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)

 

 

Tuesday 21st May

Great Glasshouse Guided Tours

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

 

Enjoy a guided tour around the magnificent Great Glasshouse in the company of our wonderful volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm.

 

This spectacular dome is the largest single-span great glasshouse in the world!

 

Designed by Norman Foster and Partners, the Great Glasshouse is poised on the Welsh landscape like a giant raindrop.

 

It houses some of the most endangered plants on the planet which come from six areas of the world: California, Australia, the Canary Islands, Chile, South Africa, the Mediterranean Basin.

 

The tours are FREE, normal entrance fees apply

 

Tuesday 22nd May

Garden History Tour

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

 

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

 

Thursday 23rd May

Great Glasshouse Guided Tours

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

 

Enjoy a guided tour around the magnificent Great Glasshouse in the company of our wonderful volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm.

 

This spectacular dome is the largest single-span great glasshouse in the world!

 

Designed by Norman Foster and Partners, the Great Glasshouse is poised on the Welsh landscape like a giant raindrop.

 

It houses some of the most endangered plants on the planet which come from six areas of the world: California, Australia, the Canary Islands, Chile, South Africa, the Mediterranean Basin.

 

The tours are FREE, normal entrance fees apply

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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