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National Botanic Garden of Wales

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Address: | Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
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+44 1558 667149
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The National Botanic Garden of Wales was the first national botanic garden...

The National Botanic Garden of Wales was the first national botanic garden of the millennium The Garden covers 568 acres of Carmarthenshire countryside and includes a nature reserve as well as a formal garden, with Lord Foster's Great Glasshouse as its centrepiece.

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Fascinated by butterflies

Visited on Sunday 26th February when there were various food and craft stalls in the Great Glasshouse. Sadly the weather was dreadful which meant that we were unable to spend any... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Michael_SF6310RH
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Sunday 26th February when there were various food and craft stalls in the Great Glasshouse. Sadly the weather was dreadful which meant that we were unable to spend any time in the extensive parkland. However, the Tropical glasshouse now houses butterflies and it was fascinating to watch them, especially some of the beautifully marked ones. We ate in... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First ever visit and certainly not the last.Very helpful staff/volunteers only too happy to answer any queries. Beautiful, accessible gardens, very well kept and plants labelled so you can see what they are. We visited in winter so the outdoor gardens were not at their most colourful although daffodils etc were aplenty. Really good cafe to rest and replenish with... More 

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England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The visit started off well finding out that they offered military 2 for 1 on tickets. We went for a family day out and had a buggy with us and access all over the site was great with the buggy. Beautiful site, we just wished the weather wasn't so miserable but we still managed to explore most of the things.... More 

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a special family room for half term activities which were very good. The weather was cold and a bit wet but you could see it would be a great place to take the children when the weather was better. We were surprised how many flowers were out in the dome as it wasn't that hot!!

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived and paid the full entry price to get in. We were really looking forward to, not only the greenhouse, but the Welsh Country Walk and waterfall too. Walking towards the greenhouse there were several exhibits closed. I appreciate that in February the flowers etc wouldn't be amazing but they were boring, nothing barely to see. The main greenhouse... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful attraction with lots to see. Facilities are good and staff/volunteers are helpful. Visitors with mobility problems are catered for. It the sort of place you need to go throughout the differing seasons.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wheelchair user, 13 year old and an 8 year old with us and spent most of the day there even on a wet winters day. Will definitely head back in summer sometime as gardens looked like they would be stunning in summer. Lots of fun taking piccies in the glass house. Butterfly house definitely a bonus. Not... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The largest dome in Europe, according to our guide. He gave us a ride in the golf buggy to the restaurant as it was drizzly. Food was very good. Visited the dome, stunning. Then walked to old apothecary (old fashioned chemists shop!). Finally we went to butterfly house (such gloomy weather they were all by the windows waiting for some... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been visiting these gardens since before they were open to the public in 2000 and they just keep getting better. The plants in the Great Glasshouse have matured gracefully and now fill the space beautifully. There are now longer walks through the nearby woods and meadows, meaning that you now need much longer to have a good look around... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited when the gardens had just opened so on a February day we found lots of new places of interest including beautiful snowdrops and the stunning patchwork display which sounds boring but is amazing.

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