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National Botanic Garden of Wales

| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
+44 1558 667149
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Great place to while away the hours

My daughter and I visited here on a gloriously sunny day so my review may be a little biased... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
veganprin
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Wexford, Ireland
Good value, lots of space, plenty to see

The entrance fee of £9.55 is less than half the price of the Eden project and represent better... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Philip S
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Pakenham, 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 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My daughter and I visited here on a gloriously sunny day so my review may be a little biased although I don't think a bit of rain would have changed my opinion too much :-) The gardens are so large and spread out that you...More

Thank veganprin
Reviewed 4 days ago

The entrance fee of £9.55 is less than half the price of the Eden project and represent better value for your money. Plenty of free car parking, a warm welcome and a handy map was provided F.O.C (please take note St Fagans!). Once inside the...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our first impression was very disappointing, The Japanese Garden is poorly maintained. From there we went into a small veg garden which was even worse. It badly needed weeding and was quite scruffy. We were by now beginning to wonder why on earth we'd bothered...More

Thank semgig
Reviewed 5 days ago

We revisited the gardens this afternoon and had a very relaxing walk around the vast grounds taking in the beautiful surroundings. What a lovely place, plenty to see and lots of paths to follow and take in the natural beauty of the Welsh countryside. Several...More

Thank Beryl W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Despite the rain starting the moment we arrived, we had a wonderful few hours here. We headed for the glasshouse and by the time we were out the rain had stopped. we did the Welsh Woods walk which was wonderful with just a little bit...More

Thank wenrobbo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

When my wife said she wanted to visit this site I must admit that I wasn't looking forward to it as I have no interest in gardening. But after a 4 hour visit I didn't want to leave. A thoroughly entertaining and informative visit. Particularly...More

1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic day out, good value for money, staff lovely and very informative especially the young man who works on Tuesdays in the butterfly house and the guy near the owls, didn't try the food as had packed our own picnic, did the walk to the...More

1  Thank paulwade789
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit here regularly. Fantastic sights and plenty of enjoyable walks. The greatglasshouse is a sight to behold. Nice indoor walks with plants from all over the world and a small cafe for a snack. Outdoor gardens are a must visit as to is the...More

Thank Richard2369
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit in late August. Great butterflies, interesting vegetable gardens, good sensory experience in the Mediterranean building. Would go again.

Thank DavidCarolKt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not a gardener. I'm not remotely interested in anything botanical. But what a fantastic surprise! Really relaxing,and would you know it, for the first time in my 46 years, appreciated the beauty that this place brings. My only slight disappointment was the indoor gardens...More

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

Always happy to hear that we have exceeded expectations, Robert. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about your visit and come back and see us again soon :-)

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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
5 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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