Dogs have their day at National Botanic Garden
4:20pm Friday 8th March 2013 in News
The National Botanic Garden of Wales is allowing dogs in its grounds for the first time.
Since opening to the public in May 2000, the garden has only allowed guide dogs on to its 600- acre site, which includes a national nature reserve.
But, tomorrow (Saturday) the doors will be open to all responsible dogowners for a one-day trial.
Curator Simon Goodenough said: “The most frequently asked question by would-be visitors to the Garden is: ‘Are dogs allowed?’ so we are really reacting to public demand by holding this trial.”
Simon said it was clear the garden should “give the trial day a try” but that there were some basic rules such as dogs being kept on leads, off the flower beds, and out of the buildings, and thatowners should clear up after their pets.
“Because we haven’t ever had dogs here, we are asking people to act responsibly and be considerate as we are not geared up for poop scooping.”
For more information visit www.gardenofwales.org.uk, or call 01558 667149.