10 Mar 2017

Garden Newsletter – March 10

Ardd Fotaneg · Botanic Garden

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Doggy Weekend

This weekend, March 11th & 12th, visitors of the National Botanic Garden will be able to bring their dogs with them for a visit.  Make a day of it at the Garden and bring man’s best friend to enjoy the Garden’s 568 acres.

Due to huge popular demand, special dates have been earmarked in the calendar for pet owners to bring their pooches with them on a visit.

And don’t forget, EVERY Monday is Doggy Day at the Garden, therefore, you can bring your dog along for a visit on March 13th, 20th and 27th!

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.


Music Month

There’s a Month of Music in March with choirs, bands and other performers in action in the Great Glasshouse EVERY weekend throughout the month.

This weekend’s performers are as follows:

Saturday March 11th

11am – 12:30pm – Carmarthen Ukuleles

12:30pm – 2pm – Platform One

2pm – 3:30pm – Steve Price Big Band

Sunday March 12th

11am – 12:30pm – Caroline Harrison

12:30pm – 2pm – Goodness Gracious Glee

2pm – 3:30pm – Tristan John

All performances are included with normal Garden admission.


Welly Wednesday

Welly Wednesday features an hour of fun, outdoor activities, storytelling and exploring for pre-schoolers and is a great way for parents to get their toddlers close to nature with 60 minutes of fun in the woods with water and mud – whatever the weather!

Activities start at 11am from the Gatehousenormal entry price applies to adults and children under 5 years old are free.

For more information, contact the Education Department on 01558 667150.


Garden Events

The Garden’s new spring 2017 events brochure is now available and is jam-packed with events, family fun, music and activities from now until the end of June.

Pick one up on your next visit, or click here to view an online version so you don’t miss out on anything!


The Garden’s Second-Hand Book Shop

The Garden’s Bookstore continues to thrive and we have very much appreciated all book donations in recent months from our hugely supportive members and volunteers.

We welcome good quality paperbacks and modern books in good condition on various subjects.  Welsh language books are selling very well and are in demand.

The Bookstore is located near the Garden’s main entrance and there is no entry charge, all proceeds from the Bookstore go towards funding projects throughout the Garden.