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National Botanic Garden of Wales Snowdrop Weekend

Snowdrops are the centre of attention for a special weekend devoted to these pretty, delicate harbingers of spring – took place at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

Galanthophile and horticulture expert Naomi Slade was their very special guide for the two-day celebration and lead them on a tour of the Garden’s snowdrop hotspots. She also give a talk on growing your own plants, their interesting origins and

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The National Botanic Garden hosting 3rd annual Wales Wildflower Day

The National Botanic Garden is hosting the third annual Wales Wildflower Day on Sunday June 28.

Nature lovers will get the chance to get up close and personal, not only with a whole host of wildflowers, especially the orchid-rich meadows, but with the insects, butterflies and moths which mingle with the wild plant life.



Visitors to Wales Wildflower Day will enjoy a series of expert-led tours around

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The Plant Lover’s Guide to Snowdrops



Everybody’s favourite spring flower is the centre of attention for a special  day at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday January 31 – and it’s FREE for all.

Galanthus is a much-loved harbinger of spring and here at the Garden there is a mile of snowdrops to explore but Snowdrop Day is so much more than walk in the park.

There will be talks, trails,

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Ark Hedgehog Heroes BIG Giveaway Helping Hedgehogs

Ark Wildlife is sponsoring the Ark Hedgehog Heroes BIG Giveaway to the sum of £2,500 during October to help raise awareness of the wonderful network of dedicated carers who give their time rushing to the aid of sick and injured hedgehogs day and night.

Throughout October, if you know somebody who takes in sick or injured hedgehogs you can nominate or vote for them by visiting

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Wales Botanical Gardens Experience Review

In this guest post, Gordon Gray takes a trip to the Wales Botanical Gardens and shares his experience of the world’s largest single span domed greenhouse and many other attractions that he says put the Eden Project to shame.

My wife and I enjoy weekends in Wales to escape from it all every summer and this year was no exception. However, knowing that we were due

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Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2013

Do you sometimes feel you need a little inspiration for your garden masterpiece? The annual RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2013 took place this month and entrants showcased the best of their blooms to over 130,000 green fingered enthusiasts.  Designers got creative with their mediums and The McCarthy and Stone Garden, designed by Chris Beardshaw, incorporated voice recordings, with a central head sculpture honouring

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RHS launches their 2013 National Gardening Week

The RHS is kicking off its national gardening week by highlighting various careers and also pushing for more wildlife in gardens. The Royal Horticultural Society has planned many events to take place during their National Gardening Week 2013 from April 15th through April 21st. As part of the scheduled week, talks and events will take place at all four RHS gardens tailored around horticultural careers

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Monty Don Talks Green Fingers For Oakleaf Charity Evening – 22 February, 2013

Monty Don

On Friday 22nd February, Oakleaf Enterprise will be holding a special evening with gardening celebrity, Monty Don.

The renowned gardener, broadcaster and writer will talk about all things green in the sophisticated setting of the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Guildford at 6:30pm.

Monty says: “Working with nature in a very positive, direct way has a profoundly healing effect on both mind and body. It centres

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