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)

 

 

Friday 17th August

A Stroll in the Park

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

 

Come and enjoy a relaxing walk through our historic parkland

Want to find out more about the Garden’s historic parkland?

 

Bring along a pair of stout shoes or boots and join us on our walk in the park  and discover the secrets  and delights of our Regency  parkland.

 

You will also find out more about Sir William Paxton’s fabulous historic parkland and get an update on the progress of our Regency Restoration Project.

 

A 2 hour tour starting at 2:00pm from the Western entrance of The Great Glasshouse

 

Saturday and Sunday, 18th & 19th August

Wales Loves Wood

National Botanic gardens, Carmarthenshire - 30mins drive from our Bed and breakfast

 

The wonder of wood

Wales Loves  Wood is a celebration of trees and takes place at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday and Sunday August 18-19.

 

There are two days of woodcraft demonstrations, tree-climbing, family fun, music and much more besides.

 

Find out about the ancient art of wood-turning, stick-making, basket-making and willow weaving  and discover what is being done by our Regency Restoration team to restore Sir William Paxton’s early 19th century lakes and landscape.

 

The Garden’s Family Activities team will be getting families to practise the traditional rural craft of hurdle-making while the younger ones will be making their very own pine-cone dormouse. There will also be an extensive range of quality, value for money tools and machinery for sale from the woodworking tools company  Axminster.

 

Event organiser Angharad Phillips says:

 

“It will be a fabulous weekend to find out all about woodland conservation and management, and a chance to see our sustainable woodland practices in action here in our historic parkland.”

 

She added:

 

“Wales Loves  Wood  is an exciting event starring passionate people who love working with wood and trees and who will be getting together to share their passion and knowledge of wood crafts.”

 

You do not need to book this event. Normal Garden entry fees apply – Wales Loves Wood  activities are free.

 

The Garden is open from 10am to 6pm with last entry at 5pm.

 

Admission to the Garden is £11.00 (including Gift Aid donation) for adults and £9.00 for concessions.

 

Entry is FREE for Garden members and parking is FREE for all.

 

Saturday 18th August

Garden Gathering

national Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our hotel

 

Get hands on in our new GRAFT garden, sowing some seeds and toasting marshmallow

 

12 -3pm

FREE

 

Tuesday 21st August

Great Glasshouse Guided Tour

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

 

Explore the World under one glass roof

Visiting the Garden?

 

Then why not enjoy a guided tour around the magnificent Great Glasshouse in the company of Derek Caldwell every Tuesday at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm.

 

There are also guided tours held every Thursday in the company of Mike Dingley-Jones at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm

 

It is the largest single-span great glasshouse in the world and houses the largest collection of Mediterranean plants in the Northern Hemisphere

 

Learn all about the exotic plants housed within the Glasshouse and explore its hidden twists and paths.

 

Tours are free, usual entrance fees apply

 

Tuesday 21st August

Great Glasshouse Guided Tour

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

 

Explore the World under one glass roof

Visiting the Garden?

 

Then why not enjoy a guided tour around the magnificent Great Glasshouse in the company of Derek Caldwell every Tuesday at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm.

 

There are also guided tours held every Thursday in the company of Mike Dingley-Jones at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm

 

It is the largest single-span great glasshouse in the world and houses the largest collection of Mediterranean plants in the Northern Hemisphere

 

Learn all about the exotic plants housed within the Glasshouse and explore its hidden twists and paths.

 

Tours are free, usual entrance fees apply

 

Wednesday 22nd August

Garden history tour

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

 

Enjoy a guided tour around the magnificent Great Glasshouse. Learn all about the exotic plants housed within the Glasshouse and explore its hidden twists and paths. On Tuesdays explore the Glasshouse in the company of Derek Caldwell. Whilst on Thursdays join Mike Dingley-Jones for a tour of the tropical delights.

 

2-3pm

 

The tour is free, usual entrance fees apply

 

Thursday 23rd August

Hwyl at the Garden

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

 

Following on from the success of last year's Hwyl @ the Garden event, we're once again planning a fun-filled day celebrating all things Welsh for all the family at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

 

Pay the standard admission charge for the visitor attraction, and get access to a day full of exciting activities.

 

Designed with children in mind, this Hwyl @ the Garden event will include lots of interactive and hands-on activities including music, dance, storytelling and games - as well as all the usual Garden favourites.

 

All the exciting plans will be announced very soon, keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates - as well as details of all of the other Hwyl Events that we have lined up this summer.

 

10am - 4pm

Thee event is FREE, usual entrance fees apply

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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