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Magic at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Sunday May 19 at 2pm.
Magic is out there . . .
The fabulous Taking Flight theatre company are back at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Sunday May 19 at 2pm.
Taking Flight’s Elise Davison said: “Using the Garden as our inspiration, we will lead you on a magical journey filled with laughter, puppetry and original live music.”
The performance starts at 2pm and there is no additional charge to see the play. Normal Garden admission applies.
The National Botanic Garden of Wales debut at Chelsea 2013.
The National Botanic Garden of Wales debut at the world’s greatest flower show in 2013.
This year’s 100th anniversary RHS Chelsea Flower Show (May 21-25) will feature an Artisan Garden entitled ‘Get Well Soon’ that focuses on plants for health.
Maggie says: “The Get Well Soon garden illustrates the many ways in which a garden and its plants can improve our health through ancient, traditional, modern and alternative forms of medicine; endeavouring to capture the uplifting feeling that visiting a beautiful garden can bring as well as the health benefits of creating your own.”
WHGT AGM 2013 Saturday 8th June
WHGT AGM 2013 will be held on 8th June at Llanover, near Abergavenny
hosted by Elizabeth MurrayWHGT is delighted to announce that the speaker will be Sir Roy Strong who will give a talk on 'The Laskett Gardens'
There will be an afternoon visit to the restored Bedwellty Park, once the home of the ironmasters of Tredegar led by Liz Whittle, expert on Welsh Parks and Gardens.
AGM papers will be sent to all members:
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New Resource for Garden History
It's a pleasure for the National Library of Wales to announce, after a successful launch in the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay last month, that the Welsh Newspaper Online website is now live.
A Physic garden at Tintern Abbey
A Physic Garden designed for Tintern Abbey
A proposal is being made to Cadw for the creation of a physic garden at Tintern Abbey.
It will cover some 160 square metres and be laid out on a design influenced by the plans of c. 900 CE for the Abbey of St. Gall and by the archaeological remains at Haverford West Cistercian Abbey.
New heritage body needed to promote Wales’s rich history
6 March 2013
A new national heritage organisation should be established to help protect and promote Welsh castles, monuments and other historical sites, according to a National Assembly for Wales Committee.
In its Report on the historical environment in Wales, the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee concludes that currently, opportunities to promote Welsh history aren’t being capitalised on as there isn’t a co-ordinated approach drawing together public sector organisations, third sector institutions such the National Trust and private sector companies. The Committee recommends that the Welsh Government examines the possibility of establishing an umbrella organisation, similar to bodies already established in England and Scotland.
The Committee raised concerns about the Welsh Government’s proposal to merge the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) and Cadw the Welsh Government’s historic environment service.
During evidence-gathering sessions, witnesses questioned whether the distinct roles of the two organisations could be reconciled and whether the skills and expertise of the RCAHMW would be lost. There were also concerns about the timing of the proposal, which some felt was being rushed into proceeding without a full consultation.
The Committee has recommended that the Welsh Government give full consideration to these concerns before proceeding with any merger.
To help in both the promotion and protection of historic sites the Committee felt that the case for an umbrella body to represent Wales’s historical environment was persuasive. Such a body would bring together and represent the various organisations, and play a significant role in strengthening small, not-for-profit organisations that are passionate about protecting our historical sites but lack the resources and support of a national body.
“To that end we have recommended that the Welsh Government examines the possibility of establishing an organisation with a role similar to those already in place in England and Scotland.
The Committee makes 14 recommendations in its report including: