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The Great Glasshouse at its best

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Now is the perfect time to visit the Great Glasshouse.

This spectacular dome is the largest single-span great glasshouse in the world and is looking its very best, right now!

It is filled with Mediterranean climate-zone plants from around the world, which are nurtured and loved by our dedicated ‘indoor’ team and enjoy all the benefits of being under glass.

Right now, the lilacs of California, and flowers from Western Australia, South Africa, Chile and the Mediterranean basin are looking fabulous. But it is the flowers of The Canaries – the sixth dome zone – that really stand out from the crowd.

There are geraniums from Madeira; giant, architectural dragon trees; and gorgeous blooms bursting out all over; but the finest sight at this time of year must be the echiums.

They are exploding into life right now, like amazing slow-motion fireworks, reaching up towards the sun with their huge spikes which very quickly get covered in a mass of flowers to make the sight all the more special.

Don’t forget that our Mediterranean Café is located inside the Great Glasshouse too – the perfect place to enjoy all the sights, sounds and scents of the Med plus coffee and cake!

The Garden is open from 10am to 6pm with last entry at 5pm.

Entry is FREE for Garden members and parking is FREE for all.

New Director
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Huw Francis as the new director of the Garden. He will take up his new role on June 13th.

Welly Wednesday
Welly Wednesday is here again on May 11th. An hour of fun and games for pre-schoolers whatever the weather, starts at 11am. Under 5s are FREE. Please call 01558 667149 for more information.

Doggy Day
Our next Doggy Day is on Wednesday 11th May – another great opportunity to bring your for a wander around the Garden. Doggy memberships are available, please ask at the Gatehouse for more details.

Upcoming Courses
14.05.16     Garden Design – Introductory
21.05.16     Sunflowers and Dragon Flies
22.05.16    Felting with Fabric and Wool
28.05.16    Drawing in Charcoal and Graphite
28.05.16    Traditional Welsh shopping basket
Call Kay Bailey on 01558 667150 for more details.