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National Botanic Garden of Wales

Inspirational Women in Horticulture at the National Botanic Garden of Wales- 11th, 18th and 25th January 2019.

Growing the Future is a project run by the National Botanic Garden of Wales championing Welsh horticulture, wildlife protection and the benefits of growing plants for food. As part of this celebration, the project will be hosting a series of talks with inspirational women in horticulture.

Friday 11th January: Miranda Janatka is a full time writer and researcher at BBC Gardeners’ World magazine. Having previously studied and worked the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew for 5 years, Miranda will be discussing her fascinating life in horticulture and her journey to this stage in her career.

Friday 18th January: The second talk in this series will feature award winning garden designer Sarah Price, who won gold at the RHS Chelsea flower show in 2012. She also played an integral role in the design of the 2012 Olympic gardens. Sarah will be giving an insight into her plant-driven design process.

Friday 25th January: In the last of the series, Garden Curator of Treborth Botanic Gardens Natalie Chivers will be sharing some of the Garden’s history and its plans for the future. Natalie cares for over 2,000 species of plants and also has a keen interest in garden design.

These talks will be held between 12pm- 1pm on the 11th, 18th and 25th January and are free to attend. Tickets can be purchased through the Garden’s Eventbrite page.


Want to travel to these events?

There are direct buses from Swansea and Carmarthen to the Gardens. From Swansea, visitors can catch the T1S service from outside Swansea Railway Station. This service runs once a day outbound Monday to Saturday at 12:20 and takes around 40 minutes. The return journey leaves at 16:24.

From Carmarthen, you can board the 297 at the railway station. This bus takes 20 minutes and goes right to the Garden’s entrance.


Public Transport

To make your journey by public transport, please use our Journey Planner to find the most convenient route, along with times and services that are running.

If you’d like to find a bus timetable, head over to our Timetables page. Here, you can search for a specific bus route or your location to view timetables of services in the area. You will also have the option to print the timetable to take with you on your trip.


Walk & Cycle

You can also use our journey planner to find walking and cycling routes to get to your event. If you live close by, walking can be a great way to explore the scenery and soak up the atmosphere before the event!

You can find out more information on our ‘Cycling and Walking’ page.


We also offer a Freephone telephone service. One of our friendly advisors will be on hand to answer any of your public transport information queries and to help you plan your journey. Give us a call on 0800 464 00 00 for free!


Our app is a great way to plan your journey on the go. Use our Journey Planner tool, search for timetables, and find your nearest bus stop all in one place. You can download this on the iTunes App store for iPhones and via the Google Play store for Android devices. Find our more on our App Service page.

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