Our Work

The National Botanic Garden of Wales opened in May 2000. This made us the first national botanic garden to be created in the new millennium.

In such a short time we:

  • are the most visited garden in Wales – over 2.5 million so far
  • have been recognised as the most influential landscape scheme in Wales over the last 75 years by the Landscape Institute
  • have been voted ‘No 1 Garden to Visit in Wales’ by BBC Gardeners’ World
  • have been voted the number 1 ‘Wonder of Wales’, ‘Most Romantic Garden’, ‘Best Children’s Garden’ & ‘Best Afternoon Tea’ by the Western Mail
  • have been voted ‘Visitors’ Favourite’ by Carmarthenshire Tourism Association
  • have been awarded the 2019 Gold Accolade by Visit Wales


Our mission to inspire, educate and conserve has not only made us a beautiful place to visit but a fascinating and relevant one too.

We have an amazing collection of over 5000 different plant varieties, spread across 560 acres of beautiful countryside.

We have developed a stunning  range of themed gardens that appeal to a wide range of visitors, from those who just love the sights and smells to those who want to know about plant evolution, the use of medicinal plants or our scientific research.

We are very family friendly. We run 100 days of family activities throughout the year, and we have a year-round diverse programme of events that appeal to a wide range of visitors.

We have the world’s largest single-spanned glasshouse, designed by Lord Foster, that has the best display of Mediterranean climate zone plants in the Northern Hemisphere.

There’s plenty more we could say, like we’re set in a Regency parkland, but perhaps it’s our competitive pricing and attractive Membership package that helps to make us so popular.

We are a charity which receives financial support from the Welsh Government.