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)

 

Saturday 15th June

Hard Hat Tour

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

 

Come and join a member of the Project team on a hard hat tour of the lake restoration work.

 

You will also find out more about the history of Sir William Paxton’s fabulous historic parkland and get an update on the progress of our Regency Restoration Project. Come and see the amazing changes that have already taken place!

 

A two hour tour starting at 11.00am from the Western entrance of The Great Glasshouse. Please wear appropriate footwear as the terrain is uneven in places.

 

Space are limited so please book your place with manon.williams@gardenofwales.org.uk or phone 01558 667178

 

Wednesday 19th June

Garden History Tour

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

 

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.

 

Usual entrance fees apply

 

Saturday 22nd June

Classical Midsummer Music Spectacular

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

 

We are very proud and honoured to have international singing star Dr Julie Yuan-Ru Hsieh with us for this year’s Wildflower Weekend Midsummer Concert.

 

The Taiwanese soprano will be joining Symphonica Tywi for our classical midsummer music spectacular on Saturday June 22.

 

The concert starts at 7.30pm and the 55-piece orchestra will play until dusk.

 

Some of the highlights on this year’s programme are: Walk to the Paradise Garden by Delius; Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers; Overture to The Wasps by Ralph Vaughan Williams; Jurassic Park by John Williams; Song to the Moon by Dvorak; and Out of Africa by John Barry

 

Midsummer Concert tickets are £15 (£13 for Garden members) and are available by calling 01558 667149.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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