Events in Swansea: parks & gardens

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.

http://www.swansea.gov.uk/clyneinbloom

 

Botanics in Bloom

Singleton Park - just a 20mins walk up the seafront from our bed and breakfast

1st - 31st August

 

Enjoy the gardens at their most stunning during the August peak! 9am - 6pm

 

The Botanical Gardens house one of Wales’ premier plant collections, with spectacular herbaceous borders and large glasshouses.

 

 

 

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)

 

 

Wednesday 5th to Sunday 23rd December

Christmas Owl Show

National Botanic Gardens, Carmarthenshire - 30mins drive from our bed and breakfast

 

Christmas this year is going to be a hoot as the Garden and British Birds of Prey Centre will host daily Owl Shows at 1pm from 5th-23rd December.

 

Shows include flying owl displays, festive music and games, and you’ll get to meet our Santa Owl!

 

The Owl Shows will take place in the marquee and the cost will be an additional £3.50 per person – this also includes entry to the British Birds of Prey Centre and their daily flying displays.

 

The Garden is open 10am-4.30pm with last entry at 3.30pm. Parking is free for all.

 

Saturday & Sunday 15th/16th December

Christmas Food Fair

National Botanic Gardens, Carmarthenshire - 30mins drive from our B&B

 

Indulge yourself in some seasonal Christmas treats at the National Botanic Garden’s popular Christmas Food Fair weekend on December 15 & 16.

 

The stunning Great Glasshouse is the venue for this celebration of local food and drink and there is certainly something for everyone among the festive offerings in the largest single-span glasshouse on the planet.

 

There’ll be lots of tasty treats on offer which includes luxury cakes by The Apprentice winner – Alana Spencer, cheese, chocolate and chutney, honey, baked goods and cider, smoked meats and coffee, and many more festive treats!

 

There will also be music playing within the Glasshouse. Don’t worry there’s something for the children too with a Birds of Prey display for £3.50 and a festive panto (price tbc)!

 

The Christmas Food Fair takes place in the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday and Sunday 15 & 16 December from 10am-4.30pm, both days.

 

Admission to the Garden is £10. Under 5s are free and parking is free for all. There is NO additional charge for admission to the Food Fair.

 

Saturday & Sunday, 15th/16th December

Christmas Pantomime - The Last Quest

National Botanic Gardens, Carmarthenshire - 30mins drive from our hotel

 

The Last Quest – Cast out from Paradise Gardens a brave band of heroes must journey through space wormholes on a raucous quest to find a new home. Tested by trickery, facing daring duels and dancing dust zombies, will they find their way their way to the mythical world they seek?

 

Saturday 15 December – 11.30am, 2.30pm and 4.15 pm

 

Sunday 16 December – 11.30am and 2.30pm

 

The Last Quest will be a Promenade Performance.

 

Tickets will be £2.50 per person. Tickets are available here www.ticketsource.co.uk/messupthemess. Additional booking fees may apply.

 

Admission to the Garden is £10. Under 5s are free and parking is free for all. The Garden is open 10am – 4.30pm with last admission at 3.30pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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