There is something to see throughout the whole year at the Botanic Garden.

From a collection of thousands of different plant varieties, we can only highlight a few. Before your visit, click on a season to see what plants are at their best.

Please bear in mind that flowerings can vary by some three to four weeks, depending on climatic conditions.

Spring
Early Spring
Late Spring
Broadwalk
  • primroses
  • magnolias
  • grape hyacinths
  • lungworts
  • Clematis armandii
  • wisterias
  • irises
  • doronicums
  • lungworts
  • dicentras
Bog Garden
  • daffodils
  • skunk cabbages
  • marsh marigolds
  • primulas
Japanese Garden
  • camellias
  • rhododendrons
  • cherry blossom
  • rhododendrons
  • azaleas
Spring Woods
  • daffodils
  • hazel
  • bluebells
  • arum lilies
Double Walled Garden
  • apple, pear & cherry blossom
  • magnolias
  • spring bulbs
  • tulips
  • irises
  • wisterias
  • alliums
  • catmints
Boulder Garden
  • spring bulbs
  • poached egg plants
  • rock roses
  • aromatic herbs
Great Glasshouse
  • spring bulbs
  • boronias
  • bottlebrushes
  • hardenbergias
  • canary isles brooms
  • giant geraniums
  • californian annuals
  • rock roses
  • echiums
  • darwinias

fragrance of flowers especially strong

Lakes
  • azaleas
  • primroses

coots & moorhens build floating reed nests little grebes forage underwater

  • rhododendrons
  • marsh marigolds

masses of froglets

waterfowl chicks hatch

resident grey wagtails breed

chiffchaff & willow warbler

Wild Garden hares
  • ox-eye daisies
  • ragged robin
  • peonies

hares

Waun Las NNR incl. Pont felin Gat
  • lady’s smock

lambs born on organic farm

woodpeckers ‘drumming’

  • Wood sorrel
  • Golden saxifrage
  • Wood anemone
  • Lesser celandine
wildflower meadows

wild orchids

  • tree pipits
  • skylarks ‘performing’
  • Bluebells

spotted flycatcher breeding

General
  • spring crocuses round Great Glasshouse
  • swathes of daffodils on vistas

resident barn owls mate

swallows, swifts & house martins arrive to nest on site