We’ve teamed up with the National Botanic Garden Of Wales to blog about how this place changes over the course of the year, in it’s appearance, what they do here, the wonderful people who work here and what’s on here, which is simply brilliant as this is one of our favourite places to visit! Read on and you’ll see why, it’s not just flowers…..
We started coming here a couple of years ago and I’ve blogged about the Botanic Gardens previously. If you’ve read this or take a look you’ll see what great fans we are of The Botanic Gardens.
So August, a mixed bag of weather over the course of this month and we’ve been here on gloriously sunny days and the not so glorious ones too and equally enjoyed no matter the weather and there’s something new to discover around every corner!
We’ve had such laughs, Tiggy’s brothers goofing about in the newly installed play area, climbing (and dangling from) some huge trees and jumping about and tearing around in the hay maze, even zorbing, and not wanting to be left out, Tiggy has joined in too!! I’ve included a short film of the fun we’ve had including footage of Tiggy making several attempts at walking here at The National Botanic Gardens of Wales during August too, you can view it by clicking on this link…Fun In The Garden
Picnics in the sunshine, children’s activities such as arts and crafts with which they performed a little puppet show, summer days filled with fun, going home with shoes full of hay and ice cream on faces, it’s been days of brilliant family time and many a wonderful memory made. There’s plenty to occupy little and not so little ones too.
A recent addition to the gardens is the butterfly house and boys being boys, Tiggy’s eldest brother wasn’t too keen on entering, “butterflies are for girls” but once in there and thanks to the kindness of a member of staff who spent time talking with us explaining the life cycle of a butterfly and the different plants in the “butterfly café” here, Tiggy’s eldest brother Fin was completely intruiged by the butterflies and even tried to stay as “still as a statue” so one would land on him and wanted to take some home!
So the National Botanic Gardens of Wales isn’t just flowers, it’s a great day out for all the family, although there were some beautiful flowers here too…..
What’s on at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in September:
Members: Bring A Friend – Free of Charge
Great chance for our thousands of members to introduce a friend to the Garden
Saturday-Sunday September 3-4
Exotic blooms are to the fore for the weekend. Learn growing tips from the experts and buy your own from specialist dealers
Saturday-Sunday September 10th-11th
National Vegetable Society – UK championship show. The very best veg in the UK is gathered in the Garden for the British Championship. These growers definitely know their onions . . .
Sat 10-11 September
Some of the best blooms in Wales go on display. Organised by the South Wales Group of the National Chrysanthemum Society, they will be joined by Dahlia Society at this event.
Friday 16 September
Members-Only Coffee Morning
Mark Barber – A closer look at reptiles and amphibians in our environment, illustrated talk 11am
Saturday 17 September
Boggy Day – discover the ecological, cultural and landscape importance of Carmarthenshire’s peat bogs. Experts and storytellers will be on hand to take you on a fascinating journey through 10,000 years of Welsh history.
Sunday September 18 – 20th
Anniversary concert by the Carmarthen Symphonic Wind Band
Sunday 25 September
Postcode Day – SA2 and SA3
There’s a special day of events and FREE entry for anyone living in Sketty, Uplands, Mumbles, Gower and the like. Please bring proof of residence to claim your free admission
Sunday 25 September
Swansea MG Enthusiasts- Club – classic car run
And courses . . . .
Day/ Date – Course Title – Tutor & Cost
Sunday 11 – Art Charcoal Drawing – Louise Burston £35/£30
Sunday 18 – Felting 3D wet felting – shoulder bag – Sarah Enoch £35/£30
Saturday 24 – Willow Berry picking basket – Mel Bastier £35/£30