National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthney

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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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  • The "top" of the vast Hall was just the icing on a fascinating visit: had great weather, many still in bloom, fluttery encounters (and great shots) in the greenhouse, a huge Antik-& Troedel market... an exhilarating all around experience, absolutely recommended!
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  • Visited in late September and an Antiques Fayre was on so ....bargain.... £4 entry. It is much better than the last time I visited several years ago. The walled garden was excellent as was the Butterf...  read more »
  • We have been to the Gardens on a number of times since they were opened before 2000. It is lovely to see the way in which they have expanded over the years. A key aspect is the stunning lovely locatio...  read more »
  • We visited all the way back in 2011 on the way to a cottage we were staying at. But, I discovered this is more than just a place to stop for a break. I could have spent hours and hours here. Hopefully I'll get to, one day!
  • I went when there were talks about Science at the Garden. Totally amazed that this place is sending scientists abroad to advise on bar coding DNA, and gobsmacked about the research that is happening about pollinators! Apparently, little is known about the roles of hoverflies and wasps in pollinating. Also, some really scenic views, especially if you leave the main areas and go exploring the woodlands. Very knowledgeable chap ( a volunteer) in their Victorian Apothecary. Shop, but he is not on site every day, mores the pity.
  • We visited on a freezing cold day but still enjoyed the grounds. Looking forward to returning for a proper visit and seeing everything in bloom.
  • A little gem of a place, slightly off the beaten track but absolutely lovely all year round!
  • Great walks with interesting plants well laid out shame the water fall looked a bit dilapidated
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