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

 

 

Friday 22nd June

A Stroll in the Park

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

 

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

 

Usual entrance fees apply

 

Saturday 23rd June

Carnivorous Plant Society Show

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

 

The Carnivorous Plant Society is hosting the event which features a large display of living carnivorous plants, stands for expert advice and plant care, children’s activities, expert talks and plants for sale – so you can buy your very own Venus fly trap!

 

Promotions officer for the Carnivorous Plant Society, Ian Salter said: “This event offers an excellent opportunity for the expert, the keen and the curious to browse our displays of these fascinating and unusual plants, find out how to grow them and buy some to take home. It is also another very good reason to visit this magnificent garden.”

 

For details about this and other events taking place at the National Botanic Garden email info@gardenofwales.org.uk or call 01558 667149.

 

The Carnivorous Plant Society was founded in 1978 and is a charitable organisation dedicated to the promotion of carnivorous plants both in the wild and in cultivation, through conservation and education. For more information, visit their website www.thecps.org.uk

 

FREE, but usual entrance fees apply

 

Saturday/Sunday, 23rd & 24th June

Summer Solstice Make and Take

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

 

Hooray! It’s officially summer! Come and celebrate by making a sunny craft to take home.

 

12-3pm

Free but usual entrance fees apply

 

Saturday 23rd June

Midsummer Concert

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

 

Water way to spend a summer’s evening! Symphonica Tywi will be celebrating the ‘Year of the Sea’ in their annual midsummer concert at the National Botanic Garden of Wales

 

Water way to spend a summer evening!

Symphonica Tywi will be celebrating the ‘Year of the Sea’ in their annual midsummer concert at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

 

The popular concert – on Saturday June 23rd – will have a watery flavour to reflect the Welsh Government’s tourism theme for 2018.

 

In the stunning surrounds of Lord Foster’s awesome Great Glasshouse – the world’s largest single-span glasshouse – the 55-piece symphony orchestra will strike up at 7.30pm and play until dusk.

 

The event is a highlight of the summer season and promises, once again, a summer’s evening feast of popular classical music.

 

Conductor Mike Cottam says: “There’s so much to choose from but we will be more than dipping our toe in the water with Fingles Cave, Handel’s Water Music, Blue Danube, The Swan by Sibelius, the theme from Jaws, Titanic and Pirates of the Caribbean. And we will enjoy a rousing finish with Rule Britannia.”

 

Garden spokesman, David Hardy said: “It’s always a wonderful occasion. People bring along picnic hampers and really make a night of it. In truth, there’s not much to beat sitting in among the marvellous Mediterranean plantings as the sun goes down, listening to this fantastic orchestra play their beautiful music.”

 

Bring your picnic and celebrate the Year of the Sea and a midsummer’s night to remember.

 

Tickets are on sale now at £14 (£12 for Garden members). Buy yours by calling 01558 667149.

 

Sunday 24th june

Wildflower Walk

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

 

Join Marie Evans for a WELSH LANGUAGE wildflower guided walk – suitable for Welsh learners.

 

Meet at the Western Entrance of the Great Glasshouse.

 

1pm

 

Usual entrance fees apply

 

Tuesday 26th june

Great Glasshouse Guided Tour

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

 

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 27th June

Graden History Tour

National Botanci Gardens, carmarthenshire - 30mins drive from our B&B

 

Garden History Tour

Join our guided tour and discover more about the Garden – from the swashbuckling 17th century Middletons to Sir William Paxton’s magnificent mansion, come on a 45 minute exploration of our history.

 

Commencing from the Western Entrance of the Great Glasshouse at 2pm.

 

Tour is included with normal Garden admission.

 

Friday 29nd June

A Stroll in the Park

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

 

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

 

Usual entrance fees apply

 

Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July

Family Harp Weekend

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

 

Heavenly Delights

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is hosting its seventh annual harp weekend organised by Shelley Fairplay.

 

Two days of heavenly harp music await you at our Family Harp Weekend.

 

Our very own heavenly harpist, Shelley Fairplay, will be curating a packed programme of concerts, recitals, hands-on sessions for beginners – young and old – and much more.

 

Try your hand at playing the harp at a Hands on Harps workshop, bring your little ones to a Tiny Hands on Hands session, listen to harp ensembles including Dynamic Harps, Wales Clarsach Society, Harping On and Star Harp students.

 

Children can become a Harp Detective in a trail around the Great Glasshouse and enter our Draw the Harp in the Flowers competition to win prizes!

 

 

 

Saturday 30th June

Outdoor Cinema - The Jungle Book

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

 

Look for the... bare necessities."

 

Dysney`s classic animation on the BIG outdoor screen

 

Sunday 1st July

Great Glasshouse Guided Tour

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

 

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 3rd July

Great Glasshouse Guided Tour

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

 

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

 

Thursday 5th July

Great Glasshouse Guided Tour

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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