Mooch with your pooch

Mooch with your pooch

It’s time to take a lead and visit the National Botanic Garden of Wales with man’s best friend. The Carmarthenshire attraction has one more date for the diaries of dog-lovers: Saturday September 20, which follows similar ‘trial’ days last year and earlier this. Normally, only guide dogs are allowed on to the 568-acre site, which […]

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Botanical art supports veterans’ charity

Botanical art supports veterans’ charity

‘The Art of Cultivating Hope’ at the Stables Gallery, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire – September 1-October 31 A collection of 16 contemporary botanical paintings are on show at the National Botanic Garden of Wales portraying plants that link the battlefields of WW1 to the support a gardening therapy charity offers to present-day […]

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Garden wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

Garden wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

The first stage of a £6.7 million plan to restore historic Regency landscape at the National Botanic Garden of Wales has been given the green light. What will be the biggest project in the Garden’s history aims to uncover the origins of Middleton Hall – the 568-acre estate that the Garden now occupies ¬– and […]

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 Uke cannot be serious!

Uke cannot be serious!

The ukulele player’s motto is: “It’s hard not to smile when you have a ukulele in your hand”. So, imagine how much fun it will be to see the Stroud Ukulele Orchestra in action. They are performing at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday October 11 as part of the group’s annual trip […]

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Good day, neighbour

Good day, neighbour

The National Botanic Garden of Wales has declared Friday September 12, 2014, to be “Meet the Neighbours day”, which means free entry for anyone able to prove they live in the SA31 postcode area. This special ‘Postcode Day’ initiative includes key talks by Garden staff and behind-the-scenes tours. Head of Marketing, David Hardy said: “We’ve […]

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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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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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