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Llanarthne, Camarthenshire,
Wales, SA32 8HG

01558 668768 or 667148/9

01558 668933

Listed By

William Donelson

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Every Day except Christmas Day.
1st Jan - 31st Mar; 10am - 4.30pm
1st Apr - 30th Sept; 10am - 6pm, last admissions 5pm

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Car parking space for up to 20 coaches and coach drivers/tour couriers will be let in free and given a voucher to have a snack at our cafu017d or restaurant

Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: Yes
Best Times of Year to Visit:
To see:
Admission Prices

From 1st Apr - 30th Sept; Adult £8.50; Child (5-16) £4.50: Concession £7; Family £21 Group discount of £1 on adult and concession price. Guided tours for groups £25 charge

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

No dogs except guide dogs.

Garden Features & Events

New Tropical House opened in 2007.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Capel Dewi Uchaf Country House, Carmarthen


Cwmtwrch, Four Seasons Restaurant

Inns & Pubs:

Salutation, Pontargothi White Hart Inn, Llanddarog

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Description of Garden

The beautiful National Botanic Garden of Wales, near Llanarthne in Camarthenshire, has been hailed a great success by visitors from far and near who have enjoyed all that the 568-acre parkland has to offer, its historic and futuristic buildings, its horticultural displays and flower meadows, its lakes and walks, its shops and cafes.rnrnThe Garden's centrepiece is the Great Glasshouse designed by world-famous architects Norman Foster and Partners Inside the amazing tilted glass dome is a Mediterranean landscape dominated by a six-metre deep ravine. Rock terraces and sheer faces are cut by streams and waterfalls. A lake provides a humid habitat at the foot of the chasm. Visitors are able to experience the aftermath of an Australian bush fire, pause in a Spanish olive grove or wander through collections of fuschias from Chile.

A stunning new Tropical House opened in 2007.

There's something for everyone at the Garden of Wales, from the peaceful surroundings of the Japanese Garden, its stream, tea house and cherry trees to the surround-sound experience of Theatre Botanica with its specially commissioned film celebrating the world of plants.

There are lakeside walks and prairie walks, an opportunity to see the development of the unique Double Walled Garden and be some of the first to see the shoots that will become the Woods of the World in years to come.

Award-winning water sculptures link the past with the present, bringing 1790s garden and lake design side by side with contemporary art design.

History Of Garden

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is set in the former Regency estate of Sir Wiliam Paxton. The landscape was desiged by Samuel Lapidge, a pupil of 'Capability' Brown.

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