National Botanic Garden of Wales

This stunning attraction opened near Carmarthen in 2000 but has already blossomed into one of the most beautiful gardens in Wales.

Why you’ll love visiting us

Our garden is the biggest and best in Wales and has, as its centrepiece, the Lord Foster-designed Great Glasshouse. Poised in the landscape like a giant raindrop, the 3,500sqm structure is a Noah’s Ark for rare and endangered plants from around the world.

But there is much more to the Garden than the biggest single-span glasshouse in the world. Just an hour from Cardiff, it is set in more than 500 acres of fantastic, unspoilt, rolling Welsh countryside. It has so many features, you may not be able to see them all in a day:

  • unique and historic double-walled garden
  • National Nature Reserve
  • organic farm with lakes, ponds and walks
  • tropical house
  • specialist gardens: bog garden, bee garden, apothecaries’ garden
  • physicians of Myddfai exhibition
  • theatre
  • gallery
  • children’s play area

Hands-on fun and games for children. 100 Days of Family Activities – including dressing up, bug-hunting, pond dipping and den-building.

Our mission

We are dedicated to the research and conservation of biodiversity, to sustainability, lifelong learning and the enjoyment of the visitor. We’ve developed a stunning range of themed gardens that appeal to a wide range of visitors, from those who just love the sight and smells of flowers to those who want to know about medicinal plants or the latest DNA research into plant evolution. We are very family friendly. There are always plenty of activities for families to do in school and bank holidays, and we have a year-round diverse programme of events.


Explore the Garden

See the beautiful and varied grounds that make up the National Botanic Garden of Wales.