Sustainable Christmas

  • Wed 12 Dec to Sun 23 Dec 2018
  • 10am to 4:30pm
How to book

It’s going to be a very Merry and Sustainable Christmas at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this year

With a seasonal series of workshops and events, we’re aiming to reduce the excess, waste and stress often associated with Christmas.

In a time when we’re all looking to be a bit more environmentally-friendly and reduce our use of single-use plastics, why not learn how to decorate your own brown wrapping paper, how to create a wreath which doubles-up as a bird feeder and how to produce beautiful cyanotype gifts and tags plus much more. 

With weekly themes, Growing the Future‘s FREE*, ethical workshops for adults will teach you how to reuse and recycle items to create your own wrapping, gifts and decorations.  Please book workshops via the Garden’s Eventbrite page

*Please note that the free workshops do not include entry to the Garden, please see here for entry prices.


Wednesday December 19th – Workshop Wednesday

Pyrography Workshops – 11am & 1.30pm

Create your own Sustainable Christmas Decorations, including garlands and planted bulb gift – 11am & 1.30pm


Thursday December 20th

Wreath Decoration Workshop – 11am & 1.30pm


Wednesday December 5th-Sunday December 23rd

Owl Flying Shows by The British Bird of Prey Centre

Shows include flying owl displays, festive music and games, and you’ll get to meet our Santa Owl!  £3.50 in addition to normal Garden entry.


The Sustainable Christmas Workshops are delivered by the Growing the Future project at the National Botanic Garden of Wales which aims to champion Welsh horticulture, plants for pollinators, protection of wildlife and the virtues of growing plants for food, health and well-being.

This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.