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Garden Newsletter – August 09

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Summer Craft Fair

The annual summer spectacle of lovely local crafts in a glorious garden setting is happening at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday and Sunday, August 12-13.

The Garden’s Summer Craft Fair will once again boast stalls of locally hand-crafted products which can be found in the stunning surrounds of Lord Foster’s Great Glasshouse.

There’s a mouth-watering range on offer, too: including jewellery, ceramics, honey, handmade soaps, beeswax candles, quilling, woodwork – and much more. Carmarthen Spinners will be in attendance, as well as Pembrokeshire Falconry on Sunday!

Event organiser, Steffan John said: “It’s wonderful to welcome local craftspeople to the Garden and allow them to show their products – and in such a fantastic setting, too.”

He added:  “Summer is the perfect time to visit our beautiful Garden; there’s so much to enjoy – visit our new Butterfly House, Plas Pilipala or our exciting playground, the straw bale maze and have a go at water zorbing too!  There’s also the Garden’s brand-new attraction – The British Bird of Prey Centre – with daily flying displays.”

It is also worth remembering that anyone buying a full-price ticket to the Garden between now the end of the year will be able to re-visit FREE of charge for seven days after their initial visit – and as many times as they like in those seven days.

The Garden is open from 10am to 6pm, with last entry at 5pm.

Admission to the Garden is £10.50 (including Gift Aid) for adults and £4.95 for children over five. Entry is FREE for Garden members and parking is free for all.

For more information about this or other events, call 01558 667149 or emailinfo@gardenofwales.org.uk

 

Wildflower Recording

Come and volunteer to record wildflowers and help us to monitor our important natural habitats, from Monday August 14th to Friday 18th of August.

Sessions will be from 10am to 4pm, to book a place please contact the Garden’s Heritage Officer, Louise Austin, on 01558 667178 orlouise.austin@gardenofwales.org.uk

If you can’t make it to these sessions, Wildflower Recording will also be held from Monday 21st to Friday 25th of August.

 

Summer Holiday Fun

School’s out for the summer – and there are family activities EVERY day of the school summer holidays here at the National Botanic Garden of Wales!

Enjoy the hay bale maze, water zorbing, our fab play park, and don’t forget to visit the tropical butterflies in Plas Pilipala!

Hawk Adventures are here every Tuesday and Wednesday of the summer holidays, with abseiling, tree climbing or ziplining.

 

The British Bird of Prey Centre

There are awesome encounters to be had EVERY day at the National Botanic Garden’s brand-new attraction – The British Bird of Prey Centre – with daily flying displays at 11:30am and 2:30pm!

There’s an additional £3 charge to the Centre, and you’ll be able to enjoy amazing flying displays by a Jack Merlin, Red Kites, and Angus, the White Tailed Sea Eagle!