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National Botanic Garden of Wales

| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
+44 1558 667149
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One of the best places I have been to in Wales

One of the nicest spaces I have ever had the pleasure to be in. Far exceeded my expectations... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MalcolmAB
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Llanllwni, United Kingdom
so close never been before

Lived few miles from the gardens and never been so of we go grandchild with us all round the garden... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nigel T
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the nicest spaces I have ever had the pleasure to be in. Far exceeded my expectations. Even in winter it was captivating; so many different things to do and see. Loved the trained kites. I'll be back!

1  Thank MalcolmAB
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

thanks for your fabulous review, Malcolm. Glad to hear you enjoyed - and thanks for sharing :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lived few miles from the gardens and never been so of we go grandchild with us all round the garden butterfly house in the dome walked all round in cafe for hot drink really enjoyed in fact one week later went back with other grand...More

1  Thank Nigel T
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing your experiences, Nigel. Quite an epiphany, by the sound of it :-) So glad to hear you enjoyed. Croeso i'r Ardd Fotaneg

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used the gardens for wedding photos only- saw in the wedding section that there was a set price but when I contacted Cellan I was told that entry fee was all we needed to pay. Unfortunately we weren’t told that there was work going on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful place, perfect for a day out in the summer, and ideal for photographers! However the inside dome personally dissappointed me!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

17/12/17 After seeing the lavish website guide to tonight’s 4-7pm special event I took my tween daughter on a 90min round trip to visit . I had rang that morning to check the food fair was on that evening as well as this “winter wonderland...More

3  Thank anyonethere
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

On the last day of our wales break the sun came out so we took a chance on this botanical garden , my Mum and daughter were with me and we had a lovely walk around the pond, in the great greenhouse we had a...More

2  Thank Angela G
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Angela. Glad to hear you had a nice last day in Wales. The robins and sparrows live permanently in the Great Glasshouse and rarely go out - why would you!?

Reviewed 19 November 2017

I cannot recommend the whole experience enough. Went with my 84 year old Father, staff site wide from the entrance to the café, shop and at experiences were all friendly, enthusiastic and helpful. The butterfly house was fascinating and we cannot recommend the Bird of...More

1  Thank Maria R
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Visited a few weeks ago. Early morning. The garden was very quiet. We loved the fact that we were able to go about without any fuss. Enjoyed it all. Spent a few hours there. Lovely cup of tea in the cafe.

Thank Helen L
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Glad you enjoyed, Helen. Thanks for coming and thanks for your lovely review :-)

Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Well worth the entrance price, and free return within 7 days too. Lots of tarmac paths to meander around with buggies, small children or wheelchairs, but also lots of wilder areas to explore too if footwear and fitness are up for it! This includes the...More

Thank Rachel H
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Wow! Thanks, Rachel. What fabulous, kind and encouraging words. If you like the snaky stream, here's a challenge for you: find your way to (and back from!) our fabulous waterfall, deep in the secret valley of Pont Felin Gat . . . .

Reviewed 14 November 2017

My daughter, her two children and I went there whilst on holiday. The first thing we noticed as we entered was the toilets were out of use, my granddaughter needed to go so we asked where there was another one. The facilities there were ok...More

Thank Sheelagh T
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theresa d
14 May 2017|
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Response from Phil J | Reviewed this property |
I always find loads to do and see as I am a keen photographer, there are hundreds of exotic plant, fish, butterflies, vintage chemist shop, shops and cafe with plenty of inside seating, hope this helps. cheers Phil
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Anthony M
6 April 2017|
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Response from Lyn T | Reviewed this property |
Lovely roast lunches. Ample proportions. Reasonably priced. Well presented.
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Steveandlyninwales
21 August 2016|
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Response from David H | Property representative |
Hi there, You could use either as others have said but I would recommend using the mobility scooter as we are a big site and it could be tiring to push a wheelchair all the way around. You can access the whole Garden on a... More
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