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National Botanic Garden of Wales

National Botanic Garden of Wales

 
 
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Garden, £4.50

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Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 3 - Mon 6 Apr Easter Bank Holiday Weekend
Sat 11 - Sun 12 Apr Big Antiques Weekend
Sat 25 - Sun 26 Apr Woodland Walk Weekend
Sat 2 - Mon 4 May May Day Bank Holiday Weekend
Sat 9 - Sun 10 May Life in 1915
Fri 15 - Sat 16 May Annual National Botanic Garden of Wales Plant Sale

Details

The beautiful National Botanic Garden of Wales, near Llanarthne in Camarthenshire, has been hailed a great success by visitors from far and near who have enjoyed all that the 568-acre parkland has to offer, its historic and futuristic buildings, its horticultural displays and flower meadows, its lakes and walks, its shops and cafes.

The Garden's centrepiece is the Great Glasshouse designed by world-famous architects Norman Foster and Partners Inside the amazing tilted glass dome is a Mediterranean landscape dominated by a six-metre deep ravine. Rock terraces and sheer faces are cut by streams and waterfalls. A lake provides a humid habitat at the foot of the chasm. Visitors are able to experience the aftermath of an Australian bush fire, pause in a Spanish olive grove or wander through collections of fuschias from Chile.

There's something for everyone at the Garden of Wales, from the peaceful surroundings of the Japanese Garden, its stream, tea house and cherry trees to the surround-sound experience of Theatre Botanica with its specially commissioned film celebrating the world of plants. There are lakeside walks and prairie walks, an opportunity to see the development of the unique Double Walled Garden and be some of the first to see the shoots that will become the Woods of the World in years to come.

Award-winning water sculptures link the past with the present, bringing 1790s garden and lake design side by side with contemporary art design.

For further details see www.gardenofwales.org.uk

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening Details

Open all the time

April - September 10:00 - 18:00; October - March 10:00 - 16:30

Prices

Adults £8.50
OAPS £7.00
Children (5-15) £4.50
Under 5s Free!!
Family (2 Adults & 4 children) £21.00

Location

Directions

Plan route to National Botanic Garden of Wales using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 518177  Lat: 51.83881 Long: -4.15163

From Swansea:
Take the M4 west towards Carmarthen and Pont Abraham services. At the services take the A48 towards Carmarthen. Take the third exit at the Crosshands roundabout, remaining on the A48. After about 4 miles there is a slip road signposted B4310 to Nantgaredig. It has a brown leisure sign for National Botanic Garden of Wales. Follow the directions to the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

From Carmarthen:
Take the A48 towards Swansea and the M4. After approximately 8 miles, take a slip road signposted B4310 (Nantgaredig). It has a brown leisure sign for the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Follow the directions to the National Botanic Garden of Wales

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Carmarthen station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
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