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National Botanic Garden of Wales

| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
+44 1558 667149
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Worth a visit.

Plenty to see. Best time to visit is in spring. The dome is impressive. They hold one of the best... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Merglyn
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Caldicot, United Kingdom
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Winter wonderland

We had free access in January as obviously not so much to see. Still it was excellent. Plenty of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jackiestilgoe
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Staffordshire, 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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| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Plenty to see. Best time to visit is in spring. The dome is impressive. They hold one of the best antiques fair around. Check when it’s on next and go.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had free access in January as obviously not so much to see. Still it was excellent. Plenty of walks and plenty to see. Would love to go again in summer and stay the day with a picnic etc. Butterfly house and greenhouse is a...More

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

Thanks for your review, Jackie - and the five stars :-) Come back and see us soon. If you have a hankering to return BEFORE the summer, I can highly recommend the Great Glasshouse in the mid-April/May period, when the whole glasshouse is in bloom...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting place with very friendly and helpful staff. The knowledge of the staff in the butterfly house was very good. Will be returning in the future

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David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, Basher, and for the five stars :-) Hopefully, we will see you again soon

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

came here yesterday with my family amazing day, staff so helpful and really polite. Lovely garden even in winter. Only down fall is the price and hot chocolate £5.40 for two - OMG very expensive.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the gardens in Jan on a weekday when it was free to enter and we had a wonderful time. Although most of the gardens are empty for the winter, the butterfly house, the main glass house and the grounds in general are...More

1  Thank Joe D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our second trip to the gardens. As good as the first. We went to the food fair which was lovely but the gardens and butterfly house were still great.

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

Thanks, Georgina. Glad to hear you enjoyed.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's plenty to keep you busy here, with the beautiful, and in January, freezing, walks, the butterfly House the lakes, cafes and garden centre, and there always seems to be something new every weekend

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David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments, Sue. Glad you enjoyed. Come back and see us again soon :-)

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

One of the nicest spaces I have ever had the pleasure to be in. Far exceeded my expectations. Even in winter it was captivating; so many different things to do and see. Loved the trained kites. I'll be back!

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David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

thanks for your fabulous review, Malcolm. Glad to hear you enjoyed - and thanks for sharing :-)

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Lived few miles from the gardens and never been so of we go grandchild with us all round the garden butterfly house in the dome walked all round in cafe for hot drink really enjoyed in fact one week later went back with other grand...More

1  Thank Nigel T
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David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thanks for sharing your experiences, Nigel. Quite an epiphany, by the sound of it :-) So glad to hear you enjoyed. Croeso i'r Ardd Fotaneg

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Used the gardens for wedding photos only- saw in the wedding section that there was a set price but when I contacted Cellan I was told that entry fee was all we needed to pay. Unfortunately we weren’t told that there was work going on...More

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theresa d
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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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Response from Lyn T | Reviewed this property |
Lovely roast lunches. Ample proportions. Reasonably priced. Well presented.
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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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