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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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, […]

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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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What are these Fungi?

This week something a little different.  There was a walk in Pont Felin Gat and John took lots of photos of Fungi.  Trouble is we don’t know the names of most of them.  So can you help? [Show picture list] Slideshows require the Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support. [Show picture list] Slideshows require the Flash Player and […]

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Good day, neighbour

Good day, neighbour

The National Botanic Garden of Wales has declared Friday September 6, 2013, to be “Meet the Neighbours day”, which means free entry for anyone able to prove they live in the SA14 and SA15 postcode areas. The special postcode initiative includes key talks by Garden staff, behind-the-scenes tours and entertainment. Head of Marketing, David Hardy […]

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Craft Fair is a gift

Craft Fair is a gift

Would you like to own a genuine piece of Welsh-made hand-crafted treasure?  Then beat a path to the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire on Saturday and Sunday August 3-4 for the Summer Craft Fair. In the stunning surrounds of the Great Glasshouse, you’ll find a rich variety of stalls offering a captivating range […]

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