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    Top plant families for pollinators in August

    The National Botanic Garden of Wales is leading research using DNA barcoding to understand the foraging preferences of pollinating insects. Based on their results so far, we asked the Botanic Garden’s scientists to let us know some of the best plants to attract pollinators in August. Here are their top six plant families. Be sure to avoid double flowered varieties.

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    Fire and Brimstones

    Whilst awaiting the installation of the bridge on Llyn Mawr, I was lucky enough to spot a bright yellow – male brimstone butterfly skipping between the knapweed. Brimstones, whilst not threatened, are a somewhat elusive species, rarely sighted in the Garden and usually in spring. Like many species, they are closely linked to their food […]

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    Newsletter November 13 2018

    Welcome to Garden’s latest newsletter, if you’d like to receive it directly to your inbox, sign-up here. Please feel free to let us know what you think and any ideas you have. Enjoy!   Christmas at the Garden There is a veritable ‘section box’ of events at the Garden this December offering fun for all the […]

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    The Tale of a Horticultural Apprentice

    So I’ve finally been released onto the Garden’s website, and here’s hoping I can get a few blog posts out before anyone notices! I’m the horticultural apprentice here at the National Botanic Garden of Wales- my name is Carly Green and I’m a plantaholic. I arrived at the garden the September before last, fresh from […]

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    Stop Copying Me! Butterfly mimicry

    Some of our butterflies are masters of mimicry.

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    Visiting the Botanic Garden

    The orchids as you walked through the door were lovely and, of course, the butterflies came to welcome us

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