National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthney

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Stroll through the 230 hectares (568 acres) of lavish green space that comprises National Botanic Garden of Wales. Known both for its tourist appeal and botanical research facilities, the garden is the site of the world’s largest single-span greenhouse. Browse through the over 800 different plant varieties at the various themed gardens, or head to the apothecary house for a lesson in the medicinal uses of plants. Eat at one of the three garden cafes that offer fresh, locally sourced food. Take advantage of the free shuttle around the gardens if you tire of walking or get caught in the rain. To visit National Botanic Garden of Wales on your trip to Llanarthney, use our Llanarthney vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Enjoyed my trip. Got to say more outside of the "greenhouse " than in. Butterflies were brill as were the walled gardens and the fruit and veg patch for ideas for our allotment. Hidden gem is the bee ...  more »
  • Like all gardens, this changes with the seasons. It was lovely to see so many spring flowers in the outside sections. The glass houses themselves are stunning and don't seem to change as much, though ...  more »
  • A sunny Sunday afternoon, no crowds, no distractions just piece on earth. If you need to recharge your batteries and wounder at mother nature, then this is the place for you.  more »
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  • Excellent! It costs £28 for a family of four and it's certainly money well spent. The whole site is vast, the dome greenhouse is very impressive, as is the butterfly house and walled gardens. The whole place is incredibly well maintained and beautiful, especially when you consider it's size and scale. It logistically must be a nightmare to care for! The restaurant is also worth a visit. The standard of food is excellent and initially what appears expensive is actually very good value for money when you consider the portion sizes and quality. Most attractions will charge far more for much less. The Google guide suggests people spend approximately 45 mins here on average, which I find very bizarre... They must be sprinting from one end to the other! We spent about 5 hours here and didn't see everything. According to the app on my mobile, I covered a distance of over 5 miles, as it really is a lot bigger than it appears from the car park. If your looking for thrills, spills and high octane action, your most certainly in the wrong place. If you enjoy walks through the beautiful outdoors and like all things plant and garden based, then you can't go wrong with spending the day here.
  • Loads to see in this fantastic garden. The glass house and butterfly house are superb but you can spend hours in the extensive gardens. Restaurant serves big variety of meals. Well worth a visit.
  • A good, reasonably priced day out for the family. There are various outside gardens with play areas, wheelchair access and eating places. There's also a large glass greenhouse with different environments in it, similar to the Eden Project but on a smaller scale.
  • Place to go stress busting. Car and relaxing. Can take all day😀
  • Great day out. Young and old kids will find something.