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National Botanic Garden of Wales

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Wonderful place - and Mondays are doggy day!

Really lovely place and you could spend a full day exploring....only reason not 5 stars as we went... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Anna F

We visited the gardens on their dog-friendly, Doggy Monday (today 17 Sept) and couldn't have been... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Deb H
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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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| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
+44 1558 667149
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really lovely place and you could spend a full day exploring....only reason not 5 stars as we went mid September and it did feel a little end of season...not just flowers but totally get that maintenance would now be due. Fantastic different woodlands, gardens and...More

1  Thank Anna F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the gardens on their dog-friendly, Doggy Monday (today 17 Sept) and couldn't have been made to feel more welcome. The reception team made a huge fuss of our four month old puppy and were incredibly helpful. The gardens were a delight as always,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited the Gardens again this Autumn we walked around the lakes taking in the lovely colours of the leaves and the late summer plants are great.There seems to be something new every time we visit, the new bird of prey centre is well worth a...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 6 days ago

The gardens are a wonderful Welch asset and it is good to see the venue being used for all types of events. The over 50+ day was informative and held in the glass house which in itself is very impressive and worth a visit on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This really had everything. The gardens which is a miniature Eden Project is extremely nice to stroll around. But the icing on the cake were the Bird of Prey centre, only recently opened but staffed by a group of real carers. We were lucky enough...More

1  Thank HorseandFilly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful day out, most definitely to be repeated. Children able to run free and explore. Beautiful gardens (with free buggy ride up the hill for less able). Children’s craft tent free activities, Birds of Prey centre (extra charge), Zorb’s (extra charge). Lovely cafes (can eat...More

1  Thank RhoniePonie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The botanical gardens are an absolute joy to visit. I took my two young children on a visit this summer and one day just wasn’t long enough to see and enjoy what the gardens have to offer. From the moment we entered the gardens my...More

1  Thank Fay088
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting the new Birds of Prey centre this week and experiencing a 1:1 with Bracket the long eared owl, I took some friends along today and we had a fantastic time watching owls, a peregrine falcon, red & black kites and a golden eagle...More

Thank Wander619410
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the gardens and we were disappointed with the glass house. We assumed that it would be stunning and varied. Instead it appeared a little sad and jaded. The water running down the concourse was brilliantly designed. The veg and flowers within the double-walled garden...More

Thank Paula K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Autumn is looming and the plants were clearly coming to an end, but there wasn’t enough staff to clear and tie up overgrown foliage. The butterfly house was nice but very small. The great glasshouse is a lovely structure but the plants are not very...More

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19 September 2018|
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Response from Anna F | 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
theresa d
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