From Tuesday November 4: Song of the Golden Hare and other paintings – popular Pembrokeshire-based children’s illustrator, writer  and author Jackie Morris return to the Garden’s Gallery with a fabulously festive exhibition with wonderful imagery from your favourite storybooks, old and new (until January 13)

Sunday November 23: Their Light Still Shines celebrate the life of someone special to you, and enjoy readings, music and carols, from 2.30pm. Featuring Wynne Evans, the Carmarthen Tenor and Radio Wales Presenter of GoCompare fame. Organised by the Hywel Dda Health Board Trust chaplain. Med Cafe open from 1.30pm

Friday 28th November from 6.00pm – Swansea Astronomical Society will be hosting a Star Party. Given clear skies, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Moon and many other fascinating stellar objects will be on display. This will take place outside the Great Glasshouse and inside there will be two talks, All about Rosetta (and other comets) which will tell you all about Comets and Asteroids and give you the latest information on how the lander craft Philae is getting on, and maybe some spectacular photos. Access via the Corporate back entrance, admission £3 adults, under 16s free. Refreshments available.

Saturday and Sunday December 13-14 Christmas Craft Fair – the best local crafts might just make the perfect gift PLUS the Garden’s very special Santa Show (call 01558 667149 to book tickets)

Saturday and Sunday December 20-21 Christmas Food Fair – a veritable feast of the best festive food and drink from local producers who just love to please. PLUS the Garden’s very special Santa Show (call 01558 667149 to book tickets)

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is closed Christmas Eve and  Christmas Day. We’ll be open again from 10am to 4pm on Boxing Day should you need a post-turkey trundle to cast off the Crimble cobwebs. There is FREE admission to the Garden throughout January – except for the three ‘event’ weekends which are:

Saturday & Sunday January 10-11 – Antiques Weekend Saturday & Sunday January 17-18 – Woodcraft Weekend

Saturday & Sunday January 24-25 – Food Fair 

Saturday January 31: Snowdrop Day – talks and walks and buy-your-own snowdrop collection