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National Botanic Garden of Wales

| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
+44 1558 667149
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we planned to come after going to eden project lots of things to see we loved the butterfly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
south wales
Pleasant way to spend a day

We particularly liked the various areas i.e. walled garden and ponds. The butterfly house was nice... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
+44 1558 667149
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Reviewed 2 days ago

we planned to come after going to eden project lots of things to see we loved the butterfly house,the name plaques for flowers need to be updated as most of them you cant see what they say there should be more info on the map...More

Thank cjclaire72
Reviewed 2 days ago

We particularly liked the various areas i.e. walled garden and ponds. The butterfly house was nice too. We have never seen so many dragonflies in one area.

Thank JillyPEngland
Reviewed 2 days ago

As garden lovers this was the perfect place to be on a sunny day, with plenty to see. A good mix of domestic and exotic plants, the Norman foster greenhouse is the pinnacle of any visit, housing some fantastic plant species.

Thank christopher_shinner
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited today for the first time in many years. Pleased to see how much more has been done, but entrance fee is expensive. The butterfly house is lovely, as is the walled garden. The glass house was a little disappointing, not much colour.

Thank jayned2001
Reviewed 4 days ago

Having been to lots of National Trust gardens and botanical gardens in London and the Midlands I had high hopes. Yes the main greenhouse is spectacular but it mainly contains plants from Mediterranean type climates which are rather commonplace if you travel to Spain on...More

Thank Psycho-Traveller
Reviewed 4 days ago

I first visited the gardens not long after it had opened and again after it had been open for a few years so it was amazing to see how much progress had been made in updating the gardens and other attractions that had been added....More

Thank Denis M
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this review

Many thanks for your excellent review, Denis. So many people came in the early days and haven't returned so it is good to know you have :-) They are missing a treat (we like to think!). So glad you enjoyed your return visit. Come again...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We were amazed by the gardens, so much more than we anticipated. As it was the Easter holidays there were lots of activities going on for the children too. Despite it being busy, it was not crowded. Really good day out.

Thank Elaine L
David H, Public Relations Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this review

Sounds like we exceeded expectations, Elaine. Always good to hear. Thanks for the great review :-)

Reviewed 6 days ago

A great day out for plant lovers and families and great landscape design by world famous architects Norman Foster and Partners.

Thank Anthurium2014
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - the Great Glasshouse is at its best this time of year, with all the med plants really putting on a show. Glad you enjoyed :-)

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on the 8/5/17-12/5/17 and we were not disappointed. There are different walks different gardens, the Dome, and all the water areas, also the café and craft shops, you wont be short for places to visit. The ticket you buy on the 1st day...More

1  Thank desmond_thomas1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a visit using a groupon ticket, which saved us money on the entry price. On arrival we went into the cafe for a tea and cake, and were very disappointed with what we got for the price paid (£2.00) for a small coconut...More

Thank Ivan B
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theresa d
is there lots to see inside if its raining
14 May 2017|
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Response from Bethany H | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't say there is lots. only about an hours worth of things to look at inside.
Anthony M
What was the range of hot food in the Seasons restaurant on a Sunday, was there a carvery for instance and was it good value for money, please?
5 April 2017|
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Response from Lyn T | Reviewed this property |
Lovely roast lunches. Ample proportions. Reasonably priced. Well presented.
My wife sometimes needs to use a wheelchair or mobility scooter. Which would be best to bring to get most from visit?
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