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  1. Garden blogs

    Still Life Painting

    Come and enjoy learning Still Life Painting at the Great Glass House with Geniveve Carminade.

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    Plant Focus: Alchemilla mollis

    A little plant that you would likely walk past for most of the year is covered in jewels of water in wet conditions. Sprays of yellow flowers poke up through the foliage and just add to the display.

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    Seed collecting on Kenfig National Nature Reserve

    Seed collecting season is upon us, and so far it’s been a fruitful year! The National Seed Bank of Wales was launched at the end of 2018, and since then we have been busy gathering valuable collections of plant material from our own Waun Las National Nature Reserve. This past month saw our first seed […]

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    Our Garden Horticulturists – Dawn Moore

    National botanic gardens need up-to-date accessible plant records – our Plant Records Officer is Dawn Moore.

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    Plant Focus: Verbena bonariensis

    With late season interest, a stunning skeletal form, and a lot of interest from pollinators, this plant ticks all the boxes!

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    Pollinator of the day #7 – Cinnabar (Tyria jacobaeae)

    The cinnabar is a widespread species of day-flying moth. It is readily disturbed by day although it also flies at night. The species is named after the bright red, mercury sulphide minerals cinnabar and cinnabarite. The caterpillars are also distinctive and easily identified by their alternating orange and black stripes; these colours are a form […]

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