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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. Make National Botanic Garden of Wales a centerpiece of your Llanarthney vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Llanarthney visit planner .
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National Botanic Garden of Wales Reviews
We had been recommended by friends to visit this fantastic botanical garden & we were very pleased we did. They have a huge greenhouse full of exotic plants, a large collection of tropical butterflies... more »
After driving quite a while out of our way we eventually found the Botanical Gardens. I initially thought the entrance fee was quite expensive but after opting for Gift Aid and receiving £2 in voucher... more »
Not completely straightforward to find depending on which direction you are driving ... Highlights were the stream running through the centre of the site, through exhibits representing the geological ... more »
We have been several times and it is always impressive. There is so much to see that one really needs several days to give all the areas proper attention. For us it is way better than the Eden project - but in England not many people seem to have heard of it. They need to improve their marketing (but then it would be over-run with visitors). My favourite bit is the Rill which runs down the Broad Walk - I like 'jumping' over it - and I'm 64, so it must be huge fun for younger visitors!
Our second visit here and we enjoyed it just as much as last year. The garden is beautiful any time of the year. We saw lots of gorgeous flowers and the butterfly house was brilliant. We prefer the domed garden here to the Eden project despite the fact it is slightly smaller. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The entire garden is wheelchair accessible with wheelchairs and scooters available to hire.
Visited last weekend (October 2017). It was a thoroughly enjoyable visit, well worth the entry price. It is well laid out and has plenty of variety, impressive without being overwhelming. Encouraging for the average (and below average) gardener, and with extensive grounds for wandering around. Loved the Great glasshouse - excellent!
We love the National Botanic Gardens; therefore, we visit around three times of year. The whole site is a stunning vista of plants and horticultural delights. Having bought a number of plants from the garden centre, we have been delighted with the results. Well worth a visit. :-))
Spectacular gardens ❤️😊🌷🌹🥀🌻🌼🌸🌺💐 Not to be missed if you are a garden enthusiast. Very clean & well laid out. Not much food/snack choice though...that I could find. Not a place for young children! Very peaceful & serene. A must see & do..❤️
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