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Events at National Botanic Garden of Wales in February

February Half Term Activities:
Sowing, growing, fun!
What makes the best garden? How about growing plants to make the perfect smoothie? And edible flowers and super foods?
Learn how to sow and grow the perfect patch at our Get Gardening Activities. Fun and games are guaranteed from 11am to 3pm Saturday 23 February - Sunday 3 March. There’ll be plenty of springtime challenges, with trails, quests, a daffodil hunt, wildlife under the microscope, arts and crafts activities and lots more – to suit all ages.
While the butterfly house, Plas Pilipala, is under re-development, come and meet and learn more on butterflies and other creepy-crawlies in the Great Glasshouse.
There’ll be FREE Potato Growing Courses for all at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm on Sunday February 24th, Wednesday February 27th and Friday March 1st. For information on how to book, please visit the Garden’s Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

Lichen Walk:
For its size, Wales has the most diverse lichen population on Earth. And here at the Garden, more than 200 species have been recorded – it’s the wonderfully clean air don’t you know.
Find out more about this amazing, complex and under-appreciated life-form – and a reindeer’s favourite food – by joining our walks and talks on February 12 and 26.
Walk commences from the Western entrance of The Great Glasshouse at 11am.

Star Party:
Join us for an out-of-this-world experience
In partnership with Swansea Astronomical Society and AstroCymru there will be workshops and activities from 2pm on Saturday 16 February which includes Emma Ride’s talk on meteorites and fossils, making rockets and 3D films.
There will also be our Star Party from 6pm-9pm which includes star gazing, a telescope clinic and talks. (Note: there is a £3 charge for the evening Star party event).
If the skies are clear you will also explore the moon, Mars, Uranus and Neptune. But don’t worry if it’s cloudy, you can enjoy the astronomy activities in the Great Glasshouse.

Spring Bloomers Course:
Create a plan with clusters of colour and seasonal interest to take you through the spring and early summer months with this course on February 14, 10am-1pm.
Learn how to make the most of small space opportunities and enhance your design with ease.
Consider steps and entrances, windowsills and walls, beds and borders, plots and pots. Select your style and take away tips for planting and plant care.
Booking is essential. For more information, including how to book, please call 01558 667150, email gtf@gardenofwales.org.uk or visit the Garden’s Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spring-bloomers-course-cwrs-blodaur-gwanwyn-tickets-53853680809
Course delivered as part of the 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.

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