22 Mar 2017

Garden Newsletter – March 22

Ardd Fotaneg · Botanic Garden

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Mothers’ Day

There’s a treat in store for mum on Sunday, March 26th, with FREE entry for her to a special ‘pamper day’ at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.
There is an impressive line-up of beauticians, make-up experts and local food and drink producers offering a tempting range of tasters including a free glass of elderflower champagne, facials, skin care advice, manicures, pedicures – and all free of charge for mam!

There’ll be special guest at this year’s Fair too, as baking businesswoman and winner of The Apprentice 2016, Alana Spencer, will be selling products from her brand-new business, Ridiculously Rich by Alana!
Alana will take her place in Lord Foster’s Great Glasshouse along with a mouth-watering array of food and drink as well as crafts and gifts from other West Wales producers.
Organiser Steffan John said: “As well as free entry on the day to this gorgeous garden, mums are in for a real treat with all sorts of people offering all kinds of goodies including a free glass of champagne!”
“We also have some lovely music to suit all tastes, including our favourite harpist Shelley Fairplay and folk duo Fiddlebox. In addition, there’s fun and games and magic and mystery with conjurer Luke Jugglestruck dropping by and flying displays by Pembrokeshire Falconry.”

So, instead of buying flowers for Mothers’ Day this year, bring your mum to the centre of the flowers, at the National Botanic Garden.

The National Botanic Garden is open from 10am until 4.30pm, with last entry at 3.30pm. Admission to the Garden is £9.75 (including Gift Aid donation) but FREE to all mums, grandmothers and great-grandmothers on Sunday, March 26.


Membership as a Gift

Are you still wondering what to get mum for Mothers’ Day?  As well as a visit to the Garden’s Mothers’ Day Fair, our membership could be the perfect gift!

Membership of the National Botanic Garden of Wales is the gift that keeps on giving – offering FREE entry to the Garden 363 days a year and much more besides.Prices start from just £36 and, remember: you can buy for an individual, for a couple or for a whole family (two adults and up to four children).

Members’ E-Magazine
Garden Members receive a regular magazine, available as a hard copy or in electronic form.  The ‘Yr Ardd’ magazine is a wonderful, informative guide on the Garden’s latest news, information and events.

See a sneak-peek of the magazine here.

For more information about the different types of membership on offer, take a look here https://botanicgarden.wales/get-involved/become-a-member/ or call Jane Down, Membership Secretary, on 01558 667118, or our Admissions team on 01558 667149.


Music Month

This weekend will see the final weekend of music, as part of the Garden’sMonth of Music in March.

This weekend’s performers will be:
Saturday March 25th

11am – 12:30pm – Carmarthen Ukuleles

12:30pm – 2pm – Tristan John

2pm – 3:30pm – Crescendo Choir

Sunday March 26th

11am – 12:30pm – Caroline Harrison

12:30 – 2pm – Carmarthen Ukuleles

2pm – 3:30pm – Carmarthen Symphonic Windband

Also performing at various venues throughout the Garden on Sunday, March 26th, will be folk duo Fiddlebox.


Doggy Day

This coming Monday will again see the Garden welcoming visitors and their four-legged-friends.


Due to popular demand the Garden now has monthly Doggy Weekends planned for the upcoming months.  Don’t forget, every Monday is Doggy Day throughout the year!
A full list of Doggy Day rules can be seen here.  Dogs are permitted in Y Pot Blodyn’s coffee shop, the Seasons Restaurant, the Gift Shop and the main concourse of the Great Glasshouse.
Dogs are not permitted on the Great Glasshouse’s inner paths, the Butterfly House, nor the children’s play area.


Tenovus 10k Run

The Tenovus Cancer Care 10k is now in its 5th year at the spectacular National Botanic Garden of Wales. With steady inclines and mixed terrain, there is no doubt that this is one of the most beautiful yet enjoyable 10k races in Wales.

This year’s run will be held on April 2nd and if you’d like more information, including how to register, see the Tenovus website here or contact events@tenovuscancercare.org.uk.