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Garden Newsletter – March 07

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Mothers’ Day

There’s a treat in store for mum on Sunday March 11 with FREE entry to a special ‘pamper day’ at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

There is an impressive line-up of beauticians and local food and drink producers offering a tempting range of tasters including gin, facials, skin care advice, manicures, pedicures – and entry free of charge for mam!

Every mum is also promised tasty titbits and sumptuous samples from a range of stallholders – from Welsh cakes and biscuits, to ice cream and vegan olive oil soap as part of their Mothers’ Day visit.

Organiser Steffan John said: “As well as free entry on the day to this wonderful Garden, mums are in for a real treat with all sorts of people offering all kinds of goodies!”

“We also have some lovely music from our favourite harpist Shelley Fairplay and the Constellation Big Band.”

Steffan added: “So, why not treat mam or mam-gu to a great day out including lunch in our award-winning Seasons restaurant – it’s going to be a brilliant day and, let’s face it, it’s the least you can do!”

The National Botanic Garden is open from 10am until 4.30pm, with last entry at 3.30pm. Admission to the Garden is £10.50 (including Gift Aid) but FREE to all mums on Sunday March 11.

For more information about this or other events, visit our website, call 01558 667149 or email info@gardenofwales.org.uk

Membership as a Gift

As well as our fab Mothers’ Day food and craft fair, with FREE entry for all mums, the Garden could also be the perfect gift for the most important lady in your life.

Membership of the National Botanic Garden of Wales is the gift that keeps on giving – offering FREE entry to the Garden 363 days a year and much more besides.

Prices start from just £38 and, remember: you can buy for an individual, for a couple or for a whole family (two adults and up to four children).

For more information about the different types of membership on offer, take a look here, call the Membership Office on 01558 667118 or our Admissions team on 01558 667149.

 

Daffodil Day

We’ll be celebrating Wales’ national flower here at the Botanic Garden on Sunday, March 25th.
With more than 50 varieties of daffs on display, the Garden is a natural place to explore the difference between trumpets, tazettas and têtê-a-têtês.  Discover how Welsh varieties have been pushed close to extinction, why daffodils are associated with St David and how you can help young people take an interest in Wales’ national flower.

The day will feature a daffodil walk and talk by renown Welsh naturalist Ray Woods, beginning at 1pm at the Theatr Botanica. You can get an idea of Ray’s knowledge and enthusiasm for daffodils on Radio 4’s Living World about the Tenby Daffodil. 

There will also be family activities where children will be shown how to grow daffodils, an interactive display of felted daffs made by local schoolchildren and there will be entertainment from Welsh dance troupe, Tipyn o Bopeth.

Growing the Future event.

Heritage Talks

On Tuesday, March 13th, join Dyfed Archaeological Trust‘s Ken Murphy for a talk setting the Garden’s heritage in its broader context.  Starts at 12noon in Theatr Botanica.

On Friday, March 16th, join Richard Suggett of the Royal Commission on the Historic Buildings & Monuments in Wales for an illustrated talk entitled: John Nash, Architect, Before Fame & Fortune.  Starts at 11:30am in Theatr Botanica.

 

Growing the Future

There’s an exciting new project about to begin at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

The Growing the Future project is an exciting initiative being run by the National Botanic Garden of Wales to design and deliver good quality horticultural training opportunities for the community, within the community.

The project will be working with a series of partner ‘hubs’, to deliver training across Wales as well as at the Garden itself.

So, whether you are a seasoned gardener, a fledgling grower or a budding beekeeper – we want to help provide training, information and support to you.

Are you interested in growing your own?  Creating a wildlife haven in your plot?  The, we would like to hear from you.

If you are interested contact: gtf@gardenofwales.org.uk and we will be in touch.

This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.