Wales Wildflower Weekend

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Discover the joys of Welsh wildflowers in the company of people who love them

With orchid-rich meadows and displays of rare and endangered Welsh wildflowers, the Garden is a wonderful place to discover the virtues of wildflowers.

With talks, guided walks and stalls, we’ll have experts on hand to talk to you about wildflower and pollinators   They’ll also demonstrate how you can help to conserve wildflowers, and their pollinators, by using your own garden.

Saturday June 16th

11am – 11.45am:  Meet Our Welsh Wildflowers with Peter Beeden

12 – 12.45pm: Hay Meadow Butterfly Walk with Dave Bannister

1pm-1.45pm: Ymunwch â Marie Evans am daith tywys un awr o hyd yn yr iaith Gymraeg ar flodau gwyllt

1pm-1.45pm: Making a Wildflower Garden with Dr Natasha de Vere

2pm-2.45pm: Wild Garden Butterfly Walk with Dave Bannister

3pm-3.45pm: Quentin Kay Wildflower Memorial Walk with Bruce Langridge

 

Sunday June 17th

11am – 11.45am:  Wild Garden Butterfly Walk with Deborah Sazer

12pm-12.45pm: Hay Meadow Wildflower Walk with Bruce Langridge

1pm-1.45pm: Hay Meadow Bee Walk with Deborah Sazer

1pm-3.30pm: Waun Las Wildflower Walk with Dr. Michael Isaac

2pm-2.45pm: Wales’ Rarest Wildflowers with Carly Green

 

Over the whole weekend, there will be family activities,  craft, art and information stalls in the Great Glasshouse as well as a wildflower geocache trail and a chance to learn how to use a scythe,

On Saturday, June 16th, there will be a special tribute to recently deceased botanist Quentin Kay. In the late 1990s, Quentin helped to establish the National Botanic Garden of Wales and was on the original steering committee, working tirelessly to bring it into being. There’ll be a display of his life’s work in Principality House, a walk to a new commemorative bench in an orchid-rich hay meadow, and our Head of Science, Natasha De Vere,  will reference Quentin’s scientific research in her talk on DNA barcoding.

This event is part of the Growing the Future project.  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.