Wooden it be Nice . . . Wales Tree Festival at the Gardens

image001Feel good about wood? Then the Wales Tree Festival (Aug 16-17) is an event not to miss.
Everything from a quiet woodland stroll and a talk on dormice, to the noisy, against-the-grain clang of a chainsaw carver – that’s what in store at the National Botanic Garden this weekend.

Organiser and interpretation officer at the Garden, Bruce Langridge is looking forward to another weekend of terrific trees and wonderful wood. Says Bruce: “This is always a popular event and a fun weekend but there is lots we don’t know that we need to know about trees. We like to think this event has something for everyone.”

And, looking at this year’s line-up, it’s hard to disagree: there are talks on timber, a tree bug hunt, a lovespoon carver, musical instrument makers, stick carving, wood turning, weaving with willow as well as walks in and around the Garden’s wonderful woodland.
All the Wales Tree Festival activities are free with normal admission into the Garden, which is £8.50 adult, £7 OAPs, £4.50 Child (5-16) and under 5s are free. A family ticket (two adults and up to four children) is just £21.

For more information about this and other Garden events, visit www.gardenofwales.org.uk, email [email protected] or call  01558 667149.


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