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National Botanic Garden of Wales

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Fantastic, historical attraction

The whole setup at the NBGW is superb. Not just for those interested in the vast array of plants... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Haydn C
Swansea, United Kingdom
Birds of prey centre

What a special time we had during the 1430 display of those beautiful birds of prey. The star of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan H
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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The National Botanic Garden of Wales was the first national botanic garden of the millennium The Garden covers 568 acres of Carmarthenshire countryside and includes a nature reserve as well as a formal garden, with Lord Foster's Great Glasshouse as...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
+44 1558 667149
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 1, 2009

Frankly, this place wipes the floor with the over-priced and over-hyped Eden Project. Even in Winter, the entire estate is a pleasure to visit, and its admission prices are worth paying (less than £10 Feb 2009, concessions £5 and under). GiftAid your fee at the...More

8  Thank SouthSouthWest
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

I decided to take my elderly mum for a day out at the National Botanical Gardens. As I was paying for our tickets, I was informed that i was not allowed to take my Jack Russell into the gardens - I therefore decided to leave...More

6  Thank Debbie R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole setup at the NBGW is superb. Not just for those interested in the vast array of plants and gardens, but overall a great historical reference point for those interested in the history of the area and the estate in particular. There are great...More

1  Thank Haydn C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a special time we had during the 1430 display of those beautiful birds of prey. The star of the show had to be Midas the golden eagle no arguing with him. The red kites were splendid and so were the other birds as well.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this attraction twice this year, once in the spring and once in September and just loved it. The whole layout is interesting and imaginative and engages you from the outset. The thing that grabbed out attention first was the clever use of water...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended as part of a coach party. All areas are easily accessed and the gardens are lovely on the fine, sunny and cold day that we had. The restaurant service is very slow as the cashier had to keep stopping to serve coffees and teas....More

Thank Setch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic time spent last week watching these magnificent creatures in flight being expertly handled by their careers in the centre . A fun and informative display of owls eagles kestrels to name a few. The highlight for my granddaughter was a chance to be...More

1  Thank Gwenan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to do in a beautiful setting - butterfly house, Mediterranean greenhouse, exhibitions and a kids play area surrounded by beautiful countryside. Doesn’t sound like much but it is so easy to while away hours here looking at the beautiful plants and creatures. Especially now...More

1  Thank BlackSwan1899
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were garden people but you don't need to be to enjoy the gardens. Buggies are available for those with walking difficulties, so it is easy to get to the further reaches of the garden. We especially enjoyed the dome and the walled garden.

1  Thank marymaccrea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Please see my other reviews to be assured of balanced comments. We visited on a wet day ...it was overall a worthwhile visit spoiled only by the appalling offering we were served in the cafe. We enjoyed the birds of prey exhibit and demo, worth...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Welsh botanical Gardens Is well worth seeing it’s a vast area of beautiful views and interesting things to see I was fascinated by the butterflies Watching them in a tropical house area was great fun One of the staff gave me lots of helpful...More

1  Thank joanieb59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Out of season so alot quieter but still quite busy. Fantastically looked after, informative and helpful staff, great walks and conservation work. Worth a visit.

1  Thank Ivor D
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September 19, 2018|
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Response from Anna F | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are only allowed on Mondays I believe
July 14, 2018|
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Response from rodbs1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Not sure personally, but looking at other posts it seems permissible - any doubts, suggest checking website or even giving them a call
theresa d
May 14, 2017|
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Response from Phil J | Reviewed this property |
I always find loads to do and see as I am a keen photographer, there are hundreds of exotic plant, fish, butterflies, vintage chemist shop, shops and cafe with plenty of inside seating, hope this helps. cheers Phil