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National Botanic Garden of Wales

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Address: | Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HG, Wales
Phone Number: 01558 668768
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: This new botanic garden is built on a former estate garden.

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Not the Eden Project but great nonetheless!

We really enjoyed our visit here. The main greenhouse was very interesting and the walks and chemist shop display excellent. My favourite part was the water feature which was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Havant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit here. The main greenhouse was very interesting and the walks and chemist shop display excellent. My favourite part was the water feature which was fed by a pond at the top but which was part of the pathball the way up the hill. A very enjoyable couple of hours

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed our visit to the gardens and as expected it seems very much like work in progress. As a show case for Wales and all things Welsh the cafe is a very poor representative . The shop is not inspiring.There seems to be a considerable disconnect between these facilities and the great aspirations of the garden . Improve these and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This garden hasn't forgotten that it is a botanic garden, and plants from all over the world are showcased in the glasshouses. The standards of maintenance were very good with the exception of the entrance which was messy and needed a post-winter tidy and sweep. The gallery was a little disappointing with just a few photos of local fungi which... More 

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Bristol, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Okay, so I know that if you visit a garden in early spring the best is yet to come. I must admit I got more out of the peaceful walk around the grounds than I did from the plants and shrubs. It was all rather drab, and that was on a bright day.

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We have been to these lovely gardens on several occasions at different times of the year, always enjoyed our visit and depending on the time of year most impressive either outside or in the great glasshouse. There are also many good exhibitions, we loved the Fungi exhibition a couple of years ago - totally amazing and the occasional craft market... More 

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Tywyn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My wife and I visited this site on a cold but dry morning at the end of March. The entrance area gave a somewhat untidy appearance – shortage of staff perhaps. There is plenty of interest to see, though not much flowering at this time of year. The main drive is nicely done with a rock history of Wales and... More 

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Thoroughly agree with the previous poster - we have more daffs in our North Pembrokeshire than on display at Middleton. Coffee (filter) and cake (Bara Brith) in the cafe were both stale. The only plus side were the outlying walks around the estate.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Even though we went open minded given the time of year, to be charged full price to enter to see not a lot was unacceptable. The gardens themselves quote March to be a fantastic display of over 50 species of Daffodils all I can say is thank god for the Snowdrops and play spot the daffodil for entertainment as very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We visit the garden almost every trip to Wales. It is a great place to get some exercise, just walking and looking at all there is to see. I love the water feature that runs down the center. Of course the main feature of the garden is the great glass house. It has several worldwide climates, with the plants of... More 

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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

What a fantastic place to visit for couples, families of any age. Wheel chairs are available and you can even arrange to have a lift to the restaurant and the Great Glass House which are at the top of the hill. The grounds are well laid out with a very easy to follow map. Everything you would expect from such... More 

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