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    The Gwyns of Gwempa

    The Gwyns came to Gwempa around the beginning of the seventeenth century. After four generations, complications arose involving an heir’s premature death, a grandfather’s Will and an unwilling eldest grandson. An Act of Parliament was needed to ratify the succession. Thomas Gwyn, by then married to Elizabeth Middleton, inherited the Estate along with considerable financial responsibilities.

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    Butterflies Attract the Crowds

    The Postman, Mormons, Sara Longwing and Julia have been attracting a lot of interest in the Garden.

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    Orchid ‘first’ for Garden

    Early-purple orchids have been found in the Garden for the first time.

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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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    Naming Our Fields

    Over the past year, we’ve put a name to every field on Waun Las NNR.

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    You are what you eat: our ongoing honey bee research

    Starting November last year, I am a Phd Researcher with the Garden’s Science team. My core project uses the Garden’s honey bees to investigate foraging preferences, or what plants the bees are using. This work makes up the beginnings of my project with the Garden and Bangor University, funded by KESS. The Garden made Wales the first…

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