Top marks for Garden

The readers of Which? Magazine have given a top rating to the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

A survey of more than 4,000 subscribers of the Consumers’ Association’s magazine saw the Carmarthenshire attraction rated at 79%, based on overall satisfaction and the likelihood to recommend. This put it level-pegging with the Eden Project in Cornwall and above such garden gems as Chatsworth, Blenheim Palace and Hampton Court.

Home to the world’s largest single-span glasshouse and more than 8,000 different plant varieties, the National Botanic Garden received top marks for ‘value for money’ and disabled access, and was also highly rated for the quality of its food.

Head of marketing, David Hardy said: “This is a terrific accolade for the Garden. We’ve certainly come a long way in 12 years. To receive such high marks for our food quality, value for money and disabled access is proof positive that all the hard work going on here is really paying off.”

The highest-rated garden in the Which? survey was RHS Garden Rosemoor, a partner garden of the Welsh attraction where members have free reciprocal access.

For more information about the National Botanic Garden of Wales as well the latest news and events including our current ‘Medicines in May’ festival, visit www.gardenofwales.org.uk or contact them on info@gardenofwales.org.uk or call  01558 667149.

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