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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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Walsall, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I expected to find something much smaller and was quite surprised by the extent and variety in the garden.Very disabled friendly with gently curving slightly sloping pathways. Electric scooters can be hired and for the more mobile there is transport around the attractions driven by very friendly, helpful volunteers. Some of the flower beds were past their best but there... More

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Stopped here just by chance on our way to a few days away in west Wales and so glad we did. What a great start to our holidays. Great planting, great photo opportunities, open spaces, walks, views, history, well laid out, amazing glass house and hot house, gifts galore, great eating areas and food available. Loved the geology aspect too.... More

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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142 reviews 142 reviews
63 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

On a whim, we stopped by the gardens on the way to the Gower peninsula. What a great find. 5 hours later, we had thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and I had hundreds of fantastic images from the gardens. Just wandering the gardens could take you 2-3 hours. Add on several of the field or woodland hikes and you can easily spend... More

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Crymych
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited on a sunny Sunday which was part of an orchid weekend. We were amazed at how beautiful the gardens were and particularly enjoyed the water features. It was wonderful to see so many flowers in bloom and the colours were spectacular. All the flower beds were beautifully kept and everything looked cared for. The staff do an amazing... More

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South Devon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This a our third visit to this garden; it is a fabulous space to wander through and around. There are many distinct areas to explore and gain ideas from. The food on offer is good as is the space to eat it in however, the gift shop is full of inferior items and the buyer needs to explore better quality... More

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What a nice surprise. I must say this wouldn't have been my first choice but I decided to accompany my partner to the location. As soon as I got there I was pleasantly surprised. It is a beautiful place with amazing flowers everywhere you turn. The scale of the gardens is vast and you can spend hours and ours there... More

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Tenby, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We spent several hours wandering and still didn't see everything, however our concession tickets allowed us free entry for the next 7 days which is amazing. The day we went was a tapas and Spanish music day which was a surprise and a bonus. The restaurant served Spanish style tapas food and guitarists played in the courtyard. We missed the... More

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Ammanford, Wales, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A lovely place to visit. Lots of plants to see, excellent for photography. A ticket is valid for a week - so make the most of it and re-visit/plan a trip to the gardens when an event is on and visit the following week for a look around.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We spent a good 5 hours walking around these tremendous gardens. From a Lord Foster designed single span greenhouse with an international gardens layout inside to bee keeping, no-one could be disappointed with this oasis in South Wales. With something of interest at every point in our visit we are definitely going to visit it again. Plus eating, shopping and... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I wasn't aware that this has the largest single span glass roof in Europe containing many sub-tropical species of plants. Outside of this, the british gardens and victorian glass house are great. The food is good too.

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