18 May 2017

Garden Newsletter – May 18

Ardd Fotaneg · Botanic Garden

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Lowri Evans & Lee Mason

Lowri Evans & Lee Mason will be performing in the Great Glasshouse on May 21st.

Acclaimed Pembrokeshire-born singer-songwriter Lowri Evans stops off at the Garden with her partner and musical collaborator Lee Mason to perform songs from their new album ‘A Little Bit of Everything’ – a celebration of 10 years since their first album.

A truly talented vocalist, Lowri writes, records and sings both in English and Welsh, is a regular on the circuit, has toured America and, in 2014, recorded a session for BBC Radio 2’s legendary presenter Bob Harris – who described her as “a wonderful singer-songwriter”.

The performance at the Garden starts at 2pm.


Fascination of Plants Day 2017

To celebrate the 4th International Fascination of Plants Day, plant lover Bruce Langridge and the Garden’s curator Will Ritchie will be leading a guided walk around 7 of the most fascinating plants in the Botanic Garden on Thursday 18th May at 2pm.

Expect to see beauty, amazing adaptations and spectacular shapes.

Expect to touch, to smell and possibly to taste some amazing leaves and flowers.

Expect to hear stories that will surprise you.

Expect to be fascinated by plants.


Garden History Tour – May 24th

Join our guided tour and discover more about the Garden – from the swashbuckling 17th century Middletons to Sir William Paxton’s magnificent mansion, come on a 45 minute exploration of our history. Commencing from the Western Entrance of the Great Glasshouse at 2:00pm.

Tour is 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


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!

This week’s Doggy Day will see Dogs’ Trust Bridgend offering free health checks.

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.