It’s like looking at a living fossil.
It evolved on the supercontinent Gondwanaland before there were any flowering plants, bees, ants and birds. Growing up to 2.5m high, you can imagine large dinosaurs feasting on its juicy leaves.
We’ve planted royal fern in the Wallace Garden to help to illustrate the evolution of non-flowering plants.
We’ve also a wonderful sculpture on the Broadwalk inspired by the longevity of this amazing plant. ‘Osmunda – Living Fossil’ was sculpted from Kilkenny limestone by Glenn Morris.
We are open every day, apart from Christmas Eve and Christmas DayEntry is free for children under 5 and carers. Go to admissions & opening times
We are a charity that receives financial support from the Welsh Government and Carmarthenshire County Council. Company Registered in Wales No. 2909098. Charity No.1036354