21 Sept 2017

Garden Newsletter – September 19

Ardd Fotaneg · Botanic Garden

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Doggy Weekend

There’s a special treat for dogs and their owners with a Doggy Weekend on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 of September at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

Don’t forget, EVERY Monday is Doggy Day at the Garden!

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.  Extendable leads are not permitted, you can swap yours for a non-extendable lead at the main entrance.
Admission to the Garden is £10.50 (including Gift Aid) for adults and £4.95 for children over five. Dogs are free.

Entry is FREE for Garden members and parking is free for all.

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


Nordic Walking at the Garden

Every Monday afternoon starting September 11, learn to Nordic walk on a four-week course.

Get to grips with the technique to help you reach your personal health and fitness goals. Each session adds another ‘gear’ and helps you to understand how to gain propulsion, gradually increase the workload and learn how to Nordic walk for fitness, weight loss or for fun.

There are four one-hour sessions in a relaxed group suitable for all levels. The taste sessions start at 12.30pm. There is a Gentle Wellbeing Walk at 1.45pm

Regular Adventure Walks are a great way to be active outdoors and simply enjoy sociable Nordic Walking in stunning locations with a mixed ability group. These classes always finish at the cafe.

For those who have concerns about distance, pace or their health, our Wellbeing Walks are a gentle safe way to walk yourself fitter. Never venturing far from the entrance, these walks will include exercises that help with flexibility, balance and strength whilst using poles to improve general fitness and increase joint mobility.

For more information please contact Becki at Pilates in the Nordic on 07502 215827 or pilatesinthenordic@gmail.com or visit www.pilatesinthenordic.com


The Sealed Knot at the Garden

The amazing history of Middleton Hall is coming back to the future at the National Botanic Garden of Wales thanks to the world-famous re-enactment experts Sealed Knot.

“Sir Henry Vaughan’s company of foote” is coming to Carmarthenshire over the weekend of September 30th and October 1st to bring to life the history of the civil war in Wales.

Various characters will help bring this fascinating period in our history to life and visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in 17th century life. Costumed actors will be on hand to regale you with stories of the lives of local people, and their thoughts and feelings about the Civil War that was tearing the country apart. Witness at first hand, local soldiers practising their musketry skills.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to find out what life was like for children during this period and youngsters can try their hand at traditional games and toys. There will be lots to see and do for the whole family.

Find out more on the Garden’s fascinating history here.


Members, Bring a Friend – Free of Charge

Remember, remember: all of September is ‘Members: bring a friend, FREE of charge’ month at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

All month long, your membership card will act as if it has a “plus one” facility attached to it – every single day of September.

And there’s plenty to see and do during this special month.

For information about becoming a member of the National Botanic Garden call Jane on 01558 667118 or email membership@gardenofwales.org.uk 

The British Bird of Prey Centre

There are awesome encounters to be had EVERY day at the National Botanic Garden’s brand-new attraction – The British Bird of Prey Centre – with a daily flying display at 2:30pm!

You’ll be able to enjoy amazing flying displays by a Jack Merlin, Red Kites, a Barn Owl and many more!