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National Botanic Garden of Wales

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Address: | Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
Phone Number: +44 1558 667149
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The National Botanic Garden of Wales was the first national botanic garden...

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.

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Birthday Visit for Grandad (no option for family visit above)

I took my grandad here for his birthday and it was great day out for him. The new butterfly house was an unexpected highlight, we thoroughly enjoyed. The walks around the gardens... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Neath, United Kingdom
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Neath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my grandad here for his birthday and it was great day out for him. The new butterfly house was an unexpected highlight, we thoroughly enjoyed. The walks around the gardens were lovely and scenic. The cafe was great and served a wide selection of yummy food. We had beautiful homemade cakes. The only reason I haven't given 5... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place must be v impressive in spring and summer but it still pretty good in late November. Lovely gardens all well laid out and labelled with useful information. Butterfly house was excellent and the volunteers in there were full of information. Restaurant was good with a wide selection of meals all at reasonable prices. The lamb cawl was especially... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. We spent practically all day here. It rained through some of it but there was plenty to do, some of it under cover. Great for keen gardeners and kids can run around.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing time with the family The extra activities of make your own raft was brilliant The greenhouses were great And must go to visit attraction

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the Botanical Gardens on a number of occasions and have enjoyed the peaceful tranquil surroundings each time.

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Bristol, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting place for anyone with either a passing interest in the botanical from fungi to big old trees or for the expert. Something for everyone of all ages and knowledge levels. Star attraction is of course the domed environment which showcases plants from around the world that would not normally cope with the British climate. But don't forget the... More 

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Cross Hands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have a yearly membership which by far is the best value. Our grandson loves it there feeding the ducks on the lake and fish in the glasshouse. Its wonderful at any time of the year, always peaceful and quiet.

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Solva, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

easy to get to and always worth a visit whatever the time of the year , suitable for off all ages and abilities visitors to wales and locals too

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Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took the family down to the gardens recently for the day. Although a cold but sunny October day the day was warm enough for walking and messing about in the water stream that runs from the top fountain towards the main entrance. We have been here twice before and each time we enjoy our visit. Today we took a walk... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Spent a lovely day out here with my wife wandering around the gardens and amazing glasshouses including the butterfly house. There are a number of places to get food and drink but those in the great glasshouse were closed during our visit and it was a bit off putting to have wild birds flying round the main restaurant area (and... More 

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