May 1 – June 10 ‘Gone to Seed’ Photographic Exhibition
‘Gone to Seed’ features stunning photography of plants from the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Taken by Mike Danford, they uncover a barely noticed world of flowers which have shed their showy petals and, as the saying goes, have gone to seed. ‘Gone to Seed’ is showing in the Garden’s Stables Art Gallery, just opposite our shop.
May 23-May 31 – Half-term fun
Medicinal plant-themed family activities throughout the week
Saturday-Sunday May 30-31 – Foraging Weekend
Have a go at hunting and gathering a delicious dinner of foraged food – and then find out all about what’s hot in the hedgerow and what to look for to provide the perfect wild food pizza topping. There will be forays, cooking, tasting; tips and hints on what to eat and where to find out. Let’s go wild this weekend!
Sunday May 31st – Carmarthen Symphonic Wind Band
Playing a rich variety of popular music – from 2pm until 4pm
Saturday June 6 – Art in the Garden Workshop
NEW COURSE! In the splendid setting of the Great Glasshouse and the surrounding landscape, you get the chance to work with artist GenevieveCaminade to explore different materials and develop your skills.
Saturday-Sunday June 6-7 – Sculpture Weekend
Come and meet the team behind our new sculpture trail, hear about their work, and their motivation – then take the Sculpture Cymru trail around the Garden
Friday June 12 – The Flowers of Powys
An exhibition by Phil Clark. Phil is predominantly a landscape artist working in gouache. He also creates monoprints, etchings, aquatints, stone lithographs and drypoints. Flowers From Powys is in the Garden Gallery until July 31st.
Saturday-Sunday June 13-14 – Harp Weekend
Join harpist Shelley Fairplay for a weekend of heavenly harps plus your chance to have a hands-on harp session
Saturday June 20 – Classic Cars
Forest of Dean Historic Vehicle Club members show off their classic cars
Saturday June 20 – Midsummer concert
A summer evening of spectacular music from the scintillating Symphonica Tywi, from 7.30(ish) until dusk. Tickets: £10 (non-members £12)
Sunday June 21 – Fathers’ Day
Now it’s da’s turn to have a day off and visit the Garden FREE of charge. Our popular magician and balloon-modeller extraordinaire Luke Jugglestruck will be here to keep him entertained as will the wonderful Pembrokeshire Falconry, the Morgan Car Club and the Aston Martin owners’ club members who are bringing their magnificent machines for a ‘Daddy’ of a day out. And much more
Sunday June 28 – Wales Wildflower Day
A special day to celebrate our fabulous native flora. Come and enjoy our wonderful wildflowers and take part in a host of family-friendly activities
Sunday July 5 – The Winter’s Tale
The Magic of Shakespeare brought to life for youby the peerless Taking Flight Theatre Company starts at 2pm
Saturday July 11-Sunday July 19 – British Woodcarvers’ Association
A week-long demo of carving, turning, whittling and woodcraft taking place in the Great Glasshouse
Saturday July 18 – International Day of Dance
Colourful day of dance with folk from all over Wales – and the world
Sunday July 19 – BBC Radio Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time Summer Garden Party
All your GQT fave celebs gardeners are here for a very special day in the Garden. Entry is by ticket only. To book yours, call 01558 667149o The day’s entertainment also includes Carmarthen Symphonic Wind Band on the stage in the Great Glasshouse from 2pm until 4pm.
Saturday June 25 – Sewing Workshop
NEW COURSE! Sewing machine workshop for beginners to learn to create a simple product. Kelley Fletcher runs successful workshops all over Carmarthenshire.
Saturday and Sunday July 25-26 – Meet a Meerkat
The return of the popular exotic animal show (£2 charge). Shows are at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm
Saturday-Sunday August 1-2 – Summer Craft Fair
Great local art and craft – nick-nack-tastic!
Saturday-Sunday August 8-9 – Natural Living Expo
Unblock your chakra, discover your birthstone, tally up your Tarot. It’s time to get holistically crystal mystical. And learn about alternative therapies etc
Sunday August 9 – Pendine Dash
On your marks: for more than 70 cars, starting from the main Botanic Garden car park at 9.45.
Saturday-Sunday August 15-16 – Wales Tree Festival
Everything that is good about wood for a weekend. Join us for tree rubbing, carving, turning, whittling, tre bug hunt, tree art and loads of family fun activities.
Saturday and Sunday August 22-23 – National Vegetable Show, Welsh championships
All the very best in veg from growers around the country.
Tuesday and Wednesday August 25 and 26 – Pembrokeshire Falconry
Flying displays by birds of prey
August Bank Holiday weekend – (Aug 29-31)
Featuring, on the Saturday, the world-famous Quack Pack, Tenovus Choir and the Waterwheel Choir. Sunday stars Jugglestruck, Quack Pack and Cor Caerfyrddin; while, on Bank Holiday Monday, Jugglestruck and Pembrokeshire Falconry take centre stage
Saturday and Sunday September 5-6 – Orchid Festival
Sunday September 6 – A World Music ‘Month of Sundays’
Samba Galetz: parade, performance and workshop
Saturday and Sunday September 12-13 – Chrysanthemum Show
Chrysanthemum’s the word for this special show of blooms.
Sunday September 13 – A World Music ‘Month of Sundays’
Klezmer–Jewish music and dancing (for anyone who likes circle and/or folk dancing)