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Garden:Plas Pilipala at National Botanic Garden of Wales

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Garden, £4.95-£25

National Botanic Garden of Wales

National Botanic Garden of Wales


Come and experience our new butterfly house – Plas Pilipala
This hot and steamy glasshouse is alive with a kaleidoscope of colourful butterflies from across the tropical world.

Highlights include:

•Huge blue Amazonian morphos
•Great eggfly butterflies that swoop past palms and orchids
•Butterflies with see-through wings
•Butterflies that mimic the colours of poisonous bugs
•A butterfly feeding area (the Butterfly Café) where diners include the Postman, the Tree Nymph, Sara Longwing and Doris
•Special butterfly family activities throughout the school summer holidays

Where is it?
Plas Pilipala is the huge glasshouse inside the Double Walled Garden.


Dewch i weld y pilipalod trofannol yn eu cartref newydd
Dyma dy gwydr yn llawn rhyfeddodau: pilipalod o bob lliw a llun wedi dod o rannau trofannol y byd i’r hafan heulog hon, lle mae’n dwym ac yn wlyb.

Dyma rai o’r uchafbwy ntiau:
• Pilipalod adeinhir enfawr yn gwibio heibio i’r coed palmwydd a’r tegeirianau
• Pilipalod gydag adenydd tryloyw
• Pilipalod morpho glas o’r Amazon
• Pilipalod sy’n dynwared lliwiau pryfed gwenwynig
• Ardal fwydo (Caffi’r Pilipalod) lle gallwch wylio’r Postmon, Alaw’r Coed, Sara Adeinhir a Doris yn cael cinio
• Gweithgareddau i’r teulu ym Mhlas Pilipala dros wyliau’r haf

Ble mae e?
Yn yr Ardd Ddeu-fur fe welwch y ty gwydr mawr yn syth.

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

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility Facilities

Open all the time


Adults £10.50, Concessions £8.75, Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) £25, Child £4.95, Under 5s Free (all prices include Gift Aid)


Natasha de Vere


SA32 8HN


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


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • 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
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFee payable
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu