National Botanic Garden of Wales

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United Kingdom - Wales - Carmarthenshire

Institution Code: WALES

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

About the National Botanic Garden of Wales

Conservation, inspiration, education

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is a charity dedicated to the research and conservation of biodiversity, to sustainability, lifelong learning and the enjoyment of the visitor.

We have the following goals to

Be a centre for integrated plant conservation at a local, national and international level

Be an internationally recognised centre for plant sciences research

Develop and maintain the gardens and other collections to the highest curatorial standards

Provide exemplary formal and informal education and interpretation for all ages and abilities, promoting the understanding of the connection between people, plants, the environment and their role in a sustainable future

Be a successful leading visitor attraction within the UK, offering an outstanding experience and value for money to the visitor

Develop and maintain the infrastructure and staffing to meet the needs of the institution

Create a financially sustainable institution

Become an iconic Welsh institution

Main Address:
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Wales SA32 8HG United Kingdom

Telephone: 01558 667149
Fax: 01558 668933
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Huw Francis
    Curator's Name: Will Ritchie
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Dawn Moore
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 13
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 1996
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 230 Hectares
    Latitude: 51.837559
    Longitude: -4.151757
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 350 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Western Australia, South Africa, California, Mediterranean Basin, Chile.
  • ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Molecular Genetics: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes