This weekend the Wales Tree Festival will be presenting a family friendly event with strong roots firmly planted in a love of all things wood.
The National Botanic Gardens of Wales in Carmarthenshire is providing a home for the festival, which will have displays and demonstrations from Wales’s best wood carvers and tuners. The gardens will be given a fairytale feel with forest themed story-telling and a ‘Robin Hood’ camp where little tree huggers can learn how to make bows and arrows, and build a den.
Not just for wooden personalities the festival has guided walks, informative climate change talks from Swansea University and live music from musician Emmanuel Okuni Annang who hails from Ghana – known as the land of the Ghost Forest.
The Wales Tree Festival is a great opportunity to do something different: whether its building dens, listening to tunes and tales from Ghana, following the tree trail or simply admiring all the Treen (antique wooden household objects – of which there will be plenty).
Wales Tree Festival, The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Sat 17 Aug – Sun 18 Aug. Tickets: From £10. Info: 01558 667149 / www.gardenofwales.org.uk