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National Botanic Garden of Wales

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Absolutely fantastic!

We visited here over a month ago and I’m honestly still so taken aback by how much we enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cardigan, United Kingdom
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We had a lovely day walking round the gardens.. a highlight was definately the birds of prey... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Charley M
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The National Botanic Garden of Wales was the first national botanic garden of the millennium The Garden covers 568 acres of Carmarthenshire countryside and includes a nature reserve as well as a formal garden, with Lord Foster's Great Glasshouse as...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
+44 1558 667149
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here over a month ago and I’m honestly still so taken aback by how much we enjoyed ourselves. We arrived early and were the last to leave. We picked an absolutely beautiful day to go, clear and sunny. We came with 3 children,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for hugely brightening up a dull November afternoon, LozBach, with your tremendously positive review. I mean, we think so too but it's nice to hear it from visitors - especially from a family group. We like to think of ourselves as "a great...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a damp Saturday afternoon which may have been a poor choice but I was still charged £8.18. The gardens seemed untidy, with paths messy. Only one tea room (out of 3) seemed to be open. The Welsh/English commentary and information boards are randomly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely day walking round the gardens.. a highlight was definately the birds of prey showing, loved the snowy owl!!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Charley M
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The whole setup at the NBGW is superb. Not just for those interested in the vast array of plants and gardens, but overall a great historical reference point for those interested in the history of the area and the estate in particular. There are great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Haydn C
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

What a special time we had during the 1430 display of those beautiful birds of prey. The star of the show had to be Midas the golden eagle no arguing with him. The red kites were splendid and so were the other birds as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

We visited this attraction twice this year, once in the spring and once in September and just loved it. The whole layout is interesting and imaginative and engages you from the outset. The thing that grabbed out attention first was the clever use of water...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

Attended as part of a coach party. All areas are easily accessed and the gardens are lovely on the fine, sunny and cold day that we had. The restaurant service is very slow as the cashier had to keep stopping to serve coffees and teas....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

A fantastic time spent last week watching these magnificent creatures in flight being expertly handled by their careers in the centre . A fun and informative display of owls eagles kestrels to name a few. The highlight for my granddaughter was a chance to be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Gwenan B
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Lots to do in a beautiful setting - butterfly house, Mediterranean greenhouse, exhibitions and a kids play area surrounded by beautiful countryside. Doesn’t sound like much but it is so easy to while away hours here looking at the beautiful plants and creatures. Especially now...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BlackSwan1899
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We were garden people but you don't need to be to enjoy the gardens. Buggies are available for those with walking difficulties, so it is easy to get to the further reaches of the garden. We especially enjoyed the dome and the walled garden.

Date of experience: October 2018
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19 September 2018|
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Response from annafM3731OO | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are only allowed on Mondays I believe
15 July 2018|
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Response from rodbs1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Not sure personally, but looking at other posts it seems permissible - any doubts, suggest checking website or even giving them a call
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14 May 2017|
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Response from Phil J | Reviewed this property |
I always find loads to do and see as I am a keen photographer, there are hundreds of exotic plant, fish, butterflies, vintage chemist shop, shops and cafe with plenty of inside seating, hope this helps. cheers Phil