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National Botanic Garden of Wales

Llanarthney SA32 8HG, Wales
01558 668768
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Type: Gardens
Description: This new botanic garden is built on a former estate garden.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Took my 14-year old daughter for the first time and she loved it. If you are looking for another Eden then don't bothet. Today it was spring flowers and interest in the sun; we walked around most of the site and love the place...the Great Glasshouse is an amazing space, better than the British Museum Courtyard. Sadly there are signs... More

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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We visited these gardens at the end of March and we both thought it was a total waste of time and money. The visit also begged a few questions such as; where did all that money go? Do the people working here have any organisational skills? There are lots of empty flower beds and untrimmed bushes and shrubs. A walk... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Very Beautiful and Unique I Thoroughly Enjoyed My Visit and intend to return. Top Marks 100% - I Recommend The Garden To Everyone :-) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ XXXXX

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Me and my wife visited in march 2014. We checked out the website before hand and this told us that their something to see every season. We paid the £8.50 EACH for admission and was met with barron flower beds and closed facilities. For £8.50 admission you expect to at least see something worthwhile. There are far better attractions in... More

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I was very disappointed to visit the opening of new work in the Art Gallery on the very first day of this exhibition to find it over-run with disruptive children. (Date: 1st March, 2014) Surely, this is totally inappropriate and very unfair to the artists whose work was on the walls. Very disappointing. Tables were placed in such a way... More

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Halifax
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

When we decided to a botanical garden in February, some might say, we shouldn't have had huge expectations. But we looked at the leaflet beforehand and it says, "there's something amazing to see in every season of the year, we have a great mix of indoor and outdoor attractions". What a load of absolute rubbish. We arrived and paid £9... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The Great Glasshouse is the highlight here featuring plants from world-wide Mediteranean-type climates housed in an iconic structure. Otherwise, unless you're a keen botanist, there isn't much of interest and unfortunately, a lot of very pretentious guff. Paths laid out to represent the DNA double helix? The Japanese garden and what that is supposed to represent? The ghost forest -... More

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Llandeilo, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

great day out for the family, would recommend to anyone. lots to see and plenty to eat :) a great gathering of locally sourced food was lining the pathways on there stalls in the large glass house. enjoyed and will be going back soon

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Pontardawe, null, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

second time ive been and taken advanatge of the fact it free in january, its not as big as i would have expected, but its its actually perfectly sized, lots to see even in the winter and rain, i have young kids and they loved it too. really need to visit in a dry day in the summer though. But... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We visited here late in summer when the majority of plants were finishing flowering. Its worth a visit if your in the area. There is quite a bit of walking but not a great deal to see. Very clean and tidy though, and has a gift shop which is a bit pricey. Also an area where you can buy plants... More

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