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National Botanic Garden of Wales

| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
+44 1558 667149
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Enjoyable day out

After driving quite a while out of our way we eventually found the Botanical Gardens. I initially... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chrissie2158
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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
Good, but could be better

Not completely straightforward to find depending on which direction you are driving... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jeizza
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London, 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 yesterday

After driving quite a while out of our way we eventually found the Botanical Gardens. I initially thought the entrance fee was quite expensive but after opting for Gift Aid and receiving £2 in vouchers which we used towards our lunch and the fact that...More

Thank Chrissie2158
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not completely straightforward to find depending on which direction you are driving ... Highlights were the stream running through the centre of the site, through exhibits representing the geological heritage; the butterfly house and walled gardens. Unfortunately, in dropping by the second half of Friday...More

Thank jeizza
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited as we had a private experience booked here with Pembrokeshire Falconry, which gave us free entry. The gardens were fabulous with many interesting features. There was a craft sale in the large dome on the day we visited, which was lovely. The walled garden...More

Thank 19lel68
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a lovely family day out at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. The Butterfly House was fabulous, butterflies flying freely, gorgeous colours and I was thrilled when one actually settled on my arm! Loved wandering through the Great Glass House with the beautiful vegetation...More

Thank 952SusanD
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your review, Susan. And glad to hear that you enjoyed. Come back and see us again soon :-)

Reviewed 5 days ago

We'd been wanting to visit the National Botanic Garden for a long time, and in July, we finally managed it, and on my husband's birthday, too! There is a lot to see and do here, and the place was packed with visitors quite early in...More

Thank BUSTYBIRD
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Helo, diolch am eich arolwg o’r Ardd, braf yw hi i glywed fe wnaethoch fwynhau’ch ymweliad, a’r atyniadau sydd gan yr Ardd i’w gynnig. Serch hynny, rydym yn flin i glywed nid ydych yn hapus gydag arwyddion Cymraeg yr Ardd. Rydym yn cymryd y mater...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really nice visit here. Very reasonable entry fee, just over £10 each for 2adults and £8.75 for concessionsThe weather wasn't very good and we had to warm up in the Butterfly house which was nice and warm, lovely. Lots of interesting Butterflies, really relaxing in...More

1  Thank sunshinegirlDevon
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks, sunshinegirl, for your kind and encouraging words - sounds like you had a good time, despite the weather :-) Thanks for sharing

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we came last month with the inlaws and the two kids in tow and we had the most fantastic day out! My daughter and us were absolutely enthralled by your gardens. There was so much to do and see, we had to leave after...More

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

Thanks, Ffiona, for your kind and fabulous words. And thanks for sharing. It is really good to hear when someone's has a truly terrific visit to the Botanic Garden. We often use the strapline "more than just a garden" but I think we could also...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent hours and hours here. Didn't realise how big it was and just how much fun it would be. Our 4 little girls had the best time as did we. Helpful smiley staff. Absolutely perfect day out

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

Wow! That's a cracking review :-) Many thanks for sharing. And come back and see us again soon . . .

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At first I didn't realise how big it was and wasn't dressed for all the walking. So would recommend proper walking shoes not sandals. There are lots of trails to follow or just short stroll through the garden There is a play park for the...More

1  Thank Wayne C
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for sharing your experience, Wayne. It's great to hear you had a good time :-)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really lovely day here and very cheap. Came with a 3 and 4 year old who enjoyed exploring, climbing on the ghost tree, and the play area. The birds of prey display was fantastic and at only £3 and adult, free for under 5's, felt...More

1  Thank Emma R
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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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