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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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Stroud, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a MUST SEE if you are visiting Wales or if you live in Wales. It is 10 minutes off the M4 so there is no excuse not to pop in if you are in the area. Really love the sensitive way everything has been put together, and it is very educational too. There is wonderful architecture dotted around... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

On the map, the location seems a million miles from anywhere but it is quite an easy journey from the M4 motorway if driving and definitely worth a visit if you live in or are visiting South or West Wales. The gardens have been going for a few years now, but are still developing. They have the largest single span... More

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The gardens are beautiful. Well laid out and cared for and lots to see and do. We loved the ghost Forrest. Nice lunch in the cafe area too.

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Have just visited for the fifth or sixth time - we became members this year. The plantings this year have been stunning, with superb mixes of native flowers as well as the garden-type displays. The beds in the walled garden are arranged by plant families, so really useful for students of flowering plants. There are lots of varied attractions -... More

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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