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National Botanic Garden of Wales

| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
+44 1558 667149
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Beautiful gardens well worth a visit

What a surprise these gardens were. Beautifully laid out and lots to walk round and don't miss the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Family Day out

Took my mother in her wheelchair, it was a great day out, plenty to see, never been there before... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Neil 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 its centrepiece.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a surprise these gardens were. Beautifully laid out and lots to walk round and don't miss the butterfly house. The tearoom was not so efficient, the ladies did their best but it was rather slow despite it not being too busy.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Took my mother in her wheelchair, it was a great day out, plenty to see, never been there before, and it is only 30 minutes from home, will go again, staff were very helpful, it is a bit of a climb to get to the...More

Thank Neil H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I took out an annual membership as I thought it would help with my recuperation during my chemotherapy and being new to the area I thought I'd like to support my community. It seems that I may possibly have made an error on my initial...More

Thank janecrooktaylor
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Sorry to hear this, Jane. Does it mean that you are now NOT coming in to pick up your free replacement membership card and pack?

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent a fantastic few hours here but could have spent days and not seen everything. Well worth a visit

Thank Lynda T
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your 5-star review, Lynda :-) Don't forget you can use your receipt to gain free entry for up to seven days after your initial visit - as often as you like!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to these beautifully maintained gardens. I thought it was a nice touch that the entrance ticket was valid for 7 days if you wanted to go back. It was interesting to see the relics of the old property including the...More

Thank hollins1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a nice walk around the gardens, but wasn't as good as I was expecting. Highlight was the butterfly house and the large greenhouse.

Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need plenty of time to explore these grounds. Beautifully kept and very friendly volunteer workers sharing their experience. Newly developing butterfly house aiming to preserve species. Can be a useful visit even on a wet day. Gift shop and cafe facilities. It was lovely...More

1  Thank pat w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well laid out gardens with geological interests as you enter the gardens. Large dome contains Mediterranean zone plants from round the world. Stunning textile display of South Africa flowers, and in apothecary herbal plants. Very enjoyable few hours under cover, despite the weather.

Thank Joma209
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Diolch yn fawr :-)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful array of plants etc. Lovely relaxing grounds. Spent about 3 hours there including lunch in the cafe and snacks in the coffee shop. Suitable for all ages

Thank Woodworker50
Reviewed 1 week ago

We looked this up on the website and found that last Monday was Doggy Day where you could take your dog. This made all the difference to us, as it was fairly hot and we didn't want to leave her in the car or cottage....More

Thank fishwif2014
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad that Doggy Day made the difference for you. In case you are interested, EVERY Monday is Doggy Day here at the Garden. We also have the occasional Doggy Weekend, too - the upcoming dates are: August 19-20 September 23-24 October 7-8 AND 14-15 November...More

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theresa d
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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
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Anthony M
5 April 2017|
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Response from Lyn T | Reviewed this property |
Lovely roast lunches. Ample proportions. Reasonably priced. Well presented.
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Steveandlyninwales
21 August 2016|
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Response from David H | Property representative |
Hi there, You could use either as others have said but I would recommend using the mobility scooter as we are a big site and it could be tiring to push a wheelchair all the way around. You can access the whole Garden on a... More
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