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National Botanic Garden of Wales

| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
+44 1558 667149
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beautiful place

Stopped on our way back home from Pembrokeshire. The gardens are simply beautiful - loved our... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chandrika J
Day out

We are keen gardeners and were really looking forward to our day here. Initial impressions very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Claireee11
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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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 its centrepiece.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Middleton Hall, Llanarthney SA32 8HN, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped on our way back home from Pembrokeshire. The gardens are simply beautiful - loved our afternoon. The only thing I did not like was a butterfly house - it was like an unhappy butterfly zoo - set them free and just breed local ones...More

Thank Chandrika J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are keen gardeners and were really looking forward to our day here. Initial impressions very disappointing. Everything seemed scruffy. We were looking forward to seeing the large glasshouse but even in here it was very understated. Common names on plants as well as Latin...More

Thank Claireee11
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely visit. Good value in terms of entry cost and some really interesting and visually stunning planting. Let down by expensive and very average food £3.35 for a very ordinary prepackaged tuna sandwich on white bread.I walked all the outer gardens again much very lovely...More

Thank Paul A
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

many thanks for your comments, Paul. Glad you enjoyed :-) It's always useful to get feedback from visitors as it helps shape our 'offer' in the future

Reviewed 2 days ago

Once again all roads led to the Botanic Gardens Carmarthenshire for a Fathers special events day, with the promise of a great family treat. There were Vintage Triumph Cars, Birds of prey, Archery, Magic shows, Rolling bubble pool, Circus acts and much more. The oldest...More

1  Thank Phil J
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

What a smashing review, Phil! Thanks very much for taking the time to tell us about your day. We often get accused of trying to be all things to all people but we reckon it really is something to aspire to - and, if we...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a lovely full day looking around all the gardens one day & then went back the next day for the special wild flower day. Staff & guides were very helpful & very informed. I am not hugely interested in plants but found both...More

Thank John A
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Great news, John! And thanks for a cracking review. We try very hard to offer something for everyone and strive, too, to make the Garden and its many charms as accessible as possible - so it is enormously encouraging to hear that we managed to...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Have always wanted to visit and unless you live in South West Wales it will be a long journey but was not disappointed Personally I thought the Dome was more therapeutic than Eden and this was a garden without the razzmatazz of tree climbers and...More

Thank Linda S
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your lovely review, Linda. So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit :-)

Reviewed 5 days ago

The visit was ok but nothing to rave about. The toilets near the entrance certainly need sorting. I'm not a big person but to get in a cubicle you have to side step around the door. The food served in the dome did not appeal...More

Thank 321pauline
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to record your thoughts, Pauline. You've mentioned a few issues here which I will raise with the various departmental managers e.g facilities and food. Glad to hear you enjoyed the Butterfly House. It's only been open less than a year...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Spread over 500 acres of beautiful countryside these gardens are a 'must visit' if you're in the area! The Dome is interesting & laid out in countries - for the planting. It's easy access for disabled as the paths are not too steep - for...More

Thank baryspad
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for your kind and encouraging words, Baryspad :-) So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely day with my dad. Weather was perfect. Loved the butterfly house. A nice stroll around with lots of plants to admire. Could easily spend a full day here. Would recommend.

Thank bevvy21
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Glad you enjoyed, Bev :-) It was a lovely day, wasn't it . . .

Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see. Beautiful gardens. Something for everyone, from the butterfly house, glass house and apothecary. Transport provided for those with mobility problems. Highly recommended.

Thank Janice B
David H, Manager at National Botanic Garden of Wales, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your very nice review, Janice :-)

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theresa d
is there lots to see inside if its raining
14 May 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
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Anthony M
What was the range of hot food in the Seasons restaurant on a Sunday, was there a carvery for instance and was it good value for money, please?
5 April 2017|
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Response from Lyn T | Reviewed this property |
Lovely roast lunches. Ample proportions. Reasonably priced. Well presented.
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Steveandlyninwales
My wife sometimes needs to use a wheelchair or mobility scooter. Which would be best to bring to get most from visit?
21 August 2016|
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Response from David H | Property representative |
Hi there, You could use either as others have said but I would recommend using the mobility scooter as we are a big site and it could be tiring to push a wheelchair all the way around. You can access the whole Garden on a... More
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