come October 19-20 and there will be plenty of apples to try, taste and buy at the ever-popular event with a stunning display of 400 or so varieties at the core of the […]

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Garden treat for fairies

Garden treat for fairies

All fairies get free admission to the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Wales Fungus Day – Sunday October 13. The annual celebration of fungi features guided walks of fairy rings and tours of the Garden’s famous (and very rare) waxcap meadows as well as a chance to get up close and personal with some […]

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Formidable fair

Formidable fair

One of the biggest antiques fairs Carmarthenshire has ever seen is at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this weekend (October 5-6). There will be a huge range of stalls in the stunning surrounds of the Great Glasshouse, the regency splendour of Principality House and in the Garden marquee; and there will be some rare […]

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Return of the meerkats

The meerkats are back at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this month. The incredible and fun exotic animal show – presented by Tropical Inc – returns to the Carmarthenshire attraction on Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, and features giant spiders, huge snakes, a porcupine, skunk and meerkats. Tickets are on sale now for the […]

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