Gardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol CymruNational Botanic Garden of WalesNational Botanic Garden of Wales

Aqualab

The Aqualab is a place of learning

Perched upon stilts above the edge of Pwll yr Ardd is a wooden building. Packed full of microscopes and study aids, this is the Aqualab.

The Aqualab is a fascinating place where schoolchildren can get the opportunity to explore a treasure chest of natural wonders through a number of activities:

  • Day and evening courses bring in adults to make, identify and find out things.
  • Teachers come here to learn how to teach outdoors.
  • Families have fun making wonderful creations from plants during the school holidays.

The Garden’s Education team runs the Aqualab. If you want to find out more about the courses, activities and programmes we offer, have a look at our Learning pages.

Designed by students of the Cardiff School of Architecture, it is heated by a water heat source pump. that uses the ambient heat of sub-surface water in Pwll yr Ardd.