It's a Gift

It’s a Gift

If you are on the look-out for great gift ideas then this is the event for you: a one-stop present-buying shop all under one roof – and what a roof! The Gift Fair (Saturday and Sunday, November 8-9) takes place in the stunning surrounds of Lord Foster’s Great Glasshouse, which is not only the largest single-span […]

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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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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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Magical mushrooms

Magical mushrooms

The third annual Wales Fungus Day is promising to be the biggest and best yet. Taking place at the National Botanic Garden on Sunday October 12, it will feature some of Wales’ top experts, a wild mushroom ‘cook-up’, a special (and unique) fungi patchwork exhibition, as well as family activities – including wooden-mushroom painting – […]

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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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Treasure hunt

Treasure hunt

The Big Autumn Antiques Weekend takes place at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on October 4 and 5. There is a promise of high-quality china, jewellery, silver, textiles and furniture, as well as countless curios many smaller collectables. So, something for everyone at this event, organised by Derwen Antiques, which will be using various venues […]

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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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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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OMG! It's a classic

OMG! It’s a classic

Modern and classic cars will be the centre of attention when members of the Swansea MG Enthusiast Club stop off at the National Botanic Garden on their Brecon Beacons Car Run on Sunday September 28th. Organiser Carol Hutson reckons there could be around 50 cars taking part – and more than that if the weather […]

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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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