National Botanic Garden Of Wales
The remarkable National Botanic Garden of Wales is a very special place. The largest single-span glasshouse in the world designed by Norman Foster, poised in the landscape like a giant raindrop, is home to 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 hot and steamy Tropical House is now home to a kaleidoscope of hundreds of exotic and colourful butterflies from across the tropical climes around the world plus the Garden is now host to the British Bird of Prey Centre, offering amazing encounters and daily flying displays – and is open every day.
The Garden lies on land that was once a magnificent Regency water park, many of the original features having been restored. Discover lakes, ponds, walks; licensed restaurant; shop; gallery; bog garden, apiary; Physicians of Myddfai Exhibition; Apothecaries’ Garden; and children’s play area. Land surrounding the Garden has been designated a National Nature Reserve.
Opening times: April-October 10am-6pm November-March: 10am-4.30pm
Admission Rates: Adults: £11.00, concessions are £9.00 and under 16s are £5.00. The Family Ticket (2 adults and up (Inc Gift Aid) to 4 children) = £30.00
Group Rates: Minimum Group Size: 10. Adults: £7.50, Children: £3.50
Facilities: Shop, Garden Centre, Licensed Restaurant, Café, Conference Centre, Children’s Playground.
Disabled Access: Yes. Wheelchair loan available, manual wheelchairs free (booking advisable).
Toilets on site: Yes
Car/Coach Parking: Yes
Length of Visit: 4-6 hours
Special Events: Full events programme throughout the year. Please see website.
Booking Contact: Gatehouse, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8HN
Tel. 01558 667149. Email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: One hour’s drive from Cardiff, two hours from Bristol. Just off the A48 which links directly to the M4 and on to the M5