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 […]

Comments Off
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 – […]

Comments Off
 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 […]

Comments Off
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 […]

Comments Off

In the Great Glasshouse

July 8th 2014 – Our group was busy in the Great Glasshouse as can be seen from this slide-show. Even now there are still some fungi around as well as insects of all kinds. Slideshows require the Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support. If any volunteer or member is interested in joining us please send an […]

Comments Off

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 […]

Comments Off
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 […]

Comments Off
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, […]

Comments Off
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 […]

2 Comments
Dr Who and the Waters of Mars

Dr Who and the Waters of Mars

For Dr Who’s 50th anniversary, we’d like to share this trailer for The Waters of Mars. It was set inside our Great Glasshouse, the largest single-span glasshouse in the world which was designed by Lord Norman Foster. The doctor in this episode is played by David Tennant.

Comments Off