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  1. Garden blogs

    Quantifying the number of specimens in our herbarium

    A room in our Science Centre houses a herbarium – a special collection of dried pressed plant specimens, each attached to a sheet of card. But how many specimens exactly? Well, the truth is that this was not known for sure until recently.

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    To a Snowdrop

    While volunteering at the Library this week I came across Wordsworth’s To A Snowdrop, a poem that so memorably evokes the changing of the seasons.

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    Wonderful Wildflower Day

    I’m running Wales Wildflower Day this coming Sunday (June 26th).

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    A new mission for Margot?

    Volunteer members of the Garden’s library team past and present gathered last week to enjoy a special lunch, share happy memories and talk about future plans. The occasion? Our volunteer team leader Margot Greer has reluctantly decided, after 10 years at the helm of the Garden’s Library, that she is ready for pastures new – […]

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    A book of white flowers… and one red rose

    What links frozen lobsters and boil-in-the-bag porridge, with an exquisite collection of flower pictures and one of the world’s best known humanitarian organisations?

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    Gardens, history and culture: insight from the Library’s collection

    I was delighted to discover, in my first week of volunteering at the library, a collection of papers by Gareth Evans: a writer on plants, gardens, garden history and a former volunteer at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. From the beginning, the Garden has had an interest in the use of plants in medicine […]

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