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National Botanic Garden's 500 year 'secret'

Experts hope to unearth the original landscape on the historic site of the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire in a £6.7m project.

If given the go ahead it will see the restoration of seven lakes and waterfalls created 200 years ago when it was home to a wealthy family.

The garden, at Llanarthne near Carmarthen, has just been given £300,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop the plans.

The project also aims to uncover the estate's original Middleton Hall.

The garden's head of development Rob Thomas said there was a history of growing going back 500 years which was hardly known about.

  • 01 Sep 2014
  • From the section Wales
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