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National Botanic Garden of Wales

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Address: | Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HG, Wales
Phone Number: 441558667149
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The National Botanic Garden of Wales was the first national botanic garden...

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.

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Even on a murky ,cold and dismal January day a visit was uplifting.Beautiful location,undercover activities and flowering plants bringing a welcome splash of colour.Good gift shop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Wales, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even on a murky ,cold and dismal January day a visit was uplifting.Beautiful location,undercover activities and flowering plants bringing a welcome splash of colour.Good gift shop ,prices to suit all purses and yes free entry weekdays,an absolute bargain day out!

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Thank yvonne c
MarComms, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the Garden. We are pleased to hear your positive comments during your January visit which as you say can be somewhat murky and dismal. We like to think that we can bring some bright cheerful positivity to our visitors and of course for free during the... More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll put my hands up and let you know that I know diddly squit about plants but I do enjoy a nice environment with beautiful views, eye catching sculpty things and, a real must, a place to enjoy refreshments. The Botanical Gardens are that and more - a potted history of the place, gentle meandering pathways throughout although you can... More 

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Thank amillioncupcakes
MarComms, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the Garden. It's so nice to hear you were able to enjoy so many different aspects of the Garden. You have summed us up perfectly with your lovely feedback and it's always nice to hear when our visitors get the most out of such a beautiful... More 

Carmarthenshire
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37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Botanic Gardens on the tenth of January, having read a tweet on the Botanic Gardens Twitter page that informed us that entry in January was free. We have visited many times over the years, and have enjoyed very much, We thought a free entry was a good gesture for the local community in January, We drove to... More 

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2 Thank David E
MarComms, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent trip to the Garden, I am sorry that it was not a positive experience for you, we appreciate feedback from all our visitors, good or bad, to allow us the opportunity to improve what we offer. I am aware from another visitors comment that a twitter feed, which I... More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I try to visit the Garden at least four times a year, to get a view in each season. I also get inspiration from the planting. But most of all, I love the peace and tranquility. It deserves better funding and more visitors.

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Thank Jacquir1954
MarComms, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visits to the Garden. It's nice to hear you find inspiration from our planting, this certainly is a wonderfully tranquil place. Our membership scheme may suit you, as you are such a frequent visitor (if you haven't already joined) pick up a leaflet from our main desk, there's... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

No wonder this is called the best garden in Wales There are Garden Lakes, Scaladaqua Tonga curving water steps, Broadwalk, Bee Garden, Bog garden and Wales' rarest tree are only a few of the atractions. The Great Glass House which has plants from Califonia, West and Southern Australia, Chile,South Africa and part of the Canaries, it is 3,500 square metres.... More 

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MarComms, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent trip to the Garden. It's nice to hear you had such a positive experience and thank you for the kind accolade. I am also pleased to hear you enjoyed our coffee shop too, we pride ourselves on our home cooked food using locally sourced produce. If you... More 

Ireland
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Something for everyone. The Walks, the Green houses, the Dome, water everywhere. Plenty of information and interactive displays.

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Thank CarolEWise
MarComms, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your trip to the Garden. I am pleased to hear you experienced so many positive aspects during your visit. If you get the opportunity we offer free entry every week day throughout the whole month of January and only £3 for our fabulous event weekends. We look forward to... More 

Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

My wife and I took my Mother for a day out using her wheelchair for the first time she loved it as she saw so much more of the gardens than she would have if she had tried to walk. All the paths are tarmac so very easy to push a wheelchair around and nice gradients so not to hard... More 

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MarComms, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your trip to the Garden. It's so nice to hear you were able to enjoy so many different aspects of the Garden and to bring along your mother too, we work hard to ensure the Garden is accessible to all abilities. We also supply mobility scooters to hire for... More 

Wolverhampton
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98 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We visited on 1st November 2015 and it was a warm and sunny autumnal day. It was a lovely walk around the gardens and the woodlands with the beautiful waterfall. We would love to visit in the other seasons to see the flowers etc. The cafe served lovely meals. There is somewhere to sit outside as well as in. Definitely... More 

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MarComms, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your trip to the Garden. It's nice to hear you had the time to walk through our nature reserve and experience the waterfalls it certainly is a beautiful place. I am also pleased to hear you enjoyed your meals too, we pride ourselves on our home cooked food using... More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Off we set, bright and early to be at the Botanic Gardens ready for opening at 10am, to ensure that we got a pumpkin to carve. I saw it on the Discover Carmarthenshire website yesterday. HOWEVER, what the site didn't tell you was that pumpkin carving didn't start until noon! Have you ever been with a child who is expectant... More 

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Thank Iverette
MarComms, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this review

Many thanks for adding a review of your experience at the Garden; your feedback is extremely valuable to us. Obviously I'm disheartened and very sorry to read that the most recent visit was disappointing for you. I would like to take this opportunity to respond to your comments for the benefit of yourself as a valued customer and other trip... More 

stowmarket
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149 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Visited while staying on the Gower Peninsula and well worth the drive, very helpful staff, loved the whole gardens but especially the dome, the perfume from the flowers was incredible

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1 Thank carol r
MarComms, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your trip to the Garden. It's always nice to hear positive feedback from our visitors. If you get the opportunity to return, we offer free entry every week day throughout the whole month of January and only £3 for our fabulous event weekends. We look forward to seeing you... More 

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