About the garden
National Botanic Garden of Wales
The National Botanic Garden of Wales is a charity dedicated to the research and conservation of biodiversity, to sustainability, lifelong learning and the enjoyment of the visitor. With an amazing collection of more than 8,000 different plant culivars spread across more than 226 hectares (560 acres) of beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside, the Botanic Garden is a wonderful place to visit throughout the year.
The Botanic Garden is home to the world’s largest single-span glasshouse, the Great Glasshouse, which is poised on the Welsh landscape like a giant raindrop. It houses some of the most endangered plants on the planet that come from six areas of the world: California, Australia, the Canary Islands, Chile, South Africa and the Mediterranean Basin. There is a stunning range of themed gardens to enjoy that will appeal to a wide range of visitors, as well as an arboretum, National Nature Reserve and, opened in early 2021, a magnificent restored landscape.
A five-year project has seen the restoration of a 1.5km (almost one mile) lake, a waterfall and a cascade; a new 350m (1,148ft) dam built, and six new bridges. This means that visitors can now enjoy beautiful woodland walks with breathtaking views. The Botanic Garden is also home to the British Bird of Prey Centre, where visitors can enjoy stunning flying displays every day.
While dogs are not permitted on a daily basis (except for assistance dogs), it's 'Doggy Day' every Monday and Friday at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.