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National Botanic Garden of Wales

| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
+44 1558 667149
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May be it's the time of year

Visited today while on holiday expecting the gardens to be outstanding due to the 'national' title... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Plopitucus
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Godmanchester, United Kingdom
Relaxing day out

Revisited after several years - although weather wasn't kind to us, a very pleasant day out. Staff... read more

Reviewed yesterday
rodbs1
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“butterfly house” (147 reviews)
“walled garden” (129 reviews)
“glass house” (82 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
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+44 1558 667149
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"butterfly house"
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"walled garden"
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"glass house"
in 82 reviews
"birds of prey"
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"well worth a visit"
in 72 reviews
"water features"
in 28 reviews
"great glasshouse"
in 47 reviews
"gift shop"
in 40 reviews
"flower beds"
in 11 reviews
"few hours"
in 36 reviews
"different areas"
in 20 reviews
"eden project"
in 37 reviews
"mobility scooter"
in 11 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"japanese garden"
in 30 reviews
"sandwiches"
in 17 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited today while on holiday expecting the gardens to be outstanding due to the 'national' title but thought it rather ordinary. True to say there are some really good parts but not close to the botanic gardens in Cambridge - our view of course. If...More

Thank Plopitucus
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Revisited after several years - although weather wasn't kind to us, a very pleasant day out. Staff extremely knowledgeable and pleased to answer any questions - especially in the apiary. A new attraction was the Birds of Prey centre and although the weather limited the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Each year on the Saturday nearest to the summer solstice a 30odd piece orchestra sets up in the glass how and plays for several hours mixtures of music to a theme. The ambience and accustics are impressive. Take a picnic or purchase food, the whole...More

Thank Shane S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day wandering around the gardens and visiting the bird of prey centre. Great display and talk from the staff, 18 month old niece had a great time watching the birds :)

1  Thank Tom W
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David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed, Tom W. Thanks for sharing :-)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here before and the idea is to find the right time seasonally. This place is so full of culture its historical side and also how this became what it is today. There are wheelchairs available, and there are also buggies for taking those that...More

2  Thank Des T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started off with the outside attractions, we followed the signs to the Japanese garden and almost walked past it, it was so small and unimpressive, we then went to the butterfly garden, and yes there were some beautiful butterflies, but not as many species...More

Thank devil_tez
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely day out with our dog (on doggy Monday), beautiful weather, lovely walks and the majority of staff friendly and helpful particularly the lovely ladies in the dome. Would highly recommend a visit in fact more days should be dog friendly! However, we...More

Thank Bronwen N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted to visit this place for age, wasn't disappointed. The weather couldn't have been better gardens lovely, an amazing butterfly house , catering facilities great the dome fantastic I would visit again. The cost entitled you to visit again within 7 days for free admission.

Thank beryl c
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David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank-you for your review, Beryl - and the 5 stars! Come and see us again soon :-)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lovely morning here on a hot Bank Holiday Monday. Unsurprisingly the variety of plants, trees and flowers here is magnificent. Many flowers in full bloom in the outside and in the walled garden, especially geraniums, daisies and irises. The karge glasshouse wss...More

1  Thank ChrisLV10
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David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, Chris - and the five stars! Glad you enjoyed. Sorry that you had to leave early - you can come back free in seven days if you've hung on to your receipt, thanks to our 'Boomerang' ticket

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Nat Bot Gardens many years ago and always felt I would return. Its still impressive, and continued planting and changing garden designs are still ongoing. There is no part that I would say is not a joy. The butterfly house is a must...More

1  Thank KazJeff
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David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, thanks Kaz for a lovely review. Glad you enjoyed and thanks for sharing :-)

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theresa d
May 14, 2017|
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Response from Phil J | Reviewed this property |
I always find loads to do and see as I am a keen photographer, there are hundreds of exotic plant, fish, butterflies, vintage chemist shop, shops and cafe with plenty of inside seating, hope this helps. cheers Phil
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Anthony M
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Lyn T | Reviewed this property |
Lovely roast lunches. Ample proportions. Reasonably priced. Well presented.
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Steveandlyninwales
August 21, 2016|
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Response from David H | Property representative |
Hi there, You could use either as others have said but I would recommend using the mobility scooter as we are a big site and it could be tiring to push a wheelchair all the way around. You can access the whole Garden on a... More
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