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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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Apart from the awful Japanese Tea House! Highlights include the excellent Butterfly House, the double walled garden and the Dome. Plenty of places to eat but could not get... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Apart from the awful Japanese Tea House! Highlights include the excellent Butterfly House, the double walled garden and the Dome. Plenty of places to eat but could not get breakfast and limited choice of other meals. Best to bring your own if you can. Probably the best plant sales choice I have seen located amongst a small cafe. Free to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A wonderful day out for all the family with great walks around the grounds lots of beautiful flowers and plants to see, a little treat was the bee keeping area just to the left hand side of the walled garden area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Plenty to see and do for all ages. Friendly staff happy to help. Lovely walks around the gardens or you can catch a buggy ride from the entrance to the dome if you preferred totally user friendly for wheel chair/scooter, scooters also provided. Gift shop cafes restaurant available things of interest indoors and outdoors. A must to visit is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a truly amazing place. So much to do there and well-worth the entry fee. You can comfortably spend a whole day there from exploring the historical past of Middleton Hall, walking round the amazing dome or just relaxing with a good book. The gardens are amazing and the Butterfly House is a fantastic addition. Lots for the kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The gardens here are really well planted and most plants are labelled too, which is much appreciated. We started our day with coffee in the stables cafe and were surprised to find that nothing was offered as a breakfast option - porridge, bacon sandwich etc. I would have thought this would be popular and a way of making money. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic gardens & the butterfly house was a delight. The stew in the cafeteria was delicious, the service excellent and the prices good. we will definitely return !

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Gloucestershire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent five hours in the gardens and wished we could have stayed longer. We interspersed wandering around the garden rooms with coffee and cake in the cafe by the entrance, salad and wraps for lunch in the Mediterranean Cafe inside the Great Glasshouse and an ice cream in the yard outside the restaurant. All lovely. We also did the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a return journey home from Tenby to fill the day. What a pleasant surprise and not expensive to enter. You could spend a few hours or all day depending on the weather although children might get bored after a few hours but don't they all! Easy guide to follow and very helpful staff, some gardens need some tlc... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our day out in the National Botanical Garden of Wales. Really interesting, beautifully laid out with really lovely plants. The trolley ride to the top of the hill was great and we were able to take our time walking back down which gave us plenty of time to see the different gardens butterfly house and the pharmacy etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was spring when I visited at National Botanic Garden of Wales, so all planting and other preparations were on due. There were still quite plenty of plants to see, and I enjoyed my visit. Would be great to visit there later on, when all plants are on bloom. :)

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