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National Botanic Garden of Wales

| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
+44 1558 667149
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day trip... and a night with the Goonies

had a wonderful day.... staff that we spoke to was helpful and friendly and infused... A place for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gebosgifts
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Lovely visit with husband and dog

We returned to these gardens today after several years. I loved this place (for the fabulous dome... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MerchoLoegr
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Aberystwyth, 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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“butterfly house” (141 reviews)
“walled garden” (125 reviews)
“birds of prey” (25 reviews)
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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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+44 1558 667149
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"water features"
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"few hours"
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"gift shop"
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"different areas"
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"flower beds"
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"nature reserve"
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"mobility scooter"
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"entrance fee"
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"exotic plants"
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"sandwiches"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

had a wonderful day.... staff that we spoke to was helpful and friendly and infused... A place for all ages.... The night was an outside cinema under the stars... A good bit of food on offer.... places to hav coffee nice walks...

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We returned to these gardens today after several years. I loved this place (for the fabulous dome, the gorgeous herbaceous walled garden, the beautiful wild flower slope, the fascinating, old apothecary, the tranquil pond, to name but some aspects). I have sadly not visited since...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Recently visited this garden and although this has been a long and wet winter which has held many plants back I found that there was still plenty of interest to be seen. The main greenhouse is very impressive and the butterfly house was lovely, we...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited for a outdoor film event, fantastic event and facilities. Food is a bit pricey £5 for a burger after £54 for tickets for the event Pre event music was lovely

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whereas this is probably not the best time of year, early April, to visit a garden with plants and flowers there was still lots to see. We went to the ice house, the tropical greenhouse with the most amazing butterflies and the dome. The latter...More

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

So glad to hear you all enjoyed, Patricia. Not sure about the 'holding a scorpion' bit but each to his/her own. The gentleman was Steve Rowlands and his company is called Tropical Inc - and we agree: he is superb! And he's back at the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a "doggy weekend" when we went, which I took to mean that dogs and their humans would be welcome and treated like everyone else. They took our money. Then wanted us to swap our little dog's extendable lead for a fixed one. I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit if you're in the area. Takes about 2 to 3 hours to see everything. Amazing huge glasshouse with plants from Australia, South Africa etc. Butterfly house, walled gardens, old fashioned apothecary telling how plants are used for medicine. Small café and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best attractions to this attraction is the actual structure of the glasshouse but so very sad to see it full of drab, unhappy shrubs previously seen growing as weeds in deserts across the world. Granted that the weather has been poor of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in march and all family enjoyed it. Nice touch was the buggy service around the main parts of the garden. Having limited mobility this made the day so much more enjoyable. The dome was fantastic with so many plants from around the world...More

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

Many thanks for the review, Richard. Thanks for the five stars, too. And good luck with the crusade ;-)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

plenty to do on a nice day, we was a bit disappointed was not that well marked up for your route to follow and considering its age a bit run down. will not be going back in a hurry but will in the future in...More

Thank Brian D
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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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