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National Botanic Garden of Wales

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Address: | Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HG, Wales
Phone Number: 01558 668768
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: This new botanic garden is built on a former estate garden.

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Excellent for plant lovers and walkers

A good place for conferences, conveniently located near the dual carriageway in Carmarthenshire. The gardens themselves are ideal for plant lovers. Very colourful this time of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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West Wales
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West Wales
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158 reviews 158 reviews
38 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A good place for conferences, conveniently located near the dual carriageway in Carmarthenshire. The gardens themselves are ideal for plant lovers. Very colourful this time of year. A peaceful place to visit. Plenty of spaces to explore and walk. It has a caffe and a good shop. Picnic tables as well. I particularly enjoyed The World of Fungus and The... More 

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Newtown, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This place is beautiful beyond belief. What a haven of peace, tranquility, and such stunning scenery, sculptures, plants, trees, water features, and educational areas. This really is a bargain for your entry price at £9.95. If you love plants and wildlife, then you will fall in love with this place!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Recently, we’ve heard a number of people saying they prefer The National Botanic Garden of Wales to The Eden Project. Having visited Eden on three occasions and The Botanic Garden twice, we made our latest visit with an open mind. Our welcome as we set off up the Broadwalk towards the Great Glasshouse accompanied by a cheerful chaffinch, set the... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

From start to finish this visit was wonderful, the spectacular glass dome tropical garden, the ghost forest, with trees from rain forests. The pretty walled garden, with plenty of varied plants to see including a kitchen garden. Japanese water feature and for the adventurous a woodland walk. There was a children's play area, but we didn't need to visit that... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Although quite close to home, we don't visit the Botanic Gardens very often. Yet we always really enjoy it when we do. I always come away wondering why I don't go more often. Visited again in May this year and again a lovely day out. There is loads to see and it is very beautiful in the gardens. And the... More 

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Llandysul, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My family have visited the Garden over the years since development. The Great Glasshouse has always been stunning, but on this visit we could see the plants inside have REALLY developed. Wildlife have also moved in (sparrows and robins) and they provide an animated backdrop, together with the fat lazy fish sunbathing in the pool. The Great Glasshouse is now... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by a lovely, knowledgeable tourist office lady in Llandovery. We headed over just expecting nice gardens. What a wonderful surprise when we arrived. Absolutely gorgeous gardens, fantastic long or short walks with magnificent views. And many many more things to see. Highly recommended for everyone.

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Barry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Lots of interest - we loved the dipping pools with all the strange creatures. The fountains, the lakes and strange tree and other sculptures. The different gardens even in the early spring had interest. The drinks where reasonable and the food looked great. We spent 4 hours there and could have stayed longer if we had the stamina.

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Tacoma, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A place that fills all the senses! The Great Glass house took my breath away. Beautifully designed, beautifully landscaped, with amazing vista through all the glass doors. The songs of birds, and the buzz of the bees inside the Glass house adds to the ambiance. The gardens are set in the most lush, green, rolling, treed countryside which adds to... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Although the weather wasn't the best, I really enjoyed my time here. There was lots to do inside and outside, and the café was cute. Definitely recommend visiting, but I would visit again in the nicer weather.

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