While the National Botanic Garden of Wales is closed to visitors and members until further notice, the research and conservation work continues here.
Our talented Horticulture and Science Teams are working every day on a variety of projects, as well as maintaining and enhancing our plant collections. The latest publication by our Science Team which looks at how honeybees have been helping to track how the UK’s fields, hedgerows, wild spaces and gardens have changed since the 1950s can be viewed here on Communications Biology.
Gardens and outdoor spaces have become a haven for many people during lockdown and the pandemic has created a new generation of enthusiasts who have discovered the mental and physical health and well-being benefits of gardening and reconnecting with nature.
It’s the perfect time of year to start planning and designing your garden, we have a variety of gardening tutorial videos and resources suitable for any age and ability by our Growing the Future project available here. If you’re looking for pollinator-friendly plants for your garden, we have a variety of native wildflower seeds, harvested from our Waun Las National Nature Reserve, on sale on our online shop.
Buying plants grown without synthetic insecticides will help to prevent pollinator declines and will also benefit insect-eating wildlife such as hedgehogs, sparrows and frogs. Plants displaying our Saving Pollinators logo have been proven to support pollinators by the Botanic Garden’s research scientists and grown without the use of synthetic insecticides and peat compost.
With 400 acres for you to explore, Waun Las National Nature Reserve is an enchanting mosaic of flower-rich meadows, evocative woodlands, waterfalls and cascades. Over the past five years we having been restoring this landscape for your enjoyment, well-being and next adventure. Historic features have been unearthed, restored and renewed. Pathways, bridges and lakes have been reinstated to bring you closer to nature. Find out more about this exciting restoration project!
While we’re closed, you may be interested in becoming a Botanic Garden Member, so that you’ll be ready to enjoy the attractions, facilities and open space we have to offer once we’re ready to open again. You can purchase your membership through our online shop. The continued support from our Members means we can continue with our essential research and conservation work.
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently unable to offer our shuttle buggy service. If you require a manual wheelchair to assist you around the Botanic Garden, we advise you to pre-book one by phoning 01558 667149.Read more about the Garden