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A month long festival of plants and health at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

Plants have been used for thousands of years to treat illnesses. But how relevant are they to 21st century medicine? The National Botanic Garden of Wales will help you decide. To do this, we are hosting a series of talks, courses, exhibitions and fun activities throughout May 2012 so why not come and join us on your UK family holiday in Wales.

Every Wednesday visitors will get the chance to make their own herbal concoction and hear a fascinating lecture about plant-derived medicines. Weekend visitors will get the chance to learn about healthy food and ask a pirate what spices from his ship will protect them from the plague.

But come any day in May during your UK family holiday, and you’ll discover some extraordinary images about the medieval Physicians of Myddfai in our Art Gallery whilst in our Great Glasshouse, you can use your smartphone to locate some of the world’s most amazing medicinal plants.

The National Botanic Garden of Wales (NBGW) is situated near Llanarthney in the Towy Valley, Carmarthenshire, Wales. The garden is both a visitor attraction and a centre for botanical research and conservation, and features the world's largest single-span glasshouse measuring 110 m (360 ft) long by 60 m (200 ft) wide.

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