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National Botanic Garden of Wales

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Address: | Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
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+44 1558 667149
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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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This is a beautiful attraction with lots to see. Facilities are good and staff/volunteers are helpful. Visitors with mobility problems are catered for. It the sort of place you... read more

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This is a beautiful attraction with lots to see. Facilities are good and staff/volunteers are helpful. Visitors with mobility problems are catered for. It the sort of place you need to go throughout the differing seasons.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a wheelchair user, 13 year old and an 8 year old with us and spent most of the day there even on a wet winters day. Will definitely head back in summer sometime as gardens looked like they would be stunning in summer. Lots of fun taking piccies in the glass house. Butterfly house definitely a bonus. Not... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The largest dome in Europe, according to our guide. He gave us a ride in the golf buggy to the restaurant as it was drizzly. Food was very good. Visited the dome, stunning. Then walked to old apothecary (old fashioned chemists shop!). Finally we went to butterfly house (such gloomy weather they were all by the windows waiting for some... More 

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been visiting these gardens since before they were open to the public in 2000 and they just keep getting better. The plants in the Great Glasshouse have matured gracefully and now fill the space beautifully. There are now longer walks through the nearby woods and meadows, meaning that you now need much longer to have a good look around... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited when the gardens had just opened so on a February day we found lots of new places of interest including beautiful snowdrops and the stunning patchwork display which sounds boring but is amazing.

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited last weekend(Feb 2017) and had a nice walk around in the gardens. Last visited in the summer when it was hot and very busy. This time was completely different, even though there was not much to see in the gardens outside, it was so nice to be able to walk at a slower pace and see what we wanted.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful surrounding area, a variety of nature, events and areas, good disabled access. I would highly recommend it for families-very good play area. Bit on the steep side payment wise but worth it if you're only going once, or multiple times (we have a yearly pass and it helps)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice outing to the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. It was a gloomy day and it drizzled but nevertheless it was a nice walk through the gardens and in the dome. There were daffodils in bloom, uncharacteristically early in the year due to the mild temperatures and snow drops. The plants in the dome were not in... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Entry was free in January which made it a nice 2 hour trip out. As it was winter, it was mostly shrubs, although some daffodils & snowdrops were out. The greenhouse was open but plants were not in full bloom. The butterfly house was very warm with a few butterflies flying around. Overall, a pleasant way to spend a few... More 

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Ammanford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say I could spend the whole day here but we did have a very nice afternoon at the woodcraft fair and afterwards around the garden. The glass house was very nice with the fish entertainment the little one for a good while. The fungus display is far more interesting than it sounds and is incredibly well put together.... More 

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