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“Excellent day out, especially when there are events.”

National Botanic Garden of Wales
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Carmarthen
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent day out, especially when there are events.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is a young garden, but is developing very well and certainly worthy of repeat visits. They host a number of excellent events throughout the year, so annual membership is real value for local visitors.

Look out for "The Meadows," a noteworthy group of very talented young musicians who play a wonderful series of concerts at various events during the year (Celtic, Classical, etc.).

The staff are friendly and helpful. Disabled facilities are good, including individual transport and unrestricted access to most areas. Youngsters (and young-at-heart) enjoy the land train and play area, jumping over the snaking stream, along with plenty of open space for them to burn off energy. Different seasons offer a continually changing experience with feasts of colour and aromas.

Highly recommended!

Visited August 2012
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Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

I liked the botanic gardens. Its so bug you can literally spend all day there easily. I cant remember how much the tickets are but you could use them again that same week, so you get to go twice for one price!! Theres a shop, cafe/coffe and ice cream place 'The cwtch' how cute. When we went there was a craft fair there which was extra good. But it really is worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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Burry Port, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Great Outdoors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

Space and fresh air, so many areas of secluded gardens, open vistas and indoor interest. Check their website to find out the many activities going on there. Great for every age. Land train and golf carts available for those who don't want to walk the whole way round or have mobility difficulties. Make a day of it.

Visited June 2012
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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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“Meal at the botanic garden”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

The garden itself was really lovely. However the meal served at the restaurant completely ruined the experience and if I could have rated the meal then it would have received a minus. This has meant that I have had to downgrade my rating on the attraction. It was a so called roast dinner that took less than five minutes to serve so who knows how long it had been standing. I can't even begin to describe how bad it was. The yorkshire pudding was hard on the outside but a bit squashed in the middle. Gravy was lumpy. Meat was a cheap cut that hadn't been cooked long enough and difficult to swallow. I think that sandwiches and cakes were o.k. so if you are going just make sure you take a packed lunch or you buy a sandwich.

Visited October 2012
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Llandovery
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fun, exercise & education at Botanic Gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Always something different to see & the volunteer drivers take the strain if you don't want to walk too much! The Ghost Forest is a 'must see' as well as the many different exhibitions on offer. The restaurant can get a bit crowded at times but there are other options available. Free throughout January and on certain other days throughout the year has to be a major plus for families, senior citizens & anyone who has to watch the pennies.

Visited September 2012
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