Daffodil art on show

Daffodil art on show

The metamorphosis of Narcissus: daffodil art is the timely topic for the spring exhibition at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, where it runs alongside the Carmarthenshire venue’s month-long Daffodil Festival. University students on the Surface Pattern Design course at Swansea Met have been working on the show – entitled simply ‘Daffodil’ – since early […]

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Doggy Day in the Garden

Doggy Day in the Garden

Don’t forget, this Sunday is your latest chance to bring along your pet pooch for a rare opportunity to stroll around the botanic garden. Sunday March 9 is the latest date in our Doggy Day series, when we welcome well-behaved mutts (and well-behaved owners!) into the Garden for the day. Curator Simon Goodenough said: “The most frequently […]

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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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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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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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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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Snowdrop Week

Snowdrop Week

Come and discover our mile of snowdrops and help us celebrate Lili Wen Fach with Snowdrop Week (Jan 25-Feb 2). Pick up a leaflet when you visit and take the Snowdrop Trail then you’ll be ready for our origami, cake-decorating and painting family activities. For those who fancy a bit of a sing, we’ll teach […]

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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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Woodcraft Weekend

Woodcraft Weekend

Wood-turners, lovespoon-carvers and an axe sculptor are taking over the Great Glasshouse and Marquee for a weekend of demonstrations and displays at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire. The Garden’s popular Woodcraft Weekend takes place next Saturday and Sunday (January 18-19) and admission is just £2 for adults and free for under-16s. Organiser […]

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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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