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National Botanic Garden of Wales

| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
+44 1558 667149
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Fantastic - you HAVE to see the Birds of Prey!

I cannot recommend the whole experience enough. Went with my 84 year old Father, staff site wide... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Maria R
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Wales
Peaceful

Visited a few weeks ago. Early morning. The garden was very quiet. We loved the fact that we were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Helen L
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Carmarthen, 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 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I cannot recommend the whole experience enough. Went with my 84 year old Father, staff site wide from the entrance to the café, shop and at experiences were all friendly, enthusiastic and helpful. The butterfly house was fascinating and we cannot recommend the Bird of...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited a few weeks ago. Early morning. The garden was very quiet. We loved the fact that we were able to go about without any fuss. Enjoyed it all. Spent a few hours there. Lovely cup of tea in the cafe.

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

Glad you enjoyed, Helen. Thanks for coming and thanks for your lovely review :-)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the entrance price, and free return within 7 days too. Lots of tarmac paths to meander around with buggies, small children or wheelchairs, but also lots of wilder areas to explore too if footwear and fitness are up for it! This includes the...More

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

Wow! Thanks, Rachel. What fabulous, kind and encouraging words. If you like the snaky stream, here's a challenge for you: find your way to (and back from!) our fabulous waterfall, deep in the secret valley of Pont Felin Gat . . . .

Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter, her two children and I went there whilst on holiday. The first thing we noticed as we entered was the toilets were out of use, my granddaughter needed to go so we asked where there was another one. The facilities there were ok...More

Thank Sheelagh T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited in late september which is really too late - and it tipped it down with rain - but there was still plenty of colour about. For me the great excitement was the massive glasshouse that contains Mediterranean climate-zone plants (winter rain and dry...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there in October, but the whole place was without colour. All the borders had been 'pruned' back and were colourless. Only high spots were the butterfly house (Very good) and the 'dome' (interesting selection of plants from regions of the world.) Some areas were...More

Thank Barrie and Deir... T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large area not including the adjacent Nature Reserve, this is deffinitely a daty out. A good garden display plus the indoor Mediterrainian display. Shop and Restaurans on site catering for all requirements. The Nature Reserve is worth a visit with a marked trail to...More

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

Well done for finding the waterfall, Roger G! Glad you enjoyed your day out. Thanks for sharing your thoughts

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the youngest of the major botanic gardens in the UK - and it shows. Main interest is in the two large glasshouses, which have a wide variety of tropical and Mediterranean plants and free flying butterflies. Each plant is labelled with its botanical...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on the way home from Tenby and were lucky to have a sunny day. Ample free car parking and at under £7 each to get in, good value. Although the car park seemed busy, as the gardens are so large, once you...More

Thank AnnieM452
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review, Annie. And for the five stars :-) Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Garden.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came with my mum and dad. Take your walking boots and so much to explore. Will be great in the summer. The food was yummy. The entrance ticket lasts up to seven days. Which is realy good if you stay in the same area. So...More

Thank georgina_stevenson1
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review, Georgina - and the five stars :-) Glad to hear you enjoyed. See you next year

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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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