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

 

 

Saturday & sunday 16th/17th June

Plant Sale

Gower Heritage Centre - 20mins drive from our Bed and breakfast

 

PLANT SALE! *PLANTS FROM £1

At the Gower Heritage Centre this Saturday and Sunday!

Don’t miss out

 

9am - 5pm

 

 

Saturday/Sunday, 16th & 17th June

Father’s Day at the Garden

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

 

What better way to treat Dad on Fathers Day than by bringing him along for fun, games and relaxation at the Garden.

 

Dad can also enjoy a free pint of beer (if he is one of the first 50 to ask, anyway) as well as drinking in the summery delights all around.

 

Treat Dad with FREE admission for all Fathers

 

Saturday/Sunday, 16th & 17th June

Wales Wildflower Weekend

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

 

Why should we care about wildflowers?

 

With orchid-rich meadows and displays of rare and endangered Welsh wildflowers, the Garden is a wonderful place to come and discover the virtues of wildflowers, and we'll have experts and enthusiasts on hand to show you.

 

They'll also demonstrate how you can help to conserve wildflowers, and their pollinators, by using your own garden.

 

Saturday 16th 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

 

Monday/Tuesday, 18th & 19th June

Classic Cars Visit

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

 

Interested in classic cars?

A touring group of MG enthusiasts from the South West of England will be calling in at the Garden to drink tea and show off their fabulous vehicles.

 

Come along to the Garden to see these stunning classic cars in the beautiful surroundings of the Garden.

 

Free but usual entrance fees apply

 

Tuesday 19th June

Space & Science Day & Great Science Share

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

 

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is hosting a Space Science & Technology day for KS2 & KS3 students who are MAT or interested in space and science and technology.

 

This is also the date for the great science share (https://www.greatscienceshare.org/) which is a fantastic opportunity for KS2 students to show what science investigations and work they have been doing, practical demos and information would be stunning.

 

Key Note Speaker:

Leicester University, Dr Suzie Imber Associate Professor in Space Physics & winner of the BBC2 series Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?

 

All day in the theatre:

AstroCymru – Down to Earth & 3D show with Emma Wride and Solar Astronomy with Peter Williamson, Astronomer & Broadcaster

 

The following experts/activities will be in the Great Glass House all day (with a break from 12-1):

Swansea University, Dr Sarah Roberts, Meteorites (can deliver in Welsh)

Swansea University, Dr Joel Loveridge, Spectroscopy

National Museum of Wales, Cindy Howells, Palaeontology, Extinction & Vertebrate Evolution

SPECIFIC, Swansea University, Chris Weirman, Innovations in Technology

National Botanic Garden of Wales, Growing The Future, Katie Barrett, Space Gardening

National Botanic Garden of Wales, Abigail Lowe PhD student, The importance of Gardens to Pollinators

Leicester University, Planetarium

National Botanic Garden of Wales guided tour, Sarah Williams, Sustainability & History in the NBGW

National Botanic Garden of Wales guided tour, Bruce Langridge, Pollinators & Wild Flowers

 

We are also running the Great Science Share, (https://www.greatscienceshare.org/) this is aimed at KS2 and is a chance for the students to show what science they are doing in their school, you can bring in demonstrations or models or explain what you are doing.  We are the only place in Wales that is running this activity, last year over 10,000 students took part, the aim is to inspire young people to communicate their science with new audiences and to improve the teaching and learning of science through collaboration.

 

The cost of this wonderful day is £5 per pupil (inc VAT) running from 10am until 2.30pm

 

For more information please contact Paul Smith on 01558-667154 or paul.smith@gardenofwales.org.uk

 

Tuesday 19th June

Science & Space Evening

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

 

What does it take to be an Astronaut?

 

We have the pleasure of Dr Suzie Imber, Associate Professor in Space Physics from Leicester University discussing her work. Her main research interest is the study of the interaction of the solar wind with the magnetic fields of the Earth and Mercury and she is also the winner the BBC2 series ‘Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?’ Suzie will deliver 45 minute talks at 6pm & 7pm.

 

Cindy Howells, curator of Palaeontology at the Museum of Wales will bring part of the museum collection to the Great Glass House and will be looking at and discussing vertebrate evolution and her passion for archaeopteryx.

 

Emma Wride from AstroCymru will be showing 3D space shows and explaining the Down2Earth project in the Theatre Botanica along with Peter Williamson Solar Astronomer & broadcaster.

 

6 - 8pm

The cost of the evening is £6 per person and spaces are limited. Drinks and snacks will be available in the Med café.

 

Wednesday 20th June

Garden History Tour

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

 

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.

 

Thursday 21st June

NGS Open Garden Event

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

 

Join us for a Midsummer's Day treat with this special evening opening of the Botanic Garden. There will be a National Garden Scheme cake and savouries stall plus hot and cold drinks in the Great Glasshouse. There will be talks and tours and live music provided by the Yeller Dog String Band. Freshly picked produce from the Garden will also be on sale.

 

6-9pm

Admission is £5 for adults, under 16's are free and dogs on lead are welcome.

 

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

 

Monday 30th July

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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