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    Farming And Wildlife In September

    As described in May, 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 flower rich grassland of the Waun Las National Nature Reserve being […]

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    The Big Secret

    Horticultural student James considers the value of the work he does

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    Fab Course Feedback

    Great feedback from Emma of Foodoof following her participation in our ‘Success with Seeds’ Course!

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    Cultural Heritage Apprentice

    Your chance to work and learn at one of the fastest growing visitor destinations in Wales

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    Mapping Middleton – the search is on

    We have been searching local archives as well as the National Library for documents that will help us to understand the changing fortunes of the estate.  We have yet to find any estate maps to help us with our understanding, but do have one map from the 1824 sale catalogue that has helped us visualise the estate at that time.

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    Plant names and their practicalities

    I’m Kevin McGinn and I’ve recently joined the Botanic Garden as Science Officer in the Growing the Future team. One of our aims is to get more people in Wales growing and appreciating plants, but would-be growers are sometimes scared off by the use of complicated Latin (scientific) plant names. Admittedly, one look at a tongue-twisting […]

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