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    Plas Pilipala: The first butterflies arrive…

    Our first delivery of butterfly chrysalises have arrived and are all set up in their emergence cage. We were on tenterhooks waiting for the delivery last Wednesday and once it arrived it was all hands on deck to glue and assemble the butterfly pupae for the first time, with Carl giving us hands-on training in […]

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    Wonderful Wildflower Day

    I’m running Wales Wildflower Day this coming Sunday (June 26th).

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    Volunteer makes priceless contribution to Plas Pilipala

    With the preparation for the National Botanic Garden of Wales’ first ever butterfly attraction – Plas Pilipala, opening to the public on the 1st of July 2016 – it’s all hands on deck as our staff and volunteers prepare for the arrival of our first batch of butterfly pupae. As I write, our horticulture team […]

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    Our tropical house metamorphosis

    Work has started on transforming our Tropical House into a haven for our soon-to-be arriving tropical butterflies.

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    Three Minute Thesis: Perfect Pastures for Pollinators

    Andrew Lucas, who researches hoverflies with the Garden, was tasked with explaining his PhD thesis in 3 minutes.

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    World’s Biggest Flower Market

    The BBC’s The World’s Biggest Flower Market aired last night on BBC 2. It gave a fascinating insight into the cut flower industry. Timely as I happen to be delivering a grow your own cut flower course Saturday 4th June.

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