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 & Sunday, 20th/21st October

Apple Weekend

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

 

The Garden again plays host to the largest apple display in Wales this year

In addition to the ever-popular apple identification service and apple tasting opportunities, we are delighted this year to be promoting the new book “Apples in Wales” a book written to highlight Welsh apple varieties and the part apples have played in Wales and its history down the centuries.  A talk about the research conducted to produce the book will be given by the author Carwyn Graves on Saturday 20th October.

 

Also in attendance for the weekend will be Paul Davis of Dolau Hirion Nurseries who will be selling trees of Welsh apple varieties as well as giving advice about the varieties to grow in your garden.

 

Food and cider producers will also be selling their home produced wares as usual.

 

This event is part of the Garden’s Growing the Future project.  This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

 

Tuesday 23rd October

Great Glasshouse Guided Tour

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

 

Explore the World under one glass roof

Visiting the Garden?

 

Then why not enjoy a guided tour around the magnificent Great Glasshouse in the company of Derek Caldwell every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm.

 

It is the largest single-span great glasshouse in the world and houses the largest collection of Mediterranean plants in the Northern Hemisphere

 

Learn all about the exotic plants housed within the Glasshouse and explore its hidden twists and paths.

 

Thursday 25th October

Great Glasshouse Guided Tour

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

 

Explore the World under one glass roof

Visiting the Garden?

 

Then why not enjoy a guided tour around the magnificent Great Glasshouse in the company of Derek Caldwell every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm.

 

It is the largest single-span great glasshouse in the world and houses the largest collection of Mediterranean plants in the Northern Hemisphere

 

Learn all about the exotic plants housed within the Glasshouse and explore its hidden twists and paths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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