The National Botanic Garden of Wales opened in May 2000, making it the first national botanic garden to be created in the new millennium. The Garden is situated in 560 acres of Regency parkland just 12 minutes from Camarthen.
With an amazing collection of over 8000 different plant varieties, a range of themed gardens and a year-round programme of events, there is plenty to appeal to a wide range of visitors. It is little surprise that it has been voted ‘No. 1 Garden to visit in Wales’ by Gardeners’ World.
The Silent Space
The Silent Space is located next to Llyn Canol, at the bottom of the Wild Garden.
Take a seat on the circular metal sculpture and enjoy the views across the lake. Stop talking, turn off your phone and switch off from social media. Instead, immerse yourself in the rich and life-enhancing world of natural sound.
Perhaps you will hear –
‘…..the trill of dabchicks, zippiness of damselflies, plop of fish, croak of a frog or, if you’re really luck, ripples from a surfacing otter.’ (Bruce Langridge, Head of Interpretation NBGW)
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- Web link: botanicgarden.wales
For opening times please see the Garden's website.