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    Garden scoops silver on Chelsea debut

    The National Botanic Garden of Wales’ ‘Get Well Soon’ artisan garden has won a Silver medal at the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Director, Dr Rosie Plummer said: “We are absolutely thrilled at getting a medal with our first ever Chelsea garden. We are a young garden, and a small team on a tight budget, […]

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    Chelsea challenge

    The National Botanic Garden of Wales has make its debut at the world’s greatest flower show in 2013. This year’s 100th anniversary RHS Chelsea Flower Show (May 21-25) features an Artisan Garden entitled ‘Get Well Soon’ that focuses on plants for health. [nggallery id=283]It is designed by Maggie Hughes and Kati Crome in conjunction with […]

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    Magic is out there . . .

    The fabulous Taking Flight theatre company are back at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Sunday May 19 at 2pm. They will be presenting A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy – which will star Cara Readle, from TV’s Tracy Beaker.  Taking Flight’s Elise Davison said: “Using the Garden as our inspiration, we […]

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    Measuring the age of Oak trees

    A beautiful sunny day after a fabulous May Day bank holiday.  So a debate as to what clothes to discard, then off up towards the biomass centre with lots of botanical interest on the way.  Of course, not only in the Garden but everywhere you looked there were Dandelions, with their splendid golden-yellow heads.  But […]

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    Materia Medica Blogs

    Materia Medica is an exhibition created for Medicines in May in the Apothecary’s Hall. It has been created by drawing, painting and embroidery students from Coleg Sir Gar  and their show has been overseen by tutor Cath Fairgreave. Four of the students have written about their work and involvement. Please have a look at their […]

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    The more you look the more you see

    A few years ago a student gathered together the Garden species data that had been collected over the years and put them into a spread sheet.  This data represented both ‘proper’ surveys and observations made by individuals on an essentially ad hoc basis.  Some areas are more complete than others but it is obvious from […]

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