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June 16, 2020 - June 16, 2020

Guild visit to the National Botanic Garden of Wales

We are delighted to say that on Tuesday June 16 we have arranged a Guild visit to the National Botanic Garden of Wales, which this year is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Set in the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, the garden is a remarkable blend of the modern and historic. It includes the world’s largest single-span glasshouse, which contains the most extensive collection of Mediterranean plants in the northern hemisphere; the tropical Butterfly House; a national nature reserve and the British Bird of Prey Centre, all set in a Regency landscape.

This year sees the opening of a historic parkland restoration project which features a necklace of seven lakes, cascades, falls and weirs, originally built 200 years ago. The project opens to the public for the first time this summer, along with a revamped Bog Garden and a new Arboretum. The garden is also launching a new science-backed horticultural assurance scheme and the garden’s senior scientific and horticulture team will be on hand to talk about it.

The National Botanic Garden is 10 minutes from the M4, mid-way between Cross Hands and Carmarthen off the A48. It is about 8 miles from Carmarthen train station which has trains from London Paddington and Birmingham running every hour or so throughout the day

Our visit will start at 10.30am for tea and coffee, followed by a tour of the garden at 11am. A complimentary lunch will be served at 1pm and then you are free to continue exploring the garden.

This visit is free to GMG members (£15 charge for non-members) and there are no restrictions on photography. To book your place on this trip, please do not reply to this but send an email to gmggardenvisits@gmail.com.

If you would like suggestions for accommodation, or other gardens to visit nearby, please email Guild member Emma Mason, who helps with PR for the garden, on emma@emmamasonpr.co.uk

 

National Botanic Garden of Wales

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