Updated 19th July 2020
Clyne in Bloom
Location: Clyne gardens - show a couple of minutes by car along the sea front from our b&b
1st to 31st May
Clyne in Bloom is celebrated every year during May when the award winning rhododendrons and azaleas of Clyne Gardens are in full bloom and at their most magnificent. As a plant lover this is one place I always reccommend. But it is also good for all the family as there is space to play, trees to climb, a brook to play pooh sticks and ducklings on the pond.
Singleton Park Botanic Gardens
15-20mins walk from our B&B
The Botanical Gardens in Singleton Park will re-open on Monday 20th July. The "Friends" plant shop within the Botanical Gardens will remain CLOSED to the public until the restrictions on social distancing have been reduced. Huge thanks to everyone who has been purchasing plants from Davies' Ironmongers in Sketty.
Information on the re-opening of the plant shop will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and our Website in due course.
National Botanic Garden of Wales
30mins drive from our guesthouse
The National Botanic Garden of Wales opened in May 2000
This made us the first national botanic garden to be created in the new millennium.
In such a short time we:
are the most visited garden in Wales – over 2.5 million so far
have been recognised as the most influential landscape scheme in Wales over the last 75 years by the Landscape Institute
have been voted ‘No 1 Garden to Visit in Wales’ by BBC Gardeners’ World
have been voted the number 1 ‘Wonder of Wales’, ‘Most Romantic Garden’, ‘Best Children’s Garden’ & ‘Best Afternoon Tea’ by the Western Mail
have been voted ‘Visitors’ Favourite’ by Carmarthenshire Tourism Association
have been awarded the 2019 Gold Accolade by Visit Wales
Our mission to inspire, educate and conserve has not only made us a beautiful place to visit but a fascinating and relevant one too.
We have an amazing collection of over 8000 different plant varieties, spread across 560 acres of beautiful countryside.
We have developed a stunning range of themed gardens that appeal to a wide range of visitors, from those who just love the sights and smells to those who want to know about plant evolution, the use of medicinal plants or our scientific research.
We are very family friendly. We run 100 days of family activities throughout the year, and we have a year-round diverse programme of events that appeal to a wide range of visitors.
We have the world’s largest single-spanned glasshouse, designed by Lord Foster, that has the best display of Mediterranean climate zone plants in the Northern Hemisphere.
There’s plenty more we could say, like we’re set in a Regency parkland, but perhaps it’s our competitive pricing and attractive Membership package that helps to make us so popular.
We are a charity which receives financial support from the Welsh Government.
British Bird of Prey Centre
The British Bird of Prey Centre is a specialist collection of British raptors, focusing on the welfare and conservation of our native species of birds of prey.
The new centre is based in the National Botanic Garden of Wales, so you can visit us during your day in the Garden.
Our aim is to give everyone the opportunity to interact with and learn about the birds of prey that can be found here in the UK and, in doing so, inspire communities to ensure their longevity.
Daily Flying Displays Timetable
11.30am – Flying Display (45 minutes)
1pm – Owl Flying & Talk (30 minutes)
2.30 – Flying Display (45 minutes)
3.30 – Conservation Talk (30 minutes)
Also at the National Botanic Gardens:
Butterfly House – Plas Pilipala
Open every day!
Come and experience our butterfly house – Plas Pilipala
This hot and steamy glasshouse is alive with a kaleidoscope of colourful butterflies from across the tropical world.
Huge blue Amazonian morphos
Great eggfly butterflies that swoop past palms and orchids
Butterflies with see-through wings
Butterflies that mimic the colours of poisonous bugs
A butterfly feeding area (the Butterfly Café) where diners include the Postman, the Tree Nymph, Sara Longwing and Doris.
The First Minister’s announcement that the ‘lockdown’ travel restrictions will be eased means the Garden can reopen from Monday, July 6th.
We can’t wait!
We have put in place some special measures to keep us all safe so you will notice some changes but we are really looking forward to seeing you again.
We will be sharing more details with you very soon but, for now, we hope you enjoy this latest update about what’s happening in the Garden