National Botanic Garden of Wales
National Botanic Garden of Wales

National Botanic Garden of Wales

If you’re looking for a relaxing day out in Wales, then this 568-acre parkland and botanic gardens is the perfect activity to add to your stack. You’ll find a range of beautiful themed gardens, a national nature reserve and the world’s largest single-span glasshouse set in the stunning Carmarthenshire countryside.

Why go to South Wales?

South Wales is full of charming towns, culture and spectacular natural scenery, as well as the largest glasshouse! The National Botanic Garden of Wales is a great trip out for families or anyone looking for their dose of greenery and fresh air.

Among it’s lovely horticultural flower meadows and displays, you can relax by ornamental lakes, enjoy woodland walks and enjoy the landscape composed of flora from the world over. Find your zen in the tranquil Japanese garden, explore the exotic Mediterranean landscape with streams and waterfalls in the spectacular glass dome and admire their wonderful collection of Chilean plants. The site hosts the British bird of prey centre, where you can admire their special flying displays from hawks, falcons and buzzards among others with the chance to hold the magnificent owl on your own arm. There’s also a range of places to eat, drink and shop – the Y Pot Blodyn Garden Centre sells gifts, pots and plants to take home to start your own gardening journey; enjoy a delicious meal or drink at caffi botanica from a locally and freshly produced menu; admire botanical and natural world inspired artwork at Oriel Yr Ardd Gallery with a fantastic programme of exhibitions throughout the year. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at the National Botanic Garden of Wales and is a must-do for any trip in South Wales.

  • Opening times:
    1 April – 31 October 10:00AM – 6:00PM
    1 November – 31 March 10:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Prices (including gift aid donation):
    Adult £13.75
    Children (5-16) £6.60
    Under 5s FREE

Things to do near Wales

Aberglasney Gardens in Carmarthenshire

Aberglasney Gardens is regarded as one of Wales’s finest gardens, pushed into the limelight by the BBC television series “A Garden Lost in Time”, in which they restored it to its former glory. It’s perhaps most ...

Explore nature at Llanelli Wetland Centre

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, or just want a day out to explore the beauty of South Wales, then we have a great activity for your ...

Kayaking Swansea

Calling all watersport fans… Here in Swansea, you can book a double kayak hire for you and a friend for 1 hour! At Swansea Adventures they have a reservoir for you to explore and try out ...

Dynamic Rock Adventures in Swansea

Dynamic Rock’s main passion is to provide an accessible and open climbing centre for climbers of all ages and skill levels. In the 14 years, it’s been open, they’ve built a lovely support team who are ...

The Dolaucothi Gold Mines

Take a trip through time on the Dolaucothi Gold Mines tour! Explore the only known Roman gold mine in the UK that dates back 2000 years, where you’ll get the chance to walk over ancient surface ...

Skydiving in Swansea

Calling everyone who loves taking risks and feeling adrenaline pumping throughout your body! You have to head to Swansea where you will find Skydive Swansea for a once in a lifetime experience. This tandem skydive will ...

Laserzone in Swansea

Ready to step into the future? Laserzone is a high-tech, action-filled laser tag zone in the centre of Swansea. You’ll get to be the sci-fi action hero/heroine of your dreams, blasting your way to victory! The ...

Plantasia Zoo in Swansea

Have a wild day out at the incredible Plantasia indoor Zoo and Tropical Rain Forest! Explore a stunning real rainforest in the heart of Swansea and make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience – just look ...

Surfing in Swansea

Are you looking to try a new water sport? How about surfing? Progress Surf School on Swansea’s premier beach Caswell Bay lets customers choose from a range of surfing activities from Half-day surf lessons, Full day ...

Windsurfing and Water Sports in Swansea

Attention all water sports fans! Swansea Watersports is a family company that has been running for over 10 years! When they first started the business up there were only 5 courses but since then they have ...

Discover Welsh History at the National Waterfront Museum Swansea

Wales is host to some of the UK’s most fascinating history, being at the forefront of some of the country’s most important development for centuries. The National Waterfront Museum in Swansea tells the story of that ...

Discover Ancient Secrets at National Showcaves of Wales

Did you know that some of the world’s most incredible rock formations are right on your doorstep? Hidden among the beautiful rolling hills of the Brecon Beacons National Park is a spectacular network of caverns waiting ...