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National Botanic Garden of Wales

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Address: | Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
Phone Number: 441558667149
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The National Botanic Garden of Wales was the first national botanic garden...

The National Botanic Garden of Wales was the first national botanic garden of the millennium The Garden covers 568 acres of Carmarthenshire countryside and includes a nature reserve as well as a formal garden, with Lord Foster's Great Glasshouse as its centrepiece.

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Excellent day out

What can I say. We spent 5 hours here and enjoyed every minute of it. It did help that the weather was glorious as well but there was lots of things to see inside. Loved the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Saint Helens, England, United Kingdom
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Saint Helens, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What can I say. We spent 5 hours here and enjoyed every minute of it. It did help that the weather was glorious as well but there was lots of things to see inside. Loved the little café inside the greenhouse (cakes were delicious). There was something for everyone here, young and old. Even if you are not into gardening... More 

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to pop in to pass some time before my daughter headed home. What a fantastic day. Butterflies in the glass house, had a go at archery, children had fun finding their way around the maze to get the throne, yummy lunch, magic show, water zorbing, live music with Fiddlebox, a great playpark for all ages... We didn't have... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely day out with our group of 15 family and friends, age range from 9 to 74. Beautiful gardens, an awesome central water feature, delicious meal in the restaurant on site and amazing cake, biscuits and macaroons in the cafe near the plant shop. My highlight, the new butterfly house in the walled garden. Every member of staff we... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful sunny day for a day out at these amazing gardens. Ideal picnic areas amongst the trees and play park for the children. Well worth a visit to the butterfly house and kitchen gardens (no slugs)! Very good cafe with plenty of seating. Vast glasshouse with trees and shrubs from all over the world. Only downside is that the 'no... More 

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent a full, packed day exploring the beautiful grounds and experiences at the centre. We opted to walk through the woodland to see the waterfalls, about a 45 minute round trip so wear good footwear for that. There was so much to see, paths forking off to different areas, beautiful lakes and water features to chill by and have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to visit. Easily spent a day following the trails and looking at the formal areas. Nice places to eat and plenty of parking. Things for kids to play on to. Definitely worth a visit.

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recent touring holiday of Wales, accompanied most of the time by Welsh rain, so thought the massive greenhouse (therefore under cover!) would be a good way to spend an afternoon. It is. Well worth a visit. Not yet as spectacular as RHS Wisley - but this is still a new attraction and they are still working on it. BUT, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

plenty of walks and a great place for children to learn of different plant species and the butterfly house is brilliant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whatever the weather, thanks to the massive glasshouse and the butterfly house there is always a dry place to explore, in dry weather the gardens ponds and lovely walks are superb.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon this by chance and were so pleased we had a few hours to spare. It has sometning for everyone and despite a crowded car park we had a peaceful, informative and incredibly enjoyable and memorable visit. All of the staff we encountered were knowledgeable, passionate and very welcoming. A great place for a day out, dont miss... More 

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