National Botanic Garden of Wales | Great Glasshouse

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The National Botanic Garden of Wales is a very special place; a garden for all seasons but this remarkable attraction is so much more than a garden.
 
With many specially-themed areas, wonderful plant collections, sculpture, science, wildlife, water features, history, heritage, the British Bird of Prey Centre, shopping and eating, it will take you more than a single visit to experience everything on Planet Botanic.
 
Within its 568 acres, there’s a world of wonders waiting to be discovered, from cascades and waterfalls to watching eagles fly as well as some of the rarest plants in the world.
 
The Garden's centrepiece is the Great Glasshouse designed by 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 fuchsias from Chile.
 
There's something for everyone at the Botanic Garden, from a tranquil lakeside stroll and the peaceful surroundings of the Japanese Garden, to the dramatic water features in a restored Regency landscape and awesome encounters with hawks, kites, owls and eagles.
 
You’ll find us just off the main M4/A48 dual carriageway in Carmarthenshire, just an hour west of Cardiff.

Waun Las Nature Reserve

Waun Las National Nature Reserve lies adjacent to the north & east side of the formal area of the National Botanic Garden. Occupying over 150 hectares of countryside, it has been managed as an organic farm for the past 10 years.

British Bird of Prey Centre

A fun-packed, full day out for all ages with amazing displays every day and close-up encounters with eagles, hawks, kites and owls

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (Excl. Gift Aid)£13.75 per adult
Child (5-17) Excl. Gift Aid£6.75 per child

Under 5 years and Carers: Free
Family tickets available
Enjoy 50% off entry to the Garden when you arrive car-free and show a valid train or bus ticket or bike (based on full adult price) see https://www.goodjourney.org.uk/attractions/national-botanic-garden-of-wales/ for car free travel information

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Cash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Wedding receptions

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Swansea:
Take the M4 west towards Carmarthen and Pont Abraham services. At the services take the A48 towards Carmarthen. Take the third exit at the Crosshands roundabout, remaining on the A48. After about 4 miles there is a slip road signposted B4310 to Nantgaredig. It has a brown leisure sign for National Botanic Garden of Wales. Follow the directions to the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

From Carmarthen:
Take the A48 towards Swansea and the M4. After approximately 8 miles, take a slip road signposted B4310 (Nantgaredig). It has a brown leisure sign for the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Follow the directions to the National Botanic Garden of Wales

Accessible by Public Transport: Carmarthen station is 8 miles away.

National Botanic Garden of Wales

Type:Garden

Approved Visit Wales Stars Visitor Attraction
Llanarthne, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8HN

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Tel01558 667149

Opening Times

10 am - 6pm (1 Apr 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)
10 am - 4 pm (1 Nov 2024 - 31 Mar 2025)

* Last entry is one hour before the Garden closes.

Gradings

  • Approved Visit Wales Stars Visitor Attraction

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