National Botanic Garden of Wales

Nestled away in Llanarthney in the River Tywi Valley, Carmarthenshire, lies the splendid Botanical Garden of Wales, open from 10am until 6pm seven days a week from the beginning of April until the end of October, and close at the earlier time of 4.30pm between November and the end of March.

This spectacular garden is a well sought after visitor attraction as well as an important part of botanical research and conservation, renowned for its spectacular plants, sculptures, features, and various gardens.

Hosting the world’s biggest single-span glasshouse at a whopping 110 meters by 60 meters, the Botanical Garden is a beautiful and intriguing blend of both historical and modern elements, giving visitors plenty to explore and discover time after time.

In the sprawling footprint of the Botanical Garden of Wales are a fascinating array of gardens with varying themes, including a state of the art tropical Butterfly House, a national nature reserve, a British Bird of Prey Centre and multiple play areas for children to enjoy.

The landscape surrounding the Botanical Garden is awe-inspiring and you are given a sense of being fully enveloped in nature while you explore all the garden has to offer, a hub of life and greenery within the heart of a Welsh beauty spot.

The Botanical Garden of Wales also has several fantastic events for all occasions throughout the week and over the course of the year, including Doggy Day where visitors are encouraged to bring along their four legged friends, Welly Wednesdays for preschoolers to enjoy some fun and outdoor activities, art exhibitions, and a multitude of exciting trails to walk and explore that would take several visits to complete.

The British Bird of Prey Centre also boasts daily flying displays between 11.30am and 2.30pm, a spectacular absolute must-see with over 20 different species of British birds creating a glorious display that will thrill all nature lovers.

There are a plethora of retail and catering facilities to provide refreshments, delicious meals, and for visitors to buy something special to take home with them including:

  • The Cwtsh
  • The Gift Shop
  • Garden Centre
  • Season’s Cafe

Admission prices are £11.50 for adults, £22 for a single parent family (1 adult and up to 3 children), £33 for families (2 adults and up to 4 children), and £5.50 for children aged between 5 and 16. Children from 0-4 enter for free, and admission to the British Birds of Prey Centre is an additional £3.50.

The garden is open every day of the year except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.