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    Otter Prints and Otter Poo

    Wildlife surveys have an important role to play in the conservation and improvement of our Countryside and during the construction of the National Botanic Garden of Wales in the 90’s a number of these were undertaken, including bats, birds, badgers, mammals, insects, amphibians and reptiles.  Since then, apart from the occasional wildlife walks and bat counts, there have […]

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    Curator’s Blog – 5 March 2013

    Slowly but surely the heritage and history of the great Middleton Hall Estate is being revealed and interpreted. Summer archaeological digs having unearthed the site of the original Middleton Hall we are now making great strides in the understanding of how this amazing estate evolved. Turning our attention to the time of Paxton and latterly […]

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    Curator’s Blog – 26th February 2013

    This winter has seen extensive works undertaken in the Garden. In particular we have taken the decision to revisit the plantings along the Broadwalk, partially in response to examining the initial planting plans and in part due to the fact that many of the freely seeding species have migrated from bed to bed dramatically reducing […]

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    Feathered Friends

    Although I do like the snow by the time it went I was fed up with it.  When we went to the National Botanic Garden of Wales this week it was blowing a gale and sheets of rain were blowing across the Garden and soaking anyone who was unfortunate enough to be out in it.  […]

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    The Dragon Tree

    Kindly funded by an Individual Mainline Grant from The Arts Council of Wales, Award Winning Singer/ Song Writer & Author Cheryl Beer has been released from her usual role as a freelance community based Creative Director for 12 months, thus enabling her to tour the West Wales Coastline inventing  a new ‘story for the folk’ […]

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    27 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2012

    The Garden’s pioneering work on Barcode Wales makes it into Buzzfeeds list of the world’s scientific breakthroughs of 2012.

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