Do you want to learn how to grow plants to make a super smoothie or meet a giant stick insect?

You can find out about all this and more at the National Botanic Garden of Wales this February half term.

Along with sowing-and-growing sessions, we’ll also be looking for signs of spring and finding out how to attract butterflies and bees in our ‘Get Gardening’ family activities, which run from Saturday February 23 to Sunday March 3.

You can also meet and hold a giant stick insect and other creepy-crawlies in the Great Glasshouse.

There are lots of fun and games, a daffodil hunt plus arts and crafts action to suit all ages, too. And, on the Sunday, Wednesday and Friday, there are free Potato Growing Courses.

For information on how to book these Growing the Future classes, please visit the Garden’s EventBrite page.

Make sure you dress up in honour of our patron saint on Friday, March 1when there will be music from the Constellation Big Band and harpist Shelley Fairplay.

The Botanic Garden’s Activities for All – activities for families, children and adults - run from 11am to 3pm every day of half term.

The Garden is open from 10am until 4.30pm, last entry is 3.30pm.

Admission to the Garden and the British Bird of Prey Centre is £14.50 (including Gift Aid). Under 5s are free and parking is free for all.

There is no additional charge for any of the family activities.

For more information about this and other events at the Garden, call 01558 667149, visit or email