Showcasing the Best of Welsh Business


National Botanic Gardens of Wales to Host Local Food and Craft Event


The pride of Carmarthenshire’s creativity will be on display at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales on Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd June 2019.

More than 50 local artisan businesses will be present offering a wide selection of goods that have been made with local resources (wherever possible) and which perfectly showcase the huge variety of imagination, skill and creativity that abounds within the ‘Garden of Wales’.

You’ll be able to browse stalls offering delicious foods made in small batches to secret family recipes, gins and ciders brewed nearby and irresistible artworks, all made by local craftsmen and women.

A team of local, high-profile chefs will be displaying their skills and tips at cook-offs throughout both days so you’ll get to see some of the finest Welsh cooking up close and personal as they turn everyday local ingredients into something out of the ordinary in all the best ways – be prepared to discover your new favourite!

If you’re looking forward to a brisk, rewarding walk around the beautiful parklands with a delicious treat, you’ll be spoilt for choice as exhibitors will have an abundance of options for you to choose from – and dietary restrictions shouldn’t be a problem as many stallholders are mindful of the increasing need for goodies that meet certain requirements.

This leads them to be even more creative as they find a way to make their wares taste wonderful while being suitable for all. Think it can’t be done? You’ll be surprised!

Thanks to businesses like Calon Cakes, the Cothi Valley herd and their bakes, Coalpit Welshcakes and Marsh Marloes, there will be a huge choice of goodies for you to take away, sit down and savour or nibble at as you browse – and if you’re thirsty, suppliers like Jin Talog, Levicta Wines, My Vintage Delights and Afal y Graig will be on hand to help you find something quaffable to slake that thirst – as long as you’re not driving afterwards, of course.

If you’re interested in selecting something delicious to take home and enjoy at a later date or even order at an appropriate time, good news: Rhosyn Farm Produce will be there with its high-quality farm-2-fork goods, as will Fruits of Eden Carmarthen, Oscar’s Kitchen, Good Carma Foods and Tast Natur – not forgetting Squire’s Kitchen ambassador Jan Clement-May and her Too Good To Eat Cakes.

But it’s not all food and drink: we’re proud to also introduce the best of the county’s artistic creativity who work in a variety of mediums; there will be hand-turned bowls made from purely sustainable sources thanks to Jason’s Woodcraft, jewellery courtesy of Eva Hrynash and Toni Marriner, fusion artwork by Coppertop Crafts (the home of the Celtangle) and lovely Siramik pottery, amongst many others. Whether you want to treat yourself or pick up a truly home-grown gift, we’re confident that, whatever your budget, a day enjoying the Taste of Carmarthenshire and Carmarthenshire Craft Creatives Food, Drink and Crafts Fair will leave you spoiled for choice and falling in love with the county all over again.

Normal admission fees for the Garden apply but the Fair is open to all once you are through the entrance and don’t forget that you can enjoy free and unlimited re-entry to the gardens for seven days after initial purchase.

The Garden is open from 10am to 6pm. Entry is free for members and parking is free for all.