The National Botanic Garden of Wales

Our mission to inspire, educate and conserve has not only made us a beautiful place to visit but a fascinating and relevant one too. We have an amazing collection of over 5000 different plant varieties. We have developed a stunning  range of themed gardens that appeal to a wide range of visitors, from those who just love the sights and smells to those who want to know about plant evolution, the use of medicinal plants or our scientific research. We have the world’s largest single-spanned glasshouse, designed by Lord Foster, that has the best display of Mediterranean climate zone plants in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Things to see

With the Great Glasshouse as the centrepiece and over 500 acres, there is plenty to see and do. Explore the recently restored parkland with its necklace of five lakes and our Waun Las Nature Reserve. We run 100 days of family activities throughout the year, and we have a year-round diverse programme of events that appeal to a wide range of visitors. Garden trails.


Top species

Common Darter

Follow our lakeside walks with 7 easily accessible points to view the 20 recorded species on the site. If the sun is shining and you hold out your hand if you are lucky a Common Darter will land.


Seasonal Highlights

As soon as you enter the site in the summer you will see Emperor, Southern Hawker, Black-tailed skimmers and Common Darters feeding in Pwll yr Ardd adjacent to the entrance tempting you to follow the trail.





Contact Information

Middleton Hall
SA32 8HN

T: 01558 667149

The National Botanic Garden of Wales