15 Jun 2017

Garden Newsletter – June 15

Ardd Fotaneg · Botanic Garden

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Fathers’ Day

There’s FREE entry to the National Botanic Garden of Wales for all dads, grandads and great-grandads on Fathers’ Day, Sunday June 18th.

There’s plenty of what a father fancies with bird-of-prey flying displays, magic shows by conjurer extraordinaire Luke Jugglestruck, popular music from the modern beat combo, The Havishams, archery in the Outer Walled Garden and fun and games galore.

Get him to try the hay-bale maze and water-zorbing on his special day and then why not treat him to a little something special from our Garden barbecue and bar.

There’s also a free pint of beer for the first 50 dads into the Garden on Sunday!

Admission to the Garden is FREE for all dads. Normal admission is £10.50 (including Gift Aid donation).

For more information about this or other events, call 01558 667149, visit our website or email info@gardenofwales.org.uk


Kate Rusby in Concert


Folk-singing superstar Kate Rusby is in concert at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday July 15th.
One of the finest interpreters of traditional folk and one of the UK’s best songwriters, Kate will be on stage at the Garden from 7.30pm.

She has been nominated for the Mercury Prize, and has received awards for Folk Singer of the Year, Best Live Act, Best Album and Best Original Song at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

On the brink of a quarter century of music making, Kate Rusby released her 14th studio album Life in a Paper Boat late last year to rave reviews.

Tickets are £25 and available via EventBrite, and Derricks Music in Oxford Street, Swansea.


Midsummer Concert


The Legends of Dance take centre stage for the Midsummer Concert at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.


The 45-piece orchestra Symphonica Tywi will play from 7.30pm until dusk on Saturday June 24th and the evening promises to be a feast of classical dance music.

Conductor Mike Cottam says: “There’s so much to choose from but we will be putting our best foot forward with the likes of Gilbert & Sullivan, South Pacific, Sleeping Beauty, Danzón No. 2 by Arturo Márquez and much more.”

Bring your picnic and celebrate this Year of Legends and a midsummer’s night to remember.

Tickets are on sale now at £14 (£12 for Garden members). Buy yours by calling 01558 667149.


Yr Ardd – Magazine for Members


The latest edition of the Garden’s Magazine for Members, Yr Ardd, is now available!

If you’re a Member and would like to receive a copy, or if you’d like more information on becoming a Garden Member, please contact Jane Down on 01558 667118 or jane.down@gardenofwales.org.uk


Summer Events Leaflet


The Garden’s Summer 2017 Events leaflet is also now available!
Call in and pick up a copy to the see the wonderful list of events we have planned over the coming months.


Parkland Restoration Tour


To find out more about Sir William Paxton’s fabulous historic parkland and get an update on the progress of our Regency Restoration Project, join Louise Austin, the Garden’s Heritage Officer, at 2pm this Friday ,at the Western Entrance of the Great Glasshouse for a two hour guided tour.


Terrain is uneven and can often be muddy; please wear sturdy footwear.


Wales Wildflower Day


Come and experience the joys of orchid-rich Welsh meadows on Wales Wildflower Day, Saturday the 25th of June.


There’ll be wildflower and butterfly guided walks, beekeepers in the Bee Garden, and wildflower-inspired papermakers, artists and craft makers.

Scientists will show you how to build a bumblebee DNA bracelet!