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National Botanic Garden of Wales

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Address: | Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
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+44 1558 667149
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The National Botanic Garden of Wales was the first national botanic garden...

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.

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Great Day Out!!

Take advantage of January's free entry!! Great place for all the family with beautiful walking trails. I feel that the main café/restaurant is rather expensive for food and drink... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take advantage of January's free entry!! Great place for all the family with beautiful walking trails. I feel that the main café/restaurant is rather expensive for food and drink but theres a lovely little coffee shop on the way out.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easy to get to. Some 10 minutes from last M4 exit. Ample parking available. So much tp see and ideal for walkers as well. Of course the enormous glasshouse is breathtaking. So many varieties of plants. I visited when there was a woodcraft on, so this was a bonus. Also visited gift shop. All sort of Quality items available. Had... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Haven't visited here for a few years, but after watching Countryfile decided it was time to go and visit again. Pleasant surprise, free entry weekdays in January. The walled garden has developed since I was here last, the butterfly house was lovely, the snowdrops were out and even some of the daffodils were in full bloom. The ghost trees were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited during January 2017 - free on weekdays so can't complain! So much to see and walk around. Was dry and sunny the day we visited but you could do it in the rain as would still be pleasant! Gift shop has loads of nice presents. Plenty of benches and picnic tables spread around. Play park is a fairly decent... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though it is winter the gardens are splendid. The greenhouse is worth the visit, a Welsh garden of Eden. The butterfly house is perfect, loved it all.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite a wet day the place was still cheerful and lively. Really enjoyed the Butterflies and the very helpful and knowledge staff who were keen to help you get the most out of your visit.

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Tenby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

regular visitor but today's visit caused me to write a review come and enjoy this beautiful place, bathe in the peace and tranquility of the gardens a great place to relax........ but don't eat here today was the last straw...... it has happened before but today was the worst the chaos to get food and hot drinks always happens but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent most out day at the gardens, myself, a colleague and a teenager that we care for. It was my first time at the gardens but they have visited on a regular occurrence. the Christmas market was lovely and had lots on show. The band and ladies choir was very pleasant and enjoyable as you walked about the gardens.... More 

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Neath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I took my grandad here for his birthday and it was great day out for him. The new butterfly house was an unexpected highlight, we thoroughly enjoyed. The walks around the gardens were lovely and scenic. The cafe was great and served a wide selection of yummy food. We had beautiful homemade cakes. The only reason I haven't given 5... More 

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MarComms, Public Relations Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this review

Sounds like you and your grandad had a nice day out, Stacey. Glad you enjoyed. It's even nicer in the spring and summer so don't be a stranger. Our pond in the Great Glasshouse does attract a lot of interest - especially from the children who love to see the fish. I can assure you we do make every effort... More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This place must be v impressive in spring and summer but it still pretty good in late November. Lovely gardens all well laid out and labelled with useful information. Butterfly house was excellent and the volunteers in there were full of information. Restaurant was good with a wide selection of meals all at reasonable prices. The lamb cawl was especially... More 

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