The National Botanic Garden’s Free entry for 3 days for St David’s celebrations

The National Botanic Garden is having a three-day free-for-all in honour of Wales’ patron saint.

Admission to the Garden is FREE on Sunday February 28, Monday February 29 AND on Tuesday March 1st as part of the Wales-wide St David’s celebrations.

On the Sunday, there will be a special Welsh craft and food fair in the stunning surrounds of Lord Foster’s Great Glasshouse. There is also a programme of choral music from local choirs and traditional Welsh dancing.

On Monday, it is FREE of charge to encourage ladies to bring their beaus to the Garden for Leap Year Day which is traditionally their one-year-in-four chance to do the proposing – and what better place to do it than amid the flowers of the Mediterranean!

Head of marketing David Hardy said: “The Garden is already a very special, unique venue for weddings so, give that Leap Year Day is the traditional time for ladies to ‘do the asking’, it seems only right and proper that we provide the perfect venue and put nothing in the way of making it happen.”

On St David’s Day itself, music will fill the air at the Garden with music from harpist Shelley Fairplay, local folk duo Fiddlebox and the Carmarthen Ukulele Choir.

David added: “Free entry to the national garden on and around St David’s Day with a fabulous programme of Welsh music, craft and food is the perfect way to celebrate our patron saint.”

Admission to the Garden is (usually) £9.75 (including Gift Aid donation). Entry is FREE for Garden members and parking is FREE for all.

The Garden is open 10am to 4.30pm and last entry is at 3.30pm.

For more information about this or other events, call 01558 667149 or email