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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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Llandysul, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Ok so we could smell the flowers half a mile away and on arriving it looks impressive but we couldnt help get the feeling its still very much a project in the making. Lots of open spaces, overgrown fields and unkept areas. The glass dome is most impressive both inside and out, the " Woods of the world' were neither... More

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Tregaron, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

On this occasion after a leisurely cup of coffee in the courtyard of the stable block we decided to try one of the longer walks that have been laid out on the Waun Las National Nature Reserve which forms part of the NBGW. There are leaflets available which provide directions for the individual walks all of which are colour-coded en... More

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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

An interesting and developing relatively new botanic garden- the first in Wales. Many varied Activities and events presented during the year. A warm welcome to all visitors. Lovely flower areas- both cultivated and wild. Interesting walks along wide paths and broad walks. Many areas suitable for disabled access. Truly breathtaking views in the Carmarthenshire Country-side. Many activities arranged for children.... More

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Mold, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Ive wanted to visit here for a while, but living in North Wales it was just too far for a day out, however having a few days down here I had to go. I was dreading being disappointed, but what a fantastic place this is. With only the 1 dome compared to Edens 3 they have gone all out to... More

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swansea
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87 reviews 87 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

10 miles from here and this is the 1st time we've been.....tut-tut us!! What a lovely place set in beautiful rolling hills of Carmarthenshire. You don't have to be a fan of botany to appreciate this wonderful place, it has a special atmosphere.....totally relaxing. The hot house is impressive, the open gardens are packed with a massive variety of plants... More

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were fortunate enough to visit on a warm sunny morning but were totally enchanted by these gardens and will be back no matter the weather and to spend the whole day there.Paths were good and made easy walking. We did not go on the woodland walk so not sure quality of tracks there. The Foster designed glasshouse containing plants... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is 568 acres of parkland with a huge glasshouse (ideal if it is wet), flower meadows and lakeside walks. There is also a double walled garden. We visited at the beginning of June and it was a lovely sunny day. The gardens looked beautiful. If you like walking, you could easily spend a day here. As we were on... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We spent more than half a day in the gardens, which were looking beautiful. There was also a festival of folk music going on. We found the restaurant excellent value

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Such a pleasant surprise. We thought this might pass a couple of hours, especially after reading some of the other more negative reviews. However, the gardens are absolutely lovely, with so many different areas of varied planting styles. The glasshouse is absolutely stunning as well. Make sure you allow plenty of time for your visit, in order to do this... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had the luck of great weather for our visit. Even if you are not an avid gardener, and just enjoy the explosion of colour, it will be worth your time. An added bonus is that the amazing garden displays attract the birds and insects. We were lucky to see mass of tiny frogs making their way to one of... More

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