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National Botanic Garden of Wales

Llanarthney SA32 8HG, Wales
01558 668768
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: This new botanic garden is built on a former estate garden.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: This new botanic garden is built on a former estate garden.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Swansea
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

The cafe/restaurant was a major drawer in previous years. Now it is totally changed. Bad, indifferent, untrained young staff. Food quality does not reflect local produce. It's a real shame. We will not be renewing our membership.

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Bridgend
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This gardens are a truly wonderful place to spend a few hours, if you love plants, walking, beautiful scenery, and wonderful old buildings this is the place to visit. On top of this there is the absolutely fantastic glasshouse which is the biggest in the world I understand , well it could house a small town anyway.the cafe and restaurant... More 

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Liked the whole layout and concept, particularly the Japanese garden. Disliked the birds sharing the cafe facilities with the patrons - bird droppings everywhere.

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have visited this attraction on several occasions, mainly to walk around it. The gardens are very nice and well kept. There is also some educational material for children, although they could do with more. There was an exhibition on fungus when I visited. There are some good walks around the gardens. I do think that due to the size... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

First time to visit even though we only live 40 miles away.Think it would have looked much prettier 3 months ago so a lot of the plants were dying back. Lots of very nice touches and interesting themes. Enjoyed the hot house especially.The reason I have called it by the title is that there were signs that it is in... More 

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Cardiff
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had a great day out seeing all the changes and how the Garden has matured and grown out of all recognition. The variety of plants, both indoors and out outdoors is amazing. This included vegetables! Seeing the plans for future expansion will make us come back sooner rather than the long time since our last visit. A great day... More 

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I won't echo much of what people have been saying in regards to the garden - they're pretty good, especially the two large greenhouses. What let the Gardens down for me was the food at the Stable Block. It was great to see vegetarian and vegan food on offer (a rarity in most eating establishments) but I suspect that the... More 

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I have been here many times before now and have loved it every time, but today I seemed to get a different view of it. The landscape looked dead as some of the plants were dead and the lakes were hardly visible because they were covered in weed. I had a small refreshment at the old horse yard café and... More 

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London
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

As members of Kew Gardens we knew that the Welsh garden had a high standard to live up to. Well, it certainly did compare brilliantly with Kew and Wakehurst Place. The historic estate has taken the transition to national garden brilliantly and many features make it unique. The awe-inspiring mediterranean greenhouse is, of course, the jewel in the crown, but... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

they make a huge work to improve this nice place and a lot is done to interest people (adults and kids) in natural gardening with several information panels. I'll try to construct the same greenhouse as the one they made from empty water bottles : usefull, good looking and nature friendly and good recycling idea! A lot of nice orchids... More 

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