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    It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

    Sustainable Christmas It’s going to be a very Merry and Sustainable Christmas at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this year. With a seasonal series of workshops and events, we’re aiming to reduce the excess, waste and stress often associated with Christmas. For more information and a full list of our Sustainable Christmas events and workshops click here. […]

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    Conserving Welsh Plants: the Revamp

    When you think of rare plants at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, where do you think you will find them? Maybe they’re steamy, exotic orchids blooming in Plas Pilipala. Perhaps they’ll be the enormous, alien-looking Proteas in the Great Glasshouse? I’m almost certain you aren’t thinking of the Welsh Cotoneaster, which is only found […]

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    A Christmas Gift for You

    Sustainable Christmas It’s going to be a very Merry and Sustainable Christmas at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this year. Our Christmas gift to you  is a series of free and wonderful workshops with our Growing the Future team. At a time when we’re all looking to be a bit more environmentally-friendly and reduce our reliance on single-use plastics, why not learn how to […]

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    Newsletter November 20 2018

    Welcome to Garden’s latest newsletter, if you’d like to receive it directly to your inbox, sign-up here. Please feel free to let us know what you think and any ideas you have. Enjoy!   Sustainable Christmas It’s going to be a very Merry and Sustainable Christmas at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this year. With a seasonal […]

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    Farming and Wildlife in November

    THE ESTATE FARM: 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 […]

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    Getting to Know your Garden Fungi – Growing the Future

    Having been an Apprentice with the Regency Project at the Botanic Gardens for 8 weeks, I felt the need to explore new areas of our gardens. The variety within the garden is extensive with many different departments to have a look at. But, I quickly found myself taking up an interest in Fungi and Lichen […]

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