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    Farming and Wildlife in May by Peter Beeden

    FARMING AND WILDLIFE IN MAY in the Botanic Garden THE ESTATE FARM:  As described in May 2018, the Botanic Garden covers about 568 acres, of which farmland is 316 acres including 100 acres of woodland.  There are 25 head of pedigree Welsh Black beef cows and 30 non-pedigree Balwen ewes and their 35 lambs, with […]

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    Discover the Heritage Discovery Space

    The Discovery Space has been transformed! Come and find out more about the Regency Restoration Project! Enter our discovery space and discover how the project is progressing and learn about the new findings we have uncovered. Why did Paxton commission one of the finest Picturesque Regency Waterparks of the 18th century? Why does an estate […]

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    From Chainsaws to Charcoal

    We are very lucky here at the Garden to have some amazing supporters. The Patsy Wood Trust, established according to wishes of maverick tree planter and inspirational environmentalist, Patsy Wood, provided the funds to purchase our Exeter Retort, as well as supporting the replanting of our historic parkland tree clumps. This mobile retort provides the […]

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    Farming and Wildlife in March by Peter Beeden

    THE ESTATE FARM:  As described in May 2018, the Botanic Garden covers about 568 acres of which farmland is 316 acres including 100 acres of woodland.  There are 25 head of pedigree Welsh Black beef cows and 30 non-pedigree Balwen ewes and their 35 lambs, with the permanent and flower-rich grassland of the Waun Las […]

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    Hedgelaying for Heritage

    Many of you will have been watching closely as the hedge running along the top of Trawscoed Meadow has been taking shape over the winter months. Planted in the early days of the Garden, it is an interesting native hedge ‘mix’ with the individual species planted in blocks. This results in possibly the most unnatural […]

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    Farming and Wildlife in February

    FARMING AND WILDLIFE IN FEBRUARY in the Botanic Garden THE ESTATE FARM: As described in May 2018, the Botanic Garden covers about 568 acres of which farmland is 316 acres including 100 acres of woodland. There are 25 head of pedigree Welsh Black beef cows and 30 non-pedigree Balwen ewes and their 35 lambs, with […]

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