Feast of fun at Tapas Weekend

Feast of fun at Tapas Weekend

There’s an Estupendo couple of days in store at the National Botanic Garden when Tapas Weekend brings a taste of Spain to Carmarthenshire on Saturday August 30 and Sunday August 31. Fabulous flavours will abound with a special ‘Tapas’ menu in the Garden’s restaurant, stalls selling sangria, Estrella, cured ham, chorizo and churros, and cookery […]

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A time to share . . .

A time to share . . .

Remember, remember: all of September is ‘Members: bring a friend, FREE of charge’ month at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. All month long, the Garden membership card will act as if it has a “plus one” facility attached to it – every single day of September. That includes the Orchid Festival (Sep 6-7), the […]

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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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Rare blooms are centre of attention

Rare blooms are centre of attention

Rare and unusual specimens will take centre stage at the Wales Orchid Festival held at the National Botanic Garden on Saturday and Sunday, September 6-7. But the annual two-day extravaganza will also offer everything you ever wanted to know about orchids – and more. Top-notch nurseries will converge on the Garden for a weekend boasting […]

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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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Bank Holiday fun

Bank Holiday fun

Music, magic and balloon-modelling take centre stage at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this August Bank Holiday weekend. Add to that the world-famous Quack Pack and you have a line-up that offers something for everyone. The Garden’s special bank holiday musical guests of note are are: Fiddlebox – the local fiddle-and-squeezebox folk duo – […]

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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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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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