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  1. Garden seeks stars of the future

    The National Botanic Garden of Wales is launching an apprentice scheme for young gardeners of the future. The new scheme, announced in May, was described by Curator Simon Goodenough as “an inspiring innovation for the Garden and for horticulture in Wales”. Recruitment will begin shortly with the first placements starting in September 2015. The scheme is […]

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  2. Why connecting with nature is child’s play

    Playday, the national day to celebrate play in the UK, is held on the first Wednesday in August – that’s the 5th this year – and the National Botanic Garden of Wales is playing its part. Playday was started as a celebration of children’s right to play as well highlighting the importance of outdoor play […]

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  3. Harvest, horti treats, tropical heat and honeysuckle

    Gardeners + Cake = a festive sugar-filled workforce By Rebecca (aka Dave) – December 18th 2014 Christmas is almost upon us and, as the abundant harvest season is drawing to a close, we are met with the task of using up crops. Wherever possible we don’t like things to go to waste. Unfortunately, we do […]

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  4. The perfect present

    Imagine a Christmas, birthday or anniversary gift that you can use every day of the year. What could be better for that difficult-to-buy-for friend, relative or family member than an unusual, beautiful, ever-changing present they will never forget? So, why not make National Botanic Garden of Wales membership your special gift this year? [nggallery id=468] […]

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  5. Garden wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

    The first stage of a £6.7 million plan to restore historic Regency landscape at the National Botanic Garden of Wales has been given the green light. What will be the biggest project in the Garden’s history aims to uncover the origins of Middleton Hall – the 568-acre estate that the Garden now occupies ¬– and […]

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  6. Rugby legend’s World Cup tips for Garden girl

    National Botanic Garden scientist Jenny Hawkins is busy researching ways of fighting hospital superbugs armed only with the healing properties of honey. Next week, the West Wales farmer’s daughter breaks away from her studies to line up again the biggest and best rugby players on the planet in the IRB Women’s World Cup. For this […]

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