National Botanic is Number 1 say readers of Garden News.

Throughout the summer, Garden News readers took part in a poll to find the Best 100 Gardens across the whole of the UK, with the National Botanic Garden of Wales scooping more votes than any other garden in Wales.

Garden News editor Simon Caney said: “It’s the first time that gardens throughout the UK have been rated in this way and thousands of people voted.

“We know that our readers love visiting gardens to get inspiration and ideas, and the National Botanic Garden was a clear winner in Wales.”


The Director of the Carmarthenshire attraction, Huw Francis said: “Being recognised as the Best Visitor Garden in Wales by the readers of Garden News is high praise indeed.

“We are greatly honoured that such a discerning audience appreciates the amazing plant collections of the Great Glasshouse, walled gardens, Japanese Garden, and other areas too numerous to mention, and has awarded the National Botanic Garden of Wales this accolade.”


The overall UK winner was Barnsdale Gardens in Rutland, the brainchild of legendary Gardeners’ World presenter Geoff Hamilton.

  • Garden News magazine, published by Bauer Media, is the UK’s leading weekly gardening magazine, on sale every Tuesday. Its weekly circulation is 37,967 (ABC Jan-Jun 2018).