Garden party is the event of the year

Garden party is the event of the year

BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time Summer Garden Party is the horticultural event of the year. On Sunday June 29th , the party is at the National Botanic Garden of Wales – the very first time it has happened outside England. As well as recordings of two editions of GQT, there will also be plenty […]

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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 […]

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Botanic bargains on sale

Botanic bargains on sale

Make a date for some blooming bargains at the National Botanic Garden annual plant sale. Hundreds of plants, donated by Garden staff, volunteers, members and the public will be on offer over the two-day fundraising effort on Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17. There’s still time to donate plants – for details of how […]

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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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