The National Botanical Garden of Wales
National Botanical Garden
Tel: 01558 668768
The National Botanic Garden of Wales was created within a beautiful 568-acre Regency park, combining 200-year-old historical features with spectacular modern architecture and landscaping and a collection of some 100,000 different plants.
The Great Glasshouse at the National Botanic Garden of Wales has been named in the top 10 of must-see UK gardening attractions and it is the only place in the world where you can visit the Mediterranean, South Africa, Australia, Chile and California on the same day. Covering 3,500 square metres, its rocky terraces, sandstone cliffs and gravelled scree slopes are contoured to reflect the natural environment and to create a wide range of habitats, balancing light and shade and varying moisture levels to suit the needs of different plants.
Outside, Europe's longest herbaceous border creates a colourful corridor with thousands of perennials and shrubs. And there are gardens within the Garden, from the award-winning Japanese to bog and boulder gardens, as well as enchanting water features. Exhibitions in the botanic garden of Wales include a 19th Century Apothecary's, Bioverse which explores the wonders of how plants work and the 360° Theatre Botanica, an unique introduction to the plant world. There's an award winning Seasons restaurant two excellent cafés, and plant sales area.
The National Botanic Garden of Wales is still evolving. In the restored three-acre Double Walled Garden, there is the recently opened Tropical House - which boasts palms and pineapples, coconuts and cardamom - and scores of orchids.
Crowned The Wonder of Wales, the garden has now matured beyond its years. It really is fun for all the family, what ever the weather. But, leave plenty of time for your visit, you might not be able to see it all in one day.
For more information call 01558 668768. If you contact the National Botanical Garden please mention that you found this information in www.carmarthenshire-pages.co.uk