As the weather starts to warm up and the flowers start to bloom, a day out at The National Botanic Garden of Wales is must and with plenty of exciting events and activities planned, now is the perfect time to visit.
What better way to spend some quality time together than a fun-filled family day out at The National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire, one of South Wales’ hidden treasures. Famed for its impressive glasshouse, butterfly house and stunning scenery, it’s an oasis of peace and tranquillity with a stunning array of plants around every corner.
Alongside its permanent gardens, during school holidays they pull out all the stops with lots of activities the kids will love including music, dancing, archery, bushcraft, tree-climbing, abseiling, magic, meerkats and lots more.
Some very special news for 2018, they are planning to open a Bird of Prey Centre in June giving visitors the chance to see nature’s greatest avian predators up close.
One of the best attractions in South Wales and a horticultural gem, The National Botanic Garden of Wales has the largest single span glasshouse in the world, home to the largest collection of Mediterranean plants in the Northern Hemisphere. Covering 3,500 square metres, its rocky terraces, sandstone cliffs and gravelled scree slopes are contoured to reflect the natural environment and to create a wide range of habitats.
You’ll be amazed as you meander your way around to discover a range of beautiful manicured gardens including the Walled Gardens, Apothecary Hall & Garden and Japanese Garden. Then hit the trail to find a range of wild wildernesses just waiting to be explored.
The Butterfly House, which was a brand new hot and steamy addition last year, is hugely popular with visitors who love the kaleidoscope of colours.
For the little ones there’s a children’s play area where they can jump, crawl, tumble, slide and swing. They’ll also love the dipping ponds where they can search for aqualtic life with their own nets and they might even spot a few extra special visitors in the Fairy Wood.
You can also stop off at the garden centre before you leave to pick up some wonderful plants for your own garden.
How to win tickets
We’ve teamed up with The National Botanic Garden of Wales for a very special summer competition. We’ve got 10 family tickets to giveaway in every edition of Around Town magazine this summer and for a chance of winning all you have to do is answer the following question:
Q: Where is The National Botanic Garden of Wales?
E-mail your answer along with your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org and the lucky winners will be chosen at random. Good luck!