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    Pont Felin Gat

    Another dry Tuesday and not too wet underfoot despite the previous days deluge. We met as usual in the Stable Block and then drove to bridge at Pont Felin Gat. With a large group of eight and different interests it was quickly agreed that we should split up. The two botanists, Michael and Howard went […]

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    Moths, Cowslips, Buttercups and Orchids

    Well it had to happen.  Eleven successive dry Tuesday mornings and then rain on the twelfth.  Fortunately early on it wasn’t too bad so Sue Davis and Marigold Oakley did their own wildlife walk.  Marigold is a moth recorder and had set her moth trap the previous evening in the walled garden.  But with the weather […]

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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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