National Botanic Garden Of Wales
The National Botanic Garden of Wales is a very special place. The centrepiece is the impressive Great Glasshouse, designed by Norman Foster and the largest single-span glasshouse in the world.
Under the huge, domed roof, you will find some of the most endangered plants on the planet from six Mediterranean climate regions: Western Australia, Chile, the Canaries, California, southern Africa and the Mediterranean basin. It helps protect and conserve what is considered to be the best collection of its kind in the northern hemisphere.
The recently-restored Regency landscape is now open and its 300 acres feature new lakes, bridges, dams, cascades and a waterfall - all in a peaceful woodland setting, criss-crossed with paths.
Another big attraction is the British Bird of Prey Centre, offering amazing encounters and daily flying displays – and is open every day. Discover lakes, ponds, walks and trails; and explore the unique and historic Double Walled Garden, Tropical House; Bog Garden, rock garden, wild planting areas, Apiary, Japanese Garden and Arboretum.
There is a licensed café, gift shop, gallery and plant sales area; and a Victorian pharmacy, Apothecaries’ Garden and children’s play area.
Opening times: April-October, 10am-6pm; November-March, 10am-4pm. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Admission Rates: Adult £16.85, child £8.65. Children under 2 Free
Group Rates: Adult £12.50 (tour leader free)
Facilities: Main café open every day, gift shop, plant shop.
Disabled Access: core garden area 100% accessible. Wider landscape: restricted
Toilets on site: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Length of Visit: 3-4 hours
Tours/Events: Please see website for details
Booking Contact: Andrew Ward, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire SA32 8HG Tel. 01558 667149.
Location: An hour west of Cardiff on the M4.
Updated: March 2023