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Garden Newsletter – February 9


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Welcome to the Garden’s latest newsletter, bringing you the most up to date news and events.

Here are a few upcoming dates to note in your diary:

Sunday 26th February – St David’s Celebration Day
Food and Craft Fair with music in the Great Glasshouse, FREE entry to everyone in honour of our patron saint.

Wednesday 1st March – St David’s Day
Come and celebrate this us on this special day with FREE entry to everyone.

Sunday 26th March – Mothers’ Day
Food and Craft Fair with music in the Great Glasshouse – Mums go FREE!


Doggy Weekend

Due to huge popular demand, special dates have been earmarked in the calendar for pet owners to bring their pooches with them on a visit.

On February 11th and 12th, visitors of the National Botanic Garden will be able to bring their dogs with them for a visit.  Make a day of it at the Garden and bring man’s best friend to enjoy the Garden’s 598 acres.

And don’t forget, EVERY Monday is Doggy Day at the Garden, therefore, you can bring your dog along for a visit on February 13th, 20th and 27th!

A full list of Doggy Day rules can be seen here.  Dogs are permitted in Y Pot Blodyn’s coffee shop, the Seasons Restaurant, the Gift Shop and the main concourse of the Great Glasshouse.

Dogs are not permitted on the Great Glasshouse’s inner paths, theButterfly House, nor the children’s play area.


Welly Wednesday

Welly Wednesday features an hour of fun, outdoor activities, storytelling and exploring for pre-schoolers and is a great way for parents to get their toddlers close to nature with 60 minutes of fun in the woods with water and mud – whatever the weather!

Activities start at 11am from the Gatehouse, normal entry price applies to adults and children under 5 years old are free.

For more information, contact the Education Department on 01558 667150.


February Half Term

With half term just around the corner, you may be interested in knowing that the Garden has a jam-packed week of fun and activities planned.

We are mostly designing and making rockets this half-term at the National Botanic Garden so join the jet set for some super-charged family fun!

The action starts on Saturday February 18 with Bug Encounters when you could get very close to a Giant Land Snail and you can try some edible insects – if you want to!

There’ll also a visit by Folly Farm’s favourite magician/juggler Luke Jugglestruck to enjoy as well on Saturday 18th, and the following Saturday on the 25th of February.